Aretha Franklin’s home going service is underway in Detroit and already there’s been some pretty incredible moments.
From the cascade of pink Cadillacs, to the fashion, to the performances and short sermons–the celebration of Franklin’s life and legacy was definitely fit for the Queen of Soul.
Ariana Grande was one of the first performers to sing following country singer Faith Hill. The Twitterverse went crazy when Grande struggled with fixing her dress right before she took the mic to sing Franklin’s iconic women empowerment anthem “Natural Woman.”
Grande may have done the ultimate no-no in the eyes of the respectable Blacks when she wore a short black dress that barely covered her backside. But it ain’t nothing that a little prayer cloth could fix.
To make matters worse, all eyes were on former president Bill Clinton, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson as they looked at her a little too long–Clinton especially. And yes before you ask, Hillary Clinton was in the audience.
Before the ceremony started Bill Clinton took a moment to take a photo with Grande and her fiancé SNL comedian Pete Davidson. So guess we can say Bill might be a Grande Stan. Save that thought because Bill will come up a lot later.
All we heard was a bunch of “oh Lawd,” and “oh no baby, what is you doing,” after Grande walked across the stage. And of course it was social media gold. Prepare yourself for the influx of meme’s and gif’s in 5,4,3,2,1.