In a lighthearted moment that delighted Twitter users, renowned singer Dionne Warwick playfully claimed that she would be taking over as the CEO of Twitter.
The jest came shortly before Elon Musk, the current CEO, announced the appointment of former NBCUniversal executive Linda Yaccarino as the platform's next CEO.
Musk took to Twitter on Friday to welcome Yaccarino to her new role, stating:
"I am excited to welcome Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter. @LindaYacc will focus primarily on business operations, while I focus on product design & new technology."
"Looking forward to working with Linda to transform this platform into X, the everything app."
You can see Musk's tweet below.
\u201cI am excited to welcome Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter!\n\n@LindaYacc will focus primarily on business operations, while I focus on product design & new technology.\n\nLooking forward to working with Linda to transform this platform into X, the everything app.\u201d— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk) 1683906564
Yaccarino's appointment comes at a time when Twitter has been experiencing significant turmoil, including mass resignations and companies pausing their advertising efforts, following Musk's acquisition of the platform in October.
With her 11-year tenure at NBC Universal, where she held the position of chairman of global advertising and partnerships, Yaccarino brings a wealth of experience to her new role. Her resignation from NBC Universal was announced earlier on the same Friday.
But before Musk unveiled Yaccarino as the incoming CEO, Warwick humorously declared herself as the platform's next CEO, joking that the transition "had been in the works for months."
You can see her tweet below.
\u201cI am excited to officially take on the role as CEO of Twitter. This has been in the works for months.\u201d— Dionne Warwick (@Dionne Warwick) 1683842239
Warwick's fans were all about it and couldn't help but share their thoughts.
\u201c@dionnewarwick I\u2019m Gonna Say a Little Prayer For You but I guess That\u2019s What Friends Are For.\u201d— Dionne Warwick (@Dionne Warwick) 1683842239
\u201c@dionnewarwick Ha! I really wish you weren\u2019t joking, Dionne. You\u2019d be a huge improvement over the current leadership!!\u201d— Dionne Warwick (@Dionne Warwick) 1683842239
\u201c@dionnewarwick Wouldn\u2019t be a bad choice at all \ud83e\udd23\u2764\ufe0f\u200d\ud83e\ude79 @elonmusk\u201d— Dionne Warwick (@Dionne Warwick) 1683842239
\u201c@dionnewarwick If only Auntie Dionne. We would be so much the better for it.\u201d— Dionne Warwick (@Dionne Warwick) 1683842239
\u201c@dionnewarwick They pushed you out, Dionne! Now they're claiming that they picked some NBC exec that doesn't even have 0.0001% of your twitter experience THIS IS AN OUTRAGE\u201d— Dionne Warwick (@Dionne Warwick) 1683842239
Despite her playful claim, Warwick revealed that she isn't particularly fond of Twitter itself. In fact, she recently disclosed that she has joined Bluesky, a rival platform to Twitter.
While she may not be taking on the role of CEO, Warwick's presence on social media continues to captivate audiences.
In the meantime, as Twitter transitions under new leadership, the platform's users eagerly await the future direction and developments that Yaccarino's tenure will bring.