Today (August 31), the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is being laid to rest after passing away at the age of 76 from pancreatic cancer last week.
Though the private ceremony is expected to be a star-studded affair with who’s who list of entertainers expected to send off the late diva, Twitter users were shocked to catch a glimpse of reality star turned White House official Omarosa Manigault-Newman in attendance.
Viewers watching from home quickly took to Twitter to inquire how Newman received an invitation.
— Tear (@Tearrr_) August 31, 2018
Did I just see Omarosa tip toeing her no good ass up in Ree's funeral?
— Timea Monique (@WorldChangerTMW) August 31, 2018
Why is Omarosa at Aretha’s funeral? pic.twitter.com/pEDtkekg3g
— Young, Gifted and BLACK (@MrMarinKnows) August 31, 2018
Who gave Omarosa a ticket I want names dammit https://t.co/wyou13evsS
— Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) August 31, 2018
I see Omarosa in the church in all white…who let her in??? #ArethaFranklinFuneral
— (@arollingbeauty) August 31, 2018
What is Omarosa doing there? #ArethaFranklinFuneral
— Stephanie Hardy (@QueenStephHardy) August 31, 2018
How did Omarosa snag an invite to this? I thought y'all said she had no community. WHY IS SHE HERE? #ArethaFranklin
— Mischa (@MJ_JustSayin) August 31, 2018
You can live stream the funeral service below.