As I (Tia) sat and watched “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” this weekend, something struck me. There are BGLUs from waaaaaaay back. I don’t know why I assumed that because we coined the name we started the trend. There are some sistahs out there who have been doin’ they thang and doin’ it well for a minute. So in honor of the forerunners of our movement, I've decided to periodically pay homage to some of the women who paved the way for you and I.
Lest we forget, Tina Turner has been through some stuff. She married the devil himself and managed to come out looking like an angel. Tina set the world on its ear with “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” She went from a no-named little girl from Nutbush, Tennessee to R&B anthem singer (You can’t tell me that you do sing the mess out of River Deep, Mountain High and Fool In Love when they come on.) to Rock & Roll Diva. Her duet with Mick Jagger at Live Aid is easily one of the greatest performances of all time. And through it all she remains the epitome of class and style. So Tina, we thank you for putting your thing down and letting us know that black girls rock too.