Aretha Franklin recently jumped in front of her keyboard and wrote a letter to USA Today about a recent story with Tina Turner.
"I have always appreciated what Tina Turner has to offer and had quietly cheered her on after Ike and her subsequent success. However, with respect to her statement concerning my ego (in saying, 'Her ego must be so big to think she was the only one ... that's how queens are') clearly she was talking about herself as she described herself as the 'Queen of Rock' and saying 'that's what Queens do'--particularly since she does not have a clue as to who I am in view of the fact that we have never met. I never figured her to resort to tacky press just to sell a few tickets. I understand and I know that the concert market is down where ticket sales are concerned. I really had put her in a different class--higher than that."
Um, what? I'm sorry, did Sarah Palin write this for you? SRSLY, if you're going to get all sassy, then learn how to pull together a cohesive statement!