What the Hell, Wendy Williams?

The talk show host is going viral for her wildly insensitive comments about a TikTok star

girl ... why?

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Oh, Wendy Williams, who is she if not a perpetual meme?

The mind that gave us "Dula Peep," countless reaction gifs, and the iconic fainting clip (we're glad she's okay, but the drama, the camp, the complete bizarreness of that moment will live on forever), is now viral once again, but this time for a more jarring reason.

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Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams Checks Into Mental Health Facility

Battling Depression, the Singer "Proudly" Seeks Help

An outspoken longtime advocate for mental health awareness, singer Michelle Williams, best known as one of the members of the wildly successful Destiny's Child, has revealed publicly that she is seeking help for her own mental health struggles. According to TMZ, "Williams is getting treated in a facility just outside of Los Angeles and has been there for the past several days." She has been open about her struggle with depression over the years, particularly while Destiny's Child was on top of the world.

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"For years, I'm in one of the top-selling female groups of all time suffering with depression. It got really really bad... I was suicidal. I was in that place where it got so dark and heavy because sometimes you feel like 'I'm the provider, I take care of people, I'm not supposed to be feeling this way - what do I do?' I wanted out," Williams revealed when she appeared as a guest host on television's The Talk last year.

Yesterday, Williams shared the news about her treatment with her social media followers, showing strength and self-awareness, not only to help herself, but to be a role model for others who may be dealing with their own issues. "If you can change your mind, you can change your life" was part of her post, reminding many that the stigma which often comes with mental health issues must be shut down, and it starts with the individual.

Rapper Missy Elliott was one of many who came out to support their friend in her decision to deal with her depression. She shared on Twitter, "I want to lift our sis up in prayer because there are so many people battling this." Billboard reports, "One of Destiny's Child's original members, LaTavia Roberson encouraged her girl to 'keep shining.'"

Williams released a statement regarding her treatment and why she is letting the world in on her private life, "For years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognize when it's time to seek help, support and guidance from those that love and care for your wellbeing. Today I proudly, happily and healthily stand here as someone who will continue to always lead by example as I tirelessly advocate for the betterment of those in need."

Fans, followers, even strangers are pulling for Williams, offering kind words, support, and their own stories about their struggles with mental health. Surely Williams will get some of the best treatment out there and will be able to deal with her depression and move along in a positive direction. As the Wendy Williams Show reports, "She recently got engaged and is reportedly getting a reality show on OWN," so let's hope Williams can enjoy these moments to the fullest.

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"How you doin?" If you're talk show queen, Wendy Williams, then just fine indeed!

Wendy's straight-shooter attitude, no-nonsense realness, and zest for life make her one to watch every day. Her interviews cut to the chase and her statuesque physique makes her stand out in any crowd. "Wendy watchers" must think they know all there is to know about her, but these 10 interesting and unusual facts will have many people ready to "take several seats." Here is the scoop on Wendy that will have you spilling your tea next!

Wendy Williams unusual facts - 1

Liver Lover

Wendy once told Us Weekly that she loves eating liver for breakfast! Perhaps it's nourishing, but for most, a bowl of Raisin Bran would be a much more palatable selection. Let's hope she pops a breath mint before interviewing celebs on her talk show.

Wendy Williams unusual facts - 2

Get Her Digits

Did you know that Wendy was born with an extra finger on her left hand? She told Us Weekly that it was removed, but she wishes it hadn't been. Think of all the additional finger pointing she could be doing towards those misbehaving celebrities!

Wendy Williams unusual facts - 3

Bestseller (Times Seven!)

We all know that Wendy's a star on screen, but she's a princess of the pen too. According to She Knows, Wendy made the New York Times Bestseller list seven times. Three books are non-fiction and four are fictional. Always a page turner, that Wendy!

Wendy Williams unusual facts - 4

Robe Runner

Wendy's into fashion, but robes are one of her favorite types of clothing to wear. She even likes to wear a fancy one on her trips to Walgreens as per She Knows. She owns more than 20 robes, so there's surely one for any occasion. Wonder if she snagged them from hotel stays?

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Say "No" to Drugs

According to Celebrity Toob, when Wendy was in her 20s and 30s, she was addicted to cocaine. She finally got herself clean and has remained that way for over 15 years. We're glad Wendy turned her life around so she can now dish the dirt on other celebs.

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Wigging Out

You may know that Wendy never goes out of the house sans wig, but did you know she has her very own weave and wig line called Wendy Williams Hair World? Her wigs cost anywhere from $25 - $700 as per Celebrity Toob. Not sure how realistic the $25 ones look, but if Wendy's hocking 'em, they must be satisfactory.

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Snail Mail Only

Wendy told Us Weekly that she's never sent an email in her life and doesn't even know how to! It must be good to have assistants on set!

Wendy Williams unusual facts - 8

No Mani-Pedis

Wendy doesn't hit the salon like most celebs for a manicure; she prefers to do her nails herself, as per Us Weekly. She finds it relaxing. Plus, she can dry her nails as she gestures during her "How you doin'?' moments!

Wendy Williams unusual facts - 9

Broadway Babe

Who knew that Wendy was once on Broadway as Mama Morton in the hit, Chicago? As per She Knows, Wendy appeared in the musical in 2013 for a seven-week run. Bravo!

