Etta James had a moment at a Seattle concert last week where she trashed Beyonce for singing a rendition of “At Last” at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Which is odd considering Beyonce recently played Etta in the film Cadillac Records, and the two had a ball at the premiere (above.) NY Daily News reports:
“I tell you that woman he had singing for him, singing my song, she gonna get her ass whupped,” James told an audience at the Paramount Theatre, sarcastically calling her “The great Beyoncé.”
James didn’t finish there.
“I can’t stand Beyoncé,” she spit out on an audio clip posted on Allhiphop.com, adding that Beyoncé “had no business … singing my song that I been singing forever.”
Obviously still perturbed, Etta then insulted Obama even though she initially loved Beyonce’s inauguration performance. But, hey, old people: They’re adorable ticking time bombs. Right, Grandpa? Put down the knife:
Two weeks ago, James’ son told the Daily News his mom, who has suffered health setbacks after gastric bypass surgery, was moved by the performance.
“You know your President, right? You know the one with the big ears?” she asked the audience. “He ain’t my President.”
For the record, Etta went on to hate several other things that evening including, but not limited to, women, music, black people and irony.