During one of her recent “Hot Topics” segments, the talk show host said Bey was the greatest performer to ever grace the stage, today or yesterday.
“Can I tell you something? This is my opinion. We can fight all day. I don’t care,” she said. “Beyonce is the greatest performer of all time, living or dead. When you think Michael Jackson, you think of Moonwalk. He’s not walking. Yes and he did put a jet pack and flew over the stadium. Beyonce is a human jet pack. Prince I get it, The Time with the mirrors and Prince and all them.”
After that proclamation was made, the opinions came swiftly and while some agreed with Wendy, others said she was way off.
“I guess Kanye was right,” someone wrote. “Beyoncé is the greatest performer of all time.”
“It’s really disrespectful to say she is the greatest entertainer when she took from so many others to create her brand,” another person stated. “Beyoncé has to push through Janet before she can get to M.J.”
“Now hold up,” a third person wrote. “Since when did Wendy become a Beyoncé fan?
There’s a good chance that a lot of folks would agree with that last question because again, Wendy has seemingly made Bey bashing a part-time job of her’s.
In fact, just one month ago, while commenting on Fergie’s much-criticized performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” at the 2018 NBA All-Star game, she said Beyoncé needs Autotune to even sing properly.
“There are only a few people who can sing raw dog and Fergie is not one. She needs Autotune,” said Wendy. “Jen Lopez needs Auto-Tune, Janet needs Auto-Tune, Beyoncé needs Auto-Tune. Adele, Aretha, Celine, Dionne Warwick and Mariah, they need nothing. They sing raw dog.”
The Beyhive and general Beyoncé fans swarmed on Wendy.
Perhaps another confusing thing about the talk show’s stance on Bey is that she’s claimed to be an actual fan. One of those times was in December of 2012, right before she criticized how the singer speaks.
“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,” said the former radio personality. “You know Beyoncé can’t talk. She sounds like she has a fifth-grade education.”
Then after the studio audience booed, Wendy stuck to her opinion and took nothing back.
“Excuse me,” she responded. “I just said I was a fan. But we have to call a spade a spade.”
From here, there’s a good chance that Wendy’s opinion of Bey being a better performer than Prince and Michael will spark a long debate but either way, it still seems confusing on whether she’s a true fan or not.
You can hear her speak about all three singers below at the 2:31 mark.