As Beyonce heads to Ford Field on Tuesday for what’ll undoubtedly be a massive concert, let’s take a look at the Houston native’s time spent with some of Detroit’s finest, shall we?
The time she dedicated a cover of Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” to Detroit the year the city filed bankruptcy.
The time she interviewed Aaliyah on the red carpet of the MTV Movie Awards.
The time she and Cass Tech grad Jack White co-wrote and produced “Don’t Hurt Yourself” on the “Lemonade” album.
The time she took Detroit ghettotech producer DJ Snowflake’s hood classic “Uh-Oh Work It,” slowed down the beat, and made “Partition” with Detroit native (and another Cass Tech grad), producer Key Wane.
The time she covered Anita Baker’s “Sweet Love” in concert.
That time she and Destiny’s Child posed like The Supremes on the cover of Vibe in February 2001.
That scene in “Dreamgirls” when Jamie Foxx sings “When I First Saw You” against a montage that was clearly inspired by the “Do You Know Where You’re Going To” photo shoots in “Mahogany.”
(I mean, really, really look at the similarities here.)
Really, all of “Dreamgirls” since the story took place (mostly) in Detroit.
That time Detroit School of Arts grad Teairra Mari performed a tribute to Destiny’s Child with Amerie and a singer from Barbados.
That time she wrote “Drunk in Love” with Jay-Z and Detroit-born producer Detail.
That time she co-starred alongside Detroit native Reagan Gomez-Preston in “Carmen: A Hip-Hopera.”
The time Destiny's Child paid tribute to Aaliyah at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards with their cover of the Bee Gees' "Emotion."
That time when the original Destiny’s Child guest-starred in an episode of “Smart Guy,” a sitcom produced by former Motown executive Suzanne de Passe and starring Detroit-native actor John Marshall Jones.
BONUS TRACK: The time Letoya Luckett shouted out Beyonce while performing during black gay pride in Detroit a few years ago