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“Black People Don’t Want This Girl To Win Because She’s White”: Wendy Wants You To Stop Hating On Iggy Azalea Already
In case you have been living under a rock, you should probably know that some people–well, make that a lot of people actually–don’t really like Iggy Azalea. There are a range of reasons, including claims of cultural appropriation, a snotty attitude, and feeling that she lacks actual rap skills, but the disdain for the Aussie rapper has some people going in on her for just about everything. And that includes her cellulite.
The rapper vacationed in Hawaii recently with boyfriend Nick Young, and when she came back, she was upset to find that paparazzi had taken unflattering photos of her, and that even worse, people online were criticizing her over them. She was so frustrated by it all that she announced that she was done with social media, and was going to let her team take over her accounts:
Well, there is someone who is standing up for the rapper after watching people go in on her butt and her cellulite, and that’s Wendy Williams. The talk show host had some words for those she feels unfairly attack Azalea for any and everything, and those people, according to her, are a majority of black folks.
“Would you guys stop with Iggy Azalea? Like, how much hate do you have? Everyone’s talking about this new photo that leaked of Iggy Azalea in a bikini. Quite frankly, I see nothing wrong with it. Most women either have one of two evils: We either have cellulite, or stretch marks…this right here is fine. Do I think she had something done? Sure. A lot of girls do get stuff done. A lot girls I was reading online were saying, ‘Well, if she allegedly has butt implants, why does she have cellulite?’ There is no cure for cellulite. I don’t care what doctors say. Trust me, I’ve got all day long to figure out cures for stuff. I’m just saying. I’m here for one hour, I’ve got 23 hours a day to read up on stuff and make appointments and seek cures for stuff. If I could cure cellulite, believe me you, I would share it with you.
But I want you to all to leave her alone, and I know who the haters are–my people. It seems like black people don’t want this girl to win because she’s white. Who are you people? And also because she’s from Australia. We here in the country are very territorial about our rap music. So you come here, you have an accent, you’re white, you hook up with T.I., one of our rap kings, you take over the radio, you can be heard on hip-hop stations, top 40 stations–my father, who just turned 84, knows who Iggy Azalea is. The little goobers running around in nursery school know who Iggy Azalea is. White people and black people. In other words, you’re a hater because she’s crossed over and she’s managed to make it. You’re a hater because she got herself what looks like a black girl’s butt and a black boyfriend, Nick Young. You need to stop that hate and get a life, haters.
And again, I’m not sticking up for her because I know her. I’ve never met the girl in my life. I’d be fine if I never met her. I’m just taking a moment to…I told you, you have to compartmentalize your hate. You just can’t hate across the board. And by the way, if she does something that I really don’t like, I will call her out on that. You know what I mean? Because I’m a woman and I’m allowed to be flip flop with my mind. But for you to get on my Facebook and tell me I’m two-faced, no I’m not two-faced, I’m a flip-flopper.”
I will say that I do think some people have taken their issues with Azalea to an over-the-top level, but I don’t think it’s done mainly because she’s white. How about you? Check out Wendy’s statements, which start at the 6:30 mark, and share your thoughts:
Ooo wee. If we thought Toya was going to take the high road during this separation between she and her husband Memphitz, we might have been mistaken. In promotion for Reginae’s episode of “Super Sweet Sixteen,” she stopped by the “Wendy Williams Show.” And since her personal life is really juicy these days, she also talked about her marriage and how she’s handling things.
And child, she kept her cool for most of it but there was some drama. Check out the highlights from the interview below.
Do you think the party was too extravagant?
Reginae is a great child and it’s her sixteenth birthday. Everybody do it big for their kids’ sixteenth birthday party…if they can. If you can go all out, go all out.
What do you think about Wayne and Christina Milian?
I don’t think about that.
Then Wendy got right into the state of her relationship with Memphitz.
Why are you separated?
My husband started to feel like he was living in my shadow. When I met him he was a big music executive. He discovered talent like T Pain, K Michelle, all different types of artists. And to go from begin a music executive to being known as Lil Wayne’s ex wife’s husband…it just started to take a toll on him.
What happened to his career?
He started mixing business with pleasure. He got into a relationship with his artist, K Michelle and it was a lot of allegations that he beat her and stuff like that. The person that you see right now, that’s a person who’s dealing with a lot of hurt and pain and that’s just how he’s choosing to deal with it.
