Dionne Warwick is apparently not among those who are highly anticipating the Whitney Houston hologram tour. Instead of praising the project, the “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” songstress thinks developing a tour featuring a hologram of her late cousin is a bad idea.
Talking about the project at the Second Chance Digital Impact Recipient Awards in Washington D.C. on Thursday, May 23, Dionne told Entertainment Tonight, “I haven’t a clue as to what that is. It’s surprising to me. I don’t know what it is. I think it’s stupid.” Despite not really liking the project, Dionne stressed she wouldn’t oppose to it as saying, “But whatever it is that’s what it is.”
The Whitney Houston hologram tour was announced earlier this week, with her original band and backup singers joining the trek. Pat Houston, the late singer’s manager, and sister-in-law revealed that the estate had signed a new deal with Primary Wave Music Publishing for a major live show, saying that the project had “taken precedence over everything.” Pat also announced that a posthumous album of the singer would be released.
“Before she passed, there was so much negativity around the name; it wasn’t about the music anymore,” Pat said. “People had forgotten how great she was. They let all the personal things about her life outweigh why they fell in love with her in the first place.”
Back to Dionne’s interview with Entertainment Tonight, the singer also talked about her recent comment about Beyonce Knowles. Dionne previously said that the singing diva couldn’t be considered an icon yet because Beyonce still had some way to go before she could truly be considered one. Despite receiving backlash from the Beyhive, the veteran singer stood by her comment.
“Everyone who I consider icons in the industry they’ve worked very hard and they have garnered the support of people who have supported them over the years,” she said. “There’s one or two or 10 or 12, or 20 years — and we’re talking about 60, 70, 80 years people who really earned that status.”