By Sandra Rose  | 

A few loyal readers tipped me to this audio on Illseed's blog on Allhiphop.com. The layout of that page is so wonky I had to scroll up and down it 3 times before I found the audio tucked up under a Bow Wow video that nobody cares about.

This should have been the first story on the page. But hey, my blog is just as bad so who am I to complain, right?

Now what were we discussing? Oh yeah, soul singer and legend Etta James, who is very much a lady, says she can't stand Beyonce and she wants to whup Beyonce's ass -- and it's all on tape!

Etta also earned major points with me when she said about Barack Obama, "He ain't MY president!"

You go girl!

  • Daisy

    I didn't hear her say He aint my President but if she is a US Citizen that's her President either way.

  • http://myspace.com/docjam1 Doc Jam

    funny..but earns no points for class.

  • candycane

    I aint mad, gon' and defend your song Etta. Although I think Beyonce gave a beautiful performance. I guess that means we wont see Bey & Etta doing a duet on the BET Awards like Jen & Jen did.

  • candycane

    oh.......

    and Bless her heart

  • Daisy

    Etta didn't even want B to play her in the movie. She had to be PC and back track and clean it up. She meant what she said the 1st time.

  • iscream

    Lol @ Sandra's comments.

    Can't hear audio but it sounds like someone is a lil salty that they weren't chosen to sing their song for MY president <--- I have no problem claiming him.

  • ReadTheBlog

    Obama is not your president, huh?
    Sandra, do you even have proper documents to be here?

  • speakinmymind

    that was nasty, classless and totally unnecessary. beyonce was invited to the inaugural ball and that song was specifically requested by MY President and the First Lady. etta james needs to get a life and should feel honored somebody thought enough of her to even include her character in a major motion picture.

    some ol' b*tches is triflin'

  • dave

    LOL@"The Great Beyonce"Is it me, or did she sound like she was kinda of high.

  • MzTee

    Is that actually Etta talking. It sounds like a man to me.

    Anyhoo, it's Etta perogative to say and feel about anyone however she chooses...Next!

  • ReadTheBlog

    Seems to me that Sandra doesn't like anyone that is doing better than herself...

  • starr

    I don't know if she said that he ain't her president, but there is nothing to be applauded about that. bush was my prez whether i could stand him or not. I don't like hearing people saying dat ish. IF he ain't ur prez....keep it movin.....

  • starr

    And i seriously doubt she said that about (obama)....it would be so bad for her. And its no secret how she felt about beyaki...so whateva

  • whyohwhy

    I dont believe it's etta, and Scandra is doing a Jennifer and B step again.

    You cant walk on talent and that's what B has whether you like her are not. It's funny you are the only one so far with this tape. Ask Etta, go call her and see what she says now..

  • terika83

    She's obviously jealous because Bey sang for their first dance and she didn't get to, in which it is HER song....which is the reason for her animosity....

    I also think she was trying to be a little humorous.

    and she also said "She ain't MY Beyonce"

  • http://myspace.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    that voice is a little husky

  • http://happynappyhead.blogspot.com Seattle Slim

    Okay well he may not be her president but he is STILL THE prez of the United States.

    Nullus...

  • http://myspace.com/cocoasister kkizzle

    Definitely NOT a class act... which is what I already suspected about her.

  • shunda

    That is a comedian from a comedy show not Etta James.

  • Daisy

    @Shunda thanks for that update

  • Asouthernpeach

    Again taken out of context. She was kidding around, all in good fun.

  • Daisy

    @Shunda did you see the Game last week? They won't be back until March.

  • candycane

    I clearly heard her say he aint my President twice, she even said he has big ears

  • shunda

    @Daisy
    yes and I had my mouth wide open during the previews for the new episodes.

  • babyjam824

    Oh yeah, soul singer and legend Etta James, who is very much a lady

    __________________________________________________

    That's not really Etta James' reputation. It really wasnt back in the day. I read her bio and i also know "the lady" wasnt the portrayal in the film. Etta didnt want Beyonce to even perform her in the film because she was too prissy, I mean she might be a lady now....but she's gritty and i like that about her.

    but i wondered why it wasnt her--etta singing and not beyonce. it seemed semi-offensive or like unfair.

  • ReadTheBlog

    Daisy and Shunda, what happened on the game? Bring me up to speed - the last episode I saw was the fake wedding reception. Please fill me in yall, please?!?!?

  • http://myspace.com/missjenee MissJenee

    She needs to sit the HELL DOWN!

  • shunda

    @Read darn you have missed a lot lol. You know you can catch the episodes on surf the net but here is a high level overview (work term :) ) Melanie and Derwin off again he found out she was sleeping with the Doc and felt like a sucker for checking in. Tasha got a new hair do and is stil with Rick Foxx. Robin and Malik broke up and she said Malik was gay leading to Malik finding out that a teammate was gay and we still do not know who is Jenea's baby daddy. Daisy fill in what I may have missed.