Have her allegations affected your marriage?
I wouldn’t say she affected my marriage. This is how I feel about the whole situation, there’s three sides to every story: her side, his side and the truth. And to be honest with you, no one knows the truth only the people in that room. And you know, we’re all going off the information that we believe to be the truth. So we all are entitled to our own opinion.
How is he mentally right now?
You see he’s acting out on Instagram. How he chooses to deal with his stuff is how he chooses to. How I choose to deal with mine is different. I’m hurt too. I decided to write a book called “How To Lose A Husband.”
Would you like to reconcile?
I would love to work things out with my husband because here’s the thing Wendy, a lot of people get married and when things go wrong they give up on their marriage. You make a vow, it’s for better or for worse.
Did his appearing on Tiny and Toya affect his position at Sony?
Absolutely. I just feel like they didn’t accept him in a tv world. They were looking at him like, you’re more of a behind the scenes type of guy now you’re “mister tv man.” In that world, the tv industry, reality that is, is not really respected.
Memphitz asking Toya to join “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”
Mona Scott Young asked Memphitz and I to join the show. And to me, that’s not something that I want to be a part of. And I didn’t feel that was the right thing to do for my marriage. We were newlyweds. To go on a show to go back and forth with your ex…I was like ‘No. You go on the show. I’m not going on the show.’
After Wendy and Toya had time to talk all of their grown women talk, she called Reginae out to chat about her recent birthday party, the drama between Birdman and Wayne and her future plans.
The best part was getting my car because I love driving. My security…he’s been teaching me how to drive since I was 14 years old.
I home-school now. This is my first year of homeschooling, so up to ninth grade.
Wayne and Birdman
With me, I love them both and that’s business. My loyalty belongs to my father, anything that he goes through. I love my father and I love my godfather. When my father was in jail, my godfather, he took care of me. So I love them both and I’m praying that they get through whatever they have…
Why Memphitz wasn’t in the show
Toya: He was at her Super Sweet Sixteen. They cut him out of the special, I guess because of what is going on. But he plays a very important role in her life.
Are you going to college or are you going into the industry?
I’m going to, of course, go to college still. But I am going to sing and rap. But right now, with the label goring through what they’re going through I’m on hold as well as my father.
Why did you leave the OMGirlz?
It was business . With the different labels and who to sign with…it was just a business thing.
“EVERYBODY AIN’T GETTING A** SHOTS!!!” Taraji Claps Back At Wendy Williams’ Producer For Claiming She Enhanced Her Butt
If you watched last night’s episode of “Empire,” which was EVERYTHING, you know that Taraji P. Henson showed her ass. Literally and figuratively.
In a scene where she thought she was meeting up with Lucious to rekindle their romance, she is faced with the news that in reality, Lucious is actually engaged to Anika (aka, “Boo Boo Kitty”). Considering that she rolled up in a sable coat with nothing underneath it but lingerie, Cookie is not happy. After making a scene, she throws her sable coat to the side, shows off her plump posterior, and tells Anika, “this is an ass!” before smacking it and strutting off in only the way she can.
That scene definitely had people talking, not only because Cookie (in her words) was serving boooody, but because it was yet another jaw-dropping scene/moment from a show that provides so many of them in only 60 minutes.
But other people were a little bit too focused on Henson’s backside, and that includes the folks over at the “Wendy Williams Show.” As it turns out, one of the producers tried to insinuate that her butt had been enhanced, a statement that Williams briefly entertained when doing “Hot Topics” with her audience. But Henson just so happened to be watching this episode of the talk show, and she decided to set the record straight about her curves:
Let ‘em know, T!
No matter what’s going on with her body, the 44-year-old actress looks amazing, and she continues to give us life on a weekly basis. Excuse the hashtags: #winningallaround #shegotadonk #allnatural
Now that Vivica Fox essentially fired herself from “Celebrity Apprentice,” she’s making her rounds on the talk show circuit. She swung by “The Wendy Williams Show” as well as Huffington Post Live to talk about her tenure on the show, how she’s managed to maintain a career in the entertainment industry and of course, her on-going beef with Kenya Moore.
Check out a couple of highlights from her interviews.
