Looking at footage of Ariana Grande uncomfortably leaning away from the man while he continues to hold her tight and grope her is so infuriating to many, so there’s no wonder her fiance is livid. Apparently, Pete Davidson is devastated he was unable to protect her against the terrifying invasion of personal space.
As you may be aware, the singer was in attendance at Aretha Franklin’s memorial service where she performed beautifully.
After singing one of the late legend’s biggest hits, Natural Woman, Pastor Charles Ellis III called her on stage to praise her for being ‘an icon herself.’
But that is not all! While talking to her in front of the funeral attendees, Ellis proceeded to snake one arm around her tiny waist all the way around to the front where he appeared to be groping her right breast.
The footage and pictures from the funeral show Ariana looking very uncomfortable and actually scared.
What was up with that pastors hand? pic.twitter.com/M8Ypgm7fQB
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) August 31, 2018
That being said, reportedly, her fiance who was right in there, sitting in the audience is devastated he did not help her.
One source tells HollywoodLife that: ‘What should have been a tribute to the life of Aretha Franklin has become a whole different thing. It’s now an unneeded and unwanted spectacle with what the Pastor did to her and with people joking about what Bill Clinton’s reactions were during her performance. Pete doesn’t really care about the reactions of Bill Clinton, he can joke that off, but he definitely is mad over seeing the pastor making her feel very uncomfortable.’
Here, the insider is referring to the fact that Ariana wore a pretty short dress at the funeral and during the performance, the former president was caught checking her out.
Ariana’s butt was probably showing a bit as she was moving, especially because he was seated behind her.
The source went on to share that ‘Pete wanted to go up on stage and save her but things happened so fast, and he didn’t want to make it more of a scene then it was when everyone was there for Aretha. He was really stuck between a rock and a hard place, and he hopes everyone can move on from everything that happened and stick with what the day was about instead of everything else that came from it.’
What do you think Pete should have done?