Ariana Grande Receives Apology From Bishop Who Crossed A Line

Twitter was *not* happy with him.
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Last week, Ariana Grande took a break from dishing about her new album Sweetener and making out with Pete Davidson to honor the late Aretha Franklin by performing at her funeral.

And while the internet is in agreement that Ari's performance of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," was incredibly moving, some people are not happy about what happened after.

When Ariana finished the song, Bishop Charles H Ellis III, the master of ceremonies, called her to the podium to praise her performance. While walking with her, Ellis' arm was wrapped tightly around her back, and it looks as though he was placing his hand on her breast.

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Ellis has since apologized, telling The Guardian:

"It would never be my intention to touch any woman’s breast … I don’t know, I guess I put my arm around her. Maybe I crossed the border, maybe I was too friendly or familiar but again, I apologize. I certainly want to apologize to Ariana and to her fans and to her entire community...And I certainly hope that she will forgive me. The last thing I want to do is to be a distraction from Mrs. Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul. This is all about her, it's not about me, and I am so sorry."

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Ariana has yet to make a comment about the incident or Ellis' apology.


This article originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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