OMG! Gladys Knight Reveals Why She & Diana Ross Had A 37 Year FEUD!
Gladys Knight recently did an interview with The Insider where she revealed that for 37 long years Diana Ross didn’t like her. Apparently this feud stemmed from when Gladys Knight and the Pips were signed to Motown Records and it didn’t end until 2005! Geesh! They sure did a great job at keeping this beef on the hush. It wasn’t until Gladys made it public knowledge in her memoir, that folks really started finding out about it.
When asked if Diana was ever mean to her, Gladys replied: “Well I’m not a liar, I know that she wasn’t the happiest with me, let me put it like that.”
That response was very cordial of Gladys, wasn’t it? But find out the real deal here as she explained it in her interview…
Now this isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Diana having some tension with other artists back then. Let’s give a lil’ bit of the benefit of a doubt here- sometimes maybe Diana gets a bad wrap for being a difficult diva, when it could have simply been a reflection of her extremely competitive nature, which could very well be like a gift and a curse. It’s a gift because without Diana’s competitiveness, her fans probably wouldn’t have gotten the high level of music her competitiveness pushed her to create throughout the years. It’s a curse because along the way of her diva journey, she made some enemies in the music game. We can’t blame Gladys Knight for not putting up with Diana’s rudeness towards her, most of us would have responded to it the same way.
This just goes to show that Old School beef existed too and it’s a beautiful thing to see Gladys and Diana eventually put their differences to rest.