Warwick pays tribute to Brown on Watch What Happens Live:
She was a sweetheart, she will be missed — she was a good girl. It’s not easy. It’s [manageable] because of our faith that Bobbi is with a much bigger and more powerful person, or thing, that she’s in much better hands now.
Waters responds to Warwick’s comments about not succumbing to his pressure.
First, in my view, Dionne Warwick is a truly great singer. Secondly, I doubt not that she is deeply committed to her family and her fans. But, ultimately, this whole conversation is not about her, her gig in Tel Aviv, or even her conception of boundaries and art, though I will touch on that conception later. This is about human rights and, more specifically, this is about the dystopia that can develop, as it has in Israel, when society lacks basic belief in equal human value, when it strays from the ability to feel empathy for our brothers and sisters of different faiths, nationalities, creeds or colors.
I believe you mean well, Ms. Warwick, but you are showing yourself to be profoundly ignorant of what has happened in Palestine since 1947, and I am sorry but you are wrong, art does know boundaries. In fact, it is an absolute responsibility of artists to stand up for human rights – social, political and religious – on behalf of all our brothers and sisters who are being oppressed, whoever and wherever they may be on the surface of this small planet.
Warwick says she will not submit to pressure from Waters, who has called on entertainers to not perform in Israel.
[Ms. Warwick] would never fall victim to the hard pressures of Roger Waters, from Pink Floyd, or other political people who have their views on politics in Israel. Waters’ political views are of no concern to Ms. Warwick, as she holds her own unique views on world matters. Art has no boundaries. Ms. Warwick will always honor her contracts. If Ms. Warwick had an objection to performing in Israel, no offer would have been entertained and no contract would have been signed.
Warick experiences a slip and fall in her shower at her home in South Orange, New Jersey. She is taken to a local hospital where she receives ankle surgery. TMZ:
This family can’t catch a break.
Warwick is a Grammy nominee for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Now.
Cyrus releases the single, Hope Is Just Ahead, which features vocals from Dionne Warwick.
As a singer-songwriter I’ve always tried to capture the truth and honesty of life. Sometimes it’s that moment of truth that becomes far too real and reveals the sacrifice that has been made. This song is about change. It’s about looking at our past mistakes and learning from them as a society. More than anything …it’s about ‘Hope’ and a better tomorrow…if we will only allow ourselves to believe.
Warwick, John, Knight, and Wonder wins the Grammy for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for That’s What Friends Are For.
Warwick wins the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for I’ll Never Love This Way Again and Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female for Deja Vu.