  • miamore73

    Yeah I think she may be bitter that Beyonce was invited to sing that song instead of her. I bet President Obama stopped being her president the moment Etta saw Beyonce on tv singing her song.

    What's that I'm tasting....hmmm....taste like salt.

  • miamore73

    What about Laverne from Laverne and Shirley being Rick Foxx's mother and clowning Tasha. That was hilarious!! Don't forget Malik found out said teammate was gay because said teammate hit on him.

  • shunda

    Ok don't hold me to that last comment but it sounds like a comedy show to me.

  • keely107

    @speakinmymind: You are speaking my mind, ole ays heffahs is bitter!! sat down somewhere. Yes he is her pre., just as W was mines. She IS a US citizen.

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  • KAT

    i'm mad that the game isn't coming back on until march....and i saw it last friday and didn't catch that. on the clip with derwin and janae kissing, could u tell if she was still pregnant? i was thinking she was going to have a last minute miscarriage or something. i hope that baby isn't derwin's.

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    FIRST OF ALL SANDRA YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF FOR EVEN SAYING THIS IS ETTA JAMES. ANYONE WITH A LITTLE BIT OF COMMON SENSE CAN TELL THIS IS A COMEDIAN DOING A SKIT. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, AT LAST IS NOT ETTA JAMES SONG, SURE SHE MADE IT MORE POPULAR, BUT IT ISN'T HER SONG.

    At Last" is a 1941 song written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren for the musical film Orchestra Wives, starring George Montgomery and Ann Rutherford. It was first performed in the film and on record by Glenn Miller and his orchestra, vocal by Ray Eberle and Pat Friday. The song was a major hit for Miller, reaching number 14 on the Billboard pop charts in 1942, and it soon became a standard. Nat King Cole recorded it in 1957 on his number one album Love Is the Thing. In 1960, it was covered by blues singer Etta James in a performance that improvised on Warren's melody.

  • Daisy

    @Shunda and the rest of the game folks. I am so tired of Derwin running back to Janae when him and Mel are having problems. You see Jason is now dating Stacy Dash and they are adding Hill Harper as Janaes ex. Tasha betta NOT turn down Ricks proposal. I am glad Malik is finally going to meet his dad. Also Malik (cant think of his real name) did an interview and said he isnt sure they are coming back after this season.

  • Daisy

    @Shunda im MAD you said thats a comedian like you were 100% and then came back w/ a don't hold me to it..lol

  • speakinmymind

    @ keely107,

    me and you...eye><eye

    @ MUNCHOSGILR

    thanks for the history!! good lookin' out

  • Shauny

    No comment on this but as far as The Game, it's going to be GOOD when it comes back on. I paused and rewind the "coming up" clip several times..still couldn't make everything out though. Please clarify if you know

    1. It looked like Tasha was on top of someone in the bed who wasn't Rick. Did anyone else think it was her?
    2. Who was that Kelly was on top of on the couch kissing?
    3. Janae looked VERY pregnant kissing Derwyn (had to freeze it)
    4. Who is Jason's "black" girlfriend?
    5. Where is TT?

  • Daisy

    @Shauny Stacy dash-#4 Yes Janae is still knocked up-#3 they showed TT the wk before last. I am sure he will still be around when they come back. Could have been Maliks daddy Tasha was with.

  • Kee

    Old ppl trip me out I swear...so she really mad cause nobody asked her to sing her own dayum song..Let it Go Ella and I really believe that if this old bitty tries to beat Beyonce's azz she gon have to deal with Tina 1st and I can see Tina whippin some sure nuff azz (LOL) Etta too damn old to be actin a fool!

  • http://myspace.com/tamarlese Peachizz

    LOL @ Etta James
    "Whuppig her butt soon as I see her",
    Beyonce watch outta, Mizz Etta beat the brakes off ya and goona tear you a new one.. he he he LOL

  • Shauny

    @Kee
    I think Tina talks a good talk but old Etta looks like she'll give her a run for her money. I'd pay to see the fight. JK

    Bey will try to remain the innocent victim in it all saying she doesn't know why Etta would say such things and how she still loves and respects her (like she's never said off comments..ala the "upper class" Jackson diss). Solange will come running her mouth and so on and so forth.

  • Shauny

    Wait back to The Game....So Hill Harper (with his fine but short self) will be Janae's ex maybe baby daddy?

  • SMALONE

    THIS IS SOME CRAZY SHIT!

  • mimi08

    SOME OF YALL WILL MAKE EXCUSES EVEN IF YOU SAW BEYONCE SHOOT SOMEONE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PHUCKIN STREET!..

