Clay Cane is a New York City-based writer who is recognized for his contributions in journalism. Clay is a regular contributor for various print and online publications such as The Advocate and BET.com. He is the author of the highly anticipated novel Ball-Shaped World, which is a fictionalized account of the black and Latino ballroom scene. Also, he is the Entertainment Editor at BET.com and a member of New York Film Critics Online. He can be reached at claycane@gmail.com.


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    Thursday, October 09, 2008

    It doesn't surprise me that Aretha Franklin would strike back at Tina Turner for her comment on Re-Re's ego.

    Right on cue, Lady Soul released this statement to USA Today:

    "I have always appreciated what Tina Turner has to offer and had quietly cheered her on after Ike and her subsequent success."

    If that ain't some banana pudding shade! To mention Ike Turner, knowing the history of abuse -- Re-Re wanted to bring Tina right back to her Nutbush roots!

    "However, with respect to her statement concerning my ego, clearly she was talking about herself as she described herself as the 'Queen of Rock' and saying 'that's what Queens do' — particularly since she does not have a clue as to who I am in view of the fact that we have never met."

    If that ain't some fried corn shade! Well, maybe you would've met Tina if you would've been at Oprah's Legends Ball! Rumor had it you didn't want to be honored with other legends, you just wanted to be the legend. Also, it is clear that Tina Turner is the queen of rock - she is the second person on the cover of Rolling Stone, she is the first female rock star, everyone from Janis Joplin to Pat Benatar to Pink credits Tina Turner. I mean, really Aretha! You are stretching as much as your titty skin!

    "I never figured her to resort to tacky press just to sell a few tickets. I understand and I know that the concert market is down where ticket sales are concerned. I really had put her in a different class — higher than that."

    If that ain't some barbecue pig feet shade! Aretha -- Tina is outselling Madonna and Janet combined. Could Aretha even come close to selling out Madison Square Garden? Wasn't this the same woman who performed last year with a Pink's Hot Dog hat on her head because the company was sponsoring her show?

    "Finally, no one has been more gracious or complimentary to their peers than I have and I am confident and secure enough to do so, unlike some others. I wish Ms. Turner all the best, as I always have. Perhaps one day we will meet."

    If that ain't some butternut squash shade! "Gracious or complimentary" -- oh me, oh my, I won't be a fool for you Aretha! The stories of Aretha are downright legendary -- Mavis Staples, Martha Reeves, Natalie Cole. Hell, even when Jill Scott performed "Natural Woman" at VH1's Divas Live, Aretha refused to say her name. Aretha is on the freeway of foolishness!

    Click here for the full story.

    I am sure Tina Turner will ignore these comments. She is on a 36-city tour . If you haven't gotten your Tina tickets, it's a must. This will definitely be her last time out.

    Check out this performance of "Let's Stay Together" from Chicago a few weeks ago. As Carmen Xtrava once said, "That voice is still there!" Amazing!

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