One would think that after decades of being touted as one of the greatest singers of all time and having her Twitter account named as one of the New York Times’s best performances of 2020, Dionne Warwick could comfortably indulge in a much-deserved holiday break. But never one to rest on her laurels, the diva is instead doubling down on her viral social media presence by taking on every musician with a weird stage name.
Warwick, who just recently wrested back control of her Twitter account after eight years on the platform to resounding fanfare, chose to troll both Chance the Rapper and The Weeknd on Saturday by asking them a very important question: Why do they call themselves that? “Hi, @chancetherapper. If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name? I cannot stop thinking about this,” the legendary musician wrote before adding, “I am now Dionne the Singer.” Chance quickly replied, tweeting, “Sorry I’m still freaking out that u know who I am. This is amazing! I will be whatever you wanna call me Ms Warwick. God bless you.”
But Ms. Warwick was only just getting started. The music icon then pivoted her attention to another inscrutably-named star, writing, “The Weeknd is next. Why? It’s not even spelled correctly? @theweeknd.” She added, “If you have ‘The’ in your name I’m coming for you. I need answers today.” The “Blinding Lights” singer confessed that she may have a point when it comes to his moniker, replying, “I just got roasted by Dionne Warwick and I feel honored! You just made my day,” with a laugh-cry emoji and string of hearts.
It wasn’t just fans who noticed that Warwick was on a Twitter tear over the weekend. Her son Damon Elliott also chimed in, joking, “Mom that’s it! As soon as this quarantine is over I’m taking your iphone away from you…time to go back to a flip phone.” Elliott’s endeavors to curb his mother’s social media presence don’t look promising, however, as Warwick replied, “Good luck getting into MY house without a working key.” In fact, the diva is enjoying her time in the digital spotlight so much, she’s already planning on launching her own “hussy”-branded hoodies as well as seizing control of her Instagram.
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