Smokey Robinson Says Ariana Grande’s Dress ‘Inappropriate’ And Trump is Stupid | TMZ

Smokey Robinson was awesome at Aretha Franklin's funeral, singing praise and singing … but he was NOT down with Ariana Grande's super short skirt.

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78 Comments

  1. Mr. Robinson is a man of a certain age he’s straight no chase and he has no time to mince words … I love older people they keep it 100%

    • +PITTSBURGH GIRL lisa ROXXI sandoval USA! ALL THE WAY!!! 🥧 ALSO, INSTEAD OF BEING GRACIOUS AND RESPECTFUL TO ONE OF THE GREATEST SINGERS AND ACTIVISTS OF ALL TIME WHO PAVED THE WAY FOR MANY, MS. GRANDE WAS MORE CONCERNED WITH LOOKING CUTE WITH A DRESS DAMN NEAR SHOWING HER A$$ INSTEAD OF BEING RESPECTFUL AND DRESSING CONSERVATIVELY! 😖

    • +sarah kelly To me, she only cared about looking cute instead of being respectful..she should have known better! Like Smokey said, “someone in her camp should have told her that dress was not the way to go!”

    • +Debra McLeod
      *DEBRA MCLEOD I APPLAUD YOU!*
      *BRAVO FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH ARIANA IS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO OUR SOCIETY!*
      *MAY YOU LIVE A LONG & HEALTHY LIFE DEBRA!*
      *ARIANA GRANDE* 👎

  2. Geesh about time somebody says something that’s true!!!! Smokey paid his dues he can say whatever he wants especially the TRUTH

  3. I SHARE SMOKEY’S OPINION!! SHE WAS DRESSED INAPPROPRIATE, AND DISRESPECTFUL FOR ANYONE’S FUNERAL!! MAKING NO EXCUSES FOR ANYONE’S BEHAVIOR!! THE 👑 WAS ALL ABOUT RESPECT!! SELF RESPECT AS A WOMAN # 1!!💕❤❤

    • She can wear whatever She chooses to. It has nothing to do with Self Respect as a Woman just because People don’t agree with what She wore. Stop using that as a way to make Your opinion sound more valid.

    • Yes..Obama did ..Stupid stuff…..people may disagree…but you cannot considering what he did to Libya…..Khadfi…had his country under control to the point that….1.Everybody had running water..(in a desert nation)…..2. He had NO HOMELESS…3. Because his country had a huge surplus of oil and a small population…he would assist other African nations…4. He worked well with Obama’s predesessor..Bush and kept the peace….5..He was on track to lead the continent of Africa toward a gold standard……that last point did not sit well with the European globalist…….and since Obama was in bed with them…he secretly funded factions in Libya, using the CIA…..All these points….were mentioned by Farakan of the Nation of Islam(I don’t support Islam, but I agreed with Farrakan…should not have helped to assasinate Khadafi
      I like Smokey..and went to his concerts in the 60’s when he was with the Miracles …..but he like most entertainers…got left leaning agendas….they love socialism …but you NEVER SEE rich artists, entertainers, or atheletes….in countries like Cuba, USSR or China…because they TAKE YOUR MONEY…AND EVERYBODY is equal…equally poor….hey Venuzuela is the new …’socialist kid on the block’…..next will be South Africa.

    • Basil, try to stay on subject and on topic. I can’t stand when people always try to deflect from the real subject manner only to draw the attention away from the topic.

  4. everything Smokey said here, was SPOT ON ACCURATE….
    well thought out & calculated to be insightful, informing, but not incendiary.

  5. what she wore was highly inappropriate. she should of been more respectful to the Queen. she was lucky to have even been present at her funeral. i’m sure that had more to do with Miss Aretha’s grandchildren then anything else but nonetheless show some courtesy & RESPECT to the late great Queen. How you gunna step foot in a black church dressing like some thot in front of legends and old school gospel folk. embarrassing

    • Umm yall Aretha requested for Ariana to sing at her funeral. She wasn’t just “there” for the amusement of the Queen’s grandchildren. Aretha thought highly of Ariana.

    • That was NOT done intentionally, as to their height differences caused some miscalculations in handling and placements and he was staring directly at the camera when it was inadvertently done. STOP making much to do about nothing.

    • Alexis H, then as a grown woman of 25 yrs. old , she should’ve thought highly enough of Aretha to have dressed more modestly and appropriately at her funeral in a church unto GOD. It was not about her nor was she performing at one of her concerts.

    • +Calvin375 y’all blowing this out of proportions honestly. Of course her dress is quite short but I don’t think it’s inappropriate

    • She was by ALL means respectful. Instead of making a huge scene, when that dirtbag felt her up. She endured it and tried to play it off and move on. It’s a funeral, the dress code is to ‘dress nice and wear black’. It’s not like she wore a dress with her breasts all out saying, “grab me!”

      It’s disgusting that we live in a society, where victims are constantly the ones being blamed. Was her dress a little short? Sure. But, that is NOT an invitation for ANYONE to look or touch. It’s called, you’re at a funeral. Keep your eyes in your head, and your mind full of god, love, and remembrance of a once great person. That Bishop…and Bill Clinton deserves all the backlash for being the truly inappropriate ones. Come on..

  6. I totally agree with Smokey Robinson. Ariana Grande dress is not what a woman wears to a funeral.There’s a time and a place for everything. I wear short skirt’s but not to funerals it’s disrespectful to the person who has passed away and to the family. No one has to tell me what to wear at a funeral , you just know. I black dress , hat and shoes. The excuses “that she’s young” doesnt wash. She appears to be of Latin origin, she wouldn’t wear a mini skirt to her grandmother’s or her mother’s funeral.

  7. She’s beautiful & I luff her but that dress wasn’t fit for the occasion, you don’t have to be raised in church to know what’s appropriate & what’s not , it’s simply respect & common sense !!!!

    • WaShawn Bryant ~ Sense Ain’t COMMON anymore. I’m surprised that no one came in with the pants falling off! Standards are just about a thing of the past! Rev was right about most of his sermon. Would a FATHER allow that kind of dress ? Probably NOT even to a ‘proper’ FUNCTION- funeral, ‘formal’ or otherwise

  8. Honorable events=honorable etiquette. She should have known better, she’s young but not a kid. Hats off Smokey. Tell it like it is

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