Grande delivered another solid rendition of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," but she has drawn criticism on Twitter for wearing a short black dress while performing from the altar of the Greater Grace Temple.
While some were quick to defend Grande and put the onus on "perverted minds" (rather than the person wearing so-called inappropriate attire), others were a lot less diplomatic about the choice of clothing.
If Ariana Grande's dress makes anyone uncomfortable, I'd suggest you check that demon within yourself and not blame that young lady for YOUR perverted mind and or the perverted minds of others whom for whatever complicit reason you choose not to check instead.#ArethaHomegoing pic.twitter.com/b0TBnWHloS— (June·Ya Boon·Ya) (@junyabunya) August 31, 2018
Ariana Grande's dress was not inappropriate or that short. Y'all just love to sexualize attractive women.— TAKING SLAVES!? TO FREEDOM!? *EXPLOSION* (@Mariah_Cara) August 31, 2018
I understand that y'all are mad about her dress and all. But understand, @ArianaGrande was one of Aretha's favorite younger gen vocalists. The service is about honoring the Queen and she did just that. Stuck to her part and sang the hell outta A Natural Woman. Let that hurt go...— Raven 💕✨ (@ramorilla) August 31, 2018
See some of the more savage responses to Grande's outfit and performance below.
If you aren't watching #ArethaHomegoing, let me recap this Ariana Grande section for you:— 👸🏾 N'Jeri 👸🏾 (@njerieaton) August 31, 2018
she wore a very short dress
she's the first person to not sing a gospel song
only white women & Big Sean gave her a standing ovation
the pastor said she sounded like a Taco Bell menu item
Mom: "Who's this lil ole gal with this lil ass dress on at this funeral?"— SweetitsDom (@MaDamnDom) August 31, 2018
Me: "Ariana Grande."
Mom: "That's how you dress for a funeral now? My Lord, your generation."
Sis: "She might got plans after."
Ariana Grande's ponytail is longer than her dress. #ArethaFranklinFuneral— Toni (@TMN3218) August 31, 2018
Like, I get it, you're Ariana Grande but you're at the FUNERAL FOR THE QUEEN. HAVE SOME CLASS. You know every auntie in there is ready to tell her that her hair is longer than her damn dress. #ArethaHomegoing pic.twitter.com/ima45NwC3m— Megan Roberts (@stellarmj) August 31, 2018
Good to see Ariana Grande wore a cocktail dress to a funeral. She must have kept her long dresses at home. Next to all of the Aretha albums she doesn't own.— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) August 31, 2018
Watch the performance below.