PINK CADILLACS HONOR ARETHA FRANKLIN AT HER FUNERAL
Over 100 pink Cadillacs lined up in the streets of Detroit in honor of Aretha Franklin at her funeral today.
In her 1985 hit single "Freeway of Love”, she declared “We’re goin' ridin' on the freeway of love in my pink Cadillac” so 130 cars lined up in tribute to the late singer. The display is being organized by Crisette Ellis, whose husband, Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, serves as pastor at the Greater Grace Temple, where the funeral will be held.
Ellis said that the idea was inspired by the way police line up their vehicles to honor fallen officers. "My husband said, 'Wouldn't it be awesome if we could have a sea of pink Cadillacs parked on Seven Mile Road to greet Ms. Aretha Franklin as she arrives?'" she told NPR.
Ellis also works as a sales director for the cosmetics firm Mary Kay, which is known for rewarding top employees with pink Cadillacs. Ellis said she expected vehicles from as far afield as Texas and Florida.