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Music icon Ms. Dionne Warwick slammed TV talk show guru Wendy Williams for kicking dirt on her good name.

The disrespect commenced when Wendy dragged the 79-year-old songstress for no apparent reason on a recent episode of her popular talk show.

"She doesn't like me... She's a friend to the show 'cause she has something to promote and we're the social influencers and she's smart," Wendy said. "But, once she gets off the show, you know she's probably like, 'B**ch'."

Wendy added: "It's okay, Ms. Warwick, it's okay."

Wendy then went on to reference Dionne's 2002 marijuana charges - which Ms. Dionne's fans had long forgotten.

"You remember a few years ago, aunt Dionne was stopped at the Miami airport trying to get back to Jersey," Wendy said. "TSA stopped aunt Dionne and opened up a lipstick tube and found four -- excuse me, 11 pre-rolled joints. Oh yeah, they got the dog on it, it was weed."

Dionne's fans were outraged at the disrespect. They chastised Wendy for reaching so far back for dirt on an icon when her own skeletons are still rattling around in her closet.

Following the show, Ms. Dionne took to Twitter to rebuke Wendy for speaking ill about her and sullying her good name.

Ms. Dionne politely tweeted:

"A friend alerted me that Wendy Williams was spending a lot of not nice time speaking on me. I tuned in to her show to catch the last few minutes of her speaking about me and as in the past she seems not to be able to speak without maliciously made comments."

She continued:

"My hope is my name will refrain from being spoken or thought of by her as this conversation was held a few years ago letting her know there was nor would be any need for her to say the name Dionne Warwick for any reason. I don't believe one has to be mean to get noticed."

Dionne concluded by writing: "There's an old saying you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar! Try it Wendy you might like it."
 

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Dionne Warwick made a surprise appearance during Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle's Verzuz battle on Sunday night, as the trio performed their song "Superwoman."

Gladys and Patti, both 76, faced off during the social media clash, performing their respective hits, as 600,000 viewers tuned in for their battle, including Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson.

The musical powerhouses delighted fans with their vocal talents and their good natured exchange between songs.

But it was Dionne's appearance at the end of the clash that drew the most attention, with the 79-year-old joining Gladys and Patti to perform "Superwoman" - their 1991 single - and "That's What Friends Are For," which Dionne won the Grammy for song of the year and best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals in 1986.

"I haven't seen you guys in so long," Dionne commented as she joined Gladys and Patti on stage.

Other notable points during the evening included Patti kicking off her shoes to perform "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," and also saying, "We all have to vote. Period, pooh."

The phrase comes from Black ghey slang and has gained popularity, thanks to hip-hop star Jaydawayda releasing a song called "Period Pooh" in 2019.

Gladys and Patti also gave shoutouts to Michelle Obama, saying she will be the next Black president.

Black Twitter reacted enthusiastically to the battle on Sunday. Many of them weren't born when the songs were released on vinyl and then CDs.

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