This wig was the best.
After the music legend died Wednesday at the age of 83, many stories have surfaced about Tina Turner’s iconic life and style, and Oprah Winfrey has turned out to be a pretty chilling one.
The 69-year-old former “Oprah Winfrey Show” host was close friends with Turner, and in a 2011 OWN interview she shared the story behind her decision to “always” wear a Tina-inspired wig and follow her idol in 1997. Wildest Dreams” tour.
In the resurfaced YouTube clip, Winfrey says, “This was the biggest band story,” and shares that she decided to pack up the talk show “at great expense” and travel to different cities while attending Turner’s concerts.
“I had my wig made so I could be a part of Tina and be close to her,” she recalls. “And then I wouldn’t have taken the wig off.”
Clips of the media mogul wearing short, hairy hairpieces flash in the clip, and Winfrey laughs, “I did it for the show, I did it for the next show, I think we did five or six shows around the country.”
She loved the wig so much that she started “wearing it on the weekends” and “going to bed”.
“I started wearing it all the time,” the TV personality says, adding that her longtime crush, Stedman Graham, needed some intervention.
“One day Stedman came up to me and said, ‘I don’t know when someone will tell you,'” she says, and Stedman told her “you Negative Tina Turner.”
Although Winfrey initially didn’t understand what he was saying, Graham eventually told him, “This is a problem. It has become a problem. I think you think you’re Tina Turner.”
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The Turner fan admits that even though she’s put her mess aside, she still thinks it’s great.
“Actually, I still love my Tina wig,” Winfrey says in the music video. “I’d wear it right now if I could. You know, I don’t think wearing the Tina wig is such a bad thing. Can I have some happiness here?
As for his friendship with rock icon Winfrey. told CBS Mornings He was “absolutely aware he was sick” yesterday, but during a trip to “visit him in the hospital” in 2019, Turner shared that he was “actually ready to go, that is, ready to leave the planet.”
We’re sure Oprah will pay tribute to the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll for years to come.