Amy Winehouse criticized by Natalie Cole

February 12th, 2008 // 97 Comments

Multiple Grammy winner Natalie Cole made a stink yesterday to People about Amy Winehouse’s wins at the Grammys:

“I don’t think she should have won. I think it sends a bad message to our young people who are trying to get into this business, the ones who are trying to do it right and really trying to keep themselves together,” said Cole, 58. “We have to stop rewarding bad behavior.”

This would be all well and good if Natalie Cole didn’t have a long history of crack use according to her Wikipedia bio:

Cole continued to spiral out of control – including one incident where she refused to evacuate a burning building, and another where her young son Robert nearly drowned in the family swimming pool while she and her first husband, the late Reverend Marvin Yancy, were on a drug binge.

Natalie Cole won a bunch of Grammys and was a crackhead, so I think it’s only fair that Amy Winehouse gets to win a bunch and also be a crackhead. People in the music biz do drugs. Just like all of us in the blogging business make our own moonshine and love strippers. Or maybe that’s just me. I dunno. I’m not invited to the Bloggers Guild meetings* anymore. Not after I showed up blitzed on bathtub gin with a one-armed stripper that turned out to be a dude. Which explained the moustache.

*There is no such thing as a Bloggers Guild. Such an organization would require us to convene in public and actually wear pants. I’ll die first.

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  1. FFSWTF

    #46
    I feel so sorry to burst your bubble, but Grammy’s ain’t about music and talent.
    It’s all about the music industry and who sold more albums. To tell you the truth, Grammy’s are just a classy version of the Billboard awards.

    Amy Winehouse MIGHT have some talent, but that biatch needs more than one sticky song, drug problems and sailor tattoos to be a real musician and a real artist.

  2. #51, Sir

    As “they” say, it’s called her “schtik”

  3. Ript1&0

    It’s true. Musicians do drugs. I can attest to that.

    But hey, you know who else does drugs???? People!!! There is plenty out there to get into, you just have to be strong enough to keep yourself away. Musicians tend to be more susceptible because they are more emotional to begin with. But yeah, everyone is looking for something to make themselves feel better.

  4. Ript1&0

    PS = Natalie Cole’s statement is a common knee jerk reaction of a post rehabber. Classic.

    Nat, girl, I know you hate your past. But let your fucking struggle be your own.

  5. IlliterateRacistsUnite!

    #47 If your going to write a ridiculous racist diatribe at least learn how to spell you inbred goat fucker. What the fuck is ” karioke”? Now be a good little hitler and go stick your head in the oven, we need you out of the gene pool stat.

  6. She probably was high when she said that.

    “…a good little hitler…”
    :)
    That was funny.

  7. Dealer

    I’m pretty sure Natalie Cole sucked off my doberman for a 20 piece once. So yeah her opinion is a little suspect.

  8. Former Stressed Software Engineer

    Hey #50. misery bunny – February 12, 2008 2:16 PM

    Her boobs are real. She just happens to be like me. Amy is 5’3″ and I’m 5’2″. Breast tissue is mostly fat for most women, but Amy and I have more tissue than fat on our boobs, so no matter how much weight we lose, we will always have our boobs. When I was a stressed out Software Engineer and weighed 100 pounds; I was a small 34C and now that I am 108 pounds; I am a full 34C. When Amy quits drugs and puts on weight, she will have a nice shapely bum like me as well. I hope Amy gets well soon. Amy has a beautiful soulful voice.

  9. #53 Huh?

    Uh, dumbass cumbucket apologist. What the fuck is your problem? You are sorry enough to be entertained by this bucket ‘o mung. OK. I cannot forgive that. Apparantly the classics are out for you. Or any true displays of true music.
    But how can you defend this untalented hag by saying that “people do drugs”? HOW? So we are all strung out on drugs like walking skeletons? Covered in disgusting tatoos as well?
    Well I never thought much of you but now at least I fell justified in my assholery towards you?
    Damn sure would hate to be one of your therapists. You would bored me to bladder failure.

  10. I hate Barbara Streisand

    HEY JACKASS…how about if you put the WHOLE quote in the article. I think Natalie Cole is speaking from a former junkie perspective. Here’s the rest of the quote for all of you illiterate monkeys.

    “I’ve been in this business over 25 years and I sacrificed five years of my own life on drugs and almost lost my life because of it. So I take great offence to almost see someone getting glory out of being in the position that they’re in – she needs to get her life together and embrace her craft, she will lose it if she doesn’t get it together”

  11. I hate Barbara Streisand

    HEY JACKASS…how about if you put the WHOLE quote in the article. I think Natalie Cole is speaking from a former junkie perspective. Here’s the rest of the quote for all of you illiterate DUMBASSES.

