Aretha Franklin was greeted at the pearly gates in the way the Queen of Soul should.
The singer has passed away at the age of 76, leaving behind a body of work spanning seven decades and 20 US number one hits.
Watching Aretha strut past, St. Peter commented “that’s that lady from The Blues Brothers. I loved her in that.”
“Her cameo in Blues Brothers 2000 even made me resent the rest of that film a little less.
Dressed in his best suit, a nervous God said, “I’ve actuallybeen really nervous to meet this incredible woman. And that doesn’t happen for just anyone.
“When she hit those big notes in (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, I get goosebumps. Which is quite hard to do when you’re an omnipotent deity without a traditional human form – that’s how good she is.
“And when she sang Say A little Prayer For You, that was just the best prayer ever, and trust me, I’ve heard some belters in my time.
“When she sang, believe me, I paid attention, as did everybody else. You couldn’t not, really. What a voice, what a spirit. No wonder she was seen as such a powerful symbol to the black community in the 60s through to today.
“I was so proud to see her win an award from Maritn Luther King – he told me he can’t wait to see her again.
“Anyway, I don’t want to make this about me but I was on bloody good form the day I created her.”