25.11.2022
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Dionne Warwick, 81, makes a rare appearance

Dionne Warwick bundled up while riding on a float in the 96th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The 81-year-old singer-songwriter donned a blue and brown fur coat that extended all the way down to the ground.

She added a white beanie to her short hair as she sat relaxed on New York Life’s Toy House of Marvelous Milestones float.

The six-time Grammy winner waved to onlookers as the procession made its way through the New York City streets.

This year is the third time Warwick has appeared in the parade and the first time since 1984.

The Heartbreaker singer sang What the World Needs Now which she first performed in the 1960s on the float, one of many performers to sing during the parade.

Joss Stone, Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan, Ziggy Marley, Paula Abdul and a number of others also performed.

Her appearance out came just a week after she cracked a hilarious joke about former Saturday Night Live alum Pete Davidson.

She took to Instagram last week to declare that she wants to be the next person to date the 28-year-old comedian after the ex of Kim Kardashian was romantically linked to Emily Ratjkowski.

Dionne took to her Twitter to simply share with her 602K followers: ‘I will be dating Pete Davidson next.’

It seems as if the I Say A Little Prayer hitmaker took offense to many users questioning if she actually posted that tweet as an hour later she shared a self taken video with the caption: ‘If you are new here.’

In the clip Dionne said: ‘Well, huh, so there’s still some nonbelievers huh? Well I want you to believe this, I am Dionne Warwick and I tweet.

‘Yes I do, and I want y’all to stop thinking I don’t okay. Do yourselves a favor alright now, I want you to stop it. Bye!’

Dionne first became a sensation on the microblogging site back in December 2020 when she attempted to get to the bottom of some of the most perplexing pseudonyms in the music industry.

At the time the entertainer had asked Chance The Rapper to explain why he put ‘rapper’ in his stage name if he is ‘very obviously a rapper,’ adding that she ‘cannot stop thinking about this.’

Since then she has posted many viral tweets and as a result many have wondered if she was actually behind her social media postings.

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