Kanye West Declares Beyonce "Greater Than" Tina Turner
Never one to keep his opinions to himself, Kanye West recently told reporters in New Zealand that Beyonce is a greater artist than Tina Turner.
His exact words: "…[Beyonce] is just as great, if not greater, than artists we had in the past. She's probably greater than Tina Turner."
This declaration has sparked a worldwide debate, and I'm not exaggerating.
So is Beyonce better than Tina?
I love Beyonce. She is one talented lady. She sings, she acts, she endorses products.
But is she better than Tina? Talk to me about that in 42 years. If Beyonce, who is 27, is still doing her thing onstage at the age of 69 like Tina is now, then maybe I'll agree that she is better than Tina.
Until then, no way.
Tina, the woman who brought us hits ranging from her signature song "Proud Mary" to "What's Love Got To Do With It," just rocked Madison Square Garden at an age when most people are retired. Tina has been releasing hits and touring since the 1970s, and she has enjoyed longevity in a business where most artists flame out after a few years.
Tina is a legend and one of the greatest musical artists of all time, and don't even get me started about those amazing legs.
Beyonce is indeed one of the hottest artists in music today, and while I'm not sold on her latest single "If I Were A Boy" (did you hear the awful rendition of the song she warbled through when she was on The Oprah Winfrey Show?), I'm down with "Crazy In Love," "Irreplaceable" and "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)."
And the girl can shake her groove thang.
But I suspect that even Beyonce would agree that she's got a long way to go before she is even in the same league as Tina.
So what do you think? Is Beyonce better than Tina? Or is Kanye out of his mind?
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