Dionne Warwick thinks that the Whitney Houston hologram tour is a “stupid” idea
The 78-year-old soul was surprised to hear that there are plans for a digital version of her late cousin to tour as a hologram with her original band and back-up singers including her brother Gary Houston seven years after her untimely death in 2012 at the age of 48.
The series of concerts is happening following Whitney’s estate signing a new deal with music and marketing company Primary Wave Music Publishing, but Dionne doesn’t want to see her family member resurrected as a performing avatar.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Dionne said: “I haven’t a clue as to what that is. It’s surprising to me. I don’t know what it is. I think it’s stupid, but whatever it is that’s what it is.”
The That’s What Friends Are For hitmaker also shaded Beyoncé, openly stating that she ‘doubts’ the singer’s icon status
“I have an admiration for Beyoncé Knowles… Carter now,” Dionne added to Entertainment Tonight.
“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.”
“Now sustaining and becoming a big icon that a Gladys Knight, or a Patti LaBelle, or a Johnny Mathis, or a Frank Sinatra, or Sammy Davis Jr. is? I doubt that.
“It’s not given to you, you earn it.”
Dionne Warwick says there aren’t any more classic or iconic artists, including Beyoncé. “That’s not, as you guys would say, ‘throwing shade’,” says Warwick.
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