    NO MATTER IF BEYONCE GOT INVITED TO THE INAUGURAL FESTIVITIES TO SING FOR THE OBAMA'S, SHE SHOULD HAVE HAD C-L-A-S-S ENOUGH TO SING HER OWN SHYT! EVERYBODY ELSE WHO PERFORMED THAT NIGHT SUNG THEIR OWN SONGS..SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO DIDN'T! WHY IS SHE ASHAMED OF BOOTYLICIOUS AND ALL THEM OTHER RIDICULOUS SONGS...NO, IT'S BECAUSE SHE KNEW NONE OF HER SONGS WERE CLASSY ENOUGH.

    I DONT BLAME ETTA ONE BIT, I DON'T THINK SHE'S KIDDING EITHER..SHE DIDN'T LIKE IT FROM THE BEGINNING (HER PLAYING HER IN THE MOVIE), BUT JUST AS ALWAYS, PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO SPEAK UP AGAINST HER AND JAYZ FOR SOME REASON..I DON'T GET IT..I WOULD NOT HAVE WANTED BEYONCE'S POOR ACTING ASS TO PLAY ME.

    IF THE OBAMA'S WANTED TO HEAR THAT SONG, THEN THEY SHOULD HAVE INVITED ETTA TO SING IT!

  • mimi08

    @KEE

    I KNOW YOU'RE KIDDING RIGHT?! CAUSE ETTA LOOK LIKE SHE WOULD WHIP THE SHYT AND PERMAMENT SEW A LACEFRONT ON TINA AND BEYONCE'S HEAD! TINA LOOKS LIKE ONE OF THEM BIG MOUTH CHICKS WHO TALKED A BUNCH OF SHYT AND GOT HER ASS WHOOPED..ETTA LOOK LIKE SHE'LL BEAT THE TRUTH OUTTA THEM. KEEP IT REAL.

  • Daisy

    Yes Hill Harper will be Janaes ex.

  • candycane

    Beyonce was INVITED TO SING AT LAST, not any of her songs, but AT LAST. Dont be mad at Bey, tell the Prez & 1st lady they made the wrong choice.

  • Naima

    Beyonce people bum rushed her way into singing At Last, nobody even went to see Cadillac Records for her to become associated with that song

  • Daisy

    lol@Naima

  • kdillon

    Why does everyone keep saying Beyonce was invited to sing? What if Beyonce paid a hefty donation to the committee? There are alot of things that we dont see and the industry is still full of pay to play. I dont believe Beyonce was asked, I think she asked them and she didnt have a song in her own catalog to sing that woud fit the occassion so her people might have went to the committee and pitched the song and pitched that Obama likes Beyonce. I honestly dont beleive the Obama's hand picked any of the performeers because they had a lot going on. I think older artist like Etta James should have performed because she was around during the struggle and racial tensions. The committee put together a young line up to draw more young people in. Has anyone asked why did Jay Z perform? His song was garbage and a little embarassing, they asked.
    Etta has a right to be mad because the Knowles were shady to her in ther beginning. Beyonce did not meet Etta before playing Etta James, she went to a rehab facility. Etta did not want Beyonce playing her but her son had to convince her to do it and it wasnt so much of the sound but it was the look he told her. They are posing for pics on the red carpet because they wanted to look cordial, this is the industry people smile for pics and it looks great to us but it could be a different story. Etta may be in her 70's but she is still an Icon and when Beyonce reaches that age and some kid remakes Single Ladies, bets and believe she will be mad.

  • kdillon

    .....Also, Etta might be made that Beyonce used a pre recorded track instead of singing live.

  • istandbehindtheIam

    Is that Etta James or Beyonce's mama in that pic?

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    ETTA DIDN'T WRITE AT LAST, SHE WASN'T THE FIRST PERSON TO RECORD NOR PERFORM IT EITHER, SO HOW IS IT "HER" SONG?

    SANDRA I AM A WOMAN WHO CAN ADMIT MY MISTAKES, I APOLOGIZE FOR SAYING YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR EVEN SAYING THAT WAS ETTA ON THE RECORDING. I HAVE READ AN ARTICLE DONE BY A MUSIC CRITI WHO WAS AT THE SHOW. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/pop/397998_james30q.html
    EVEN HE WAS APPALLED BY ETTA'S BEHAVIOR. YET THIS IS THE SAME ETTA WHO WAS QUOTED JUST AFTER THE PERFORMANCE AS SAYING....Blues singer ETTA JAMES was overcome with pride watching BEYONCE KNOWLES covering her classic song AT LAST for new U.S. President BARACK OBAMA.
    Knowles, who depicts James in the drama Cadillac Records, sang the icon's 1961 ballad as Obama and his wife, Michelle, shared their first dance as America's President and First Lady following his inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday (20Jan09).
    And James, who watched the performance live on TV in her California home, is delighted her love song has taken a place in history.
    Her son, Donto James, tells the New York Daily News, "She was looking forward to seeing it. She was honoured (and) she thought it was great. She's gotten emotional, just like everybody else."
    Knowles was one of the headline acts to appear at the politician's Neighborhood Ball celebration after he was officially sworn into office.

    THERE IS SOMETHING VERY WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE.