— #LaquanMcDonald (@ifuaskmee) August 31, 2018
You may have spent all day Friday watching Aretha Franklin’s star-studded funeral service on TV, but even so, you didn’t get to see the procession outside. More than 100 pink Cadillacs were there to escort the hearse from the funeral home to Greater Grace Temple in Detroit on Friday morning.
The cars are a reference to her song, “Freeway of Love,” in which she sings: “We goin’ ridin’ on the freeway of love in my pink Cadillac.”
The turnout is all thanks to Mary Kay national sales director Crisette Ellis asked that any employee who owns a pink Cadillac show up for Franklin’s funeral service, according to the Detroit Free Press. (Sales representatives for the cosmetics company famously drive pink cars.)
Per the paper, many of the Cadillacs that turned up to the service were driven by Mary Kay employees, though other pink Cadillac owners also turned up to pay homage to the Queen of Soul.
You can see many more pictures of the Cadillacs and some video, too, at Mashable.