The Goddess of Rock music Tina Turner revealed allot in a new iterview. For those of you wondering here is the link for the high lights of that interview right here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4886020/I-taught-Mick-Jagger-dance-says-Tina-Turner.html.
Now one thing i found interesting in this interview is Tina is talking baout the new group of female pop icons such as Jlo, Beyonce and Rihanna whose music and style have been taking over for the past decade. Whie Tina admires these women she does make a point of discussing how sexaul the female stars have become vs when she was the top queen in the 70s and 80s. She feels that it s competitiveness and weak management that allows these women to be sexual on stage. she goes on to say that the trend of performing in skimpy outfits started with madonna and she fees these women are trying to outdo each other. She also makes a point that while she did sing about sex she hinted at it,and that the women in the audience did not see her as a threat to their husbands or boyfriends. She ends by saying she is big fans of all these women especially Beyonce and JLO and while she disagrees with the sexual nature of their performances she likes that they at least have talent.
Now I have to be honest and say I agree and disagree with Ms Tina. I agree with the fact that I do think competitiveness does drive allot of sexual performances and even revealing outfits on the red carpet. I also agree with Tina that sometimes you just need a short skirt and stilletos and just get on the stage and rock it out to have a good show. Now where i disagree with her is more complicated. I feel Ms Tina like other famous icons is coming from a place and time that no longer exist. The 80s were a very conservative time especially for women entertainers. Yes, Madonna did start the trend but also Madonna was vilified by not only some of the public,but the catholic church,and other female entertainers and feminist. I like that people like Beyonce and Rihanna can get on stage and twerk,and dry hump because I feel like it is honest,and it reassures others that it is ok to like and enjoy sex. That being said I also disagree with tina where she says most of these new woman have talent,because n my opinion allot of these women do not have that much talent. It is one thing to go on stage and flash people ad smack your ass,however just please have the talent to back it all up please. I think when people say sex sells, I believe they are mistaken. Sex gets attention,it cause commotion,and it can even get a spot on CNN once n a while. but talent that will still sell in the end.