Dionne Warwick released her 39th studio album “She’s Back” last week and shared her thoughts about the global superstar during a recent interview with Essence.
The songstress doesn’t believe that the groundbreaking Queen Bey has reached “icon” status just yet. Click Here if you missed that.
Warwick took to social media on Thursday to clarify what she said in the earlier video interview with the longstanding black women-focused media brand.
What I said is in quotes. What @Essence said is not. It takes a long time to reach and achieve iconic status. That’s not to say that Beyoncé isn’t well on her way. She is a gifted performer. That was a reach from Essence. pic.twitter.com/nWlZcrgdqg— Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) May 23, 2019
“What I said is in quotes,” she wrote on the social media app. “What @Essence said is not. It takes a long time to reach and achieve iconic status. That’s not to say that Beyoncé isn’t well on her way. She is a gifted performer. That was a reach from Essence.”
Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination.
Cardi B, who has been racking up awards all year long, leads the pack with seven nominations, including ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist’ alongside two separate nods in both the ‘Best Collaboration’ and ‘Video of the Year’ categories. But, the Bronx native got some competition ‘Album of the Year’ category from hardhitters like Travis Scott’s Astroworld and The Carter’s Everything Is Love up for noms as well.
Fresh off of nabbing his fourth Grammy and 12 awards at the 2019 BBMAs, Drake follows with five nods, including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Best Collaboration.’
The cast of ‘Power’ have some fun with Michael and Sara addressing their social media hot topics.
Michael Strahan jokes we got extra security for ya’ll.
Micheal Strahan says to Fif, “You man get on people. Instagram you are a beast! You got on[‘Power’ producer Randall Emmett] that owed you a million dollars. And, you got your money. So, I wanted to say something in advance. I got this right here.”
Michael hands Fif a bag of cash.
Michael explains, “In case in the future I ever borrow some money for you. I’m giving you money in advance of ever borrowing money from you. I wan’t to do that for you. I want to save you from posting that about me on Instagram.”
Fif responds, I just wan’t you to let you know that I’m here for you man, whatever you need.”
At the 1:57 mark, Omari “addresses” kissing Beyonce at the NAACP Image Awards show earlier this year. Click Here if you missed that.
Naturi responds, “You know the [Beyhive] try to come for my boy, my TV husband. He was just being a friend. Why can’t friends kiss and hug anymore? I mean they made that way bigger, so I was there and it was so NOT a situation.”
The cast talks about the new season of ‘Power’.
In the next clip, Fif announces the finale season of ‘Power’
“We’re be back August 25th this is the finale season of ‘Power’ but it’s and extended season of 15 shows instead of 10. There’s so many story to tell in the universe we created myself and Courtney Kemp. And, you’re going to see spin-off shows that I’m executive producing and you’ll see wrote by Courtney Kemp from the actual characters built from ‘Power.’
Some felt it was a blatant ripoff of the Bey’s smash hit Netflix concert film, in which she transformed the Coachella stage into a “Homecoming” celebration in the HBCU (historically black college and university) tradition — complete with uniformed marching drummers in the spirit of Morehouse, Spelman and Howard universities.
“I always dreamed of going to an HBCU,” Beyoncé, says in the film. “My college was Destiny’s Child. My college was traveling around the world, and life was my teacher.”