Dionne Warwick has never been one to hold back from voicing her opinion.
She recently reminded everyone of this by stating that fellow singers Mariah Carey and Toni Braxton are not icons in her eyes.
During an interview, she was asked about the requirements necessary to be considered an” icon”. Warwick admits that she can’t detail exact qualifications but can tell when someone has indeed reached that status.
“I don’t know,” she responded, “I just know when that status is reached, [we know] who they are…I wish I had the answer. I know it takes more than a hit record. I know that. There are many who never had a hit record who we know that are icons. Lena Horne, for one.”