Thursday, August 18, 2022

Smokey Robinson Agrees Ariana Grande’s Dress was ‘Inappropriate’ (WATCH)

*Add legendary singer/songwriter/producer Smokey Robinson to the growing list of folks who condemning singer Ariana Grande for wearing that teeney weeny mini dress to Aretha Franklin‘s funeral.

TMZ hooked up with Robinson at LAX Friday night as he returned from Detroit, and Smokey didn’t hold back … he thinks Ariana’s skirt — which was the subject of criticism on social media — was just plain inappropriate.

He says he loves Ariana and her music, but thinks she was not protected by her people who greenlit the fashion choice.

As for the funeral having political overtones — where Al Sharpton and others took a shot at Trump for sa

ying Aretha used to work for him — Smokey brushed it off, saying Trump says stupid things every day.

READ THIS: GLADYS KNIGHT CLARIFIES SHE DOESN’T HAVE CANCER ARETHA FRANKLIN HAD!

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Following her performance, Bishop Charles Ellis III, who was presiding over the service, brought the singer over to the podium for some remarks.

Watch below:

“I’ve got to apologize because I have to brush up,” Ellis said at the podium, while Grande laughed. “My 28-year-old daughter told me, ‘You are old at 60.’”

“When I saw Ariana Grande on the program, I thought that was a new something at Taco Bell,” he added. “Girl, lemme give you all your respect.”

Social media, of course, reacted to the dig…

Grande met Franklin earlier on in her career, as she recalled on “The Tonight Show.”

“I met her a few times. We sang at the White House and she was so sweet and she was so cute,” she told host Jimmy Fallon at the time. “I was like, ‘How are you a real person?’ It’s an honor to have met her and we’re gonna celebrate her.”

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