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 ...
” ‘Hes not MY President either!’
Gee, I remember when fellow Freepers were so pissed at liberals who said this about Bush. Called it Bush Derangement Syndrome, I believe.”
I think what you’re seeing is a little schadenfreude; some conservative are glad to see liberals get a taste of their own medicine, so I can see how they might welcome the idea of Obama being dissed from a well-respected artist like Etta James. That having been said, I never liked hearing people say “he’s not my president” about Bush, and I don’t like to hear people say this about Obama either.
Etta James’ music is pure class.
Beyonce is a skank, and her upgrade commercial belongs behind a latrine peep hole. I could make better music with a cat and an electric razor.
It’s beyond me who “Beyonce” is. As I refused to watch the inauguration I have no idea who she is.
What do you want me to do about that?
Trouble is, I truly believe that it is greater than 80% or so likely that Zero is not constitutionally eligible to be my president. What does a citizen do? We’ve tried to make him show us his birth certificate and he won’t do it. Like him or love him, Bush WAS the president. I can’t say that about Zero.
I’ll bet! it’s on my list.
I refer to her performance in the Upgrade commercial as the siezure dance. I think they end up putting that gold UPGRADE necklace in her mouth to keep her from swallowing her tongue.
That particular battle is far from over.
I don’t know...Can’t you make some calls?
OMG, right ON, Sistah!
Nah, lets leave the calls to the forum ankle-biters.
Bettye LaVette is so underrated. Now she can plain flat sing some gut wrenching soul music.
>If Obama is the answer, it must have been a stupid question.<
It isn't. It's class-less either way you go.
I despised Bill Clinton for any number of reasons going straight to his moral character. Barak Obama may be a marxist, but I don't know if that's necessarily a character flaw. But I'm not sure that I would publicly utter my distaste in quite the way that Heart or Etta did.
Thanks for the link!
What a pretty song.
Geez, after reading this thread, I felt I was on some leftie site! So many “Freepers” bewailing the “disrespect” of Obambi? Did they scream this loud during BDS? Is there a Koolaid IV dripping from this thread I don’t know about? Who ARE these people - and will they please GO AWAY!?!
Same view here.
I have to change the channel whenever that thing comes on. Followed by feelings of stupidity and self loathing because I don't call and cancel my DirecTV subscription. They're just waiting for people like me to die off so they can have 24-7 prOn.
Way to go ETTA!!!
An earlier version;
Beyonce’s vibrato is beyond annoying. Go, Etta!
See post 20 above.
I agree with you, TT. Barack Obama, being the President of the United States, is my President. I didn’t vote for him, I don’t agree with his policies, and, I am really getting sick and tired of seeing his face on the evening news, entertainment shows, morning shows, talk shows, and everywhere else in the boot licking MSM. Like Rush, I hope he fails in getting most of his policies put in place. I think they are bad for America. But he is my President as much as President Bush was the BDS crowd’s President.
“I see the Obama trolls are still here.
Odd , I thought you lefties ranting about dissent as being patriotic “
I apologize for pointing out hypocrisy when I see it.
I used to feel that way as well until an unqualified turd with a questionable background assumed leadership via racism, voter fraud, media bias, greed and stupidity.
This is not about an agreement because the agreement’s been broken. Parts of that “agreement” with the American people include journalists reporting the facts, and nothing but the facts, for a legal/vetting system that REQUIRES certain proofs to walk thru the White House door that my children have to produce before they are allowed in the kindergarten door, for my ONE vote to mean something and not be cancelled out by votes from Mickey Mouse, the Dallas Cowboys and dead people. This ass is a faux president, and just like a faux diamond he can sparkle plenty but his worth is nil.
Thanks for the link. I can't access it right now so I'm saving it for later.
What’s good for the goose..
And no I don’t have Obama Derangement Syndrome. I’m merely being flip.
Beyonce’s version I happen to like: