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People Couldn't Help But Notice Bill Clinton's Reaction To Ariana Grande At Aretha Franklin's Funeral

Rebecca Shepherd

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People Couldn't Help But Notice Bill Clinton's Reaction To Ariana Grande At Aretha Franklin's Funeral

Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, former governor of Arkansas, a man who's signed off laws for the US, was completely floored by Ariana Grande's rendition of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman at the Queen of Sou's funeral in Detroit.

As the 25-year-old belted out the words to the Franklin classic, Clinton could be seen staring at her.

Some people found it quite creepy with many commenting on Twitter.

According to the MailOnline, Clinton gave a moving tribute to Aretha Franklin during the funeral.

He said: "We started out not as President and First Lady, but as Aretha groupies or something.

"This woman got us all in these seats here today not because she had this breathtaking talent, not because she grew up a princess of soul, but because she lived with courage. Not without fear, but overcoming her fears.

"She lived with faith... she lived with power. I just loved her," he said. "The secret of her greatness was she took this massive talent, and this perfect culture that raised her, and decided to be the composer of this massive song."

Clinton posing for a picture with Ariana and her fiance, Pete Davidson. Credit: PA
Clinton posing for a picture with Ariana and her fiance, Pete Davidson. Credit: PA

He closed his speech, after going well over his allotted time, by saying: "She cared about broken people, she cared about people who were disappointed... about people who didn't succeed as much as she did.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"And she worked her can off to get where she was. She took the gifts God gave her, and they just kept getting a little bigger every day."

He ended by playing her song Think on his phone. "It's the key to freedom," he said.

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The Queen of Soul passed away aged 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The 18 time Grammy award winner was celebrated on the day of her funeral with a string of 130 Cadillacs that gathered outside the church in Detroit.

The touching gesture was paying homage to one of her most famous songs, Freeway Of Love.

Topics: Celebrity, News, Ariana Grande, Funeral

Rebecca Shepherd
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