25.05.2023 / 14:27
Tina Turner fans shame Beyoncé and Jay-Z for referencing Ike Turner’s abuse in ‘Drunk in Love’
queen of rock ‘n’ roll and her ex-husband Ike Turner’s abusive relationship in their 2013 hit, “Drunk in Love.”Tina Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock, died at 83 on Wednesday in her Switzerland home.The news of her death led to the resurfaced lyrics of Beyoncé, 41, and Jay-Z’s song, “Drunk in Love,” perhaps the couple’s most iconic track together.“Beat the box up, like Mike in ’97, I bite,” Jay-Z, 53, raps.“I’m Ike Turner, turn up baby, no, I don’t play. Now eat the cake, Anna Mae said, ‘Eat the cake, Anna Mae.'”The “Empire State of Mind” rapper’s lyrics reference a notorious moment in the Turner’s relationship when the “Proud Mary” singer, who went by Anna Mae at the time, was in a diner with Ike and fans asked her for an autograph instead of him.Ike was displeased with the fan’s lack of interest in him, so he attacked Tina by forcing cake in her mouth, saying, “Eat the cake, Anna Mae!”When “Drunk in Love” debuted in 2013, the verse rubbed many people the wrong way, many of whom criticized the Carters for trying to profit off Tina’s abusive relationship.The Post has contacted Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s reps for comment about the lyrics.Ten years later, Turner lovers are still disgruntled by the lyrics, especially after Beyoncé shared a tribute post to her “inspiration,” Tina Turner, on Instagram and Twitter.“My beloved queen.