‘Diva’ Cher Disrupting Grammy Duet?

The music world’s feverishly preparing for this weekend’s Grammy Awards. Some artists, however, need a little more preparation than others. JJ’s Dirt passes along word that Cher – who will be performing a duet with Nelly Furtado – absolutely “bombed” during rehearsal. And, as if that’s not enough, the legendary entertainer has been butting heads with the considerably younger Furtado:

Cher is acting like a HUGE diva and my source says, “Cher was being bitchy because the production kept being stopped and she was asked to work on certain things in her performance. Just things as simple as to where she needed to stand. Nelly’s part was amazing and Cher literally bombed.”

Finally Nelly said, “I need a drink!”

My source continues, “Cher’s face is so ‘red’ right now. She is furious speaking to staffers her saying that Nelly had the performance all worked out her way and she didn’t need to listen to a ‘fucking kid!’”

She’s kind of got a point there…

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  • l

    Cher has been a joke for a couple of decades now. Not that the Grammys are all that relevant either.

  • Bryan

    Sorry but I don’t care how hot you are at any particular moment, when you perform with a legend in any field you show respect.

  • todd

    Nelly needs to RESPECT!!

  • rock

    Bryan and Todd said it best…and I totally agree!!

  • Michael

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T! I agree as well. Nelly Frutada isn’t anyone. She’s a product of Timbaland. She would have been a one hit wonder if he hadn’t told her what to sing, how to sing, and how trashy to act.

  • jim

    Cher deserves respect…she is a LEGEND..
    nelly need to cool down..get over herself

  • Bitch Republic

    Cher is awesome. She’s been in entertainment for over five decades. I’m sure she knows how to perform by now. Nelly Furtado can kiss Cher’s ass.

  • Dawster

    Nelly who?

  • afrolito

    Cher needs to take her tired old ass back to Vegas. She’s a joke of a performer, and always has been.

    Nelly sells millions of records, and actually makes music people listen too.

  • Andrew

    It’s a bit of a joke even suggesting that Nelly is somehow in the same league as Cher. I don’t mean to dismiss Nelly’s talent, but Cher has been around longer than Nelly has been alive. Do any of you seriously think that Nelly will be putting out hits fifty years from now? Obviously, she will not. It’s therefore absurd to compare her in any way to Cher. Cher is a timeless legend; Nelly is a passing fad.

  • afrolito

    What hits has Cher put out recently?? NONE

    She’s never been taken seriously as a musician or singer. The average person on the street could’nt name more than two Cher songs (and that’s being generous) if their lives depended on it.

    As far as Nelly goes, there’s no way any of us could possibly know her musical legacy 50 years from now.

  • Chapeau

    Oh no you didn’t afrolito !

    Don’t fuck with Cher biatch.

  • hisurfer

    Cher is camp, not a “timeless legend”.

  • l

    Looks like a Will & Grace episode erupted in the middle of Queerty. How charmingly retro!

  • Laura

    afrolito, are you 11 or something?

    Anyone who’s anyone that is mature and knowledgeable about the world they live in can name more than 2 Cher songs becuase she is apart of American culture and history as it has evolved and influenced American music and culture.

    Truth be told, the majority of American’s aren’t into listening to the repetative music, which has taken a what seems to feel like a permanent residency on FM and XM radio channels.

  • afrolito


    No one who is’nt a 50+ white fag into camp classics could name a Cher song.

    What part of american culture and music has she influenced, beyond drag impersonators in gay bars???

    The woman is CAMP period.

  • Andrew


    The rude and ignorant tone of your comments about Cher alone is sufficient to refute your specious claims regarding Cher’s place in American history and culture. Moreover, your evident lack of any grasp of the relevant facts makes it useless to debate the point in further detail. Going forward, I might caution you against making flippant, ill-informed comments about one of the most cherished icons of the American gay community.


  • Lone Ranger and Tonto

    Go Andrew, go Andrew, go Andrew, yeah!!!!!

  • Jack Jett

    Dear Afrolito

    Why do you find it necessary to bring race into every issue? You are so fucking sensitive yet you throw shit out there like “a 50+ white fag”, which i am….and that is Mr. White Fag to you.

    I don’t know if anyone every informed you but black people get older too. They can also be racist. They can also be homophobic. Does any of this sound familiar?

  • hisurfer

    Google “gay icon” and you have to ask: who isn’t a cherished gay icon these days?

  • afrolito


    I don’t lack a grasp of anything when it comes to Cher. You’re the one who claims she’s some sort of cherished american icon, and has left an indelible mark on music and culture. I’m still waiting for you to prove that. She is quite popular with 50+ white fags with a love of camp though.

    Dear Jack,

    I thought you left for good. That’s what you said you were gonna do a while back when you stormed off in a tantrum. Silly then silly now.

    As far as me bringing race into every issue, how so? How is pointing out the demographic she’s popular with, bringing race into it? You seem to be the one with a few issues. Sound familiar?

  • GMan

    Wow. Wow. Wow. By the way I’m under 50 and have seen kids at Cher concerts, not to even mention straight women.

