Is Beyonce greater than Tina Turner ? According to Kanye West the “I Am…Sasha Fierce” singer is that chick ! …she is just as great, if not greater, than artists we had in the pastâ¦sheâs probably greater than Tina Turner, West told reporters in New Zealand. This is not the first time Kanye has praised the singer. A few weeks back the “808s & Heartbreak” star upgraded Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” stating the single was a step up for the ‘Cadillac Records’ actress. Kanye went further by calling Beyonce a legend: “Nobody really wants to recognize that BeyoncÃ© is a f***ing living legend.” Kanye’s new album “808s & Heartbreak” is in stores now.