Dionne Warwick Reacts to SNL Parody and Praises Ego Nwodim's Impersonation: 'You Are a Star' [Photos + Video]

Dionne Warwick went viral this week after she logged on to Twitter with tweets about Chance The Rapper and Taylor Swift and a burgeoning beef with Wendy Williams. On her birthday, Saturday Night Live handed Warwick her own show in a sketch.

via: People

Dionne Warwick received the best birthday gift this year from Saturday Night Live.

As Warwick turned 80 on Saturday, the long-running comedy program lovingly celebrated the legendary singer — who’s been making headlines this month for her hilarious Twitter posts.

In addition to highlighting some of her viral tweets, the sketch also poked fun at some back-and-forth critiques between Warwick and Wendy Williams, which stemmed from comments the television host recently made about the singer’s social media behavior as well as an old marijuana charge.

In the “Dionne Warwick Talk show” sketch, cast member Ego Nwodim portrayed the singer — whose interactions with her guests always seemed to circle back to Williams.

“One last question Harry Styles,” she says in the sketch. “Why is Wendy Williams being a bitch to me? She started beefing and now she’s acting like she can’t finish.”

“I’m sorry, I don’t know who Wendy Williams is,” answered the singer, who was played in the sketch by SNL host Timothée Chalamet, to which Warwick replied, “Yeah, I knew I liked your ass.”

Another interaction with singer Billie Eilish, played by cast member Melissa Villaseñor, ended with Warwick asking, “Billie Eyelash, you’re spooky. Can you put a hex on Wendy Williams for me?”

Hours after SNL aired, Warwick took to social media to share that she enjoyed the sketch — and Nwodim’s impression of her.

“This was a hilarious birthday gift. Thank you, @nbcsnl. That young lady’s impression of me was very good,” she wrote, adding in another post directed at the actress, “You did a wonderful job, baby. You are a star.”

Nwodim went on to share that Warwick’s kind words made her emotional. “Tweets are not my own but they are making me cry, and thus, have found their way to main,” she wrote. “Extremely touched by Ms. Dionne’s kindness and generosity of spirit. so glad I did her proud ??.”

Warwick also received another special birthday message from Jennifer Garner.

“I wanted to personally share this wonderful message from my new best friend Jennifer Garner! I’m looking forward to creating fun things with you in 2021,” Warwick wrote alongside the heartfelt video.

Earlier this week, Warwick sent a stern message to Williams.

“A friend alerted me that Wendy Williams was spending a lot of not nice time speaking on me,” she wrote in a series of tweets on Wednesday. “I tuned in to her show to catch the last few minutes of her speaking about me and as in the past, she seems not to be able to speak without maliciously made comments.”

“My hope is my name will refrain from being spoken or thought of by her as this conversation was held a few years ago letting her know there was, nor would be any need, for her to say the name Dionne Warwick for any reason,” she added. “There’s an old saying, ‘You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar!’ Try it Wendy you might like it. ??.”

In a lengthy segment from her show, Williams called Warwick a “beautiful woman” before bringing up a video in which the singer, who has credited her niece with helping her draft her messages, talked about sending her own tweets.

Williams then brought up a past instance in which Warwick was caught carrying marijuana, alleging the singer still smokes today. (Warwick faced marijuana charges in 2002, but claimed she was framed, according to Billboard.)

“I totally believe that she is doing her own tweeting, but I think that Brittani is her right hand,” Williams commented. “After Aunt Dionne does what she wants, after midnight, maybe after some bud.”

We love to see a legend get all her flowers.

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