Etta James Disses Beyonce, Obama

Singing legend claims pop star stole her song at inauguration
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2009 8:32 AM CST

Etta James has a message for “the great Beyoncé”: She’s “gonna get her ass whupped.” The legendary singer was none too pleased that Beyoncé performed her signature tune, “At Last,” at an inaugural ball, the Daily News reports. James—whom Beyoncé portrayed in Cadillac Records—said recently the younger entertainer “had no business singing my song,” though she didn’t seem to have a problem with her at last year’s film premiere.

James, whose son originally said she was moved by Beyoncé’s performance, apparently doesn’t feel too warmly toward the president, either: “You know your president, right? You know the one with the big ears? He ain't my president," she said.
(Read more Etta James stories.)

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