Dionne Warwick isn't just a legendary singer, she's also the undisputed Queen of Twitter and has been since the moment she joined in 2020 and began dropping pearls of wisdom—and roasting younger musicians—throughout the worst days of the pandemic.
This week, Warwick got to prove once again that nobody does it better on the bird app than she does when commentators at the U.S. Open mistook her for one of her equally legendary contemporaries.
While scanning the crowd during Serena Williams' match against Anett Kontaveit, broadcasters Mary Carillo and Chanda Rubin pointed Warwick out as one of the many luminaries in the stands.
Except they didn't point her out as Warwick, but rather as fellow legend Gladys Knight, who was also in attendance.
And you know Warwick wasn't about to let it slide.
See her perfect response below.
In a flawless tweet that was equal parts good-natured and shady as hell, Warwick wrote:
"Hi, I’m Gladys Knight… and instead of taking that midnight train to Georgia, I won’t walk on by but will say a little prayer for you 😂😐"
Warwick used references to some of her and Knight's biggest hits to make her point.
"Midnight Train to Georgia" is perhaps Knight's most-signature tune, while "Walk On By" and "Say a Little Prayer for You" are among Warwick's most instantly identifiable standards.
The whole thing began with a moment of confusion for Carillo and Rubin.
As the cameras panned the stands, Rubin commented they'd "got some more stars" in the audience, to which Carillo enthusiastically exclaimed "Gladys Knight!" just as a camera landed on Warwick.
But as Carillo explained in a tweet, she was looking into the crowd itself, where she had spotted Knight, rather than the monitor showing Warwick on camera.
Rubin also responded to Warwick's tweet on the matter, calling it an honor to be shaded by a legend.
For her part, Knight took the whole thing in stride, calling it an honor to be mistaken for her "sister" Warwick.
On Twitter, Warwick's response had many people cheering.
Warwick and Knight both emerged on the music scene in the 1960s and were atop the charts throughout the next two decades. They collaborated in 1985 on a charity cover of Rod Stewart's "That's What Friends Are For" that also included Stevie Wonder and Elton John.
It went on to become the #1 single of 1986 while raising $3 million to combat the AIDS epidemic.