Friday, October 10, 2008

Queen Quiz

Please read the following article and please let me know who you think 'The Queen' is:

Who has bigger ego? Aretha Franklin says it's Tina Turner By Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY

The Queen of Soul is in high dudgeon. Aretha Franklin, who expressed her displeasure in February after Beyoncé 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 Beyoncé'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!"

One queen wasn't laughing. In a statement to USA TODAY, Franklin says Turner "clearly was talking about herself" in terms of ego.

"I never figured her to resort to tacky press just to sell a few tickets," says Franklin, who adds she has never met Turner. "I really had put her in a different class — higher than that.
"No one has been more gracious … to their peers than I have, and I am confident and secure enough to do so, unlike some others." Turner did not respond to requests for comment.


The Mountain Cat said...

My vote goes for Tina Turner. I have more of her songs on my iPod.

Leighann said...

Aretha Franklin doesn't hold a candle to Mz. Tina!!

Micky-T said...

Oh!....We don't have enough kings and queens in music and hollywood?
Let'm fight it out.

Karen said...

This is a no-brainer. Tina Turner is Queen.

Aretha Franklin is a hot mess these days.

Doc said...

You guys are crazy!!!!!

Arethea is the Queen....

*shakes head*

Disaster Chick said...

I like how Tina Turner put it..."she's the queen of soul and I'm the queen of rock n roll."

As for the biggest ego...I would have to give that to Aretha.

Dianne said...

I like how Tina put it too! I love both Tina and Aretha and I don't compare their music at all.

I do think Aretha is being bitchy on this one.

Lu' said...

Yep yep ditto Disaster chick and Dianne. Where does Amy Winehouse fit in, is there a Jester :)

Knight said...

There is no Queen. It's music. Well, the band Queen of course. And Elvis was the King.... So since those roles are filled no more discussion is necessary.

Disaster Chick said...

I thought she might be the creepy clown hired by the e*trade baby.

Bina said...

Aretha Franklin must be PMS'ing, except, she's too old for that. Maybe her hormones are off! LOL

The Mountain Cat said...

4 for Tina and 2 for Aretha.
Tina wins!

Of course Freddy Mercury was the Queen.