Friday, March 1, 2013

ROCK AND ROLL EMPIRE- THE REAL TINA TURNER


In the 1993 Movie What's Love Got to do with it?, a lot of information was left out of the actual story, when I first seen the movie as a 15yr old I, thought of Ike Turner as a abusive, conning, obsessive, dominating, jealous, wife beating, ambitions, crazed, coke head.

Well, the movie depicted  Anna Mae Bullock as a innocent, naive, virgin, who fell into stardom by accident. Anna was no fool, she was talented, hard working, and most of all she had ambitions, she knew of Ike Turners reputation before she became his " JUMPOFF"!. her sister Aileen was working for Ike at his club, and allegedly she was sleeping with him, including Tina's best friend from high school, she knew Ike was a married man, had the keys to at lease 30 women's houses in East St. Louis, and would smack the shit out of anyone, male or female if they got out of line! Tina's high school friend later had a daughter by Ike, named Twanna. Tina played the home girl, little sister role to the fullest, hanging around the club, going over to Ike's house, dating several guys in the band, and even beating up, Ike's other girlfriends, mistresses, jumpoff's when they got out of line! he would pay her $5.00 for the deeds, and even place bets on her, because he knew Tina could fight! Ike would pay her $5.00, but would eventually end up making upwards $500.00


In 1958, eighteen-year-old Tina became a mother for the first time, giving birth to her son Craig in August of that year. Craig was the offspring of Tina's and Kings of Rhythm saxophonist Raymond Hill. The news of her out-of-wedlock pregnancy and her performances with the Kings of Rhythm

Initially, Turner's relationship with Ike Turner was friendly. Following the birth of her first child, Ike eventually allowed Tina to move in at his home in East St. Louis. During this early period, Ike began helping Tina with her voice. Initially neither Ike nor Tina felt attraction for the other: Tina thought Ike was not the ideal-looking man while Ike dismissed Tina as being "too skinny". Tina later acknowledged that Ike favored curvaceous women. Ike was still married to Lorraine Taylor during t
This unexpected pregnancy caused her mother Zelma to kick her out of her house. she begin work at the local hospital, as a candy striper, renting a filthy, dark, cold, garage from a elderly women for $30.00 a month. After Tina and her infant became seriously ill, Ike offered to help her out financially.

 Tina asked Hill for support, he in return attacked her, upon hearing this news, Ike and six of his boys went into a rang of angry, and beat, stomped, and broke both of Hills legs.  members of the Kings of Rhythm felt like Little Anne, which everybody called her, was like a kid sister, besides she just had his first child, how dare he hit her?

Hill was forced to return to his hometown of Clarksdale and never returned back. Shortly after that, Tina moved into Ike Turner's house in East St. Louis. She became apart of the family, taking care of Ike's and Lorraine's for boys, including her own, in which the Turners treated like their very own child, handling financial expenses, medical, clothing, etc. Within a couple of years, Tina was pregnant with Ike's child, and their son, Ronald, was born in October 1960. After moving in with Turner in 1962, she became the stepmother of Ike's sons, Ike, Jr. (b. 1958) and Michael (b. 1959). Turner was pregnant again with Ike's child in 1968, but after discovering that her friend,
 Ikette member Ann Thomas, and the future Ms. Ike turner was also carrying Ike's baby, daughter Mia Nicole Turner born 1969 she quietly had her baby aborted Ike.

Tina was very submissive to Ike, she allowed him to be with other women, as she did the same, even as going as far as to share the same females, in the band from time to time, Tina was no angle, nor was she stupid, she allowed Ike to do as he please, because in her eyes she was #1.
but from time to time, she would get fed up, and fight the other girls, in once incident, she had just finished a show in Oakland, this is around the time Ikette Ann Thomas entered the group, she exited off the stage, and attacked Anne, hitting her with a makeup case in her face, then cocking her, in front of the entire band. If Ike became too friendly with a female acquittance, Tina would either hate her or become close friends with her, like a young white girl Ike hired in the mid-seventies name Rhonda.

When Tina eventually left like, she went to stay with Rhoda, Ike found out, blew up Rhonda's Yellow Corvette he purchased for her, and threw a bomb into her house, Ike brought her. until this day Rhonda is still on Tina's payroll acting as her tour manager. Ike accused them of being lovers!


