Aretha Franklin Funeral Pastor Apologizes for Grabbing Ariana Grande’s Breast

The preacher apologized saying “it would never be my intention…”

By: Shirley Ju (@shirju)

(AllHipHop News) While many gathered to celebrate the life of Aretha Franklin on Friday evening, things took a left turn when a video was posted online highlighting the bishop who officiated the funeral grabbing Ariana Grandes breast.

In an interview with the Associated Press, preacher Bishop Charles H. Ellis III apologized.

It would never be my intention to touch any womans breast, he states. I dont 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.

In addition, he said he hugged all the performers during the eight-hour service.

"I hug all the female artists and the male artists. Everybody that was up, I shook their hands and hugged them. That's what we are all about in the church. We are all about love."