Following her absence to recover from “flu-like” symptoms, Wendy Williams is already stirring the pot. While addressing Fergie’s national anthem flub at the NBA All-Star Game this weekend, Williams proclaimed that the Black Eye Peas member isn’t a singer who can get away without autotune — and neither can Beyoncé.
“There are only a few people who can sing raw dog,” the talk show host said on Tuesday, Feb. 20 episode of “The Wendy Williams Show.” “And Fergie is not one, she needs autotune. [Jennifer] Lopez needs autotune, Janet [Jackson] needs autotune, Beyoncé needs autotune.”
The inclusion of Queen Bey drew audible gasps from the studio audience followed by some laughter and a round of applause.
Williams then followed by saying Adele, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warrick, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey “need nothing.”
“They sing raw dog, you know?” she says.
Immediately, Twitter users vehemently disagreed with Williams’ assessment.
“Wendy Williams just said Beyoncé needs autotune, and the only real singers are Adele, Aretha, Celine, Dionne, and Mariah,” someone tweeted. “I’m so confused. Clearly so is she.”
“Something is wrong with Wendy Williams y’all,” another said. “We need to stop acting like she’s okay. She thinks Beyoncé needs autotune. That’s crack-ish.”
“Wendy Williams said Beyoncé needs autotune,” someone else tweeted. “I don’t take anything that woman says seriously. She has been doubting Beyoncé’s success and talent as an artist for YEARS. Besides that, Wendy doesn’t even seem right in the head these days. She needs to keep Beyoncé out her mouth.”
Wendy Williams: "Beyoncé needs auto tune to sing"
— KOSHER (@JRAN_76) February 20, 2018
Wendy Williams just said that Beyoncé needs auto tune… And that Mariah Carey doesn’t. pic.twitter.com/L1Zz3F39Du
— finally thirty. (@VanDerek_) February 20, 2018