@ Bite-Size: Dont even waste your time arguing with Beauty&Brains...... the brains part is fairy-tale, and with no pic up, I'll assume the "Beauty" part is too.
MTO has a majority of posters who are under 20, so don't even waste your time arguing "bey vs. Etta" with them. Ive read so many people talking about how "Etta is a one-hit wonder." No- JIM JONES is a one-hit wonder. Etta has had MANY charted songs and if anybody saw that movie, they'd have heard about 6-7 of them.
But when you are talking to a group of people who think Jeezy, Jay, Wayne and crew are considered GOOD music- then thats what you get. Blame it on our inundated society who is so diluted now that they push good music out the window and bring that horrible, woman-hating, self-hating, "kill you, your mama, your daddy and you sister" music in and have the nerve to actually think they should get grammys and such for it. (A huge reason why I utterly refuse to listen to the radio and haven't done so in almost 2 years.)
Beyonce's music is forgettable at best. The only two songs she has that MAY stand a chance of being remembered for the nest 5 years are "Dangerously in Love" and "Listen." (And those are big, fat, "ifs.")
In the meantime, the swagger-jacking, lying, stealing, paying people off to *** up, paying her way into prestigious events, etc, will continue. Her day is coming, and I think even she knows that. Her empire is starting to unravel itself-even to the point where Michelle & Kelly are starting to let the cat out of the bag, and nobody in the industry is willing to "sit down and *** up" about her bs for much longer. Karma is a ***, Bey, and she is now ready for you to "bow down unto Caesar."
I C/S with Antidumb, and as I said 2 days ago, Christina Aguilera singing that song is the REAL treat. Christina could probably give Etta a run for her money on that song, but Beyonce? Put it like this, I've never even ventured to see her performance of the song.....so I have no idea how she sounds singing it live. I heard it in the movie, and that was damaging enough to my sensibilities.
Furthermore: if you think Etta was "joking," you have about as much brainpower as Beyonce does......