More older celebrities nurturing youngsters
Not to be outdone by Stephen King and Faye Dunaway, aging blues singer Etta James also has mean things to say about younger celebrities — including the president! But her real issues are with “that woman” Beyonce.
While performing at a recent concert, James said of President Obama and Beyonce, who portrays James in Cadillac Records and has usurped James’ classic “At Last” for herself:
You guys know your president, right? You know the one with the big ears? Wait a minute, he ain’t my president, he might be yours, he ain’t my president. You know that woman he had singing for him, singing my song — she’s gonna get her ass whipped. The great Beyoncé … But I can’t stand Beyoncé. She has no business up there, singing up there on a big ol’ president day … singing my song that I’ve been singing forever.”
Clearly the thing for Miss Etta to do would be to grab some of Beyonce’s hits – “Single Ladies,” for example – and sing the mess out of them. Can you imagine?
These inter-generational celebrity feuds are getting fun. Who will be next to dis the younger generation? Or will someone find their way to the freaking high road?