Reverend Al Sharpton received a standing ovation when he received a blow to President Donald Trump during Aretha Franklin's funeral on Friday.
Sharpton used his few moments onstage to remind Trump that he needs to show respect to the late Franklin after the president said in a statement after his death that she worked for him "on numerous occasions."
"Trump said he used to work for me. No, she acted for you, "he said as the audience stood up and applauded.
& # 39; She worked for us. Aretha received orders from nobody but God, "he added.
Reverend Al Sharpton delivered a blow to President Trump during a speech at the funeral of Aretha Franklin
"Trump said he used to work for me. No, she acted for you, "Sharpton said, telling the audience that Trump must respect the late Franklin.
During a statement on August 16, shortly after the news of Franklin's death, Trump recalled the times the icon worked for him and said: "I want to start today by expressing my condolences to the family of a person I knew well. He worked for me on numerous occasions, it was great, Aretha Franklin, at his death.
His comments were immediately criticized as insipid and deaf.
Franklin died at the age of 76 at his home in Detroit from pancreatic cancer
Sharpton went on to say that the legendary soul singer was never one to forget where she came from. He continued: "She was a black woman in the world of a white man. She won her cross. Now is the time to crown the Queen. "
Family and friends gathered at the Great Grace Temple in Detroit for Franklin services on Friday. Celebrities such as Tyler Perry, Jennifer Hudson, Ron Isley, Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp, Smokey Robinson, Jesse Jackson and LeBron James attended.
Omarosa Manigault Newman and Hillary and Bill Clinton were also in the service. Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama could not do it, but Barack sent a sincere letter, which was read by Sharpton.
"Michelle and I express our heartfelt condolences to all who have gathered in Detroit, and we join you in remembering and celebrating the life of the Queen of the Soul," the letter began.
Sharpton received a standing ovation for his blow to the president. He is seated between the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan (left) and the Reverend Jesse Jackson (right)
Hillary Clinton was also photographed at Aretha Franklin's funeral in Detroit on Friday
Faith Hill appeared at the Queen of Soul's funeral on Friday at Greater Grace Temple
Ariana Grande also performed at the funeral singing a version of Franklin's Natural Woman
"From a young age, Aretha Franklin shook the world of anyone who had the pleasure of listening to her voice, either by uniting people through an intersection of exciting genres or advancing important causes through the power of song, the work of Aretha reflected the best of our American history, in all its hope and heart, its audacity and its unmistakable beauty.
"In the example she established, both as an artist and a citizen, Aretha embodied those most revered virtues of forgiveness and reconciliation, while the music she did captured some of our deepest human desires: namely, affection and respect. And through her own voice, Aretha raised the millions, empowering and inspiring the vulnerable, the oppressed and all those who may have needed only a little love. "
Barack said Franklin is "unique" and said he and his wife will keep Franklin's family in their thoughts.
Hundreds gathered on Friday at the Great Grace Temple in Detroit for Franklin's funeral