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ROCK diva Tina Turner is plan­ning her own fu­neral amid fright­en­ing claims her body is re­ject­ing a life-sav­ing kid­ney trans­plant — and the leggy leg­end wants her last good­bye to be even big­ger than Aretha Franklin’s! “They were heated ri­vals in life, and Tina’s not about to let Aretha up­stage her in death!” a source snitched to The Na­tional ENQUIRER. Fans were stunned on Oct. 30 when both

BET and ra­dio DJ Glenn Cosby re­ported that Tina’s life-sav­ing kid­ney trans­plant had failed.

But the “Proud Mary” songstress her­self has re­vealed, “I don’t mind the thought of dy­ing,” and now, in­sid­ers claim she wants to go out in style! “Tina wants this to be the grand­est fu­neral in pop cul­ture his­tory,” an in­sider said.

“If she has to go, she wants to make sure her send-off eclipses Aretha’s!” Franklin, long re­ferred to as the Queen of Soul, died on Aug. 16, still seething over Bey­oncé dub­bing Tina “The Queen” at the 2008 Grammy Awards. The miffed “Re­spect” singer even had her pub­li­cist is­sue a state­ment la­bel­ing the re­mark a “cheap shot.” But Tina fired back and said of Aretha, “Her ego must be so big to think she was the only one.” Sources re­vealed the icons’ feud ac­tu­ally be­gan with ru­mors that Aretha had an af­fair with Tina’s abu­sive hus­band Ike Turner — be­fore the cou­ple’s 1978 di­vorce! Aretha and Ike al­legedly con­tin­ued to hookup into the ’80s when Tina’s come­back al­bum, Pri­vate Dancer, knocked Aretha off the charts!

“They NEVER had a good re­la­tion­ship,” said the source. “Tina sees her swan song as an op­por­tu­nity to kick a lit­tle dirt on her ri­val’s grave.”

Even un­der the best cir­cum­stances, in­sid­ers be­lieve Tina’s health woes mean her days are num­bered. Now, sources have re­vealed she’s us­ing the time she has left to en­sure her me­mo­rial will be even bet­ter than Aretha’s $300,000 ex­trav­a­ganza!

“Tina’s pick­ing out a de­signer wardrobe for her to wear while she’s ly­ing in re­pose, a cus­tom hearse, a string of top per­form­ers and an amaz­ing gravesite that will over­shadow Aretha’s!

“It will be Tina’s last and big­gest show ever!”

Turner still seeks to one-up her late ri­valSte­vie Won­der played at Aretha’s send-off in Au­gust

The 78-year-old icon wants to goout in style

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