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10/27/2014 03:38 pm ET Updated Oct 27, 2014

Dionne Warwick Explains Why She Doesn't 'Deserve To Be Called A Diva'

Whatever you do, don't call Dionne Warwick a diva.

The "Do You Know The Way To San Jose" songstress and 50-year music veteran told HuffPost Live why she'd prefer to forego the diva title in a Monday appearance to discuss her latest album, "Feels So Good."

While Beyonce might define a diva as a "female version of a hustler," Warwick believes that the word signifies either an opera singer or something far less laudatory.

"I don't use it," she said of the term. "It's a specific identity, and it's given to the operatic world, and I am not an opera singer, nor do I deserve to be called a 'diva' because it has a very, very -- not a nice connotation, really, when you stop to think about it."

Watch the rest of Dionne Warwick's conversation with HuffPost Live here.

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