Tina was with Ike from 1960-1976, if this man was so abusive, how could you last 16yrs with him?
what time did he have to make you a star if he was beating you every 5 minutes? Tina was a very strong women, she would never allow Ike to simply beat her, she would fight back, and even start the fights with him. Some women enjoy being beat by man, its a sign of love, attention, affection to females with low self esteem. Tina had so many wealthy famous, successful man chasing after her, why would you stay with a abusive, drug addicted, womanizer? because she wanted that
ROCK AND ROLL LIFESTYLE!

Turner was married at least five times. He sometimes claimed to have been married 19 times. marriages as early as 15yrs old he claimed. Turner's first marriage was to an Edna Dean Taylor from Ruleville  Mississippi, while he was still in his teens. she later passed away from a drug overdose, in the summer of 2010, her family blamed him.  He then married a woman called Rosa Lee Sane. The marriage took place in West Memphis. In 1953 he married pianist and singer Bonnie Mae Wilson, who was part of the Kings of Rhythm, but after two years she left him for another man.[3] After Bonnie he became involved with Anna Mae Wilson, another female pianist in the band, whom he married in the mid 1950s. His next marriage was to Lorraine Taylor, who had two sons with Ike.


The facts surrounding his marriage to Anna Mae Bullock (Tina Turner), have been very publicly debated, along with the accusations of abuse of his wife by Turner. Tina left the relationship after another violent argument on the way to a concert in 1976.[ Their divorce was finalized in 1978.[80] In Tina Turner's 1986 autobiography, she accused Ike of violent spousal abuse. In a 1985 interview Turner admitted, "Yeah I hit her, but I didn't hit her more than the average guy beats his wife...If she says I abused her, maybe I did." In his 1999 autobiography he worded this slightly differently; "Sure, I've slapped Tina... There have been times when I punched her to the ground without thinking. But I have never beat her."

Turner claimed on more than one occasion he had never been officially married to Bullock. In an 1985 interview with Spin Magazine, Turner stated "As God is my judge, of all my wives, Tina is the only one I was never legally married to." He stated that she took his name in order to discourage a former lover from returning to her.[ In his autobiography Turner wrote "We didn't recognize marriages", which Margaret Moser believes "is true by the rural Southern standards of the times".

Turner married former Ikette Margaret Ann Thomas in the early 1980s.[ After his release from prison
Ike was met at the prison gate by blues singer Jeanette Bazzell who later became his wife. With Jeanette's support, Ike enjoyed a long period of sobriety. In 1995, they were married after years of courtship. Ike and Jeanette divorced in 2001 but remained friends. In 2006, he married long-time music collaborator Audrey Madison. She divorced him but reconciled with him before his death.

He has six known children: sons Ike Jr. and Michael (with Lorraine Taylor) and Ronald/"Ronnie" (with Tina Turner), and daughter Mia (with Ann Thomas). Mia Turner was conceived and born during Ike's marriage to Tina in the late 1960s. Tina's son Craig (fathered by saxophonist Raymond Hill) carries the Turner name. Ike Turner also has two other daughters: Linda Trippeter, who is the eldest; and Twanna Turner Melby, who took him in after he was released from prison.

Following Tina's ascent to solo success, Ike would accuse Tina of not being a good mother to her children, even alleging that Tina had sent Michael to a mental hospital after he had entered Tina's home allegedly to have her and Ike reunite as a couple, family.Tina later denied Ike's allegations and  "he gave me those children and not a penny to look after them with". Tina went back to square one, cleaning peoples houses, like she done for the Turners.

Was the book I, TINA released to overshadow the man/ mentor who made a homeless, single mother a star, of course! Tina wanted to get the last laugh against Ike, she felt like having  the most successful comeback in Music History was not enough, she wanted to through dirt on his name, assassinate his character, but why? isn't this the same man, you almost died for? being caught in bed, in his house by his wife Lorraine, and standing in front of a loaded gun, to defend his honor? or sneaking out of the hospital three days after giving birth to his son Ronnie, on Wednesday and being on stage Saturday evening was it worth it?



Ike Turner, died in December 2007, and no Tina did not attend her mentors, best friend, baby daddy's funeral. A lot of her actions are very questionable, she seemed more like his bottom bitch, then his main bitch, to speak in Pimp terms! but I have to give credit, where credit do, Ms Tina Turner, gave the instructions to all future Jumpoff's, mistresses, baby mama;s, side chicks, that's if your going do it, land in the history books for it! and most importantly have enough material to write a book or fictional movie about it!







30 comments:

  1. How can you get divorced if you didnt marry...ike was a brain dead idiot.

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  2. This article is hard to believe because of the horrible grammatical errors.

