During a recent live concert in Seattle, Etta James slammed Beyonce for singing James' song “At Last” at Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony in Washington DC on January 20. Yes!
During her tirade, Etta James mocked Obama and said the Beyonce would get her "ass whipped" for singing the cover for him. I guess Etta didn’t enjoy Beyonce’s performance in Cadillac Records very much.
You guys know your president right?" she said. "You know, the one with the big ears. Yeah, wait a minute, he ain't my president, he might be yours.
I tell you that woman he had singing for him, singing my song, she gonna get her ass whipped. The great Beyonce. Now like I said, she ain't mine. I can't stand Beyonce!
She had no business up there singing. Singing on a big ole, big ole president day and going be singing my song that I've been singing forever.
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