Whether Beyowulf meant to or not, she's initiated an epic clash of the divas!
During the Grammy awards in February, Beyonce redubbed Tina Turner "the queen," sending Aretha Franklin into an indignant tizzy.
Pulling the claws out like no other bitch can, Aretha called Beyowulf's comment a "cheap shot at controversy."
Tina Turner remained mum at the time of Aretha's verbal attack, but USA Today recently got a response out of her.
"She's the queen of soul, and I'm the queen of rock 'n' roll. There were so many kings and queens there that night. Her ego must be so big to think she was the only one. That's how queens are!"
All right, so where does that put the score?
Tina: 1, Aretha: 1.
Aretha was quick to retaliate and prove that today's celebrity feuds ain't got nothing on the original divas.
"I never figured her to resort to tacky press just to sell a few tickets," says Franklin, who adds she has never met Turner. "I really had put her in a different class — higher than that.
"No one has been more gracious…to their peers than I have, and I am confident and secure enough to do so, unlike some others."
Aretha: 2, Tina: 1.
THE QUEEN HAS SPOKEN: OFF WITH HER HEAD!!!
The ball's in your court, Tina. Let her have it!
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