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Emmy Noms

As per She Knows, Wendy was up for two Emmys in 2015, but unfortunately didn't take home the trophy. That's OK, Wendy, you're a winner in the eyes of all your adoring fans!

Now that you are Wendy-wise, you'll love to watch her talk show even more. It's always fun to dish with the Queen of Talk!

Talk show host Wendy Williams shared her thoughts this week about Kesha's legal battle with Dr. Luke, criticizing the singer for failing to record her abuse by her manager.

Veering from the widespread support Kesha has received from both fans and peers, Williams took a contrarian position, blaming Kesha for everything. Here's how she views the recent ruling against Kesha:

Unfortunately, business is business, and it sounds like it's fair. If everybody complained because somebody allegedly sexually abused them … contracts would be broken all the time.

So, Williams doubts that sexual abuse is really a problem. Then, she goes further.

Kesha's no spring chicken. I mean she's, like, 30 years old? … So she wasn't stupid 10 years ago and neither was her mother when the sexual abuse — alleged sexual abuse — started. Why weren't they rolling camera on it? You know, a camera up in the wig?

What the hell?

Does Williams really hold these contemptible, stupid, and sexist opinions? Or is she just a seasoned troll, deliberately provoking our wrath?

Music industry figures from Lady Gaga to Adele have spoken out in support of Kesha, while Taylor Swift made a financial donation toward Kesha's legal expenses. And yet Wendy Williams says the ruling against Kesha's plea to be released from her contract with Dr. Luke is 'fair.'

The Kesha comments start at around 4:20 in the clip below. Prepare to be pissed off, unless you are Dr Luke or Bill Cosby.

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Wendy Williams Attacks Kanye West

Wendy Williams is no shrinking violet when it comes to sharing her opinion and she sure let us know how she feels about Kanye West on Thursday.

The 51 year old tv host waded right into to the middle of the ongoing battle between West, Wiz Kahlifa and Amber Rose—hell she even came into work when she was sick, so desperate was she to have her say.

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As previously reported by Popdust, Kanye's epic rant started when egotistical West took offence at a tweet from Kahlifa referencing 'kk'. He assumed it was directed at his wife, Kim Kardashian (because of course EVERYTHING is always about them), when in actual fact the 'kk' Wiz was referrring to was weed (which any self respecting rapper should know). Pretty much everyone agrees that Kanye totally crossed the line when he bought up Kahlifa and Rose's son who isn't even three years old yet in his attack on the pair, in which he also attempted to slut-shame Rose for being an ex-stripper.

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Well Wendy Williams firmly planted herself in the Rose/Kahlifa corner, saying;

"The idea he's talking about Amber being a stripper, you're not saying about anything she hasn't admitted herself. As a matter of fact Kanye, you're the one who gave this stripper her come-up. And, by the way, we recall meeting your wife on her back."


Spot on Wendy. The Wests seem to have totally forgotten that Kim's career and the whole Kardashian empire was literally launched by her getting down and dirty in her sex tape when they are trying to dig out others for the way they make their money.

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Amber of course had responded to Kayne's shade on social media with the classic tweet;

Williams addressed this by saying;

"I'm not going to say anything about Kanye, what people do behind closed doors is their own business."

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However the opportunity proved too good to pass up, and she couldn't resist, continuing;

"I'm embarrassed for Kim Kardashian. I'm not even going to call you West because clearly that is not a real marriage. Any time a man is fighting with another man and bringing up his ex, like why is Kanye still talking about Amber, what kind of respect, or lack thereof, does he have about his new son, Saint, and his daughter?" I'm embarrassed for Kim, but Kim, I think you're more into the image of what it looks like to be married to what you think is a man than anything else. I'm embarrassed for you. This is shameful. That's number one."

"What you think is a man?" Hmmmm....

Then referring to the incident when she was suspended from her radio show for making a list of rappers she thought were gay, Williams went on;

"And, number two, oh gosh, you know what I'm exhausted by? I'm exhausted because anybody who knows me from radio knows since 1990 I have been talking to you all about what goes on allegedly behind some men's [doors] and I have been suspended without pay, I've been left for dead on the turnpike, you have all thrown tomatoes at me. This is nothing but the same broken record that Wendy has been talking about since forever. No judgement, just saying."

We're not sure what you really mean there Wendy, what could you possible be insinuating?

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Amber Rose is still clearly fuming from the spat. In an interview with Allegedly podcast, she said;

"I would never talk about kids in an argument, it just shows what type of person he is. Even him saying things about my son, I still didn't say anything about his kids, they are innocent babies, you don't talk about a baby, ever, ever. The just shows how fucking ridiculous he is."

She said she wasn't surprised that West descended to that level because "I know he is a fucking clown, I know him."

28 year old Kahlifa is also not happy. He was on stage in Argentina last night and made sure to give a shout out to West with his song Taylor Gang, saying;

"You just wanna write shit up? You just wanna talk shit on the internet, huh?" Then halfway through the track he shouted "Fuck Kanye!"

They have a point you know. You don't bring innocent kids who have done nothing wrong into your public feud, you just don't.

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As if we didn't know this was a hardcore celebrity feud already, it certainly is now that Wendy Williams has thrown herself into the mix�—safe to say the none of the Kardashian Klan will be appearing on her show anytime soon.

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