By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Wendy Williams wasn’t hated by many in the music industry during her controversial radio days for no reason. The now daytime talk queen has made a name for herself by basically saying whatever she feels like about big time celebrities. Then there’s her signature interviewing style (she’s calmed it down now for her show) which consists of an intrusive questions that can also serve as insults to whoever has the courage to grant her an interview. One of her most controversial interviews to date would be the one she had with Whitney Houston, and it’s said that the interview went so bad that it has left Wendy with plenty of guilt since the legendary singer’s passing earlier this year. And even now, it’s been speculated and rumored that Williams has a hard time booking black celebrities on her show because a lot of them can’t get over all the nasty things Wendy has said about them when she had her big time radio show on Hot 97.
Now that Wendy Williams has her own daytime talk show, she’s learned how to master the art of shading since she can’t necessarily be as vicious as she was on radio. So now when Wendy wants to take shots, she does it by mixing compliments with insults. Her recent comments about Nicki Minaj started off with her taking stabs at her low album sales but following up with how great her perfume line was going to do.
So it’s no shocker that she has some snide comments for Beyonce too when she mentioned that the singer has a documentary with HBO in the works.
One of our lovely readers left this little goodie in our inbox (you guys rock, thank you). During the show on Wednesday, after informing her audience of the documentary, Wendy then proceeded to take shots at the singer’s speech. Wendy feels like Beyonce has the speech of someone who didn’t make it past the fifth grade. But of course she started off the diss by mentioning how huge of a Beyonce fan she is.
“I am a Beyonce fan. I’m gonna watch her upcoming documentary because fortunately one of the TVs in our kitchen has closed captioning so I’ll be able to understand what she says. You know Beyonce can’t talk. She sounds like she has a fifth grade education.”
Wendy and Beyonce’s beef goes way back. There’s always been gossip that Wendy burned bridges with Beyonce during the Destiny’s Child era. Apparently while interviewing them on her radio show, she felt the need to keep referring to the rest of the girls in the group as backup singers, and that just didn’t sit well with Beyonce, especially since the group was going through all that drama with replacing the original two girls who were kicked out the group at the time.
It’s been said that Beyonce made up her mind then that Wendy would never get another interview with her, so Wendy’s requests to interview the star when she first became solo were turned down. People have always gossiped that this made Wendy furious, as she feels that Beyonce took the interview too personally, so Wendy’s resorted to taking shots at Beyonce ever since. They even say Bey’s momma Tina has even approached Wendy and told her to keep her daughter’s name out of her mouth. But it’s rumored that the beef is a two way street, especially since Beyonce didn’t appreciate Wendy for dedicating 10 minutes of her show to attempting to prove that Beyonce’s baby bump was a fake.