tina turner

It looks like Tina Turner is trading in her U.S. passport for a Swiss one.

The legendary rock/soul singer has been living in Kuesnacht, a suburb of Swiss capital Zurich, since the mid-1990s, and according to Associated Press, the local council has granted her citizenship.

The news was published last Friday in the Zuerichsee-Zeitung newspaper. Citizenship requires formal approval from state and federal authorities and Turner says she could not be more happy.

“I’m very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here … I cannot imagine a better place to live,” she said.

The ageless 73-year-old was born in Nutbush, Tenn. and rose to fame during the 60s and 70s as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Her biggest hits included “Proud Mary,” “A Fool in Love” and “What’s Love Got to Do with It.”

According to a representative from her camp, Turner wanted to “clarify her situation” and “therefore also give back her U.S. citizenship.”

Looks like she is so over being an American. We’ll miss you, TIna!

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  • Live

    Check Out her interview with Mike Wallace on 60 minutes in 2000. She said she did not mind being called a nigger because it’s the same as being black. She did not mind having to go through the back doors in the south.

    Tina’s comments start at the 4:00 minute mark.


    • AJW

      This lady is sick.

    • Wow! This woman is now the patron saint of self hating women, with many followers. I do not think she will be missed, better to stay over there were she is “accepted” than to suffer over here. Now if we could just ship off a few more suspects……