Friday, August 31, 2018

Aretha Franklin's funeral: notable moments and hot messes


Family, friends, celebrities and fans gathered on Friday (Aug. 31) for Aretha Franklin's private funeral service in Detroit to say their final goodbyes to the Queen of Soul.

Aretha passed away on Aug. 16 at the age of 76 from pancreatic cancer

Many celebs were in attendance at Aretha's homegoing service, including Chaka Khan, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Ariana Grande and many more. Former President Bill Clinton, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson were also in attendance. 


The service was a lovely way to send off the queen, but there was also some shade, awkward and funny moments.


Check out some of these notable moments that you might have missed:

Aretha's funeral reportedly lasted EIGHT HOURS! Woah! I wonder if they had lunch and bathroom breaks. Peep this lady below who fell asleep during the service: 


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Jennifer Hudson delivered a beautiful rendition of "Amazing Grace."



This bishop mistakenly thought Ariana Grande was on a Taco Bell menu and he grabbed her a little too tight. Ariana looked uncomfortable standing next to him. Awkward! 



Fantasia kicked off her heels during her Aretha tribute and took us to church! YES, Lord!




Ariana Grande sang "Natural Woman" and social media roasted her for wearing a super short dress to a funeral + former president Bill Clinton looked like he was ready to risk it all with the way he was looking at Ariana:



This line up of pink Cadillac's in tribute to the Queen of Soul!



Gladys Knight revealed in an interview during the service that her and Aretha shared the same disease." 

News outlets reported Gladys had pancreatic cancer but later, Glady's publicist spoke out and said the legendary singer is healthy and she does not have cancer. 

I'm not sure what Gladys meant by her and Aretha sharing the same disease. 


Unnecessary! Rev. Al Sharpton brought politics to the funeral and shredded Trump to pieces. Sharpton said Little Hands Bish needs to learn some R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
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