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    4. For real, I had to read between the lines.

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  3. estindian Heart and Mary B., would you disregard a stop sign if the "s" in "stop" was inverted or would you stop because you knew what the sign signified? I find it hard to believe that the facts in this article would be TOTALLY disregarded due to grammar.

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  4. estindian Heart and Mary B., would you disregard a stop sign if the "s" in "stop" was inverted or would you stop because you knew what the sign signified? I find it hard to believe that the facts in this article would be TOTALLY disregarded due to grammar.

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    1. Ms Tina does something that Beyoncé is trying to teach the younger ones now. Work hard, be gracious..,her best revenge is her paper. This lady can't financially help all those women & kids Ike accumulated. And i understand her not financing her son' Ronnie's drug use. I'm sure she's not in her Swiss Chalet, W/ her gorgeous, supportive husband worrying about what Ike's people think.

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  5. I don't believe half of this article. I believe Ike abused Tina throughout her early career with him. There was no need to throw his name in the dirt he did that on his own when he stated snorting coke then becoming a Crack addict. People are just mad because Tina told her story. Ike was mad because even with their divorce he couldn't take his last name from her nor run her life anymore. He went downhill and she went to the top. Now it's accussations that "they" were never married, cut it out! If that was the case they couldn't get a divorce and she wouldn't have NO RIGHTS to his last name!! People need to let her live her life. Nobody shoved powder up his nose and nobody told him go into a Crack house, relapse and overdose on crack!

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  6. This article is TRASH! Obviously written by either one of Ike's children or by another of his so called jump offs...Whoever wrote this slander filled garbage better be glad Ms Turner has better things to do than read this mess.

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    2. I agree. She needs to read this and Sue the crap out of the author. Hopefully this wasn't one of his children that wrote this. Aren't they old. Too old to be writing crap like this. Hopefully it is some teenager who thinks that they learned something from reading biographies.... Smh

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  7. Kill ya self kill ya self, this is nothing but pure ignorance what woman would lie about abuse and if your name is on paperwork then how is that not a fact? If your name ain't GOD If your name isn't Tina Turner if you never took a walk in her shoes if you wasn't the Nigga on her side then how you gone say what didn't happen! Like was a ugly ass Nigga bitch only used him for his name & fame and thru all the that the only thing he received besides materialistic shit was kids his greatest accomplishment cause the Nigga ain't do shit else.

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    1. I believed the part about her son craig not being Ike because older sister told me about that before the movie came out. That's why my sister RIP refused to see the movie she said because we're the new generation didn't know the real truth so they cut out a lot of the truth.

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  13. A lot of what was in the movie What's Love Got To Do With It, Tina in many interviews said wasn't true. Tina was offer the part of Sugg Avery in the movie The Color Purple, and she said basically it was Ike all over again. Basically all of this is the past, what happened, happened. Tina emerged as one of the greatest artist of all times.And her Once Upon A Time story seems to be ending well. Tina is the Queen of Rock and Roll.

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  14. Seriously, we didn't want to proof read this before posting? Smh

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  16. Hate Tina much?? No one is perfect. The woman has moved on and up. I believe that he beat the mess out of her. I wasn't there so I can not say, but if he said himself that he punched her to the ground, then that IS abuse!!!!;

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  17. Yes I agree, someone is Very jealous of Tina & her phenomenal success. Trying desperately to blame her & there by make Ike less dispicable. Fail.

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  18. I believe it. I believe Ike was abusive but Tina wasn't as naive and innocent as the movie portrays. Alot of scenes were fabricated in the movie like the rape scene and cake scene never happened. Tina and Ike benefited from each other to get out of St Louis. He needed a dynamic performer and she wanted to be in his band. Ike and Tina were friends before they married so she knew his character. Ike was also later diagnosed as bipolar which would explain his mood swings and drugs made it worse. Ike was a talented musician who gave Tina a platform for her talent to shine but he was also his own worst enemy. He had Tina's loyalty and he seemed to take her for granted. She may have initiated some arguments but clearly Ike had deep rooted issues from his childhood. I don't think she wrote the book to be vindictive rather she wanted to free herself from the past and take control to tell her story. Ike was free to do the same, he wrote a book years later as well. He should have never sold the rights to his name and likeness to that movie. It is a great movie but that's the thing it's a movie made for entertainment purposes and people don't know how to distinguish fact from fiction.

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  19. Since when is punching anyone, let alone your wife, not beating them?

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