First, her “Wendy Williams” appearance:
Wendy: At what point did you realize that she stole your phone?
Vivica: Let me answer a couple of things for you guys. A lot of people are saying how did she get her phone and get into her phone. I’m used to be around people I trust. So I didn’t have a lock on my phone. I didn’t. I had just gotten my phone and I’m used to handing my phone to the assistant, to the make up artist–I got legitimate things going on, ok?
And so when I sat my phone down, they rushed me out to go do an interview and when I came back, it was gone. We tore up that room, looking for my phone. And guess who was the one person who had their back turned and didn’t bother to help.
Kenya’s comments about menopause…Kenya is only seven years younger than us, so you’re on your way.
Yes, it’s going to happen to you too boo. But for me, it made me take better care of myself, workout, drink more water. You just push through. It happens! It is life.
Kenya’s Malificent plastic surgery reference. Do you think that she crossed the line?
I just need to say this. If this reminds you of Malificent, it made 700 million dollars worldwide, so thanks for the comparison boo.
Then, on her interview with Huffington Post Live, she dug a little bit deeper about Kenya’s real issue, not just with Vivica, but with herself.
That one there, she’s something else. And it’s sad because I’ve known Kenya for a very long time, when she won the crown, Miss America or Miss USA–whichever one it was. But the Kenya Moore that I knew then is absolutely nothing like the Kenya Moore now.
Huff Post Host, Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani: How has she changed?
Well, desperate times call for desperate measures. And she’s been rewarded for bad behavior. So I think what happens is, it’s like an addict, they keep pushing, they keep pushing and she lives scandal after scandal that’s how she gets down. Myself, I do the work. I have talent and I’m glad that I get to go back to doing movies, doing legit projects that I produce and star in.
Do you feel like she has enough talent to be anywhere on your level?
Do I think she what?
Well, and there you have it. Silence is in the room.
Well, you can look at my resume and look at hers. You know. I don’t like to be the mean girl but the thing that was most upsetting about Kenya was that she doesn’t show respect. I’ve been doing this for 25 years and I’ve done the work. I think at one point she said that I have limited talent and that was just like…wooo.
You can watch Vivica’s full interview in the video below.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but Terrell Owens is attempting to rebrand himself. First, he sat down with Iyanla on OWN,
married that random, White woman and then showed up on “Celebrity Apprentice.” And while he is trying, a lot of people are still hung up on what the hell happened to his career, his friendships, and in Wendy Williams’ case, his money.
And even though she mispronounced his first name and substituted Williams for Owens, Wendy, still wanted to know what exactly does Terrell Owens do for money now that he’s no longer in the NFL, doesn’t have his own show anymore and is no longer on “Celebrity Apprentice.”
The whole topic of money led Wendy to ask Owens if he felt like Kita Williams and Monique Jackson, his former publicists shafted him in any way.
Here’s what he said:
“They did do some things that were uncharacteristic for myself. Growing up, and as I’ve matured, sometimes you have to listen to your intuition and you have to listen to your parents. My mom, she felt a certain way towards them and I just didn’t take notice to it. Again, I have to be my own man at some time. I really thought that they were my friends but obviously, otherwise.”
You can watch the full segment in the video below.
Well, Kita didn’t take too kindly to that and in a recent interview with C. Nikky, Kita spoke out about Terrell’s loose, and in her opinion, lying lips.
“We have had the most amount of good, bad, highs and lows with Terrell Owens, or as Wendy called him on the show Terr-ell Williams. But what I will say is this–because I don’t throw shade, I don’t throw mud. I definitely believe in being a woman of integrity.–But Terrell is completely out of order when he talks about Monique and I doing him wrong.
Ultimately, that show was about him and it included us. Monique and I sold the show. We never took a percentage of his money. We never dealt with his money, the 13 years that we’ve known him, so we’ve never stolen his money from him. And I just want him to be clear about it.
One of the things about Monique and I is that– I will say is true– we always pushed him. And if you notice on “Celebrity Apprentice,” he’s trying to change his brand and that’s what the show did for him. So all of these opportunities Terrell Owens, excuse me Terrell Williams, that you’re getting is a result of you doing “The T.O. Show,” which is what Monique and I did for you. So, you’re welcome.
