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Franklin bishop apologises to Ariana Grande after social media storm

Sep 02, 2018 10:08 IST
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The bishop who officiated Aretha Franklin’s funeral apologised on Friday to Ariana Grande for how he touched her onstage and a joke he made about her name. Bishop Charles H. Ellis III led Franklin’s funeral and awkwardly greeted Grande on stage after she performed “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” Images of the moment showed Ellis’ hand holding Grande well above her waist, with the fingers of one hand pressing against one side of her chest. “It would never be my intention to touch any woman’s breast,” he clarified.