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Ariana Grande sings ‘Natural Woman’ before breaking down backstage

September 1, 2018

Ariana Grande performs "Natural Woman" as tribute to Aretha Franklin on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Thursday, August 16, 2018.

Ariana Grande had planned to do a comedy skit Thursday but ended up singing a tribute to her hero, reports TMZ.

The pop singer opened “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” with a rendition of Aretha Franklin’s ‘Natural Woman.’

The entertainment news site reported that Grande first said she couldn’t do the song because she was too emotional following Franklin’s death. Questlove reportedly spoke with Grande and she agreed to do the song.

TMZ was told the singer broke down in tears after leaving the stage.

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