As far as clarity is concerned, Monique and I have never done anything to defame his character and I won’t do it now. But if he continues to say things, it can mess with my money. I work with other celebrities, who’ve done more than catch footballs, and it’s unfortunate because if they hear him say things that make them think that our characteristics are a bit shaky, it’s messing with my professional lifeline and my brand. If he continues to do that, I will sue.
At the end of the day, Terrell Owens didn’t make me. This chick here has an MBA, before you boo. And I will continue to move forward. So love, light and many lessons and blessings. And I wish him well and I just want him to do the same for us. You don’t have to like me or love but at least respect the fact that we’re no longer going to be on this journey together. So, ‘How You Doin’.”
Then C. Nikky, asked Kita if either she or Monique had reached out to Terrell…and that’s when she really started spilling the tea.
I wish we could really tell you why he’s upset. If you saw a little bit of “Celebrity Apprentice” they eliminated him because he didn’t raise any money. You know? And the hard part about that is, you have to look at that from the perspective of you’ve been in this business with multimillionaires, athletes, celebrities. You’ve hob knobbed with so many and you couldn’t get a couple of checks beyond $2,500? So it says a lot in terms of the seeds you’ve planted in the past and the bridges you’ve burned. It has nothing to do with Monique and Kita. It has everything to do with Terrell Owens, the man. So from his baby mama drama, to his problems on the field with his quarterbacks and his teams, we’re not the issue.
So we’ve definitely tried to reach out to him. In fact, the “Iyanla Fix My Life”… What he does not know is that we set that up for him, blindly. Because we felt like he needed it. We felt like he needed to see himself and fix it! But ultimately, there’s been a lot of things that we’ve continued to pass on to him anonymously, that has money attached because I’m not a hater.
I just saw him at the Golden Globes party…He couldn’t take it because I was there just like he was there, not because of his name but because of mine. He’s uncomfortable when he sees us because he knows there’s unfinished business. Terrell is not good with confrontation. Monique and I will speak the truth. And when he’s ready to sit down to talk, I’m ready. Because the lies that he is telling right now, are really getting on my nerves.
I went through several different emotions watching this interview. First, I was sympathetic to her animation. People affecting your business with what you perceive as lies, will have anybody ready to defend themselves. But while Kita said she doesn’t throw shade, there were a few times in there where she did just that. Clients who do more than catch footballs. Terrell Williams. Anyone can see that’s shade.
And just when I was starting to think she was taking the petty route, Kita brought up that point about she and Monique setting Terrell up on “Iyanla Fix My Life,” and my eyes bulged. Nothing will upset you more than going out of your way to help somebody and they turn around and attempt to drag your name through the mud.
So, while Kita’s response was definitely not shade free, I believe her. And the crunkness was warranted. Like she said, Terrell’s own track record shows he’s not exactly good at maintaining relationships…personally and professionally. The fact that Monique and Kita are continuing to look out for him when they don’t have to and are still willing to sit down and have a conversation with him, seems to speak volumes about their true intentions.
You can watch her full interview with C. Nikky in the video below.
Is Lil Wayne Your Man Or Nah? Christina Milian Opens Up About The Relationship On The Wendy Williams Show
In promotion for her new show “Christina Milian: Turned Up” Christina stopped by The Wendy Williams Show. And since Wendy never bites her tongue she asked a few questions we’ve all been dying to know the answer to…like umm “Is Lil Wayne your man or what?” Check out Christina’s response to this and other questions in the excerpts below.
On her relationship with The Dream these days.
You know what, her father and I have definitely–we’re in a really great place. He and I have grown to this really great place, this partnership as far as parenting now. And he trusts me. At the end of the day, I’m Violet’s mom and I want the best for her. And he understands, he knows for me, I know the ins and outs, the ups and down of being in the spotlight.
He’s got a beautiful wife and we all get along.
Her family not liking him initially
When we first got married, honestly, it was hard. At first, I think it was because I went on this whirlwind romance. I just left and just enjoyed— I had the time of my life. And honestly, I think my family wasn’t ready for it. We were very codependent on each other and all of a sudden this guy comes along…They were like he’s just another artist. Here goes Tina.
Her relationship with Lil Wayne…is he her boyfriend?
We doing this? He’s my man crush everything. How about that? Is that an answer?
Do you sleep with him at night?
