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Tina Turner

Goodbye America

I'm Gonna Be a Swiss Citizen

1/25/2013 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0124-tina-turner-swizerland-gettyWilliam Tell may no longer be the most famous Swiss person in history ... 'cause Tina Turner says she's renouncing her U.S. citizenship to become a full-fledged citizen of Switzerland.

Turner -- who was born in Nutbush, Tennessee -- has been living in Zurich since the mid-90s ... and according to multiple reports, she's decided to make Switzerland her permanent home.

According to a local Swiss newspaper, officials in Switzerland have already decided to GRANT Turner's request for citizenship ... and now it's only a matter of time before the move becomes official.

We called Turner's rep for comment -- who told us she was still trying to get in touch with Tina to clarify the situation.

Also ... yeah, William Tell was Swiss. The more you know ...

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Lucky_130    

They better be good to her

603 days ago
17.

Sassy    

Hell, if she's been living there that long, I don't see the big deal. It's not like being a Swiss citizen means she can't ever visit the USA.

603 days ago
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Peter Popoff    

After reading tmz comments it made me feel good. I know I'm the only one that went past the 8th grade, definitely the only one with an advanced degree and a job and probably the only one that has had sex without paying! Lol you commenters are so lame, hate is a terrible thing! If people only cared about themselves as much as they cared about what total strangers did We'd all be Happy!!! Lol

603 days ago
19.

RumRunner055    

She left when Bill Clinton was in office because of higher taxes

603 days ago
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Patricia Roberts    

No one can afford to live here. Obama has given everything away to become king.

603 days ago
21.

Carl    

Are you sure she is renouncing her US citizenship, or is she just obtaining Swiss citizenship? Most places in the world you can have dual citizenship. The only reasons someone would normally renounce US citizenship is if it is required by the new country or if they want to avoid US taxes. With most of her big money earning years behind her I don't see why she'd bother with the tax issue.

603 days ago
22.

Truth    

YALL KNOW SHE WONT BE PERFORMING IN THE STATES ANYTIME SOON... ONCE SHE STEPS ON US SOIL THAT'S TAX ON FOREIGN INCOME. BITCH BE DINGED TWICE! SO YALL WANNA SEE THE OLD HAS-BEEN YALL BETTER BE WILLING TO FLY TO EUROPE SOMEWHERE. #TRUTH!!

603 days ago
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The Ghost of John Lennon    

Blacks were freed from Slavery in 1865...got off the "Back of the bus" in 1955.....Was JUST given the right to vote in 1964. The right to eat and stay at any hotel in the 60's. Blacks are 200yrs behind everybody else. Lets not also forget discrimination in housing, and employment. The Whites had 200yrs of passing down weatlh and educational opportunities to their kin. So American whites go to the best schools and graduate top of their class and get excepted in the business world easier then blacks. Whites don't have to worry about not being called back for employment because their name sounds to "Ethnic" on a application. White's don't have to worry about showing up to rent a house or apt. to only be told the property has been rented out only 2hours after you called to see the rental property. Or if a blackman has a regular name like "John Smith" on a Job Application, he gets called in for an interview, only to show up with Black Skin and be told the posistion has been filled. "A Hard Days Night" was released in 1964, that's the year when the Civil Rights Act was passed outlawing discrimination. So blacks only had full citizenship rights in this country shortly before we released "Rubber Soul". That's a God-Damn Shame. So sorry, it's gonna take longer then a couple of decades for the blacks to be "Over it!" Dont forget the "Crack Wars" of the 1980's which targeted Blackmen and gave them twice as much prison time then their white counterparts charged with the same drug offenses. Leaving the Black women and kids to fend for themselves while the men were in prison. Racism and Discrimination is real! Not a Myth my friend!

603 days ago
24.

Tigolbits    

I thought she had died...

603 days ago
25.

Meow    

She's retired

603 days ago
26.

static    

I love Swiss chocolate and Tina Turner, which I guess she is now.

603 days ago
27.

spectator72    

How is she going to sing and dance in the cold Swiss weather ?

603 days ago
28.

Pockets    

Good for her.

603 days ago
29.

Isatou    

Well said Carl! You're well informed .

603 days ago
30.

Bella    

So long Tina. If I had your money I would leave this country too. It sucks for those of us who work for a living and make money.

603 days ago
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