    “I’ve been in this business over 25 years and I sacrificed five years of my own life on drugs and almost lost my life because of it. So I take great offence to almost see someone getting glory out of being in the position that they’re in – she needs to get her life together and embrace her craft, she will lose it if she doesn’t get it together”

  12. Lexoka

    The Grammys do not reward behavior — whether it is bad or good — they reward talent. And that’s quite different.

  13. SUPERFISH HAS A MAJOR CRUSH ON AMY WINEHOUSE (OR IS JEWISH HIMSELF) :

    Despite the fact that she’s far more unsightly than Britney, Paris, Kirsten Dunst, or other celebs he rags on, he consistently cuts her more slack. This is typical of males who have some emotional or sexual affinity for someone. It is also typical of jews to promote the success of their own people. Which one is it Fish? I’d prefer to hear you just have a crush on her, rather than you being another cell in the filthy earth destroying jew organism performing auto analingus.

  14. SUPERFISH HAS A MAJOR CRUSH ON AMY WINEHOUSE (OR IS JEWISH HIMSELF) :

    Despite the fact that she’s far more unsightly than Britney, Paris, Kirsten Dunst, or other celebs he rags on, he consistently cuts her more slack. This is typical of males who have some emotional or sexual affinity for someone. It is also typical of jews to promote the success of their own people. Which one is it Fish? I’d prefer to hear you just have a crush on her, rather than you being another cell in the filthy earth destroying jew organism performing auto analingus.

  15. Fred

    I think one think Ms Cole needs to remember, and she should no better, is that Amy is being awarded for her talent and her music and her album. She is not getting awards for being a fucking junkie, which by the way is no body’s fucking business anyways. The media makes it their business and that is what it is, but we give accolades to the art not the artist. The persons personal life has nothing to do with any of it , nor should it. And to the dood above me, get a life and quit hating people.

  16. #55 - spawn of ugly parents with flesh noses

    Sorry I misspelled it. Yes I am a racist. I hate ugly nasty jewish people forcing their morally bankrupt racist religion and mores onto the values of my own (caucasion) peoples. Everyone likes to brag about how many jews there are in Hollywood, as though we Goy are incapable of reaching such filthily lofty postions. THEY (and perhaps you little hebe) are the racists. And I take exception. Fuck them and you, fucker.
    I do not hate jewish people or any other people per se. I have had many jewish friends. It would be the same as the persistence of referring to Germans as Nazis. Bullshit.
    Deny this faggot and bring it on.

  17. Nice shapely legs she has...

    …for a cadaver. Easily one of the most overrated, hideous pieces of shit to come out of the bullshit factory that is the entertainment industty. I find it amazing how anyone can consider her talented. What is the talent? She sings in a fake voice. Her songs are topically primitive and morally lacking. Her voice has no range at all. None. She sings every song with the exact same approach. One dimensional.
    And that lower body. Genetically repulsive. Bird legs. I get her pussy stinks. Thick bush of subhuman black hair. Gads! That middle eastern face. Ugh!
    A drug addict. Let’s all pull for her! She a modern hero! (sing of the end of an epic and the start of a new one)

  18. me

    Either way, whether or not you agree with their choice of Amy, the awards are supposed to be for music, they aren’t the “most well rounded” person awards.

    And to those of you who think that Amy’s album only sounded good because of post production I suggest you go to youtube and search “amy winehouse the dl” because she can really sing. I’ve also seen the horrible performances of her on youtube, wasted out of her mind. But I believe that when sober, she is an amazing singer.

  19. shutupwhore

    #45 LMFAO

  20. FRT

    In all reality…if they were to take back all the Grammy’s that have been awarded over the years from the winners who have abused drugs….THEY WOULD HAVE TO TAKE BACK 97% OF THEM!! It is the culture of the industry!

    Fuck…all we would have to listen to is “white noise”…!!!

    I got a bigger kick out of Keith Richards giving her advice to straighten out!

    Fuck…Richards has consumed every known drug on the planet and has lived to tell the tale!

