Dionne Warwick Says Being The Breadwinner Ruined Her Marriage, Calls Whitney Houston’s Hologram “A Waste Of Time”
Fresh off of her appearance on the latest season of Fox’s “The Masked Singer,” legendary singer Dionne Warwick isn’t holding back when sharing her thoughts on the world. She said
“It’s in the most chaotic state ever. It’s just a period of time in which everything’s changing. Wars, segregation, everything that the entire world is going through, emotionally, mentally and physically, it’s in a sad state right now. There’s segregation going on in the States, and segregation going on in the UK. There’s segregation going on everywhere, it’s still the same.”
While she said there is plenty wrong the world, she also opened up about why she wasn’t super involved in the Civil Rights movement.
“I’m not a marcher, I’m a doer. believe I was the first [African American woman] to win a Grammy in the pop arena, which was basically almost designated for white people. So it was kind of unheard of. I was probably the first person in a lot of areas.”
She also opened up about how being the moneymaker in her family, when she was married to William David Elliott in the late 60s and early 70s, led to their divorce.
“I was the major earning power in the family and that is very difficult for the male ego. It just got too much to bear for my husband, and we decided that it would be best for us to part ways.”
Interestingly enough, she also said her stint doing infomercials for the Psychic Friends Network as an infomercial was simply for the money, and not necessarily something she was passionate about.
“That’s exactly what it was. It was during a period of time when I was not recording. You know, it kept the lights on in my house and food on my table. It was an earning power. I earned money that I normally would have earned if I was on the road. It’s very simple.”
As for whether she actually believed what she was selling, she added,
“No more than anybody else…You ask anybody in the world: ‘What’s your sign?’ and they’ll say it.'”
But she’s certainly not ashamed of the success.
“Everybody put a boo-boo on that. They said: ‘What are you doing, ratting on about that?’ But now that’s all you see on TV or hear people talk about. I’m known to be the first to do things.”
She was also no stranger to the small screen when she appeared on NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” in 2011, hosted by now-President Donald Trump.
“It got to the point where I felt this was not what I was supposed to be doing with my 50-year career.”
She also explained what most want to know — what it was like to wor with Donald Trump.
“The Donald Trump that I knew was very nice. He really was. He was a gentleman. He never was out of the way with me. I didn’t know what he did with anybody else but I know how he treated me. I did concerts in his hotel, and he was always very nice to me.”
But she’s singing a different tune when it comes to the current-day Trump.
“I don’t know that man. That’s not the man that I knew. Period. Politics, religion and sex are three things that should totally be avoided in conversation.”
She then shared her thoughts on the controversial hologram of her late cousin, iconic singer Whitney Houston, which is going on tour.
“I think it’s a waste of time. And Whitney’s legacy, her music, speaks for itself.”
She addressed Whitney Houston’s ex-manager and sister-in-law, Pat Houston’s, claims that Whitney Houston would’ve wanted the hologram.
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“Well, you know, it’s what makes the world go round.”
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