How YOU Doing? Celebrities Who’ve Publicly Slammed Wendy Williams Over The Years
After the social media-based tongue lashing Evelyn Lozada gave Wendy Williams yesterday for referring to her newborn son as a cash register, and reading the different responses from our readers, it’s clear, Wendy is a polarizing figure. Folks either love her or hate her, but in celebrity land, there are quite a few people who can’t seem to stand her. Comments she has made on her talk show, and in the past on her radio show, have put her out there for criticism from many people, and now that social media is big, many of these celebrities have spoken against the talk show host and former shock jock online. Here are a “few” examples:
Who could forget this interview? After years of speaking on Wendy and her drug use on her radio show, one day, back in 2003, Williams finally had the opportunity of a lifetime to chat with the Houston. However, it didn’t go well–for Wendy. The legendary singer went all the way in during the interview, calling Williams out about her comments about her and her family (she was still married to Bobby Brown at the time), and at one point told her, “If this were back in the day in Newark, I’d meet you outside” and “‘Im sure when you look in the mirror you have some reservations about your look, too … I’ve seen you! I KNOW how you look!”
Despite going on Wendy’s show multiple times and seeming quite chummy with the talk show host, NeNe Leakes was no longer having it with Wendy after she implied that NeNe’s marriage to Gregg seemed more like a friendship than anything. This was around the time that Leakes was planning her wedding and doing her spin-off show, I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding. Before Wendy said that the couple didn’t really have chemistry, NeNe was saying that Wendy would be invited to her wedding. But after the fact? No dice.
“@WendyWilliams don’t know
SHITabout my relationship! Have you seen her and Kevin kiss? Yuck”
NeNe hasn’t been to the show since and the two are no longer as chum-tastic as they once were.
Don’t speak about a man’s wife crazy, especially if that man is Method Man. Wendy knew some info about Method Man’s wife, including the fact that she was suffering from cancer. In 2006, she shared this information on her radio show, not knowing (or maybe caring) that his wife didn’t want people to know about her health issues, and just her personal business in general. The M-E-T-H-O-D Man didn’t appreciate Wendy spilling the beans, and in a long video response, basically called her quite a few harsh names (“You know how uncomfortable that makes somebody feel, especially somebody who’s going through chemo? Stupid a** b***h.”), and even issued a threat:
“I aint coming on your little show to bark at you about it. I’m a street n***a and that means it’ll be dealt with. You’ll be seeing me.”
Wendy later apologized on her radio show for putting their family business out there.
Wendy said what many people had been saying for years about Kim, but in front of an audience and the country, she spoke about the rapper being upset at photos that came out of her looking a LOT different, which she said were altered by the paps:
“Kim, in my mind, I know your goal was always to look like La Toya Jackson. You’ve out-La Toya’d La Toya in your new look, and don’t blame Photoshopping. Blame your plastic surgeon, girl.”
Lil Kim responded with quite a bit of vitriol, taking to Twitter to call her everything from a hating a** you know what, to claiming Wendy used to mess with the Notorious BIG: “Stop hating on me because U sucked Big’s d**k & he didn’t want nothing to do with yo a** after that.”
Of course, this just happened last week. Wendy invited Porsha Williams on to her show in the past to talk to her about the drama going on in her life, and to her face, told her that she was “less than smart.” But after doing it behind Williams’ back on her talk show in front of an audience ready and willing to diss the RHOA star, she had enough, going off during an appearance on V-103:
“She’s calling me ‘less than smart’, she’s less than a woman. You shouldn’t do that…But this is the same woman who said that I should’ve had a baby by my ex to get cash. Really? Never. Never stoop that low…You know what, for her to have that type of platform she has, she should use it better than she does. I’m disappointed in her. I’m not even going to really insult her and go too low, I’m just disappointed in a woman like her to do what she does every single day.”
In the past, she pulled a move similar to Evelyn Lozada and put Wendy’s husband on blast: “Should you stay with your husband after he cheats? Or Should you judge everybody else and not want to be judged? @WendyWilliams”
Fantasia and Kandi Burruss
Tired of the talk show host talking crazy about them and their relationships on her program, during a chat on Watch What Happens Live, both women said that Wendy needed to mind her business and focus on her own ish. Kandi had this to say about Wendy’s negative influence on her mother and how that played into Mama Joyce’s beef with Todd:
“Every week Wendy was coming on, you know, saying negative things about my relationship with Todd and then my mom would come, ‘You know Wendy said … even Wendy said …’ Every week. I was like, I don’t care what Wendy said. Let’s ask Wendy about her relationship.”
As for Fantasia, she said, “Nobody’s asking her about hers. It’s not her business.”
