Tina Turner Talks Beyonce, Aretha & Ike - Celebrity Bug


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Tina Turner Talks Beyonce, Aretha & Ike

Legendary star Tina Turner recently spoke with US Today, in support of her 36 date world tour, the singer spoke about performing with Beyonce at this year's Grammys, Aretha Franklin's anguish over Beyonce referring to her as 'The Queen', and her thoughts on the passing of her abusive ex-husband Ike Turner. Check it out:

On Performing with Beyonce:
"People said, 'You looked better than Beyoncé.' Well, that's not possible. It's nice that young people hold me up as a model. Beyoncé is elegant and is handling her career well. A lot of new stars go overboard on sex. They're half-naked up there. My dresses were a bit short, but I stayed respectable."

On Aretha's Anger
She was mum at the time, but Turner now says: "Aretha has always been like that. We've always accepted that from her. She's the queen of soul, and I'm the queen of rock 'n' roll. There were so many kings and queens there that night. Her ego must be so big to think she was the only one." Turner laughs. "That's how queens are!"

On Ike's Passing:
"It meant nothing to me," she says. "He had been dead to me for 20 years."

Well, she could have answered the Ike question by being a little less harsh, but it great to see her handle the Aretha situation with class, because 'The Queen' is different to different people and its obviously a matter of choice, like for me personally, there's no doubt Aretha can sing, but she has never been strong on the performance front, so she wouldn't be 'The Queen' in my book. In fact, I think of the older generation, Beyonce's declaration was right on hand for where mine would be.

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