Aretha Franklin vs. Tina Turner (with an assist from Beyoncé)
Beyoncé referred to Tina Turner as “the queen” at the 2008 Grammys did not sit well with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who dismissed Bey’s remarks as “a cheap shot for controversy.” Tina Turner shimmied her way into the heart of the matter by declaring, “She’s the queen of soul, and I’m the queen of rock ‘n’ roll. There were so many kings and queens there that night. Her ego must be so big to think she was the only one.” To which, Aretha responded: “I never figured her to resort to tacky press just to sell a few tickets. I really had put her in a different class— higher than that.” And Beyoncé’s evil plan to divide and conquer continues.