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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
breaking news

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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neglky    

Oh **** I thiught she was dead, ah well good luck

534 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

I am proud to be an American but she needs to do what she needs to do. Black people in this country are always treated badly. Maybe in Switzerland it's different.

534 days ago
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mebrat24    

I thought she did this 20 years ago, this is news-please tmz is getting so lame lately

534 days ago
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Truth    

OH PULEEEEZ... THE BITCH IS DOIN IT CUZ OF TAX REASONS. YANKEE TAXES ARE BETWEEN 30-55% WHEREAS MAX SWISS TAX IS 22%. NO BRAINER, DUUUHHH... #TRUTH!!

534 days ago
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Jay W.     

So long Acid Queen.

534 days ago
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PureRadiance    

Swiss miss. Proud Mary keep on burnin' - But really no one cares!!!!

534 days ago
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Herman Munster    

It's called taxes....they have a very low taxes thr.

534 days ago
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Meanie    

They pissed all over the likes of Phil Collins for living there. Phil MIcklesen had to apologize for feeling like 65% tax is unreasonable, but she'll get a pass for not wanting to pay high taxes since the 90s. FEH.

534 days ago
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DeeMaree    

I don't care where Tina calls home. She will always be one of the most exciting performers I've ever seen. And Tina can actually SING unlike so many of today's "singers."

534 days ago
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ayorayor    

Great! She's a Buddhist, but she chose to become a citizen of a country
that eat dogs. No, I don't mean China or any other Asian country.
Yes, the Swiss! They love their dog meat ~ especially Rottwieler &
St. Bernards because it's the meatiest dog! Om Shanti Tina!

534 days ago
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Phil Mcl    

You know it is a great move. Who wants to pay American taxes they are way to high. Why do you think once the A movie star makes it big, builds these huge houses outside of Cal once they made it, it is so they don't have to pay Cal taxes.

534 days ago
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pakikake    

Had enough of Obama's liberal nonsense. More to follow

534 days ago
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Bu    

She has NOT lived in the USA for at least 25 years...TMZ do your homework!

534 days ago
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judy jetson    

bye.

534 days ago
15.

pakikake    

Had enough of Obama's liberal nonsense.

534 days ago
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