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Etta to Beyonce: I Was Just Playin' Girl

2/6/2009 10:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Etta JamesSo who's the biatch? Etta or Beyonce? Etta says neither, because she was just kidding when she said she threatened Beyonce with an ass-whooping. Right.

James tells the NY Daily News her words were not from a vicious place. We're lovin' this ...

Etta confesses she felt left out of the Inauguration festivities because she wasn't asked to sing "her song," adding that she thinks she could have sung the song better. As we pointed out, even though she made "At Last" famous, it wasn't her song -- Glenn Miller first recorded it in 1942.

So ... Beyonce could have said no. But then again, why the hell should she?

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wIlmo    

All I have to say is that one day she will steal from the wrong person.. We are from Hou. Tx., and we have never stole and kanived to reach the top. We earn a honest living, not the trashie ways she represent our city. Frankly, we would appreciate it if she would refrain from using us, we don't care who she is, she have not given Houston anything to even remember her for. GOOOOO...ridence

1988 days ago
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gemini2012    

jealous much? green doesn't look too good on ya etta.

1988 days ago
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wasted days and wasted nights    

At last, we know she was just joking.

2003 days ago
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northern gypsy    


can you spell d-a-m-a-g-e c-o-n-t-r-o-l etta ???
what the hell we're you thinkin ??? joking my a$$ !!!
now...keep that temper of your's in check...ok ???

2003 days ago
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kb    

THIS WAS NO JOKE... CRACK-ETTA IS JUST BITTER AND HATING ON BEYONCE BECAUSE SHE IS A WASHED UP, HAS BEEN, ONE-HIT WONDER HERION JUNKIE AND TO THIS DATE IS STILL A JUNKIE AS WELL AS A DRUNK.... THERE IS NO WAY SHE COULD SING THIS BETTER THAN BEYONCE AND IM GLAD TMZ POINTED THE MAIN FACT HERE, IT'S NOT HER SONG!!!!

2003 days ago
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Mimi    

Is TMZ on a first name basis with the President? Don't recall you ever calling Bush just George.

2003 days ago
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Kathy    

I don't know...sounded pretty serious to me.

I DO know that's one scary pic of Ms Etta you guys have on here!

2003 days ago
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PEPSI Generation    

SHOCKING fox right? harvey same as jean peters`s communisms for FOX studios

2003 days ago
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WALEE    

MS ETTA WAS JOKING YOU KNOW,BUT SHE IS TELLING THE TRUTH.THIS IS HER SIGNATURE SONG THE SAME WAY "I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU " IS WHITNEY HOUSTON'S .MS ETTA IS ENTITLED TO HER OPINION.BEYONCE WAS THERE JUST TO PROMOTE HER DAMN SELF.NEXT TIME YOU ARE INVITED TO AN EVENT DEAR BEYONCE SING YOUR OWN CLASSICS:DIL,FREAKUM DRESS,NAUGHTY GIRL,SINGLE LADIES(EVEN IF JAY-Z PUT A RING ON IT 6 YEARS LATER!),SUGA MAMA,KITTY KAT OR DIVA.YOU HAVE YOUR OWN REPERTOIRE. IT REPRESENTS YOU AND YOUR WORK.USE IT.AND TO MS ETTA ,BE SURE TO REMOVE THOSE BUTT PADS OF HERS BEFORE WHIPPING ; SHE NEEDS TO FEEL THE PAIN"AT LAST"

2003 days ago
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hoochie mama    

Could ETTA is just expressing what alot of other people really think of Beyonce? How many people, in the entertainment industry said "I KNOW THAT'S RIGHT, GIRL !!! HELL !!!", to themselves.
I think Etta was hurt that she didn't get asked, to sing w/ Beyonce.
LEAVE ETTA ALONE...LET IT GO !!!

just my opinion...

2003 days ago
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2003 days ago
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99centz    

I was at the show @ the paramount theatre in seattle & she was clearly joking!It was strange seeing a 70+ woman grabing her crotch on every song.

2003 days ago
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DARKMAN    

GE PR hero!!!

2003 days ago
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Chantelle    

can this Bitch get any crazier

2003 days ago
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webbster    

What about the slight on the President ? Was she kidding about that too...? Because it didn't sound like it.

2003 days ago
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