Legendary singer Dionne Warwick is of the opinion that multi-award winning singer Beyonce is not an icon as people term her to be.
Warwick made this known while speaking in an interview with Essence. The iconic singer said;
“Not yet…I don’t know if 10 years from now, anybody can actually sing the songs of our babies today. That’s not, as you guys say, ‘throwing shade,’ it’s looking at it with reality.”
“I have an admiration for Beyoncé Knowles, Carter now. Watching her growth has been quite refreshing. It’s wonderful to see how she’s been able to create what and who she wanted to be and who she is… very proud of that, I really am,” the 78-year-old performer said.
“Now sustaining and becoming a big icon that Gladys Knight, or Patti LaBelle, or Johnny Mathis, or Frank Sinatra, or Sammy Davis Jr. is? I doubt that.”
“And I love her to death and can appreciate her talent. But that iconic status? It’s a long road [ahead].”