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Beyonce Suffers Twitter Attack By Roseanne Barr For Etta James Tribute

Etta James, 73, died from complications of Leukemia on January 20th. The Rhythm and Blues legend who suffered a long battle with Leukemia and Dementia was surrounded by her family at the time of her death. Etta’s sons Sametto and Donto James shared with the Jazz singer’s fans what her last moments where like.

Shortly after James’ death, Beyonce Knowles, who sung ‘At Last’ at the inaugural ball for President Obama, paid tribute through her site.

“Etta James was one of the greatest vocalists of our time. I am so fortunate to have met such a queen.”

Comedian Rosanne Barr wasn’t very thrilled with Beyonce remembering the legendary singer – so much so that she blasted her on Twitter:

“I lost ALL respect for Obama when he dissed Etta James in favor of Beyonce. No respect for women at all, I thought-Etta was a hero 2 women. I loved Etta James -and yes that did it for me — He hurt her when she was ill”

I have not listened to anything Beyonce or Jay z has said or recorded since they did that to Etta. Their arrogance was disgusting. Beyonce’s fans are really ignorant-she should not be proud of entertaining drooling mutants! People are telling me that some of beyonce’s fans can spell and have graduated from high school!”

Not surprisingly Roseanne apologized a short time later:

“I sincerely want2 apologize 4 the rude comments I made2 twitters defending the fabulously talented Beyonce. I reverted 2 stand up slams.”

It’s only been three days since Etta James’ death – was Roseanne out of line?

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0 thoughts on “Beyonce Suffers Twitter Attack By Roseanne Barr For Etta James Tribute

  1. Elvis says:

    The only drooling mutant would be Roseanne Barr! She is the wrong person to criticize Beyonce who is so beautiful and so talented,when Roseanne is neither! Beyonce was asked by the President to perform….who would say no to that? Did this arrogant Barr heifer say no to the organizers of that Baseball game where she messed up the Star Spangled banner? THAT was arrogance right there,not Beyonce who did BEAUTIFULLY at the Inauguration. Etta was way too sick to have sung that song there,and that is a fact. The Beyonce fans won this one….Roseanne Barr is not fit to criticize not one person,all the trashy stuff she has done….the very idea!

  2. reese says:

    Roseanne is wrong about posting her problem with this issue that’s 4 years ago. If she has a problem with beyonce or president obama(why drag him into this), she should contact them and not post on twitter in 2012. That being said, etta james was the perfect singer to sing At Last at the ’08 inauguration, but beyonce did a wonderful job too. It’s not about beyonce or etta james, that moment was about the president and his wife. People have to appreciate that and not find ways to complain about whether the song choice was right/wrong and whether it was the right/wrong singer. Etta James’ children nor husband didn’t have a problem with that, why does roseanne making a big deal out of this. Moreover, etta james was going through problems in her personal life in ’08 so it’s appropriate to respect her privacy instead of her participating in the president’s neighborhood ball to sing At Last. What’s stupid was roseanne reacting to something that’s 4 years ago, she should be mature to move on.

  3. rohan says:

    Like roseanne said, etta james was ill during that year and probably at the time when president obama was elected. Shouldn’t roseanne understand that during a person’s illness, it’s not about going on tours or singing at the president’s ball. Beyonce not only sang at the ball but also at the day of obama took his oath. When a person is going through illness, it’s best for that person to be surrounded by loved ones and just spend the days at home. I wouldn’t encourage a person who is going through any problems in his/her life to go out to any event and sing, that would minimize his/her problems. Normally, if any one knew that etta james was ill during that period or having personal problems, they would respect her by not bothering her for any purpose so that she can be with her loved ones. Where was roseanne during the past 4 years, there was news of her having problems with what beyonce or president obama did to etta james. Also, what has president obama and jay z had to do with this. That whole comment on jay z disrespected etta james is very odd. I don’t think obama didn’t know etta james personally to know about her illness and therefore “dissed” her. Roseanne should consider this statement and not make stupid aplogies for saying nonsense.

  4. aj says:

    Roseanne should know that beyonce was a busy performer from the inauguration to the day obama took his oath. Etta James would be asked to do the same, but due to her health it’s good for etta not be stressed. In that year, etta was going through a lot health wise and that’s the reason no one asked her. Beyonce did a great job covering her song for the president but she did what every artist did when he/she covered that song at various events. I don’t see any arrogance the way beyonce sung At Last, she did justice to the song or I don’t understand the word arrogance like roseanne does. It’s weird that roseanne would bring this up today and it doesn’t make sense in stating obama and jay disrespected etta james. I don’t know why people like her find fault in someone else for no reason at all and venting their anger on twitter.

  5. Floydd says:

    TOUCHE’ MS. BARR! I TRULY THANK YOU FOR STANDING UP, AND SPEAAKING OUT ABOUT THIS. IT REALLY AMAZES ME AT HOW EAZILY FOLKS FORGET WHAT IS TRUTH, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO BEYONCE, AND AS MUCH AS I LIKE HIM, JAY-Z TOO. I KNOW THAT HE’S ONLY TRYING TO PROTECT HIS INVESTMENT, BUT IF HE DOESN’T QUICKLY DETACH HIMSELF FROM THAT SINKING MISSEL, HE’S GOING TO CRASH, AND BURN RIGHT ALONG WITH. MS. JAMES KNEW SHE’D BEEN DISRESPECTED,AND FOR THIS, SHE CARED LESS FOR BEYONCE. NO TRUE HOMMAGE, OR RESPECT FOR THE ONES WHO CAME BEFORE HER….THAT IS BEYONCE! BEYONCE KNOWELS WILL NEVER, EVER BE, NOR WILL SHE HAVE THE TALENT OF MS. JAMES, OR ANY OTHER OF THE GREATS. SHE KNOWS THIS, AND THIS IS WHY SHE’LL CONTINUE TO COVER ALL OF THEIR SONGS AS SHE DOES, BECAUSE IT IS THE CLOSEST THAT SHE WILL EVER GET TO SUCH GREATNESS.

  6. naomi says:

    First of all what has jay z got to do with beyonce singing etta james’ version of At Last at the 2008 neighborhood ball. Etta james also covered the song At Last, it’s not her song but her version of the song was famous and remembered till this day. Beyonce just sang At Last at that particular event, how many times other artists covered this song and beyonce didn’t do anything different. If you would know what etta james was going through that year would she sing for president obama despite her illness. All of beyonce’s album isn’t that great, if all of her albums consist of her covering yesteryear songs, it will only bring her closer to greatness. Her album consisted of her songs and you can hate her work, but her albums were a success. Beyonce doesn’t need to be like etta james or the next something, she has her own identity and has admitted many artists influence on her. Etta james and yesteryear singers are not God’s that younger artists need to worship them and they know they are successfull today b.c of them. Beyonce did pay homage to etta james in an awards show and etta james didn’t look pissed. If etta james is pissed then it’s sad that she is harboring resentment for no reason. After etta james’ death, roseanne bringing attention to what is in the past is just ridiculous. Can’t believe celebrities lack humility and always have to fight over who is the better person of the bunch.

  7. Jill says:

    Arrogant is what Rosanne did to the national anthem years back , singing it like it was a joke even the then president spoke out against it. the audacity to criticize beyonce about being invited to sing a song that was not even etta jame’s originally. what the hell does Jay-z have to do with bee being ivited to sing byu the president, rosanne doesn’t only have nuts she is nuts.

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