Legendary blues singer Etta James is hatin’ on Barack and Beyoncé. Seems that James, who is played by Beyoncé in the movie Cadillac Records, doesn’t dig Beyoncé’s singing or the fact that President Obama chose her to serenade him with James’ signature tune on inauguration night. “That woman singing for him, singing my song? She’s gonna get her ass whipped,” snapped James, speaking to an audience in Canada last week, according to TMZ.com. James, who has racked up four Grammys and 17 Blues Music Awards during her half-century career, was referring to her most famous number, “At Last.” A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Blues Hall of Fame and Grammy Hall of Fame, the 71-year-old James went on to say that she “can’t stand Beyoncé” and that the 27-year-old songstress “has no business up there singing, singing up there on a big old president day, singing my song that I been singing forever.” As for Obama, James dismissed him as “the one with the big ears,” adding, “He ain’t my president.” James reportedly never raised an objection about Beyoncé portraying her in the movie.
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