Woman Says Daughter Fled Their Family Because They Refuse To Call Her Etta James

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Debra says when her daughter Tamera first told her that she was the Grammy-winning singer Etta James reincarnated, she thought it was a joke. But now, she says Tamera’s behavior has torn apart their relationship. “Tamera is losing her own identity to this Etta character,” Debra says. “Tamera never acted delusional before. That’s why this is so strange.” Debra says the 22-year-old wears a blond wig all the time and demands everyone call her Etta James. “I refuse to call Tamera Etta because I don’t want to feed into her delusion,” Debra says, adding that it has led to fights with her daughter and Tamera fleeing to Colorado. “No matter how much I try to convince her that she’s not Etta James, she just won’t listen anymore.” What does Debra say she believes is behind her daughter’s behavior? Watch in the video above. And, see what happens when Debra faces Tamera on Dr. Phil’s stage. On Thursday’s episode, "'My Twin Sister Thinks She is Etta James Reincarnated!'," learn why Tamera says she’s convinced that James entered her body when she died. And, see what happens when Dr. Phil questions Tamera about her Etta James knowledge. Check local listings to see where you can tune in. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: At odds with a family member? WATCH: ‘I Am Etta James,’ Declares 22-Year-Old Who Believes The Singer Entered Her Body When She Died