Ariana Grande made an appearance on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon on the eve of her fourth album debut.
She sat down with Jimmy after an incredibly emotional rendition of ‘Natural Woman‘ with the Roots as a tribute to Aretha Franklin.
In a shiny two piece blazer and shorts outfit, complete with her thigh high black boots, this girl was shining!
Watch Ariana’s tribute to Aretha Franklin below – (warning, it will instantly give you chills)
After the emotionally driven performance, she was able to compose herself for the sit down interview where she continued to talk about her experience with the Queen of Soul.
Ariana starts off saying, “I met her a few times and it was an honor to have met her.” She continues, ‘we’re going to celebrate her.”
Grande then starts recalling a surprise phone call from Aretha Franklin:
“She called me one time, one time only. She goes ‘hi, it’s Aretha.’ ”
Grande shocked, responded, “Franklin?! How are you?”
Franklin said, “I’m good, my nephew (or grandson) is an artist and wants to send you some music.”
Grande said, “oh my goodness I’d be honored to listen. You can text me the mp3.”
Grande laughs recalling Franklin saying, “Well I don’t know how to do that so I’m going to send it to you, and I got it four months later in the mail.”
Watch the full segment of Ariana Grande talking about Aretha Franklin’s phone call to her below:
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Courtney Rose is an Entertainment Writer at Feeling the Vibe Magazine based in New York. Pop culture and rom-com obsessed. Studied Journalism and is up to date on all the latest entertainment news. For tips or comments, email me at [email protected]