Stephanie Mills is doubling down on her comparison between Beyonce and Diana Ross.
The R&B veteran made headlines this week when she went on record to say that “Diana is the epitome of class…Beyonce is more Hip-Hop”
While some received the singer’s remarks as ultimately her opinion, others swarmed her social media pages with the suggestion that she was being a “hater.”
During an appearance on The Breakfast Club today, Mills was quizzed about the comments – and didn’t hold back.
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Speaking with anchor Charlamagne Tha God and guest host Jess Hilarious, the 65-year-old said:
“With this album and the last couple of years of Beyoncé, I feel like she’s been like a rapper like Hip-Hop. Diana Ross is glamorous. And first let me preface this by saying this: I am a Diana Ross fan. Have always wanted to be Diana. I would go to her shows when she plays Caesar’s Palace. It was always wonderful and fabulous. So to me, you can’t compare nobody to Diana. Not Beyoncé. I don’t care if they don’t like what [I said].I’ll say I said it. I’m not gonna apologize for it. Right.
That’s right. Diana is the epitome of of glamour and grace. And I didn’t say that Beyoncé wasn’t. So, y’all don’t like it. I’m sorry [I’m not apologizing].”
“Did I say what? Did I say Hip-Hop was beneath? No, I did not. Go back. Look at that interview and pay attention to what I actually said and not what you want to think. I said there’s a difference.”
I didn’t know people were coming after me for that Beyoncé thing.
Everybody has the right to their opinion, and I respect that. But I have the right to mine. And I’m gonna say it.
There’s no doubt that Beyoncé is a queen, but Diana Ross is everything to me. They can’t be compared and they can’t and there’s no compared. Two different eras.”
With that, what are…