The life and times of music icon Tina Turner.

“This woman [Tina] will say whatever she thinks you want to hear. I don’t care what she says about me, I’ll always be her friend. If the devil was real, he was real… When I saw Tina do ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It?’ I picked up the phone and called her. ‘Hey, Bo [short for Bullock, her maiden name], it’s a nice song. I really like that.’ Well, that was it. I haven’t seen anything else she’s done that I like.

“Once I got upset about something I read. I wrote him a letter. ‘Why don’t you talk about yourself and stop talking about me and the kids.’ I told her she was hurting the kids and embarrassing them, the boys had nothing to do with us.

“But years ago I had a temper. I don’t regret anything I’ve ever done, absolutely nothing, man, because it took all of that to make me who I am today. today – and i love me today i really yeah i hit her but i didn’t hit her more than the average guy beats his wife The truth is our life wasn’t different from the guy next door. It’s been exaggerated. People buy bad news, dirty news. If she says I abused her, maybe I did.”

Ike died of a cocaine overdose in 2007.

When the musical about her life debuted in London in 2018, Tina told the actor playing Ike that she forgave him. A number of people have taken this to mean that she forgave Ike herself, but that’s not the case.

“I don’t know if I could ever forgive everything that Ike did to me,” she said. The New York Times in 2019.”[But] Ike is dead. So we don’t have to worry about him.”

But maybe time heals all wounds, even those that are still bleeding.

“For a long time I really hated Ike, but after he died I realized he was a sick, sick person,” Tina said last year.

“Maybe it was a good thing that I met him? That, I don’t know. It hurts to have to remember those times, but at some point, forgiveness kicks in. Forgive, it’s not hanging on, we let it go because by don’t forgive – you’re in pain I’ve had a violent life, there’s no other way to tell the story, so you gotta l ‘accept.”

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