Skip to comments.Etta James Says, 'I Can't Stand Beyoncé' (Also Big Ears isn't MY President)
Posted on 02/05/2009 6:54:58 AM PST by Smogger
If you were wondering why Beyoncé and not Etta James was asked to serenade the president and first lady with "At Last" during their first dance at an inauguration ball on Jan. 20, you're not alone.
Etta, 71, whom Beyoncé went blonde to portray in last year's "Cadillac Records," is wondering the same thing, and she candidly expressed her displeasure during a concert stop in Seattle last week.
"You guys know your president, right?" she asked the crowd amid cheers (listen to it here. "You know the one with the big ears? Wait a minute, he ain't my president, he might be yours, he ain't my president. You know that woman he had singing for him, singing my song -- she's gonna get her a-- whipped. The great Beyoncé ... But I can't stand Beyoncé. She has no business up there, singing up there on a big ol' president day ... singing my song that I've been singing forever."
(Excerpt) Read more at music.msn.com ...
P.S. Beyonce = Not Guilty.
Wow! Maybe I’ll have to buy tickets next time Etta’s near me. :)
The posters on the NY Daily News website are dissing Ms. James. They are saying that she is bitter and old and of course “The One” isn’t her President, Abraham Lincoln was. How rude. You can tell by those posts that Zero got elected by the American Idol crowd.
I think Beyonce is beautiful and her singing doesn’t offend me, but Etta James’ version of this song is just a stunning piece of music.
hmm, that would make a nice bumper sticker.
Also, maybe, ‘Obama is NOT the answer.’
Guilty of cellulite,
Ummm...so he’d be her President if she had sung at the inauguration. Glad to see she’s putting serious thought into her politics.
She can’t be too old and senile if she is smart enough not to like “THE ONE”.
Etta, you go girl!
If Obama is “The Answer”, what the hell was the QUESTION?............
If Obama is the answer, it must have been a stupid question.
Best to just listen:
I had tickets to see her about a year ago *(she opening for BB King), and she had to cancel because she was sick. Hope she is doing well.
Goose bumps. Every time I hear it.
Got to love it!! Just can’t make this stuff up.
Welcome to the brave new world of Change, Etta.
Can I steal that for my tag line?
I already did.
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