Beyoncé Dedicates "A Change Is Gonna Come" to Detroit Live On Tour
Last week, Beyoncé made her “Mrs. Carter Show” tour stop in Detroit and showed the Motor City a little extra love with a dedication featuring a heartfelt cover of Sam Cooke‘s “A Change Is Gonna Come.” The video gives a bit of the slideshow behind Queen Bey that highlights some Detroit legends like Aretha Franklin, Eminem, and Aaliyah, as well as flashing black-and-white images of the what the city is best known for: automotive factories and Motown. Of course, with Detroit’s recent bankruptcy filing, a tribute to the city’s decades of contributions to American culture from none other than Mrs. Carter seems particularly timely. Let’s put it this way: I’m not even from Detroit and I felt a wave of goosebumps when “Nothing Stops Detroit” came to the screen at the end of the montage. Maybe I’m just extra warm and fuzzy, but the video really shows an artist reaching out to her fans to let them she know she has love for them no matter what—who can be mad at that?! Check out the visuals for yourself below and tell me it doesn’t make you smile.