Saturday, May 06, 2017

Gladys Knight Takes Sides In the Aretha Franklin Dionne Warwick Beef


Last week Aretha Franklin dredged up her two-year-old beef with Dionne Warwick after accusing her of lying about Aretha being Whitney Houston's godmother [click here if you missed that].

Gladys Knight weighs in on the discussion...

Gladys Knight tells Hip Hollywood,
"I know my sister, Dionne. It ain’t nothing to her. Now Aretha, is a little bit different. It’s just one of those things, everybody got their little knick knacks going on."
"Dionne is gon’ speak her mind and she’s gon’ tell the truth. Re is gon’ be sensitive and cause a whole lot of riffraff."

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

All three of these heifers are fighting while people like Katy Perry and Jessie J are slaying them vocally and on the charts.

Anonymous said...

@9:33

Thats because none of these wack ass producers or execs of today would know what to do with Retha, Gladys or Dionne. The girls who are easier to mold get all the attention sadly.

HHIC said...

Slaying them vocally on the chart? Is that sarcasm? These women are old. People buying music are young. End of story. Has nothing to do with vocal salyage. Jesus you kids are dense...

Anonymous said...

9:33
How old are you? 12? You crazy remedial idiot these three ladies are legends who can never be touched vocally, historically, or sales wise SMH

Laa soul said...

Katy Perry and Jesse J, ROTFLMBAO!!!! Chile pulllleeeaaaassseee! Will those two even be relevant in 20 years, let alone 40. Go back to playing with your building blocks, with all due respect.

Anonymous said...

Gladys has been on Aretha's bad side for a couple decades. She really needs to sit down and be quiet. I think Dionne is most upset because Burt Bacharach said Aretha's version of "Say A Little Prayer" was the best version ever made. It is. Dionne needs to get over it.

Anonymous said...

yeah and Burt Bacharach was right.

iketernr said...

Aretha, Gladys and Dionne come from the analog era when they had to do multiple takes to get the song right. Not use auto tune or other tricks of today's trade.

JDent said...

REALLY?! GLADYS?! If Dion ain't PISSED about you posing on the red carpet while Whitney's corpse lay overhead that makes you an Dion the riff raff.

Anonymous said...

I used to love Gladys until I discovered she was super messy. Gladys is mad Aretha doesn't deal with her. Some years back, Gladys took a jab in the news and told reporters that Arethas mom didn't want her and abandoned the family. Aretha never forgot what Gladys did...Gladys can be messy..if dionne doesn't care why is she speaking on it? Gladys does stick her nose in people's business and calling another woman sensitive is disrespectful, especially when it ain't her business.

Anonymous said...

@10:54 & @ 11:51, true! Gladys just can't get over Aretha never wanting to be her gal pal back in the 60's, 70's, and 80's. She has to understand that no matter how rude Aretha was in their 20's, when Gladys said Arethas mom didn't want her that crossed the line. Of course Aretha isn't going to want to be close. Plus, Gladys should have been secure enough to say we'll F her if she doesn't want to be friends. Instead, Gladys struck back publicly while Aretha handles things privately.

Anonymous said...

Gladys and Aretha can sing their faces off...well, Gladys still can...Dionne always had struggle vocals in my opinion...but all three can sing circles around any of these rooty poot pop tarts out here today...A capella! and all 3 are a hot mess! we all have our messy ways. I prefer my singers to sing and not talk...yes I am looking at YOU TYRESE! the messiest broad of them all!

Magnus 21 Gunz said...

Oh God....Can we just give these heffers a Golden Girls reboot show and be done wit this?? They're all speaking on this for the publicity....

Who REALLY gives a shit who Whitney's Godmother was???

Anonymous said...

2:17
DEAD at "struggle vocals"...but you right. Similar to Diana Ross, pretty voice, but not strong like Whitney, Retha and Gladys. I remember when Diana Ross said her voice was as strong as Whitney's and wanted a "voice challenge" to prove it. Never happened. Someone must've spoken to Diana. LOL.

Anonymous said...

these two just salty that could never hold a candle to arehta's voice.

Anonymous said...

Ain't no way in Hell any YT, BLK or other vocal Pop-Tart is better than any of the legends. Dem young heifers sound like teens with computers and too much time on their hands. Maybe those of us that appreciate music from legendary vocalists should start calling radio stations demanding to hear more from them. No demand, no supply. The music radio stations act like they stopped recording in the 70s or 80s, because they rarely play anything recorded beyond that. I have my own collection and know where to go online or over the air when I want to hear it, so I'm good.

I like both versions of Say a Little Prayer, but while Dionne made it to 2nd or 3rd base, Aretha knocked out of the park.

The old heads probably have a lot to get off of their chests after all these years. If they want to vent, now is a good time to unapologetically let it all out before they leave this world or continue to keep it to themselves.

Shonnie Williams said...

Has anybody watched the youtube series "Got to be Real" Parody..please check it out..so much shade between pattie, aretha, warwick...it's too funny..so much shade

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
9:33
How old are you? 12? You crazy remedial idiot these three ladies are legends who can never be touched vocally, historically, or sales wise SMH
10:17 AM


+++++++

Preach

Angela Peterson said...

The argument is about the godmother of Whitney Houston. It really is a mute point now. It's not about who can sing best. STAY ON POINT! Does anyone read these days?

Anonymous said...

They have said for years that Aretha was a hellraiser everywhere she went

yup yup said...

WTF? @ 9:33a first comment,
Are you an idiot? The story aight got a damn thing to do with the charts or sales!
Seems our U.S. Education system has failed us again. WHAT A DUMB ASS!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know what "struggle vocals" are, but I find Dionne's voice to be pretty smooth. They're not going to sound alike because they're all different, just like the rest of us.

I'd rather see the women be honest and show us who and how they really, instead of putting on an act. They can't be all professional all the time. It's perfectly alright for them to be themselves.

Queen Me said...

2.17 & 4.26
Add Natalie Cole & Roberta Flack.

Gladys is the most underrated legend. She has always had the best, most powerful voice...but everyone has been stuck on Aretha since the 60s. Not to take anything from her, but I'd take Gladys & Patti over Aretha any day...Their voices and songs trump hers. Not to mention if it wasn't for Gladys, we'd have no MJ.

And if Phyllis Hyman was alive...there are plenty that can out sing Aretha, she was just most popular.

Anonymous said...

Aretha is a bitch

Anonymous said...

Katy Perry and Jessie J are slaying them vocally and on the charts???? Best Joke I HEARD all year!!!!

Anonymous said...

@9:33 AM Your comment makes no sense. Dionne, Aretha and Gladys' singing days are over. They're not in the studios trying to re-invent themselves at 70. i agree they're too old to go at each other with this bickering. Move on!

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