It would never be my intention
to touch any woman’s breast. I don’t know, I guess I put
my arm around her. I hugged all the
female artists and the male artists,
everybody that was up. I shook their hands
and hugged them and that’s what we’re
all about in the church. We’re all about love.
And again, maybe I crossed a border or maybe I was
too friendly and familiar but again, I apologise. When I saw Ariana Grande
on the programme, I thought that was a
new something at Taco Bell. Oh, my god!
[Laughter] I certainly want to apologise
to Ariana and to her fans and to her family and to her
entire community if what I said was taken
the wrong way and, listen, maybe it’s just a joke
that went bad but when you’re doing
a programme for nine hours, you know, you’re trying to keep
it lively, you’re trying to make some funny references
and what have you. I love everybody. And I certainly hope that
she will forgive me and the last thing I want to do
is to be a distraction from Miss Aretha Franklin,
the Queen of Soul. This is all about her,
it’s not about me and I am so sorry.