Wendy Williams has never been afraid to speak her mind. However, she may have crossed the point of no return by dissing Beyoncé.
During an episode of “Wendy,” the talk show host decided to share her thoughts on Fergie’s horrible performance of the national anthem. Williams said that Fergie did not have the ability to sing without autotune. She then named artists who also can’t sing without autotune.
“There are only few people who can sing,” Williams told her audience. “J.Lopez needs autotune. Janet [Jackson] needs autotune. Beyonce needs autotune.”
Williams then named singers who she believes do not need autotune which were Adele, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dione, Dionne Warwick, and Mariah Carey.
The bold statement by Williams caused a backlash. Janet Jackson and Beyoncé both have die hard fans who have spoken out against Williams since the show aired. However, it’s highly unlikely that Williams will retract her statement.
Over the years, Williams has used her platform to share controversial thoughts. She once spoke out against HBCUs by saying, “Be very clear, I find nothing wrong with historically Black colleges…. My thought in my mind was, and what I said to you is, ‘How would I feel if I was applying to colleges and that they were historically white was part of the marquee.”
Williams also blasted Beyoncé in the past by saying the singer lacked an education. “You know Beyoncé can’t talk. Beyoncé sounds like she has a fifth grade education. She can’t talk. Honestly. We really do have the closed captioning for times like that,” Williams said.
Williams understands how to provoke discussion by going against the grain. Even when her statements can be viewed as a form of hating.