My take on this?
Etta James doesn’t own a dang thing, and if memory serves correctly, I don’t think she’s ever written many songs in her lifetime either. Sure, she’s a groundbreaking vocalist and her place in history is pretty cemented. And that may be her signature song, I’ll give her that. But it’s not “HER” song.
People do covers ALL THE TIME. The fact that she came out spewing this venom is ridiculous. I’m no worshipper of Beyonce’ and even I was like, “Please don’t let Beyonce’ sing….AHHH DANG.” When it came out her mouth at the Ball, I was like, well, OK. She sure wasn’t going to sing “Survivor” LOL.
So what, did Etta call up Peggy Lee via Aunt Vivica’s Psychic Friends Network to get her take on Abeybey singing “Fever” in the “Fighting Temptations” movie/soundtrack?
I vote that we get her some cushioned panty hose so she can SAT DOWN. How disrespectful of her legacy, but not really. Etta’s always been a bad broad ROFL. Still.
Her and Auntie Ree’s Inauguration hat both need to go to time out!