Twitter Perplexed Over GloRilla's Domestic Violence Bar About Tina Turner
GloRilla's use of Tina Turner's pain as a punchline has upset Twitter.
by Danteé Ramos
November 28, 2022 at 11:12 pm
Back ina day I always felt sorry for Anna Mae but now I’ll slap ts outta a 𝐍𝐈𝐆𝐆𝐀 he don’t eat da cake
— GloRilla 🦍 (@GloTheofficial) November 26, 2022
“Back ina day I always felt sorry for Anna Mae but now I’ll slap ts outta a nigga he don’t eat da cake,” GloRilla tweeted.
Usually, Glo is on the timeline for being that girl, but fans questioned her choice of words this time.
GloRilla is not the first artist to jokingly refer to the abuse displayed in Tina Turner’s 1993 biopic, What’s Love Got to Do With It? JAY-Z has a line on his song with Beyoncé, “Drunk in Love.”
“I’m Ike Turner Turner, you know I don’t play, now eat the cake, Anna-Mae, eat the cake, Anna-Mae” HOV rapped on the hit record.
Suppose you’re still not familiar with the cake reference. It’s from the scene in the biopic where an envious Ike Turner smashes cake Tina’s face and slaps a backup singer for stepping in to defend her. “Eat the cake, Anna-Mae,” comes from a roadie wearily suggesting Tina do so.
GloRilla’s tweet rubbed many wrong leading to users calling her out for insensitive remarks.
not the domestic violence bar
— $hae (@shaebuttabb) November 26, 2022
“Not the domestic violence bar,” one tweeted.
“I know you ain’t tweet this on her birthday,” another questioned with a confused Drewski meme.
“Meanwhile everybody that’s fake mad at this tweet be jammin’ about Anna Mae eating cake when Drunk In Love comes on tho…,” another fan tweeted defending GloRilla.
Meanwhile everybody that’s fake mad at this tweet be jammin about Anna Mae eating cake when Drunk In Love come on tho… 🤔
— Katrina ‘Miss Kay Marie’ Ware (@creatorkaymarie) November 27, 2022
“Making fun of Tina Turner’s abuse is just nasty,” another scolded.
making fun of Tina Turners abuse is just nasty
— cozy (@cozyrih) November 26, 2022
One user even offered the F.N.F artist publicity help after seeing GloRilla left the tweet up despite the lack of support from her fans and Twitter users.
I don’t have any experience in Public Relations, but considering how this post has been up for hours on Tina Turner’s birthday then I would make for the perfect candidate for your team. I’ll be sending over my resume to your email in your bio. pic.twitter.com/sMj0T78bHu
— Kim Mulkey’s Prayer Closet (@avriltrades) November 27, 2022
“I don’t have any experience in Public Relations, but considering how this post has been up for hours on Tina Turner’s birthday, then I would make for the perfect candidate for your team. I’ll be sending over my resume to your email in your bio,” they tweeted.
GloRilla has yet to respond to the tweets or the situation. How do you feel about artists using situations like these in their work?