Smokey Robinson Agrees That Ariana Grande’s Dress During Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Was Inappropriate Miss2Bees September 3, 2018 Hip Hop News | Trending Hip Hop Stories, Uncategorized Ariana Grande received backlash following her beautiful rendition of the late Aretha Franklin’s “Natural Woman” during her home going because of her short dress. Apparently, Smokey Robinson agrees with the public. Robinson was ambushed by TMZ on Saturday night as he returned from Detroit and he didn’t hold back. Just like most of the social media universe, the living legend agreed that her dress could’ve used a little bit more fabric on the end. He says that he loves Grande and her music, but her stylist for that day did not hold it down for the set. Aside from Grande, the other noteworthy part of the televised funeral was Al Sharpton taking jabs at Donald Trump who lied and said Ms. Franklin used to work for him. Smokey Robinson didn’t have much to say about that topic because he acknowledged that the POTUS says stupid things everyday B.