While Beyoncé definitely embodies the definition of an icon, legendary singer Dionne Warwick doesn't believe she has reached icon status just yet.
During an interview with Essence —Dionne gave her unfiltered opinion on the music of today. When asked if she believed today's music has classics, the 78-year-old singer said with a laugh, but firmly, "Not yet." She added: "I don’t know if 10 years from now, anybody can actually sing the songs of our babies today. That’s not, as you guys say, 'throwing shade,' it’s looking at it with reality."
While Dionne is a fan of Beyoncé, she admitted that she's not yet convinced that Bey’s reached icon status just yet. "Watching her grow has been quite refreshing. It’s wonderful to see how she’s been able to create what and who she wanted to be and who she is…very proud of that, I really am," she said. "Now, sustaining and becoming a big icon that Gladys Knight, or Patti LaBelle, or Johnny Mathis, or Frank Sinatra, or Sammy Davis Jr. is? I doubt that."