Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ariana Grande Belts Aretha Franklin Standard in Tiny Dress

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ariana Grande Belts Aretha Franklin Standard in Tiny Dress

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Big voice, short dress: Grande

makes waves during funeral

Ariana Grande belted an Aretha Franklin standard at the Queen of Soul's funeral in a black dress so short it got the social media choir going.

As former President Bill Clinton sat behind her, Grande appeared nervous as she made her way to the front of Detroit's Greater Grace Temple, apparently unclear where she was supposed to stand for her performance of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman."

She eventually found her footing.

On Twitter, Grande's dress was criticized as too short for church. "#ArianaGrande don't know the below the knee rule for the pulpit in the black church. Somebody hand her a lap hanky and a choir robe. Bless her heart," tweeted one, Tenisha Taylor Bell. …

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