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Etta James throws Obama under her bus--also that Beyonce woman

February 5, 2009 |  1:59 pm

Turns out, in addition to the Daschle problem and the Killefer problem and the Mr. Solis problem and the non-bipartisan partisan problem, President Barack Obama now has an Etta James problem.

And so does Beyonce.

Etta is not (underline that) happy with Obama and Beyonce for stealing her trademark song, "At Last" for the first dance during the recent inauguration celebration in Washington.

Our pals over at KTLA first broadcast the audio tape of Etta dissing Obama during a recent concert (See video below):

"You guys know your president, right?," James asks the crowd. "You know, the one with the big ears? Wait a minute, he ain't my president!"

She refers to Beyonce as "that woman he had singing for him, singing my song." James adds she "can't stand Beyonce," who, of course, played James in the movie, "Cadillac Records."

Etta also promises the crowd to do something violent to Beyonce's rear end. (Caution: Video contains juvenile language that may be offensive to someone somewhere but that's just too bad; they don't have to click the video then.)

--Andrew Malcolm

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Video courtesy of KTLA