Resurfaced Tina Turner interview at her home in France shows she knew her self-worth:
Music icon Tina Turner has died at the age of 83. After a long illness, and as Fans missed The fierce “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” many began sharing a clip from a 1997 interview she gave to Mike Wallace for CBS News’ “60 Minutes.”
In the interview, Turner shows Wallace around his estate in the south of France. At that time, she had lived in Europe for more than a decade. Looking over the sprawling estate with breathtaking views, Wallace asked Turner: “You think you deserve it all?”
“I deserve more,” Turner laughed. That exchange It has started to go viral. – 25 years after he confidently confirmed his honor.
At the time, he was expected to earn $100 million during a three-month European tour. Wallace said he had no idea Turner was such a big star in Europe. “No one in America knows,” Turner replied.
When Wallace asked how “American” he was, Turner – who grew up in rural Tennessee – said: “Still very American. I still don’t speak the foreign languages here. I still pay American taxes. Pays. America. All my businesses are still run from America,” he said. “But in my heart? I don’t think I’ll go back home.”
In her retirement, Turner settled in Zurich, Switzerland, and was at her home when she died this week, her publicist said.
During a 1997 interview, Turner showed Wallace other elements of his opulent life—a custom Lamborghini and a private jet used for sightseeing—as well as his Buddhist shrine. Turner, who was born Baptist, said he turned to Buddhism to help him through difficult times.
The eight-time Grammy winner’s music career spanned decades that began when she was discovered by Ike Turner, whom she married, and who physically abused her.
Her autobiography “I, Tina” and the 1993 biopic “What’s Love Got To Do with It” starring Angela Bassett detailed the relationship and abuse. Turner said she doesn’t regret that the film publicized her relationship troubles — but she does regret that “it was ugly for me and people found out.”
“I’m constantly reminded. It’s been almost 20 years and Ike has been married twice since then,” she said in the interview. She also said she underwent corrective surgery after she was “face-beating”, and had problems with her sinuses because her nose was damaged during the abuse. Ike Turner died in 2007.
During the interview, Turner also introduced Wallace to his longtime collaborator, music producer Aaron Bach. Turner said she didn’t feel the need to get married at the time. Pair Finally got married in 2013 After 27 years together, and together till death.