Yesterday, Ariana Grande paid tribute to Aretha Franklin at her funeral by performing a beautiful rendition of Franklin’s “Natural Woman”. After the performance Bishop Charles H. Ellis III walked on stage and got handsy with Grande.

Today, he’s apologizing telling Associated Press “I personally and sincerely apologize to Ariana and to her fans and to the whole Hispanic community,” Ellis said. “When you’re doing a program for nine hours you try to keep it lively, you try to insert some jokes here and there.”

He also apologized for touching Grande too close to her chest during their televised interaction.

“It would never be my intention to touch any woman’s breast, maybe I crossed the border, maybe I was too friendly or familiar but again, I apologize.”