Anna Mae! Ike finally gave up the ghost, homegirl. Ol Ike - immortalized on the silver screen by always smooth Laurence Fishburne in the bio-pic 'What's Love Got to Do With It' - didn't seem so likable after that portrayal, but to his credit, like OJ, Ike did dispute he was all that bad a$$. I'm still waiting for the Ikettes to weigh in on that one but I wouldn't put that 'old school pimp' behavior past him. Still he did contribute greatly to the musical world, but unlike Cher when her ex Sonny Bono died and she gave a teary eulogy at his funeral, it doesn't sound like Tina's feeling that noise...
When reached with the news, her spokeswoman Michele Schweitzer broke it down like this:
"Tina is aware that Ike passed away earlier today. She has not had any contact with him in 35 years. No further comment will be made."
Daaaammmmnnnn! 35 years? That's cold, Anna Mae. I told y'all that sisters don't play! Truthfully, I'm surprised that Ike made it this long as I'm pretty sure Tina had a standing hit out on homeboy Anyway, rest in peace, Ike and don't hate on that champagne toast Tina is having at this very minute. It's not always about you, you know...