Tina Turner Talks Beyonce, Aretha & Ike

Published: Thursday 2nd Oct 2008 by Sam
Tina Turner Talks Beyonce, Aretha & Ike While promoting her brand new 36 date world tour, legend Tina Turner spoke with US Today about performing with Beyonce at this year’s Grammy’s, Aretha Franklin’s anger at her being introduced as the ‘The Queen’ at the same show, as well as her thoughts on the death of controversial ex Ike Turner:

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 Franklin’s Declaration ‘I Am The Queen!’:

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 Ignoring Ike’s Death:

“It meant nothing to me,” she says. “He had been dead to me for 20 years.”

While it’s good to see Tina give kudos to those after her in the form of Beyonce and handle the Aretha situation with class, I’m a little shocked at her response about Ike though. I guess it’s a case of ‘each to their own’.

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  1. Nick October 2, 2008

    well I liked all h answers, BEYONCE ROKS – ARETHA A HAM & IKE beat & treated this woman like she were NUTHIN, so I understnd her statement…

  2. Anonymous October 2, 2008

    I dug all her answers also, they had a thing in Ebony about Ike, him an Tina had one child together and the rest where from her suppose friends. I feel her, that kind of treatment she endured was better left dead.

  3. Anonymous October 2, 2008

    The statement about Ike was a strong statement. She did go through a lot with him so I see where she is coming from. A legend acknoledging a legend in the making is just a beautiful thing.

  4. knox October 2, 2008

    ‘each to their omwn?’

    What the hell does that mean…lol

  5. Anonymous October 2, 2008

    Ike shoulda’ left Her Ass in NutBush!!!

  6. MzJGaines October 2, 2008

    Good Answers . . . She has her reasons for her response to Ike. We weren’t there, we didn’t live through the nightmare . . . and not what the movie showed us . . . read the book, he put her through pure hell . . . even after they divorced. The woman was on welfare and her threathened her life on a daily basis. She can feel that way if she chooses.

  7. Keith October 2, 2008

    Tina is still gorgeous. I’ve been a big fan since I can remember. I love that woman. It’s cool to hear her thoughts. She’s not afraid to share her feelings.

  8. Anonymous October 3, 2008

    beyonce shows her a** like evreybody else.

    tina needs to give it up. she looks a mess nowadays

  9. Anonymous October 3, 2008

    mmm…seems like she talkin bout rihanna there, although it should b fully naked!

  10. Anonymous October 3, 2008

    HE BEAT HER AND MAE HER MISERABLE. IM HAPPY SHE IS BEING REAL ON HOW SHE FEELS. I GIVE HER PROPS FOR THAT.. UNLIKE MOST FAKE PEOPLE NOW-A-DAYS

  11. Anonymous October 4, 2008

    I loove Tina!! She is truly the best at what she does, performing and making classical music.

  12. Anonymous October 4, 2008

    ON IKE I’M GLAD MS TINA KEPT IT REAL. JUST BECAUSE THE NEGRO DIED DON’T MEAN SHE OWES HIM A DAMN THING,CERTAINLY NOT RESPECT. MS.ARETHA YOU KNOW YOU JUST MAD CAUSE YOU LET YOURSELF GO AND YOU NO LONGER LOOK QUEENISH!!

  13. Anonymous December 16, 2008

    I love me some Tina and the woman looks S*** as hell in the pic but damn what you all say, i'm a bit disappointed with her answer about Ike's and his death. To me that was so insensative. What happened to Ms. Turner during her years with Ike was indeed tragic but since then she has endured a great life,one that many of us wished we had, and she is still doing her thing. At some point you have to forgive people for who they are and move on. God also teaches us to forgive. So i think that comment was a lil ignorant on her part. Lets not forget she divorced Ike in 1975 and the two both had acknowledge they hadn't seen eachother since…And ppl change…Ike apologized to her many times while he was alive. You can't keep punishing a person for a mistake they made over 34years ago.. but all the other comments i respect.. but Aretha is the Queen of Soul&Rnb, but Tina wasn't doing Rock and Roll when she sung with Beyonce so it may have been an intention slap in the face.. many didn't know that the real issue occured behind the scenes and it is between Aretha,and Beyonce's camp. Fantasia and Tina were caught in the mix…Beyonce always looked up to Aretha and wanted to be reared by the legend in the press, but Aretha put all her love,name drops, and recognition to Fantasia, who Aretha publicly crowned the best singer of the younger generation, which Angered Beyonce. She felt Fantasia wasn't in her league, and she reached out to Aretha and it was a slap in the face. Aretha is said to have went with her heart but also loved Beyonce…so Beyonce went running to Tina… The rest is history!

  14. Betty August 1, 2019

    Tina has too much class to slam another entertainer! Aretha had her own fame!
    She can say what she means without being harsh, and you get the message! As for Ike…….she, too, would be dead bad she stayed with him! Any woman that has come out of abuse will testify to letting go of the ugly that ALMOST” destroyed you

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