Wendy Williams Doesn’t Regret Infamous Interview With Whitney Houston: “I Wasn’t Tough On Her”

September 9, 2019  |  

 

Wendy Williams and Whitney Houston

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Wendy Williams has always maintained that she doesn’t have regrets about how she did things during her days on the radio, and that includes that infamous/iconic interview she had with the late Whitney Houston in 2003.

While visiting Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen recently, Wendy was asked by a fan if she regretted the way that conversation went, the first and last time she would get to speak with the legendary singer, and she said no.

“Rest in peace, Whitney,” she said. “I wasn’t tough on her. Whitney stayed on the phone and she was the one drumming up all of the drama. I was sitting calmly. No!”

If you’ll recall, the chat got pretty tense at times, with Whitney (who was promoting her album Just Whitney at the time) telling her at one point, “If this were back in the day in Newark, I’d meet you outside.” Listeners ate it up at the time.

But years after Whitney’s death, she said in an interview with Jenny McCarthy that she didn’t necessarily find joy in the spectacle.

“It spiraled kind of crazy. I guess people think maybe I got off on that. I didn’t get off on it,” she said.

Still, she didn’t have any problems with asking Whitney hard questions, which some might have thought were inappropriate, because she felt they had a lot in common, including a history of drug abuse.

“I’m not trying to get invited to your party. I don’t care about my kid playing with your kid,” she said. “I respect everybody in the celebrity world, but I’m too grown to get new.”

“It was easy to speak to her because it was like looking in the mirror,” she said. “‘Who you talking to Wendy? You don’t talk to me like that. Crack is wack!’ My disposition when I was speaking to Wendy was very, very calm. You know why? Because I understood.”

Check out Wendy’s thoughts on that radio interview with Whitney (and why she’s getting a prenup if she gets married again) below:

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