If we could crown a queen of shade, the award would undoubtedly go to Wendy Williams. Known for her boisterous personality and style, Wendy Williams has served shade to any and everyone. She holds absolutely no cut cards and is loved just as much as she’s hated for it. Her latest shade catcher is the gorgeous new mommy Kelly Rowland. In an exclusive interview with Marc Lamont Hill of Huffington Post, Williams shares her thoughts on Kelly Rowland naming her son, Titan.
Wendy: Well I hope that the boy can live up to that because I’ll tell you what, a “titan” is not short. and he’s not scrawny. “Titan” to me is, even if he’s short, he’s wide and cut, and you gotta play the game of life like a titan. You can’t be a loser. So I hope that he can live up to it.
Marc Lamont Hill: He ain’t gonna be no loser with them parents. Well, that parent.
Wendy: She hasn’t worked in a while though. Nobody’s buying her music. She was a judge on the judges’ shows and she’s not on them [now] and mind you, I love Kelly Rowland but I’m just calling it the way it’s factual. Her husband is her manager, but is her career on the go up or on the come down?
So Titan then is going to have to make his own [money.] He’s going to have to be smart in school and make his own bones and hopefully he’ll be able to live up to the name. Again, I love Kelly Rowland, but I have to call it the way I see it.
In addition to her shady comments about Kelly, the TV host also talked about her image.
I had to be that person. People ask me do I have any regrets…no, none. I had to be that person so that you all would pay attention so that I could get a talk show. I didn’t know I was headed towards a talk show and the person that I was [then] is still the same person I am [today]. Now, I only have one hour to say my piece, in radio you have 4 hours to dig a deep hole for yourself honey and then you pull those listeners up and they are fanning the fire!
But I have no regrets also, you have to remember, when most people met me through the radio, I was a 22 year old girl. Now I’m a 50 year old wife, woman, mother, community member and what not and no, [The Wendy] Show is not a heavy duty “kumbaya show,” but I’m not a heavy duty “kumbaya girl.” Our show is light and fun and if you squint, there might be something that you might learn.
Wendy also talks about the Lifetime Aaliyah movie, Lil Kim, The Soul Train Awards and more in the interview.