“If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name?” Warwick wonders
Thanks to Twitter, a duet between Dionne Warwick and Chance the Rapper could be right around the corner.
Warwick, the 79-year-old pop and R&B legend, gave an online shout-out to the 27-year-old Chicago-based rapper on Saturday — one that drew an “amazing” response and the hint of a future collaboration.
It all started when Warwick asked Chance: “If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name? I cannot stop thinking about this.” She jokingly added, “I am now Dionne the Singer.”
Within minutes, Chance replied to Dionne Warwick’s tweet: “Sorry I’m still freaking out that u know who I am. This is amazing!“
It turns out that Warwick is a big fan of “Holy,” Chance’s hit collaboration with Justin Bieber, which she called “one of my favorite songs right now.”
Chance was humbled by Dionne Warwick’s admiration: “I will be whatever you wanna call me Ms Warwick. God bless you.”
“Of course I know you. You’re THE rapper,” Warwick replied before asking him to hit her up for a possible collaboration: “Let’s rap together. I’ll message you.”
The singer, who landed 56 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1962 and 1998 (including such classics as “Walk on By,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and “I’ll Never Love This Way Again”) also has questions about other current hitmakers.
“The Weeknd is next. Why? It’s not even spelled correctly?” she asked. And then this: “If you have ‘The’ in your name i’m coming for you. I need answers today.“
Watch the whole exchange between Dionne Warwick and Chance the Rapper below.
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