Beyonce Pays Tribute To Etta James: “This Is A Huge Loss”

January 21st, 2012 By HG 0

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Beyonce has taken a moment out her busy new mommy schedule to pay tribute to singer Etta James, following her death on Friday.

The singer who played the soul legend in the 2008 film Cadillac Records, took to her website to express her sadness over the loss:

“This is a huge loss. Etta James was one of the greatest vocalists of our time. I am so fortunate to have met such a queen. Her musical contributions will last a lifetime. Playing Etta James taught me so much about myself, and singing her music inspired me to be a stronger artist. When she effortlessly opened her mouth, you could hear her pain and triumph. Her deeply emotional way of delivering a song told her story with no filter. She was fearless, and had guts. She will be missed.”

Check out a clip of Bey playing the late singer in Cadillac Records:
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