Ariana Grande and her beau Pete Davidson ran into the Clintons at Aretha Franklin's funeral.


The internet is shook over Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson meeting the Clintons

'Aretha in heaven wondering how Pete Davidson got an invitation to her funeral.'


Kris Seavers

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 31, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 7:28 am CDT

It’s well established by now that in 2018, weird shit happens. The rules of convention as we know them have been upended, Azealia Banks went to Elon Musk’s house, anything is possible.

In the latest surprising-but-not-that-surprising-when-you-really-think-about-it encounter, Ariana Grande and her fiance Pete Davidson ran into Hillary and Bill Clinton at Aretha Franklin’s funeral in Detroit on Friday.

BuzzFeed News reports that one of the things to come from this celeb run-in was a moment of intense eye contact and a brief exchange between Hillary Clinton and Grande, who was set to perform at Franklin’s funeral.

People on Twitter tried to guess what Clinton said to Grande by reading her lips (some guesses were more serious than others).

Grande and Davidson also snagged a photo op with the Clintons. The kicker here is that Davidson, who rose to fame as an actor on Saturday Night Live, may have never lived this moment were it not for being Grande’s beau.

Seriously, there’s no way Davidson could have predicted meeting HRC herself when he got his face tattooed on his arm. He was already shook when, in December, Clinton commented on his Instagram post to say she was “honored” by the ink (and joke that she had a tattoo of him).

The people of Twitter were just as blown away (and amused) by Davidson’s appearance at the funeral.

What would Franklin think?

All in all, it’s another moment that would be hard to believe any other year, but in 2018, it’s just par for the course. It’s all fine—so long as Bill Clinton doesn’t start talking about big dick energy.

H/T BuzzFeed News

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*First Published: Aug 31, 2018, 4:45 pm CDT