  21. Um, the Grammy’s are a music award …. not an award for clean-free, citizen (or not)-of-the-year awards. The reward should be for music, and that’s it. I suppose that will bekon Hollywood to create, yet anot award show so they can honor themselves. ho hum. …Barbra Peapod

  22. bint

    Sorry, but why do people keep accusing others who say bad things about Jews of being racist…it may not be nice, but it’s not racism!!! “Jew” is NOT a race…it’s a religion…a religion that allows converts…only children of Jewish mothers are considered Jewish at birth; if your father is a Jew and your mother is not, you are NOT a Jew. Clearly, that is not a race, or an ethnicity. It’s just a religion!!! (yes, a rather skanky one at that)

  23. bint

    Sorry, but why do people keep accusing others who say bad things about Jews of being racist…it may not be nice, but it’s not racism!!! “Jew” is NOT a race…it’s a religion…a religion that allows converts…only children of Jewish mothers are considered Jewish at birth; if your father is a Jew and your mother is not, you are NOT a Jew. Clearly, that is not a race, or an ethnicity. It’s just a religion!!! (yes, a rather skanky one at that)

  24. mordecai1988

    All those who are defending Natalie’s remarks about Amy Winehouse: does this mean that Natalie should give back the three Grammys she won in 1975 and 1976, around the same time she was busted in Canada for possessing heroin? Just asking …

  25. THE SOURCE

    NATALIE! (People who lived in crackhouses should not Throw Rocks, Because they smoke them!)

  26. ciak

    Nat is awful, she is just another person recommended by daddy!!!!

    what the fuck, how can americans be so moralistic? Poor Amy was denied the VISA and now she is considered as a bad example. Can’t US people just look at themselves once in while?

  27. angelsel

    Is Amy feeling lonely?I saw her profile on a celebrity and millionaire dating site called “Searching Millionaire Dot com”.Her profile is nice with several recent pics there. Many men winked at her. What relationship is she looking for?

  28. I’m surprised Whitney “Two Hits” Houston didn’t weigh in… “aawwwww HELL to the NO!!!”

  29. Jones

    MORE MASCARA!
    MORE HAIRSPRAY!
    MORE ELECTYROLYSIS!

  30. More Talent than Beethoven

    Amy is the supreme musician of the ages. Her songs tap the wellspring of the mind of God. May He keep her and hers for all time. She is truly gifted beyond what commom folk like you guys can even begin to understand.

  31. Correction Mr. 80

    Amy IS God!

  32. Alexandra

    Amy won because of her talent and her amazin voice not for her behavior!!!!! Natalie cole sucks

  33. rotter

    when she does that thing, holding a cigarette between her teeth like she’s about to eat it, i feel sick

  34. Judith

    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone, Ms. Cole, as I recall your an x user yourself. She is talented and well deserved her Grammy’s. Way to go! Bravo Amy!!!!

  35. El Chinko

    Blogger’s Guild is a Clan, how could you miss that?

  36. Denise

    LOOK WHO’S CALLING THE CRADDLE BLACK! Natalie how soon do we forget when you were on crack, heroin and cocaine AND was also getting rewards? Just like at that time you received yours for your music, so did Amy! Maybe you should give all of your rewards back and call it even! Your NOW ex-fan! Denise..San Antonio, Tx.

  37. Jahlaune

    I love Amy Natalie needs to get a life or a hit record. She should also remember a lot of us from Harlem, NY are still around and Amy Winehouse has nothing on the shit Natalie was putting down.
    When the Top Club on w.125th street was opened (across from the Apollo) Natalie Cole, Fonda Rae and Chaka Khan were regulars to come and copp and she says 5 years of addiction??? It took 5 years to show and no one gave a shit. Now the bitch who tried to sell her fathers estate and her mother Maria Cole had to run to the judge to get POA over her affairs wishes to hate? Bitch go smoke a wooler and pretened to be Lady Day your so fuckin yesterday its pathetic don’t hate u dint say that crap about Whitney Houston your a predjudiced played out singer who know one really carres about anymore

  38. Jahlaune

    I love Amy Natalie needs to get a life or a hit record. She should also remember a lot of us from Harlem, NY are still around and Amy Winehouse has nothing on the shit Natalie was putting down.
    When the Top Club on w.125th street was opened (across from the Apollo) Natalie Cole, Fonda Rae and Chaka Khan were regulars to come and copp and she says 5 years of addiction??? It took 5 years to show and no one gave a shit. Now the bitch who tried to sell her fathers estate and her mother Maria Cole had to run to the judge to get POA over her affairs wishes to hate? Bitch go smoke a wooler and pretened to be Lady Day your so fuckin yesterday its pathetic don’t hate u dint say that crap about Whitney Houston your a predjudiced played out singer who know one really carres about anymore

