Dionne Warwick Reportedly Criticised Snoop Dogg For Having Misogynistic Lyrics at One Point
Dionne Warwick reportedly approached Snoop Dogg about his song’s misogynistic lyrics.
Snoop Dogg remembers having being terrified when he received a meeting request from Dionne Warwick to talk about their contentious lyrics regarding women. This past week, a new CNN documentary titled “Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over” was aired, in which the seasoned performer describes meeting with 1990s gangsta rappers to discuss their misogynistic lyrics.
“These kids are expressing themselves, which they’re entitled to do. However, there’s a way to do it,” she said in the film. “We were kind of like scared and shook up,” said Snoop about the inviation from Warwick. “We are powerful right now, but she’s been powerful forever. Thirty-some years in the game, in the big home with a lot of money and success.”
“You’re going to have families. You’re going to have children,” Dionne tells Snoop Dogg and others. “You’re going to have little girls and one day that little girl is going to look at you and say, ‘Daddy, did you really say that? Is that really you?’ What are you going to say?”
“She was checking me at a time when I thought we couldn’t be checked,” says Snoop. “We were the most gangsta as you could be but that day at Dionne Warwick’s house, I believe we got out-gangstered that day.” “I made it a point to put records of joy—me uplifting everybody and nobody dying and everybody living,” he said about changing his writing approach after the meeting. “Dionne, I hope I became the jewel that you saw when I was the little, dirty rock that was in your house. I hope I’m making you proud.”
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