Thursday, February 21, 2008

No R-e-s-p-e-c-t

Aretha Franklin, the acknowledged Queen of Soul, reportedly felt snubbed when up-and-comer Beyonce referred to Tina Turner as "the queen" during the Grammy awards ceremony.
Come on, Aretha. Time to take the high road. You've accomplished enough and have had enough recognition, awards, accolades, not to mention a body of work that will last forever. I may be venturing into cranky old man territory, but I would not recognize Beyonce if I ran into her on the street, nor could I name one song of hers, nor recognize her voice. Aretha, you sure don't need to worry about what some youngster does or doesn't say about you.

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