Why Is Ariana Grande At Aretha Franklin’s Funeral?

Ariana Grande has received an apology from the bishop who led Aretha Franklin’s funeral after he was accused of touching her inappropriately while on stage.

Bishop Charles Ellis III, who officiated at Franklin’s funeral, awkwardly greeted Grande on stage after she performed (You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman.

Why did Ariana Grande perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral?

(CNN) Ariana Grande tackled an Aretha Franklin hit to pay tribute to the late “Queen of Soul” at her Detroit funeral. Franklin died earlier this month at the age of 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Who groped Ariana Grande at the funeral?

Ariana Grande had just finished singing a powerful rendition of “A Natural Woman” at Aretha Franklin’s funeral when the pastor called the young pop star to the pulpit. Bishop Charles Ellis wrapped his arm around Grande, pulled her close and pressed his fingers into the side of her breast.

What did Ariana Grande say about Bishop?

The bishop who led Aretha Franklin’s funeral has apologised to Ariana Grande after being accused of groping her on stage. Images show Bishop Charles H Ellis III holding Ariana high above her waist, with his fingers squeezed around the side of the singer’s chest.

How did Ariana Grande know Aretha Franklin?

The same evening Aretha died, following her battle with pancreatic cancer, Ariana performed “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Ari also shared a story about the first time the two met. “We sang at the White House and she was so sweet.