Tina Turner Dumping US Citizenship for Swiss
'I cannot imagine a better place to live'
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jan 25, 2013 12:48 PM CST
In this Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 file photo, Tina Turner performs on stage during her concert at the Hallenstadion venue in Zurich, Switzerland.   (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt, File)

(Newser) – It's official: Tina Turner is divorcing America. The pop legend has decided to become a citizen of Switzerland, where she's been living since 1995, giving up her US citizenship in the process. "I'm very happy in Switzerland," she explained to a German-language paper, according to the AFP. "I cannot imagine a better place to live." The 73-year-old has already passed the requisite civics test and interview to make the switch, but still needs approval from the canton of Zurich and federal authorities.

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Jan 28, 2013 7:57 PM CST
Tina my darling are you White now? I liked you better when I saw you in concert with your original color.... I liked Michael Jackson when he was original and respected him for his talent and not necessarily for his color. 1942
zhanaya65
Jan 26, 2013 7:57 PM CST
as a generational contemporary of tina, i fully understand her decision. especially when one considers the 50's and 60's. who can blame her because having a black president does not erase the blatant and horrendous racism that even obama has to contend with on a daily basis. while being inaugurated the first time, there was a meeting where everyone pledged to do everything humanly possible to unseat him. who can blame her?
fishdrapes
Jan 26, 2013 7:56 PM CST
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