Dionne Warwick Says Beyoncé Hasn’t Reached ‘Iconic Status’ Yet 

Dionne Warwick has the BeyHive buzzing with her latest comments.

“I have an admiration for Beyoncé. 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. Now sustaining and become the icon [like] Gladys Knight, or Patti LaBelle, or Johnny Mathis, or Frank Sinatra, or Sammy Davis Jr.? I doubt that. I really do. I love her to death and can appreciate her talent. But that iconic status that I just mentioned before? Those names? It’s a long road [ahead].”

Warwick clarified her comments,
“It takes a long time to reach and achieve iconic status. That’s not to say that Beyoncé isn’t well on her way. She is a gifted performer.”