Dionne Warwick Rips Whitney Houston Hologram Tour Again: ‘It’s a Waste of Time!’

Published: Monday 23rd Mar 2020 by Rashad

‘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.”

On Trump:

“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.”

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  1. Hologram March 23, 2020

    I love Dionne Warren. “That’s What Friends are for”, psychic or not LOL????

    She’s right about Whitney Houston hologram, it’s a waste of time. Is like watching NBA show boring performance of Normani and Meg??????????
    At least Whitney’s hologram can outsing both Mani and Meg anytime of the day.

  2. Lizzo & KFC March 23, 2020

    And I never thought I’d feel this way
    And as far as I’m concerned
    I’m glad I got the chance to say
    That I do believe, I love you
    And if I should ever go away
    Well, then close your eyes and try
    To feel the way we do today
    And then if you can remember
    Keep smiling, keep shining
    Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
    That’s what friends are for
    For good times and bad times
    I’ll be on your side forever more
    That’s what friends are for
    Well, you came in loving me
    And now there’s so much more I see
    And so by the way
    I thank you
    Oh and then for the times when we’re apart
    Well, then close your eyes and know
    The words are coming from my heart
    And then if you can remember
    Keep smiling and keep shining
    Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
    That’s what friends are for
    In good times and bad times
    I’ll be on your side forever more
    That’s what friends are for???

  3. Lizzo & KFC March 23, 2020

    She and Whitney have the same mannerisms .

    • Tamika March 23, 2020

      Whitney said herself that she use to watch Dionne and study her performance.

  4. Only Facts March 23, 2020

    Regarding the hologram – is she lying? Is she lying? NO! It’s a waste! It’s a disgrace! It’s a stain on the legendary WHITNEY Houston’s legacy! I stand with Dionne regarding this! I wonder what cissy thinks and if anyone is telling Pat how tacky this is

    • Shaniqua March 23, 2020

      No no no!! Don’t give that greedy monster Pat Houston any money!!
      This is an insult to the wonder that was The Voice, Ms. Whitney Houston, a benchmark by which vocal excellence is judged. This hologram looks like a Sims 2 character I played.

      • Only Facts March 23, 2020

        I agree – I’m saying the hologram is a disgrace

  5. Shaniqua March 23, 2020

    Such a classy and elegant lady!

    • Fancy BISH March 23, 2020

      Yes, we love Auntie Dionne lol

      • Shaniqua March 23, 2020

        Yasss that our good ol auntie. Very loving but can be very shady sometime???

      • Fancy BISH March 23, 2020

        You know it ? ❤️

  6. SipLizzoJuice March 23, 2020

    Dionne is right!
    A Hologram Tour..?!? Really Pat…. No Peace For The Living, No Rest For The Deceased. Ugh..!

    • Becky With A Good Hair March 23, 2020

      “Why do I want to pay to see a cartoon?” Lmao

  7. shaquanda March 23, 2020

    I’d give good money to see a hologram of Mariah Carey from around 1995 ish

    • HavanaONana March 23, 2020

      Stop ???

  8. BeyhiveUnlimited March 23, 2020

    Pat Houston nobody in for that Hologram of Whitney ??‍♀️??‍♀️
    Pat the coins here in United States ??
    Ain’t for this mess??‍♀️??

  9. Fat Tilapia Fish March 23, 2020

    Stop making dead singers into holograms, we have albums and videos to remember them.

  10. HavanaONana March 23, 2020

    Holograms concerts are completely ridiculous. There is no way a hologram can capture the essence of her voice live. It’s just not the same. Celebrate Whitney but don’t turn her music into a circus.

  11. I’m from Chicago March 23, 2020

    Dionne was broke, as these psychic network commercials are seen as crappy jobs. However, she had to pay her bills, so I won’t knock her for doing what she needed to do.

    • Patti Labelle’s Diabetes Pies March 23, 2020

      Yep, as of 2019, she is $10,000,000 in debt from back taxes. If I had her money and fame, I’d be worth $100,000,000 by now.

  12. Lil Mama March 23, 2020

    90’s cheese at its best. Dionne sold out here so hard, but probably needed the cheese. Linda Georgian is like a sleazy snake oil salesman with hair spray. Or I should say, WAS.

    • Miss Keri Hilson Baby March 23, 2020

      ?????????

  13. Normani Love Lies March 23, 2020

    I need one of Dionne’s psychics right now. :-
    Is Camila Cabello gonna get a #1 single without feature?!? ????? Is My Oh My a smoke and mirrors? Or a real hit? Just sayin

    • HavanaONana March 23, 2020

      Meanwhile
      My Oh My rises to #18 this week up 8 spots from #26 last week.
      Unlike “Bad to you” disappeared from Bubbling Hot 100 charts lol,?

      Gurl u tried it.. we don’t need no fortune teller to define that your fave is a flopt. ??????????

    • Shayla Queen ? March 24, 2020

      My Oh My may not have peaked at the top but it’s been on the charts for MONTHS! It’s a hit for sure.

  14. The One and Only Tina Turner March 23, 2020

    her psychic friend should have warned her that backing this would ruin her career and creditbility!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. macfac2020 March 24, 2020

    i read this whole thing in the voice they used for her in Got 2 B Real…LOL!!!!!

    • Normani Love Lies March 24, 2020

      Right, me also???

  16. eric March 24, 2020

    She speaks very sensibly on every topic except the civil rights movement. Marching IS doing something! She would not have that Grammy if people hadn’t marched to build a future that they knew they might not live to see. Dionne can’t possibly be that ignorant.

  17. William H. Nice March 25, 2020

    How. is. this. possible,. when. Dionne. Warwick. passed away in. October. of. 2008. from. substance. abuse.

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