Ariana Grande encounters AWKWARD exchange with pastor at Aretha Franklin's ...

An awkward exchange between Ariana Grande's and a pastor during Aretha Franklin's funeral on Friday has people raising a red flag from folks on social media who believe he fondled her. 

The 25-year-old singer had just wrapped up her rendition of the Franklin classic '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, when she was greeted by Bishop Charles Ellis. 

Ellis grabbed onto Grande around her rib cage as he attempted to share a 'dad' joke with the audience.

The 25-year-old singer had just wrapped up her rendition of the Franklin classic '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, when she was greeted by Bishop Charles Ellis

The 25-year-old singer had just wrapped up her rendition of the Franklin classic '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, when she was greeted by Bishop Charles Ellis

'When I saw Ariana Grande on the program, I thought that was a new something at Taco Bell,' he said as the crowd erupted into laughter. 

Grande shared her own embarrassed laugh and appeared to be uncomfortable in the grip. 

'Girl, let me give you all your respect,' Ellis continued, hugging Grande. 'Did y'all enjoy this icon? She's an icon herself.'

Ellis grabbed onto Grande around her rib cage as he attempted to share a 'dad' joke with the audience

Ellis grabbed onto Grande around her rib cage as he attempted to share a 'dad' joke with the audience

Folks on social media quickly made note of the awkward joke, but focused more on the uncomfortable positioning of the pastor's hands. 

Perez Hilton said: 'Is it just me or... was this pastor just a bit too

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