Dionne Warwick on Wendy Williams: ‘I had something that had to be said. I said it’

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Dionne Warwick joined Twitter in 2012 but she’s been more active in the past couple of months around the election. She’s been tweeting at other celebrities like Chance the Rapper and The Weeknd and she’s also recorded videos saying she’s the one who runs her account. She’s quite sweet on Twitter and everyone with any sense has been recognizing her for the living legend she is and feeling honored when she talks to them. Enter Wendy Williams who had a shady segment on her show yesterday implying that Ms. Warwick is too old to be on Twitter, essentially. You can see the video in the tweet below and here’s the rudest part:

She’s gone on to be a Twitter person now. She’s never been involved in the Twittersphere. She watches TV or she sings songs or she reads books or she socializes or she moisturizes her hair. Look at all that hair. [Ed note: Dionne has short hair.] Or she’s brushing her teeth. She’s a beautiful woman. I know she doesn’t like me. She’s a friend to the show because she has something to promote and we’re the social influencers and we’re smart. But once she gets off the show we know she’s probably like ‘bitch.’ It’s ok Miss Warwick.

Wendy went on to play this video from Dionne responding to people who say she’s not running her account. Dionne has had to do this a couple times and I can see how it can be frustrating for her. Wendy claimed that Dionne’s niece Brittani, whom Dionne always acknowledges, “is her right hand” on Twitter because Dionne’s camera angles used to be so low. Wendy said “Aunt Dionne knows how to stay relevant” because of Brittani. Dionne didn’t have time for that. She tweeted about Wendy, telling Wendy to keep her name out of her mouth.

We’ll have to see if Wendy responds to Dionne on her show today. You know she will.

Dionne and Brittani were interviewed on Access yesterday by Scott Evans. Of the situation with Wendy, Dionne basically said “I said what I said.”

Today I had to tweet something that I feel had to be said and I said it the way that I meant it. Hopefully it’s taken in the spirit that it was given. I think people can learn a lot from these tweets.

Ms. Warwick are you talking about having to let Wendy Williams know to keep your name out of her mouth?
Exactly. I sure did, you know. Being malicious, she doesn’t own that territory, but she doesn’t have to be malicious. I never understood people who have that kind of desire to do things of that nature so I just had to let her know that if you’re going to do that then leave me out of it.

[From Access on Youtube]

That whole interview was a joy to watch! Brittani said Dionne has always been Aunt Dionne to her and she’s recently learned how accomplished she is. The family knows Dionne is hilarious and Brittani thought Twitter would be the perfect venue for her. She was right. Dionne was beaming when Brittani was talking and it was heartwarming.

Scott asked about Dionne’s tweets with Chance the Rapper, who was so thrilled she knew who he was. She said they’re friends now and that she spoke to him on the phone. “He’s such a wonderful young man. I’m very pleased to be in his thoughts. He feels very honored to be in my thoughts as I am his.” She then went on to mention a charity she’s working with, Hunger Not Impossible, which she asked Chance to help with by working on a song with her son and other celebrities including Jennifer Garner. Dionne said Chance immediately said yes. She’s also making her 80th birthday, which is on December 12th, into a fundraiser. I love her so much! Wendy is so dumb for trying to mess with her and not give her the respect she more than deserves. (I feel bad even writing her first name in this post, but “Ms. Warwick” didn’t flow.)

Also I had the pleasure of watching Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight’s Verzuz and it was incredible when Dionne came on at the end!

Here’s the interview with Access!

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  1. LoonaticCap says:

    Wendy is despicable. Always has been always will be. What an unnecessary thing to say.
    Dionne read her for filth in the classiest way possible. But letting her know she ain’t about to be f***ed with 🤣🤣

  2. Tiffany says:

    I didn’t realize Dionne was on Twitter until this election cycle and I corrected that my following her. And yes, she is delightful and suffers no fools.

    And My God, she and Whitney looked so much alike. The Drinkard gene is strong.

  3. Tom says:

    Miss Dionne Warwick is a national treasure.

    We got your back if ever you need us, Miss Warwick.

  4. Becks1 says:

    Dionne on twitter is a delight. “Dionne The Singer” is my new favorite thing. I told my husband the other night to call me “Becky the Lawyer” and he refused for some reason lol.

    As for this thing with Williams – Dionne said what she said in the classiest way possible and I love how she stuck to her guns about it.

  5. Tilewa says:

    Wendy Williams is classless — has always been and will always be. Period. Love Ms Warwick!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Wendy continues to be a mess, and a mean one at that. What was the point of saying all of that? Sometimes I wish celebs would ignore the other celebs who say crap about them. I think not responding would be more of an ego blow and a bigger message than responding and giving them attention and supporting their own self-importance. Starve the jerks ego, I say.

  7. Myra says:

    Dionne is gorgeous, graceful and talented. Wendy is her opposite in every way. I once caught an episode of her show and never watched it again. She seems like one of those messy, dramatic people who is always in a feud with at least one person, on a daily basis.

  8. Michael says:

    I was very happy to see how thrilled Chance and The Weeknd and Taylor Swift were to be acknowledged by Dionne. It must have been thrilling for them even though they are megastars. Dionne is spreading joy via twitter.

  9. Mindy_Dopple says:

    I used to love Wendy, up until the 2016 election. Something shifted and all her anti woman negative comments were amplified or maybe my eyes saw it in a different light. I just couldn’t stand her anymore, doesn’t seem to have changed at all in the last 4 years, she might have gotten worse.

  10. MsIam says:

    I always want to feel bad for Wendy because she has been through a lot of sh*t. Her mom passed away a couple of days ago. But then she turns around and proves she’s an awful person all over again. Wendy had beef with Whitney Houston so I guess she feels this is a way of keeping it in the family? I dunno.

  11. Lexi says:

    I stopped watching Wendy a few years ago. She was also tacky during her radio show days in New York. I still remember how disrespectful she was to Whitney Houston (Dionne’s cousin for those who don’t know). Please take her off tv!

  12. Jaded says:

    Wendy has numerous loose screws and has been battling Graves Disease which can cause severe anxiety and irritability – best she just keep her mouth shut and get some psychological/medical therapy.