by Danita White
Legendary soul and R&B singer Dionne Warwick has been making waves this year with her Twitter account. She’s been dubbed the “Queen of Twitter” by some and one of her viral tweets about not bringing “that foolishness into 2021” even became a full-size billboard in New York City. Earlier this month she teased Chance the Rapper and The Weeknd over their stage names.
“Hi, @chancetherapper. If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name?” Warwick asked. “I cannot stop thinking about this.”
The rapper was thrilled that Warwick knew who he was, writing, “Sorry I’m still freaking out that u know who I am. This is amazing!”
Sorry I’m still freaking out that u know who I am. This is amazing!— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 5, 2020
“Of course I know you,” Warwick responded. “You’re THE rapper. Let’s rap together. I’ll message you.”
“I will be whatever you wanna call me Ms Warwick,” the rapper said. “God bless you.”
I will be whatever you wanna call me Ms Warwick. God bless you 💙💙— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 5, 2020
Warwick didn’t just have jokes, however; but also compliments. She called “Holy”, Chance the Rapper’s collaboration with pop star Justin Bieber, one of her “favorite songs right now”. Warwick hit up The Weeknd next. “Why?” she asked. “It’s not even spelled correctly?”
If you have “The” in your name i’m coming for you. I need answers today.— Dionne Warwick (@dionnewarwick) December 5, 2020
The Weeknd responded by saying he felt honored and told Warwick, “You just made my day”.
Warwick wrapped up her Twitter time with the two artists by tweeting, “It’s all in good fun. Of course I am just kidding. Those talented young men were good sports & very respectful! Enjoy your Sunday. Stay kind.”
It’s all in good fun. Of course I am just kidding. Those talented young men were good sports & very respectful! Enjoy your Sunday. Stay kind. 🥰— Dionne Warwick (@dionnewarwick) December 6, 2020
But that obviously wasn’t the last of Warwick’s interaction with them. “We’re working, apparently, on a song,” Chance the Rapper said while on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “It’s a huge, immense honor. She shouted me out on Twitter, and I freaked out for a while, and I hit her back, and then she started contacting me in real life.”
According to Billboard, the three artists are now teaming up for the charity single “Nothing’s Impossible”. Warwick announced the news herself in a short video posted to Twitter (of course) in which she said she was so excited that she could hardly contain herself. Check it out below.
I’m still on a mission to end foolishness by 2021. It looks like @theweeknd and @chancetherapper are joining me. Who’s next?
(I edited this video myself 😊) pic.twitter.com/k3KUOdfkMb— Dionne Warwick (@dionnewarwick) December 14, 2020
The song was reportedly written and produced by Warwick’s son, Damon Elliott, and will benefit the non-profit charity organization Hunger Not Impossible. The charity’s aim is to fight hunger by connecting American families in need with nutritious meals provided by local restaurants.