It Ain’t Where You’re From, It’s Where You’re At: Tina Turner Is Turning In Her U.S. Passport

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January 26, 2013 ‐ By
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From ESSENCE

After living in Zurich, Switzerland for nearly 20 years, Tina Turner is officially ready to make the northern European country her home.

According to Fox News, the 73-year-old will surrender her U.S. passport and adopt a Swiss one. “I’m very happy in Switzerland, and I feel at home here,” Turner told the German paper, Blick. “I cannot imagine a better place to live.”

Turner’s rep told the Zuerichsee-Zeitung, a local Zurich paper, she will “give back her U.S. citizenship.”

The Zurich council where she lives voted to grant the legendary singer and dancer citizenship; however, it will need to be approved at the state and federal level.

You can read the rest over at ESSENCE.

Are we the only ones more surprised that she actually hadn’t done this a long time ago?

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JAI4SRENU2A5WKRTELXXYJPDSI Kayla

    Good for her. America is over rated anyways.

  • Candacey Doris

    I’m shocked she hadn’t already done so. Good luck to her where ever she is.

  • M

    Since when is Switzerland in Northern Europe?

    • Kay

      Since ever… Since Pangea….since God said let there be light….lol trying to be a smart asss but you dead wrong .

    • Kay

      Since ever… Since Pangea….since God said let there be light….lol trying to be a smart asss but you dead wrong .

    • kb

      M is right

      • Kay

        No. Go look at a map. It’s Northern Europe

        • kb

          YOu should look at wikipedia., If you’re familiar at w/ Europe at all , you’d know Switzerland is western Europe. Northern Europe is Baltics, UK, Scandinavia, etc. I tried to post a link but MN won’t let me. Just google it :)

  • lis

    i didnt even know that she lived there lol

  • Charla

    Good for! Why pay the high US taxes when she doesn’t even live here? If I were her, I would have done the same thing. The co-founder of Facebook did the same thing last year I believe.

  • TRUTH IS

    Good for her!!! USA is cycling the toilet anyway…too much political and racial corruption!!

  • Huh

    I would love to live in another country and experience new culture. But I would never ever give up my US citizenship. I would allow for a dual if possible. But to each their own.

    • bigdede

      She hasn’t lived here in 20 years so it’s better that she give up her US citizenship. Otherwise she would still have to pay US taxes. She’s 73. She is going to live her remaining years there. At least she has a highway named after her in her hometown of Nutbush, TN

  • Sagittarius81

    Good for her and god bless her heart, she’ll still be loved by us Americans.

  • Ny’Tia Patrice

    Congratulation to her! She will still be loved here in the states and her hometown St Louis. I’ve been wondering where she has been hiding.

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