Sourced from Reuters by Tracy Cabrera
Dionne Warwick, 80, regularly tweets her thoughts on life, career and fellow musicians, sometimes eliciting heartwarming responses from netizens.
NEW YORK CITY, USA – It all started when American music icon Dionne Warwick saw her nieces and nephews having fun on Twitter and now she’s using her voice as the ‘Queen of Twitter’ and to spread joy and poke fun in viral tweets to a new audience.
The 80-year-old American singer, who has reigned as a diva for over six decades, regularly tweets her thoughts on life, career, and fellow musicians–sometimes prompting responses that lead to heartwarming exchanges.
“If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name?” Warwick asked Chance the Rapper in a tweet.
“I cannot stop thinking about this,” she quickly added.
And Chance, thrilled by the tweet, replied, “I will be whatever you wanna call me Ms Warwick.”
The five-time Grammy Award winner was surprised Chance even knew who she was.
Just a week back, on seeing her nieces and nephews enjoying Twitter, she immediately felt she wanted to join in and once she got the hang of it, Warwick decided how she would use her new platform.
“I’m going to do it when I have an urge to say something or feel that I need to say something and/or ask a question, somebody is going to answer it,” Warwick recalled telling her niece who showed her the ropes.
Warwick, who is now often referred to as the ‘Queen of Twitter,’ relishes bringing positive energy to social media.
“That’s one of the things I’m enjoying more than anything else in the world, that everybody’s laughing with me, you know, and that I think is something that has been missing,” she enthused.
The pop diva is also trailblazing with virtual concerts. Her first was held live from home on Easter Sunday.
“I had a little bit of anxiety, based on the fact that I had not sung in a complete year, and vocal cords are muscles and muscles had to be exercised, and I don’t do that,” she said.
“I wanted to do a disclaimer, you know, there might be a couple of squeaks, croaks,” she interjected with a laugh.
She will be performing a second show on May 9, which is Mother’s Day in the United States.
This year Warwick was nominated for the first time to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a late recognition after nearly 60 hit songs including “Don’t Make Me Over,” “Walk on By,” and “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” and selling over 100 million records since the early 1960s. (AI/MTVN)