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Aretha Franklin says she is moving back home to Detroit

19 August 2017

Franklin told the Detroit Free Press for an article published August 16, 2017, that she plans to move back to her hometown of Detroit. "I have been talking about this for a couple of years now".

"In my retirement plan, I'd like to have a small club here in Detroit", Franklin said.

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Earlier this year the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, told the media she plans to retire after releasing one final album.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Bedrock President Dan Mullen concurred, saying that the company "would love to work with Aretha, and we look forward to hearing her ideas for a club downtown". Aretha has already come up with a name for the club and is planning to invite other artists to perform when she is not taking to the stage. Meanwhile, she told the newspaper that she also is preparing to move from her current home in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills back to the Motor City. She says that she would be open to performing there in the beginning.

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Last month, the star had to pull out on an upcoming concert in MA due to ill health.

In addition, Franklin revealed that she's "readying the new CD" she's been working on with her music mentor Clive Davis, which will reportedly feature some tracks produced by Stevie Wonder. "My granddaughter just went to college, so I'm spending time with my grandchildren".

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Aretha Franklin says she is moving back home to Detroit