Model and actress was laid to rest Saturday in Columbus, Georgia.
“Today we lay to rest our angel. Her spirit lives on with us forever,” he said.
“It would never be my intention to touch any woman’s breast,” he tells The Associated Press
The Grammy-winning singer performed a moving rendition of “Amazing Grace.”
“Ariana Grande baby that’s not what you wear to a funeral,” one viewer tweeted.
The star-studded service is taking place at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.
Service takes place Friday in Detroit, with former President Bill Clinton set to speak.
Former President Bill Clinton, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson are scheduled to speak.
The service will include musical tributes from gospel, R&B and country artists.
The services will take place in the Queen of Soul’s hometown of Detroit.