‘Say a Little Prayer’ singer Dionne Warwick had a little more to say about the Pat Houston-launched hologram tour of the music legend’s late, iconic cousin Whitney Houston.
First making headlines for referring to the other-worldly concert experience as ‘stupid’ (click here to read), she’s now taken to ‘The Guardian’ to call the event a ‘waste of time.’
That’s not all she said.
Fresh from her elimination from the wildly popular ‘Masked Singer’ reality talent competition series, look inside to see Warwick’s tongue-wagging quotes about President Donald Trump, her denunciated 1980’s run with the ‘Psychic Friends Network,’ and so much more.
Highlights from the revealing interview await below:
On the ‘Psychic Friends Network’:
“You know, it kept the lights on in my house and food on my table. It was an earning power. I earned money that I normally would have earned if I was on the road. It’s very simple. Everybody put a boo-boo on that. They said: ‘What are you doing, ratting on about that?’ But now that’s all you see on TV or hear people talk about. I’m known to be the first to do things.”
“The Donald Trump that I knew was very nice. He was a gentleman. He never was out of the way with me. I didn’t know what he did with anybody else but I know how he treated me. I did concerts in his hotel, and he was always very nice to me.” I don’t know [the current day Trump]. That’s not the man that I knew. Period. Politics, religion and sex are three things that should totally be avoided in conversation.”
On the state of the world:
“It’s in the most chaotic state ever. It’s just a period of time in which everything’s changing. Wars, segregation, everything that the entire world is going through, emotionally, mentally and physically, it’s in a sad state right now. There’s segregation going on in the States, and segregation going on in the UK. There’s segregation going on everywhere, it’s still the same.”
On her impact on the Civil Rights movement:
“I’m not a marcher, I’m a doer. I believe I was the first [African American woman] to win a Grammy in the pop arena, which was basically almost designated for white people. So it was kind of unheard of. I was probably the first person in a lot of areas.”
On the Houston hologram:
“I have no opinion of it. I think it’s a waste of time. And Whitney’s legacy, her music, speaks for itself.”
On the future of her career:
“Nothing lasts forever…as long as I’m giving people the pleasure that they seem to have when they come to my concerts, and I’m doing it to the best of my ability. But when I feel that I have altered in any way, vocally, appearance wise, or any of the other things that go along with it, that’s when I should gracefully bow out.”
Click here to read the interview in full.