1980s R&B legend Stephanie Mills is doubling down on her comparison between Beyonce and Diana Ross. As Media Take Out reported, last week Stephanie came under fire after she said that Beyonce was “too hip hop” to be more glamorous that Diana Ross.
The R&B veteran made headlines last week when she went on record to say, “Diana is the epitome of class…Beyonce is more Hip-Hop.”
Beyonce’s fans quickly swarmed her social media pages with the suggestion that she was being a “hater.”
During an appearance on The Breakfast Club yesterday, Stephanie was asked about the comments – and didn’t hold back.
Speaking with anchor Charlamagne Tha God and guest host Jess Hilarious, the 65-year-old said:
“With this album and the last couple of years of Beyoncé, I feel like she’s been like a rapper like Hip-Hop. Diana Ross is glamorous. And first let me preface this by saying this: I am a Diana Ross fan. Have always wanted to be Diana. I would go to her shows when she plays Caesar’s Palace. It was always wonderful and fabulous. So to me, you can’t compare nobody to Diana. Not Beyoncé. I don’t care if they don’t like what [I said].I’ll say I said it. I’m not gonna apologize for it. Right.
That’s right. Diana is the epitome of of glamour and grace. And I didn’t say that Beyoncé wasn’t. So, y’all don’t like it. I’m sorry [I’m not apologizing].”
“Did I say what? Did I say Hip-Hop was beneath? No, I did not. Go back. Look at that interview and pay attention to what I actually said and not what you want to think. I said there’s a difference.”
I didn’t know people were coming after me for that Beyoncé thing.
Everybody has the right to their opinion, and I respect that. But I have the right to mine. And I’m gonna say it.
There’s no doubt that Beyoncé is a queen, but Diana Ross is everything to me. They can’t be compared and they can’t and there’s no compared. Two different eras.”
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