Like mother, like daughter. Just as Whitney had her issues with Wendy’s comments about her, Bobbi Kristina isn’t feeling what the talk show host has to say either. Wendy (or her people) posted on Facebook a question about whether or not there should be a delay in Bobbi Kristina receiving the inheritance left behind by Whitney Houston. In her own interesting way of posting things on Twitter, Bobbi Kristina said:
“TRUST ImNOTworriedNORthinkin abt @WendyWilliams#Ragedyass && all her accusations . Lol I laugh at clowns. I#OVERCOME. Expect nothinless”
During an interview back in January, Jennifer Hudson made a statement about being tired of hearing people talk about sex all the time in their music (“Ain’t you too old for that kind of thing? Can you talk about something else?”). On the Facebook page of Wendy Williams, it was implied that the statement was shade towards Beyoncé (“JHud may be throwing shade to Beyonce”). After that, and attacks by the Bey Hive, Hudson responded, tweeting, “if u took my general comment and YOU singled out someone to apply it it to , then that would mean that’s how u feel. Not me.” She also retweeted this statement by a fan: “Some people [@WendyWilliams] just like to stir the pot.”
Nobody came for Wendy Williams like Janet Hubert, who is best known for her days playing Aunt Vivian on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. She called Wendy out not just once (in an open letter that put Wendy on the spot for her words about Whitney Houston before and after the singer’s death), but twice. It seems after Wendy brought up Hubert’s name in an interview with Tatyana Ali, in response, Hubert called Wendy everything from a demon and big-footed to saying the host had big teeth and was evil. Yikes.
Many people were looking at Tameka Raymond a little sideways after she fawned over a pretty hot shirtless photo of her ex-husband, Usher, whom she had just bitterly battled in court for custody of their sons. When Wendy called her out and said she couldn’t have it both ways (both drooling over the man and then trashing him in court), Raymond responded, going surprisingly easy on the talk show host:
“Man @WendyWilliams you’re making my real boos mad at me over a simple compliment. Sheesh..
Go to bed @WendyWilliams …. Let it burn. LOL …. Its never that deep. Promise.”
These two went at it twice. The first time was after Brown was pissed at Wendy for talking about him and the domestic violence incident with Rihanna on her show. He called her a man in response and she snapped on him on her show. Somehow, he ended up on her couch soon after. But last year, he lashed out at her and Perez Hilton, who came on her show and said that Brown had “half a brain.” He called both of them out on Twitter as “Princess Perez and wicked witch Wendy.”
“can’t take advice from 2 buff chicks when one can’t stand to look at herself without plastic surgery and the other is forever on his period”
When Wendy called Love and Hip Hop ATL “disgusting,” “ratchet,” and said that it “makes me embarrassed to be black,” in an interview with RumorFix, Momma Dee (Lil Scrappy’s mother on the show) acted quite the fool over Wendy’s comments, calling her the b-word. She said that Wendy doesn’t know the cast enough to trash the show like that:
“A c***ker paid you to do your own show and you’re going to belittle us … Wendy you forgot where you came from!”
Did you know about their issues? Wendy pissed the Fresh Prince off so bad with her criticisms of him on the radio that he actually put a diss about her in his song “Mr. Niceguy” from 2005, which also called out Larry Elder and Eminem too.
“Wendy Williams, you don’t know me
I’m not your punching bag
You gon blow me up girl you better leave me alone
Before I buy your radio station and send you home”
Oh Will, stick to acting.
Gayle King actually had to call Wendy a liar in 2011. After King went to CBS to co-host the The Early Show, Wendy Williams claimed that Oprah wasn’t feeling that move and that the two had a falling out. However, soon after, Wendy read a letter on her show that she said was from Oprah, which refuted claims of issues between the two besties. However, King did an interview with the Tom Joyner Morning Show soon after and said that Wendy never received any type of letter from Lady O:
“The letter that I heard Wendy read – I didn’t see it – I know Oprah never wrote a letter to Wendy. I said [to Winfrey] ‘I’m getting all these messages that you wrote a letter to Wendy,’ and she goes, ‘Gayle, you know more than anybody knows that that’s not true,’ number one. Number two, when Wendy was saying, ‘You know, I think it’s gonna put a dent in their friendship?’ When this opportunity was presented to me – and make no mistake; it is an opportunity – the first people I talked to were Oprah, my son and my daughter. And I said, ‘I don’t know; I don’t know. They approached me, but I don’t even know if I should entertain it,’ … [Winfrey} said, ‘Are you kidding? This is so what you do, the news is what you love … you would be crazy to pass it up!'”
Wendy would later say that she had no reason to lie and that she got the letter from someone in Oprah’s camp named Chelsea Hettrick.
The late rapper didn’t have love for Wendy and her radio show back in the day. He was reportedly upset that Wendy said that during his stint in jail, he was raped. He talked quite crazy about her in his song “Why U Turn on Me,” even saying “I’m gonna put a $20,000 hit, through Jenny Craig, to come find your a** and put you in a fat farm, you fat b*tch.” Again: Yikes!