Oooo We’re in the studio late at night. We’re at a skate park..how about that?
So you and Lil Wayne are sometimes together…It’s not a full boyfriend but a sometimes thing.
Balks Well, I mean, girl, don’t put that out like that. We have great chemistry and we have a really great involvement in each other’s lives. And I did want to protect that as well, like my daughter. I think sometimes that if you just give it all out to the world…
You’re on reality tv.
I know but it’s sexy to have a sense of mystique. We want a second season huh?
And then she talked about Karrueche and Chris being back together–and the fact that they’ve always been together. Figures.
Take a look at Christina Milian’s full interview with Wendy Williams and let us know what you think about her very coy response to the Lil Wayne questions.
Despite the terrible reviews received by Lifetime’s Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, Wendy Williams is still very much interested in producing made-for-TV movies—at least that’s what she recently told the LA Times. The radio-personality-turned-TV-host also discussed her own personal biopic, deciding to do stand-up comedy and the influence her show has had on others. Check out some highlights from her interview below.
On “The Wendy Show” opening doors for other daytime talk shows:
“I do believe in a way that our show has opened doors for others to be more forthright on TV. I don’t say ‘my show’ because my whole staff is producing the girl they see in front of them. They aren’t trying to change me, they are just producing me with a little more taste than maybe I bring to the table. The landscape of daytime has changed. I’m not so sure people go to daytime TV for kumbaya moments anymore. I fit into that wheelhouse of people, who are very busy all day long doing stuff and want an hour to escape.
I’m doing the kind of show I’d watch as a 50-year-old woman. I don’t have time to keep up with Lindsay Lohan and all of them, can I just turn on TV and have someone break it down as to why I should care or not?”
On her biopic that was never released:
“My autobiography [2003’s “Wendy’s Got the Heat”] was the first book I wrote. My husband and I made the decision that we were going to turn it into a movie. Robin Givens played me. We funded it ourselves, which I would never wish on my worst enemy.
We shot around Manhattan and told the story of a girl from Jersey, me, with a pretty big radio career and a lot of potholes. Being married, having a child, going through infidelity and miscarriage, heartache and drug abuse.
A month after the movie wrapped in 2007 the phone rings and it was Debmar-Mercury. They had been streaming my radio show and were looking for the next big thing in daytime. Less than a year later I was on TV doing a six-week sneak peek in four cities.”
On wanting to produce more made-for-TV films:
“I would love to be able to produce more made-for-TV movies. There’s no discounting the big screen. But me and my husband [Kevin Hunter, her manager and business partner] have developed some great relationships with various networks since having this talk show.”
On taking a stab at stand-up comedy:
“I was turning 50, and I was asked what’s on my bucket list. I thought, ‘Well, I’ve always been told I’m funny; I want to do standup.’ In New York there’s a million different clubs. I figured somebody would arrange something small.
There would be a light bulb swinging from a string, a bunch of seedy drunks in the room and I’d be one of several to get up and tell a few jokes. Didn’t happen that way. The Venetian called and they wanted me in this series they were doing called Lipshtick, which were women comedians. Susie Essman, Loni Love, Joy Behar, Lisa Lampanelli — these are real comedians.”
Read Wendy’s full interview here.
“He Has His Ratchet Side”: K. Michelle Talks To Wendy Williams About How She And Idris Elba Connected
After finally revealing on the Breakfast Club that her album, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart (out now) was influenced by an alleged eight-month relationship with Idris Elba, K. Michelle visited The Wendy Williams Show this morning to talk further about how the two ended up bonding, why she says they went their separate ways, and how she realized she was a side-chick for him. She also had some interesting things to say about being overjoyed to have left “Love and Hip Hop” behind, and about her ex, Memphitz, and his defamation suit against her. Here are the deets:
On Moving Away From “LHH”:
“I just thank God I’m not there. I escaped! I’m never going to downplay what it did for my career. I won’t take from that. I hated going to work every day feeling like I had to fight.”
