Never mind she's the best female singer of all time, or maybe in a tie with Billie Holiday and Aretha. I just read this article, and it warmed my heart:
Awesome. Simply awesome.LOS ANGELES – We saw Beyonce play Etta James. We probably won't soon see the singing divas duet. The 71-year-old singer says in an audio clip that surfaced online Thursday that she would "whip" Beyonce for singing "her song" "At Last" at an inaugural ball for President Barack Obama.
"The great Beyonce ... I can't stand Beyonce," James said in the clip from a Jan. 31 concert at the Boulevard Casino in Coquitlam, British Columbia. "She has no business up there, singing up there on a big ol' president day, gonna be singing my song that I've been singing forever."
Beyonce portrayed James — and sang the 1941 song written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren — in the film "Cadillac Records" last year.
Spokespeople for James and Beyonce declined to comment.
She's not afraid to call out some talentless bimbo who gets recording contracts because she has a nice butt. Who turned in the flattest version of "At Last," even counting Cyndi Lauper's travesty from a few years ago.
They may call you a hater, but you're still the Queen of the Blues. You hold your court and feel free to poke at the jester who's stealing your thunder.
I'm going to go put on some random 1950s Etta James album now and play it as loudly as possible, because she rules!
Anyone who disagrees with me on this point is a poopiehead.