Twitter and the BeyHive are out here dragging Dionne Warwick!

The legendary singer is getting swarmed and stung after saying Beyoncé hasn’t reached icon status just yet.

“I love her to death and can appreciate her talent. But that iconic status? It’s a long road [ahead].”

Warwick spoke with Essence to promote her upcoming album, She’s Back.

The 78-year-old who has “58 years of chart-topping classics,” was asked if she thinks any of today’s music will be considered classics and if there are any icons in the mix.

She laughed and responded with a firm “Not yet.”

“I don’t know if 10 years from now, anybody can actually sing the songs of our babies today. That’s not, as you guys say, ‘throwing shade,’ it’s looking at it with reality,” she explained.

And while she certainly admires Beyoncé, Warwick isn’t ready to anoint Queen Bey as an icon.

“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…very proud of that, I really am. Now, sustaining and becoming a big icon that Gladys Knight, or Patti LaBelle, or Johnny Mathis, or Frank Sinatra, or Sammy Davis Jr. is? I doubt that.”

Once Warwick’s comments went viral, Beyoncé fans began to drag the legendary singer, making “Dionne Warwick” a trending topic.

Despite the dragging, many were quick to put some respect on Dionne Warwick’s name.

Warrick took to Twitter to clarify her comments, which she said was misconstrued by Essence.

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

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