Dionne Warwick went viral recently with a number of colourful social media posts which left fans questioning if she actually wrote them.
The 79-year-old singer, whose hits include Walk On By and I Say A Little Prayer, made headlines thanks to exchanges with Chance The Rapper and The Weeknd.
Hi, @chancetherapper. If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name? I cannot stop thinking about this.— Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 5, 2020
Tagging Chance The Rapper, Warwick tweeted: "If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name? I cannot stop thinking about this."
And gently mocking Canadian superstar The Weeknd, she said, "The Weeknd is next. Why? It's not even spelled correctly?"
The Weeknd is next. Why? It's not even spelled correctly? @theweeknd— Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 5, 2020
Later tweeting: "If you have 'The' in your name i'm coming for you. I need answers today."
Both stars said they were delighted to be recognised by Warwick. The singer has now shared a video with her more than 127,000 Twitter followers to deny someone else was running her account.
Came here to find foolishness in my replies. I am rushing to into an interview and this is the last time I'm saying this. Thanks. pic.twitter.com/En49BaoGRK— Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 7, 2020
"Well hello," she said in a video captioned "Came here to find foolishness in my replies".
"And this is for all of you tweeters who have decided I am not tweeting my own stuff to you. I want you to know I am - and I'm getting very, very, very good at it.
"See, I have a wonderful niece, her name is Britney. And she said, 'aunt Dionne, you'll have a lot of fun if you get on this with me'.
Of course I know you. You're THE rapper. Let’s rap together. I’ll message you. ?????? https://t.co/7ku9SMNUMB— Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 5, 2020
"I said, 'OK, teach me how to do it'. She did, and I am doing it. So, that should quell all you naysayers. And if it doesn't - deal with it."
As well as Chance The Rapper and The Weeknd, Warwick, one of the most successful musicians ever, also shared an exchange with Taylor Swift.
"Hi @taylorswift13," she said. "I hope you're in good spirits and having a wonderful day. Keep your head high!"
A delighted Swift responded: "I just saw that you tweeted me!! I'm a huge fan and I respect you so much, thank you for wishing me well. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, thank you for spreading joy."