  39. Jahlaune

    I love Amy Natalie needs to get a life or a hit record. She should also remember a lot of us from Harlem, NY are still around and Amy Winehouse has nothing on the shit Natalie was putting down.
    When the Top Club on w.125th street was opened (across from the Apollo) Natalie Cole, Fonda Rae and Chaka Khan were regulars to come and copp and she says 5 years of addiction??? It took 5 years to show and no one gave a shit. Now the bitch who tried to sell her fathers estate and her mother Maria Cole had to run to the judge to get POA over her affairs wishes to hate? Bitch go smoke a wooler and pretened to be Lady Day your so fuckin yesterday its pathetic don’t hate u dint say that crap about Whitney Houston your a predjudiced played out singer who know one really carres about anymore

  40. Jahlaune

    I love Amy Natalie needs to get a life or a hit record. She should also remember a lot of us from Harlem, NY are still around and Amy Winehouse has nothing on the shit Natalie was putting down.
    When the Top Club on w.125th street was opened (across from the Apollo) Natalie Cole, Fonda Rae and Chaka Khan were regulars to come and copp and she says 5 years of addiction??? It took 5 years to show and no one gave a shit. Now the bitch who tried to sell her fathers estate and her mother Maria Cole had to run to the judge to get POA over her affairs wishes to hate? Bitch go smoke a wooler and pretened to be Lady Day your so fuckin yesterday its pathetic don’t hate u dint say that crap about Whitney Houston your a predjudiced played out singer who know one really carres about anymore

  41. Jahlaune

    I love Amy Natalie needs to get a life or a hit record. She should also remember a lot of us from Harlem, NY are still around and Amy Winehouse has nothing on the shit Natalie was putting down.
    When the Top Club on w.125th street was opened (across from the Apollo) Natalie Cole, Fonda Rae and Chaka Khan were regulars to come and copp and she says 5 years of addiction??? It took 5 years to show and no one gave a shit. Now the bitch who tried to sell her fathers estate and her mother Maria Cole had to run to the judge to get POA over her affairs wishes to hate? Bitch go smoke a wooler and pretened to be Lady Day your so fuckin yesterday its pathetic don’t hate u dint say that crap about Whitney Houston your a predjudiced played out singer who know one really carres about anymore

  42. Jahlaune

    I love Amy Natalie needs to get a life or a hit record. She should also remember a lot of us from Harlem, NY are still around and Amy Winehouse has nothing on the shit Natalie was putting down.
    When the Top Club on w.125th street was opened (across from the Apollo) Natalie Cole, Fonda Rae and Chaka Khan were regulars to come and copp and she says 5 years of addiction??? It took 5 years to show and no one gave a shit. Now the bitch who tried to sell her fathers estate and her mother Maria Cole had to run to the judge to get POA over her affairs wishes to hate? Bitch go smoke a wooler and pretened to be Lady Day your so fuckin yesterday its pathetic don’t hate u dint say that crap about Whitney Houston your a predjudiced played out singer who know one really carres about anymore

  43. Tesha

    Natalie has some damn nerve. She was a Grammy award winner and was on drugs as well. She is a damn hypocrite. I think she said that because she was white and won the most awards. She did crake, heroine, LCD. She should be ashamed criticizing her when she did the same thing. If that is the case, she needs to get her Grammys taken away.

  44. PASSION

    LIFE IS A FUCKING DRUG!
    GET OVER IT.
    GET A LIFE!
    MIND YOUR BUSINESS!
    YOU’LL LIVE LONGER!

  45. agatheringofracistaholes

    people take your meds, what a bunch of racist, ritilin eating, hateful, looking for any reason to puke all over the internet subhumans she was wrong, but if you think she gives a rats a** about your hate and racism ahhh NOOOOOOOOO again take your meds

  46. Disappointed Fan

    LOOK WHO IS CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK! HOW DARE NATALIE MAKE A COMMENT LIKE THAT ABOUT AMY! NO I DO NOT FEEL THAT AMY SHOULD BE DOING THE THINGS THAT SHE IS DOING, BUT IF AMY WAS AWARDED HER GRAMMYS FOR BAD BEHAVIOR, THEN NATALIE NEED TO RETURN ALL OF HERS THAT SHE RECEIVED BETWEEN THE 70′S AND EARLY 90′S, BECAUSE SHE WAS AWARDED HERS FOR BAD BEHAVIOR ALSO…OLE DRUGGY!!!

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