One of my favorite Tina Turner fun facts is that she renounced her US citizenship.
For those who don't know, Tina had been living in Switzerland since the mid-'90s.
A clip of her on Larry King Live in 1997 is going viral of her explaining why she left America.
"I have left America because my success was in another country, and my boyfriend was in another country," the singer said.
"Basically, Europe has been very supportive of my music,” she elaborated.
“But you’re a major star here, you’re a superstar in America,” Larry King said back. “Not as big as Madonna. I’m as big as Madonna in Europe. In some places I'm as big as the Rolling Stones," she replied.
She emphasized this success to 60 Minutes: "No one in America knows [about] that [my success in Europe.]"