What’s Love Got to Do with It: Remembering Tina Turner

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Dionne Character Female Empowerment Columnist

TINA TURNER – She was better than the rest. She exemplified strength and endurance. Surviving a half-century career full of ups and downs, she became the “Queen of Rock n’ Roll.” She gave us sexy, powerful and perhaps the most remembered dance steps with her iconic set of legs.

The singer, whose career launched in the 1960’s and 70’s, as a duo with former husband, Ike Turner, gave the world collaborations like “River Deep Mountain High,” “Proud Mary,” and “Nutbush City Limits.” Turner would later become recognized for surviving an abusive marriage, which went public during her divorce. She lost her record contract, stepped away from the scene and re-invented herself, turning those lemons into an entire lemon-aid stand.

In the 1980’s she signed a new deal, giving us hits like “Private Dancer,” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” which launched her career, earning her three Grammy’s, Best Female Pop Vocal and Record of the Year.

Girl, when life gives you lemons you don’t have to completely give up. Maybe you just need some time away to settle your mind to realign your thoughts because just when you think life is over, there is always one more surprise from the universe. All you have to do is continue to believe in yourself and if you don’t, you should always be able to call another strong woman for support.

Let us come together and channel our inner Tina Turner and never give up because you can do whatever your beautiful mind desires. Keep asking yourself “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” and continue to dance in the footsteps of a woman who never gave up on her dreams.

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