When acclaimed singer Dionne Warwick felt unhappy about rappers like Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur using derogatory language towards women in their songs – she decided to invite them over to her house and teach them a lesson.
Dion called a meeting with harsh-speaking rap stars – where she showed them the impact of her words by saying ‘b***h’ to their faces.
Snoop Dogg, 51, recently opened up about the “scary” intervention in CNN’s brand new documentary about the award-winning musician, titled Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over, and he admitted that it felt like Dionne had Made him ‘out-gangster’. that day.
She opened up about the huge impact the legendary hitmaker’s lecture — who recently announced she’ll be collaborating with Dolly Parton on a new gospel duet — had on her life and music.
Acclaimed singer Dionne Warwick (seen in 1968) once held a meeting at her home after she became unhappy that rappers were using derogatory language towards women in their lyrics.
Lesson learned: He invited rap stars like Tupac Shakur (left) and Snoop Dogg (right). Dion showed him the effect of his words by calling her a ‘b***h’ to his face
Snoop, 51, recently talked about the “scary” intervention in CNN’s brand new documentary about the award-winning musician, titled Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over.
Snoop – whose full name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr – told the doc that he was very nervous when Dion, 82, approached him and told him she wanted to meet up with him at his house.
At the time, he explained that he was just beginning his career, whereas Dion already had over 30 successful years in the business.
Dion told them to come on the dot at 7 a.m., and Snoop remembered getting there eight minutes early because he was too scared to offend her.
‘We were scared and shaken,’ he recalled. ‘We are powerful now, but she has been powerful forever.
’30-A few years in the game, lots of money and success in the big house.’
Also at the meeting were Tupac, Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight, and a range of other rappers.
Snoop reported that Dion demanded that he call her a “b***h” and scolded him for using the wrong lyrics.
She reminded him that one day he might have daughters who would hear what he said in his songs and wonder, ‘Daddy, did you really say that? Is it really you?’
‘What are you going to say? [to that], He said that he asked them. ‘You’re all growing up.
‘You’ll have families. You are about to have children. You are going to have little girls.’
Snoop said that Dion (seen in 1970) demanded that he call her a ‘b***h’ and reminded her that one day they might have daughters who would hear what was said in her lyrics.
‘You’ll have families. You gotta have little girls,’ Snoop (seen in 2004) said he reminded her. ‘They’ll wonder, “Daddy, did you really say that? Is that really you?”‘
‘These kids are expressing themselves, which they are entitled to do. However, there is a way to do it,’ said Dion in the documentary, explaining why she decided to talk to the men.
Snoop said that while he was “as gunsta as could be” at the time, he felt that Dion “knocked ’em out that day.” she is pictured in 2011
Snoop said that while he was “as gunsta as could be” at the time, he felt that Dion “knocked ’em out that day.”
He said, ‘She was examining me at a time when I thought I could not be examined.’
‘We were as gangsta as you could be, but that day at Dionne Warwick’s house, I believe we were out-gangsta that day.’
Dion’s text certainly had a long-lasting effect on rappers. He said he made it a point to ‘make happiness records’ after this, and decided to focus on ‘uplifting’ people rather than being negative in his music.
‘Dionne, I hope I become the jewel you saw when I was the little, dirty rock in your house. I hope I am making you proud,’ he concluded.
Snoop’s discography now includes 175 singles and 19 studio albums, and he has sold approximately 37 million albums worldwide.
‘These kids are expressing themselves, which they are entitled to do. However, there’s a way to do it,’ said Dion (seen in 2017) in the documentary discussing the meeting.
Snoop (as seen in 2022) said that after that he made a point of putting out ‘joy records’, and decided to focus on ‘uplifting’ people rather than being negative in his music.
Snoop’s discography now includes 175 singles and 19 studio albums. Tupac tragically died in 1996 at the age of 25, but is considered one of the most influential rappers of all time.
In 1997, he married his wife Shantae Broadus. Together, they have three sons – Corday, 28, Julian and Cordell, both 25 – and a daughter – Corey, 23.
Tupac – widely regarded as one of the most influential rappers of all time – tragically passed away in 1996 at the age of 25.
Dion previously talked about the sit-down during an appearance Real Last year, insisted that she was not ‘dissing’ them, but instead, she was looking out for them.
‘If I didn’t care for you, you wouldn’t be invited to my house,’ she said.
‘They all knew I was very serious. We had something to talk about. I was slapping them and they wanted to know why I was beating them.
Dion, originally from New Jersey, is one of the most charted singers of all time, earning 56 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998.
She has sold over 100 million records worldwide in her decades-long career, and has won numerous awards – including six Grammys.
Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over premieres January 1 and chronicles her decades-spanning and ongoing career.
CNN The documentary also describes the influence and activism of the five-time Grammy Award-winning music icon.
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