On Memphitz, Claims That She Lied About Being Abused, And His Defamation Lawsuit:
“I don’t sing about him no more [laughs]. For me, I think that was one of the most hurtful things to take a stand on and say, you know what, I’m going to talk about the abuse that I went through. For me, beating your behind, or whatever you want to call it, comes in a lot of different forms. And to me, if I was drug and smothered with a towel and drug across the ground and I’m screaming for help, ‘Please don’t kill me,’ I think that was a little bit of abuse. It has been really difficult to see that every city I go to for promo, I go to a shelter and I go talk to women. The same women that you’re fighting for can become the same women that are poking at you and calling you a liar. And that makes women not want to come out and talk about it.
He’s suing me. I never said his name. He doesn’t have a job, so I’m the job. I’m very confident from what’s been going on that I will be vindicated in this, and I will finally get my life back.”
On Not Feeling Idris At First And Moving On After He Had His Son:
It was like an 8 month situation. I never thought that I would like him either. I thought his jeans were too tight. I told him! And I thought his accent was kind of funny. No offense to the UK, it was just different for me…We just clicked. People aren’t always what they seem. He’s not a bad person at all. He has his ratchet side and he cleans up nicely but he’s very down to earth. He’s very fun.
There was a situation. He has a child and I’m not going to get in the way of that…you’re not going to get me. You’re not going to call me the homewrecker or call me any of that. So me, I desire a lot of attention and time, and when there’s a newborn you have to give your time and attention to that child.
When I met him, I did find out that he had a woman pregnant. But I did not know the extent of that situation. I kind of looked up and I kind of was like the sidechick. I looked in the mirror and I was like, ‘Girl, you done paid all this money for this work [laughs]. You can’t be the sidechick!’ But through it all he has remained a gentleman.”
Check out her full chat with Wendy and let us know what you think below…
Today marks the release of Mary J Blige’s thirteenth album. It’s called London Sessions. So she appeared on “The Wendy Williams Show” today to discuss the process of making it. The title comes from the fact that she traveled to London by herself to record this album with producers and engineers she had never worked with before, in an unfamiliar environment. Mary told Wendy that she felt like she needed to do something different as an artist in order to shake herself up a bit.
In addition to recording and enjoying London’s parks, Mary made a point to reach out to Amy Winehouse’s father while she was there. Mary has said before that she was greatly inspired by Winehouse’s music and identified with her struggle with drugs and alcohol. Mary told Wendy that she’d felt like just as she was coming out of that hell, Winehouse was walking into it.
Mary said that she always admired the fact that Amy was open and honest about her struggle, particularly with her song “Rehab.” Which led Wendy to ask Mary how she managed to get clean without the aid of rehab.
Here’s what she had to say.
I’m real with myself. I’m hard. I do the hard stuff first. I pray and I really look at what I need to do to take responsibly. And that’s the hard part when you look at what you’re doing wrong. And that’s why I think people need or want to go see a doctor to get to the part where they say, ‘It’s me. I’m responsible for this.’ I’m not afraid to say that. Because you’ll end up stuck and in denial if you don’t do that.
Mary J also revealed that she had to stop socially drinking because it didn’t work. She realized that she was overdoing it.
And then they quickly transitioned to her marriage and since she couldn’t remember, Wendy asked her how she got married.
In my house. The goal– I didn’t want a bunch of fake…I wanted love there. I wore a white gown, a Vera Wang. It was sleek.
Then Wendy asked about her upcoming anniversary and if she makes a big deal of it.
I’m just happy that my man is still with me and he’s had the courage to stay with me. I’m grateful for that.
Wendy also asked her to clarify the no friends of the opposite sex comment.
There was more said than that. That thing was taken totally out of context. He’s had friends before he’s known me. And I know all of his female friends. They’re like his sisters so we’re all family. But any of these new chicks and all of this new stuff…(makes a swatting /”get out of here” motion.) And if they are new, we’ll all make friends. We’ll all be friends.
Now, that she’s clarified her comments, do you agree with her?
She also addressed her father being stabbed by his ex girlfriend and then she and Wendy played a game, giving out advice to the audience members. You can watch Mary’s full segment in the video below.
Wendy Williams is catching a lot of heat for the Aaliyah biopic, and too many more controversial comments quips and tea spills to count. But no matter how much heat comes for the Wendy Williams camp we all love to hate Wendy Williams and here’s why.
She’s A New York Institution
Fans who’ve only seen the Wendy Williams show are late to the game. Wendy’s been a gossip and controversy staple since her Hot 97 days in the early 90s. New York wouldn’t be the same without her.