‘Silly’ singer Deniece Williams has been accused of being just that from diehard Mariah Carey fans, affectionately called #Lambs, after she criticized the Pop icon’s current vocal state.
Taking to our friends at TrueExclusives recently, the GRAMMY-winner was quizzed on her favorite songstress of yesterday and today – lending compliments to the likes of Ariana Grande, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and more.
When asked about Carey, however, Williams did express love for her fellow multi-octave diva but then launched a critique of the 50-year-old’s vocal decline over the years. Needless to say, her assessment was not warmly welcomed by #Lambs.
See the video that got them hot-and-bothered inside:
Start at :09 mark:
Williams on Carey:
“She is an incredible artist, beautiful, [and] I loved her music but I’m upset she has not taken care of her voice – her gift and instrument. I would hope that she would take more care of her instrument, her voice.”
Later in the interview, the 69-year-old detailed how she’s maintained her soaring vocals over an award-winning career that’s spanned nearly 5 decades.
Despite the advice, some took her comments as a diss toward Carey and launched an attack in the ‘Vision of Love’ singer’s defense.
First, old tweets showing Deniece praising Mariah were dug up.
Despite other targeted slams, Williams – as of time reported – has not responded to the hoopla.