ARETHA HAS RESPONED TO TINA TURNER REMARKS ABOUT HER EGO BEING TOO BIG.
HERE’S THE SCOOP:
The Queen of Soul is in high dudgeon. Aretha Franklin, who expressed her displeasure in February after BeyoncÃ© referred to Tina Turner as “the queen” during a salute on the Grammy Awards, is now fuming over remarks by her royal rival.
Turner, currently on tour, was silent when Franklin dubbed BeyoncÃ©’s remark “a cheap shot for controversy.” Asked to comment in a USA TODAY interview last week, Turner said, “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.” She joked, “That’s how queens are!” (Source)
WELL HERE’S WHAT ARETHA HAS TO SAY:
“I have always appreciated what Tina Turner has to offer and had quietly cheered her on after Ike and her subsequent success. However, with respect to her statement concerning my ego (in saying, ‘Her ego must be so big to think she was the only one â€¦ that’s how queens are’) clearly she was talking about herself as she described herself as the ‘Queen of Rock’ and saying ‘that’s what Queens do’ â€” particularly since she does not have a clue as to who I am in view of the fact that we have never met.
“I never figured her to resort to tacky press just to sell a few tickets. I understand and I know that the concert market is down where ticket sales are concerned. I really had put her in a different class â€” higher than that.
“Finally, no one has been more gracious or complimentary to their peers than I have and I am confident and secure enough to do so, unlike some others. I wish Ms. Turner all the best, as I always have. Perhaps one day we will meet.” (Source)
WHO KNEW THAT TWO WOMEN WHO ARE OLD ENOUGH TO BE MY GRANDMOTHER WOULD BEEF OVER SOMETHING SO STUPID.