Aretha Calls Tina Tacky

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Aretha politely puts Tina in her place:

“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 … 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’ — 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 — higher than that.

We love a good cat fight, but this is like a lion vs a two day old kitten. Although Miss Tina is still looking good and could probably whip some ass, we would suggest not mentioning Re-Re’s name or risk her plopping those Z-cups on you. Ouch.


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  • thatchichick

    oh wow go re re lol

  • Sucker Free

    Aretha needs to shut her pie hole and do a million laps down Eight Mile Rd in Detroit.

    Tina chilling on the French Rivera like a QUEEN…with the body to match.

  • trs

    Aretha put Tina in her place because Tina didn’t have to go there. They are both queens…good grief!

  • Just Sayin

    Don’t mess wit Re no, no, no, no….!

    She ain’t to be played wit.

    Tina just need to eat da cake….

    I got one word for Tina. “MAVRICK”! 😉

  • blaq

    Really they are too old for this ish, they are both icons! I think this all started when Beyonce called Tina the Queen of Soul and Aretha was like that is my title, But they are both Queens respectively Aretha is the Queen of Soul and Tina the Queen of Rock. End of Story

  • Re

    Aretha will slap her with her breasts like two symbols…Tina don’t you go messin’ with Re’Re…

  • Dfiestyone

    Ms. Aretha, we love and respect you and everything but you need to really sit your azz down somewhere in time out or go and make some more music!!! Stop hatin’ and commenting on everything that someone says!!! GOOD-NESS, she’s working my nerves!!! You are just a little too old for that nonsense!!

  • SGKM

    Am I the only one that’s amazed at the fact that the two of them have NEVER met!…That’s very strange to me.

    – SGKM

  • Yvonne

    Why is she jumping on Tina? Beyonce was the one who called Tina queen.

    Why don’t she jump on Beyonce.


    Is this more fallout from the Grammy intro? Again, Beyonce’s people need to make wiser decisions – Beyonce’s intro was in fact an insult…If she wanted to call Tina the Queen she could have without mentioning the other stars. I don’t understand how someone wasn’t smart enough to tell Beyonce that if you preface “BUT ONLY ONE IS THE QUEEN” with a list of NAMES you are IN FACT saying “THE ONLY ONE” is BETTER than them. And that is HUGELY INSULTING. I just don’t understand Beyonce’s camp these days…From the decision to wear that horrible Etta wig that aged her, knowing the rumor is she’s the clean, average face on the cover of her singles, to the singles THEMSELVES…What are these people thinking? Is she really leaving Columbia to sign with her husband? Are they sabotaging her?

  • Sucker Free

    the picture says it all.

    how can Aretha talk about someone resorting to tacky press when she resorts to tacky dress?


  • mzsweetface

    Tina is still making moves. What is Aretha doing other than feeding her face?

  • Lacombe Redbone

    Tina,… “You betta be scared! Don’t you watch the Discovery Channel? You every seen a Lion attack a Gazelle!?!”

  • Re


    Honey chile where you been? I’m checking as we speak…

  • I'm Just Me- Buffalo Bills (4-1). WE GOT THE CHARGERS ON THE 19th!!!


    These two are too old for this mess. Who cares. Aretha get a bra, until you do, no speaky for you!

  • randomthoughts


    Why can’t Beyonce address Tina as the queen? She’s entitled to her opinion. Maybe she considers Tina to be her ultimate role model. I see a lot of similarities in their stage presence. It’s no different that someone referring to Beyonce as the ‘queen’ Bey!

  • Re

    Aretha got those banana breasts….

  • http://none FATBOY

    aretha sit yo mother love ass down!tina is living like a jet setting queen.while yo fat ass is hanging around detroit!

  • BE

    @Kzz – Hey Miss, where you been…what happened to your gravie?

  • Binary Star

    How is it that after all these years Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner have never met?

    Not even at a concert? An award show?


  • BE

    Well I did not hear Re-re call her tacky she responded nicely. Aretha should know that sometimes giving interviews the interviewer can make statements sound bad just to get ratings.

    Either way they are both Queens of somthing, don’t fight!



    Read what I said again – it is not that she called her the Queen, but that she named people and concluded “but one is the Queen”…I don’t know if it’s a matter of logical deduction or of syntax but if you list specific examples yet conclude that one item is superior to the lot you, by extension, imply that the other (aforementioned) examples ARE INFERIOR. Get me? It’s not that she called her a Queen (by the way, she didn’t call Tina the “Queen of Soul”)…I’d expect her to think that – it’s who she’s modeled herself after BUT it’s that she somehow chose to mention OTHER names… perhaps she thought she was paying homage to them as well…but she wasn’t…in that conclusion, she denigrated them and I can believe Beyonce didn’t realize that but her handlers should have picked up on it.

  • I'm Just Me- Buffalo Bills (4-1). WE GOT THE CHARGERS ON THE 19th!!!

    @ KZZ


  • gina

    aretha is the last person on this earth that should be calling anybody tacky.

  • LoveR-E-S-P-E-C-T

    I have never met or attended a concert of either, but I have heard that Arethea really has the attitude that she is the Queen of America. She needs to concentrate on losing that weight and staying healthy. Tina looks really good & if someone wants to call her a Queen, so be it. It’s always the females that are less attractive or overweight, etc. that wants to put other women down. She can afford a chef and the gym so I suggest she use them both. She still has the pretty face, but that weight and that attitude needs to go. Hopefully Tina won’t even acknowlege her comments. This is the only way Aretha can get some press time and media attention. She looks something awful with that weight and dresses like a broke down hooker with her twins hanging out. Such class. YEAH RIGHT!

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