Etta James is pissed off at Beyonce for performing her signature song — "At Last" — as the first dance for Barack and Michelle Obama at an inaugural ball. Beyoncé for Barack and Michelle Obama's first dance, which took place at the ball on 20 January.
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AAPP: Candidly I understand why she would be just a tad bit upset. The inaugural ball planning group should have had both of them there to sing the song. Old school and new school. But hey, Etta James is pisssed and let it rip at a Jan. 28 concert in Seattle when she said: "I tell you, that woman he has singing for him, singing my song, she gonna get her ... whipped. I can’t stand Beyonce, she had no business up there singing ... my song that I’ve been singing forever." She also said, "You guys know your president, right? You know the one with the big ears?" James asked from the stage of Seattle's Paramount Theatre. "Wait a minute, he ain't my president. He might be yours; he ain't my president. But I tell you that woman he had singing for him, singing my song — she's going to get her ass whupped." More on: Etta James pissed off with Beyoncé