Etta James Is Pissed

“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. But I tell you that woman he had singing for him, singing my song — she’s going to get her ass whipped. The great Beyoncé. Like I said, she ain’t mine. … I can’t stand Beyoncé. She has no business up there, singing up there on a big ol’ president day, gonna be singing my song that I’ve been singing forever.” – Etta James, complaining about Beyonce performing the James classic At Last at Barack Obama’s inaugural ball. Just a few months ago, Etta raved about Beyonce’s portrayal of her in Cadillac Records. Meow!