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Tina Turner To Be Honored With A Statue In Her Hometown Of Brownsville, Tennessee

Florence Carmela

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Though we are all still mourning the loss of a musical icon, the death of the Queen of Rock and Soul Tina Turner, her hometown of Brownsville, Tennessee is paying tribute to the music legend in a monumental way. The statue is scheduled to be placed in Brownsville’s Heritage Park near Carver High School, where she attended. The "Tina Turner Museum" is also located in Brownsville, which makes the decision even more fitting.

According to Black Enterprise "Mayor Bill Rawls, Jr. plans to erect a statue monument of Tina Turner in the city’s Heritage Park near Carver High School which was the late singer’s alma mater. Rawls has already received support from local leaders who agree with his motion, according to TMZ. Since her death last week, tributes have poured in from the likes of Lizzo, Janet Jackson and even Beyoncé, who has been at the center of a debate about lyrics rapped by her husband, Jay-Z, referencing the abuse Turner suffered at the hands of her ex-husband Ike on their hit song “Drunk In Love”. Brownsville is also home to the Tina Turner Museum which fans visit to get an inside look at the young life of the singer before she became one of the world’s most cherished talents.“When Tina stepped on stage, she owned it. We want this statue to represent that passion,” Rawls said."

“Tina was an inspiration to the entire world … She showed the people of Brownsville no matter where you start, you own your story about where you end up.”Turner seemed to have made peace with all of the dark parts of her past before her death. In her HBO documentary Tina, the 81-year-old singer named her introduction to Buddhism as well as the love of her, now widow, Erwin Bach, as big proponents to the calm she’d been able to reestablish after a tumultuous upbringing and a well-documented turbulent first marriage."

She was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, the quintessential Queen of Rock and Roll, she rose to the heights of fame as the lead singer of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue before she launched a very successful solo career. "She was noted for her "swagger, sensuality, powerful gravelly vocals and unstoppable energy" along with her well publicized history with ex-husband Ike Turner and her famous legs." Information taken from Wikipedia.

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