Dionne Warwick asks key question of Chance The Rapper and The Weeknd

The singer wanted an explanation for their stage names.
The singer wanted an explanation for their stage names.

Dionne Warwick has asked a key question of Chance The Rapper – since he obviously raps, why does he need to include that fact in his stage name?

The 79-year-old That’s What Friends Are For singer also directed a pointed question to singer The Weeknd about his own choice of stage name.

She wrote on Twitter: “Hi, @chancetherapper. If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name? I cannot stop thinking about this.”

She added: “I am now Dionne the Singer.”

Warwick also gave a clue as to why this question might have been on her mind, continuing: “‘Holy by Justin the Bieber @justinbieber and @chancetherapper is one of my favorite songs right now.”

Chance, real name Chancelor Johnathan Bennett, did not offer an explanation to Warwick but instead replied: “Sorry I’m still freaking out that u know who I am. This is amazing!”

Warwick responded: “Of course I know you. You’re THE rapper. Let’s rap together. I’ll message you.”

Chance then added: “I will be whatever you wanna call me Ms Warwick. God bless you.”

Warwick then turned her attention to Canadian musician The Weeknd, real name, Abel Tesfaye.

She wrote: “The Weeknd is next. Why? It’s not even spelled correctly? @theweeknd.

“If you have “The” in your name i’m coming for you. I need answers today.”

The Weeknd is yet to offer Warwick an explanation but he did reply: “I just got roasted by Dionne Warwick and I feel honored! You just made my day.”