  • Nikko

    Did you all read the same article??! Nelly’s performance went awesome but not Cher’s, who then let her ego step in and took a fit-please, all Divas need to fuck off. No bitch(which is what a diva is) is ever really respected or beyond manners. But then again, we are talking about two of the same damned thing: Divas and bitchy gay men- yech. Throw’em all to the lions.

  • Deelite

    I’m Black.
    I’m 27.
    I’m str8.
    And I show respect for Cher.
    Cher might not be the greatest singer, she might not be considered “seriously” by the music insiders, but she did dance, disco, folk, pop before Nelly Furtado and a whole bunch of others did.
    She hadn’t had a hit in a few years because she has not released new materials since a few years. As simple as that.
    Ever heard of “3614 Jackson Highway”? “Take Me Home”?
    Of course not. You were probably too busy listening to old Kriss Kross or New Kids on the Block.
    That said, I love Nelly (thank u Timbaland for the r’n’b makeover). And I love Cher.
    But I doubt all that ever happened. Nelly and Cher are announced as presenters, not performers.

  • Billie

    A delightful injection of truth, Deelite. And I agree, Todd and Bryan. Pay no attention to Afrolito. He is usually wrong.

  • afrolito


    You’re so full of it.

    “black,27, and str8”.


  • Mike

    I can’t believe you expect Nelly to just shut up and deal with Cher’s nonsense.

  • Jay

    Most anyone could probably name more than 2 songs of Cher’s. And yes, I am her (ok, one of her biggest fans!)Cher & Sonny had a great deal to do with bringing in the rock ‘n roll in the 60’s. Until the drug culture decided to roll in. Then just because they weren’t drug users, no one wanted to hear them. As far as now, I think Cher needed a break from touring for 3 yrs., don’t you? She may be older now, but she is still a great performer & I don’t think that will change. Give Cher a break. She has always been entertaining, a great actor & stylist/singer and could do rings around any of these young singers anyday of the week. Usually Cher is not one to throw her weight around, maybe she was having a bad day. And by the way, who IS Nelly? I honestly don’t know. But then I’m 49 and really don’t listen to this young music. I am more interested in Cher, and all the older musicians. So call me jaded……..

  • SeaFlood


    I am 32. Black. And so gay I’m nearly bi. (that’s right bitches, figure THAT one out)

    Afrolito is right about this one… but he forgets… she also appeals to gay whites in the mid-20’s for that brief run in the late 90’s-early 00’s.

    People… Cher is CAMP. I liked her early 90’s stuff — you know… “If I Could Turn Back Time” and the like. I know some classics. But she is NOT sizzling like Nelly. Nelly is more than Timbaland. She actually SAYS something in her music… much of which she writes.

    Nelly’s not the one having issues — just as Nikko stated, but Cher. Why are all you bitches mindlessly defending her? Old Divas are STILL divas, yes, but I like my Old Divas like Tina Turner. Did you see her? Beyonce was fiddling with her mike and Tina was just doing her thing.

  • dawitt

    It should be pointed out that Nelly Furtado scored her first hit singles in 2000 and 2001, then dropped off the planet for more than 5 years…so she’s what, 6 years into her career?

    Between 1965 and 1972, Cher had already scored 11 Top 40 and 6 Top Ten hits on Billboard…Cher is the only female artist to score a top 10 hit in every every decade in which she’s performed, starting with “i got u babe” in 1965 (that’s 43 years ago, afrolito, since you can’t seem to figure out what time it is). She’s also sold 100 million albums as a solo act and another 80 million as 1/2 of Sonny and Cher.

    And she co-wrote a good chunk of her last several albums…

    My point: just because Nelly is hot now doesn’t mean she’s hotter than Cher. I’m a fan of both women, but there’s no comparison. When Nelly is 62 and we look at the sum of her career, if she’s accomplished 1/100th of what Cher has done – including producting and directing films, winning an Academy Award and multiple Grammy awards, and amassing a $600 million dollar estate in the process, we can revisit this conversation.

  • Superstar

    Dawitt said it all.

    I would like to add that I personally know lots of people, men, women, gay straight, black, white, brown, – all ‘colors’ and ages that know who Cher is, and what songs she has sung. She’s well accomplished in both the music and film industry.

  • t-bone

    she’s cute and sells records, but so did new kids on the block.
    sorry, but nelly isn’t the steam off one of Cher’s nasties.
    lets see how nelly goes decade after decade after decade, she’ll be lucky to last as long as Martika or Taylor Dane.

    truth is, Cher is from a legendary era, Nelly is from a disposable era. we don’t care for songs that are 6mths old anymore, but Cher sells out concerts and moves units, if i coud turn back time, i could show you :)

  • t-bone

    she’s cute and sells records, but so did new kids on the block.
    sorry, but nelly isn’t the steam off one of Cher’s nasties.
    lets see how nelly goes decade after decade after decade, she’ll be lucky to last as long as Martika or Taylor Dane.

    truth is, Cher is from a legendary era, Nelly is from a disposable era. we don’t care for songs that are 6mths old anymore, but Cher sells out concerts and moves units, if i coud turn back time, i could show you :)

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