Live from New York City, it’s the Wendy Williams Show. ♪ Oh yeah ♪ ♪ Feel, feel, feel it ♪ ♪ Feel, feel it-it, feel it ♪ ♪ Feel it, feel it, feel it ♪ ♪ Let’s go, come on, you need it ♪ ♪ How you doin’ ♪ ♪ How-How-How-How you doin’ ♪ Now, here’s Wendy. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (audience whoops) ♪ How you doin’ ♪ Thank you for watching our show. (laughs) (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) My co-hosts, my studio audience. How ’bout that? (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) How you doin’? How you doin’? Glad to be rescued from the weekend. (audience laughs) Let’s get started. It’s time for? Hot Topics. Yes. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (deep bass music) (audience cheers) Love you, Wendy. I love you. I seen when you drove by. (audience laughs) Well, I do drive-bys, thank you, sir. (audience laughs) I enjoy a drive-by in new life. (audience laughs)
(audience murmurs) So look, did you watch, clap if you did, Atlanta last night? (some audience applauds) I’m suspicious. (audience laughs) Because I think more people watched than actually clap. It’s okay, co-hosts. Look, when you come here, let your freak flag fly. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Okay. Well, I watched. And I had no idea that I popped up in a particular segment. Oh. Well, because this happened so long ago, this happened months ago. NeNe calls me, she’s with the producer. She’s like, “Wendy, “we’re gonna send you the stuff through your phone. “You sign it with your finger “and bring it back around and press send.” And I was like, “Well, what am I doing?” She said, “Just talk me down.” I said, “From what?” She said, “Just follow the conversation.” I’m like, “Okay.” And it was a beautiful day when she called. I wasn’t doing anything, it wasn’t a work day. She called on a weekend, you know what I’m saying. So I was giving her advice on how to deal with Kenya because NeNe has a hard time dealing with people who aren’t as authentic as her, and I like Kenya the way I like NeNe. I like those girls and you’re not gonna get me to choose, you know what I’m saying? But NeNe is my ace and then after that, everyone else falls in line. If they care. (audience laughs) If they don’t care then bye girl, bye. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) But anyway, just sayin’. So I’m watching the episode and take a look. Wendy’s a friend of mine. We’ve known each other 13 years now. She has a heart that people don’t know about. And I have a heart that I’m sure that people can’t see, and she sees it, she gets it. Here’s the problem. Kenya, okay, I’m trying to be kind to her and you would be proud of me, okay? I’ve said hello to her, I’ve emailed her, I’ve text her, and she treats me like (beep). NeNe, you have proven to be a really good friend to me. Yeah, thank you. And I like Kenya, by the way, NeNe. I don’t care if you like her. I’ve been kind to her. Let her bury herself because ultimately speaking, true colors do show. Cynthia and I have gotten in a better place and Porsha, she’ll probably be coming with her baby. Okay, let’s talk, ’cause now Porsha’s not with her man. I think they’re working through their issues. Oh. Did I spill some tea? So NeNe, hold your wig and your beautiful, money-well-spent face. Nothing’s been done to my face, bitch, I know you wish. You’re only gonna give the girls your best side, which would be your spread hips and your ass to kiss. (NeNe laughs) (Wendy laughs) (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Yeah. ‘Cause my thing is, I don’t wanna be involved but she called me and I just, we have a different relationship. Okay, I had a really hectic weekend, in a good way. (audience laughs) I dined with several people that you all know. Ooh. But only two of them will I talk about. Oh. And that would be NeNe and Marlo. Oh. Take a look. So the girls call me and they’re like “We’re in New York “and we’re gonna be on Watch What Happens Live.” And then NeNe does Kelly and Ryan later on in the week, on Thursday I think. She’s on Kelly and Ryan so they’re in town all week. But I work, I got stuff to do, but yesterday was good. So they’re like, “Meet us at Bergdorf.” So NeNe sent her car ’cause that’s NeNe. (audience laughs) NeNe sent her car, the car picked me up, dropped me off at Bergdorf. The girls were waiting. Okay, this is like a glamor suite that they have at Bergdorf. I know you see a lotta racks but trust me when I tell you there is so much luxury around there, you can probably smell it through the TV. (audience laughs) Okay, and I’m on the phone with my sister, ’cause it’s those girls who wanna take social media all the damn time. I’m done with it for one month. That’s adding onto my lent. Salami, beef and social media. Done, done, done. (audience applauds) Done. So I didn’t put this on Instagram because it got vetoed by people upstairs who monitor my social media. They didn’t think I looked proper in it. I’m like “What are you talking about? “Do you understand what is going on here?” I text Norman. Norman had one word. What is it, Norman? Iconic. (laughs) (audience applauds) But people say you say stuff like that ’cause you stand there and you’re scared to be fired. And I’m like no.
No. ‘Cause my mom– It’s you and it’s NeNe and it’s Marlo and it’s iconic. And we’re in the Bergdorf.
Yes. Do you understand? We told the sales girls, all right. We each had a sales girl. We gave them each all of our sizes. They’re back there fetchin’ stuff. Look, it was a pare down, no makeup day. Like come on, girls, let’s just go and have a good time. It was no paparazzi, Liberace, there was nothing going on. (Norman laughs) Literally. I send this to my Instagram department. They send it up through the 20 people. Suzanne, are you one of those people? No, I’m proud to say I was not one of those people. You’re not part of the board? No, no, no.
Of judgment? Well, not that… Part of board of judgment. (audience laughs) Not that department, no, no. And that is a great picture. Well, they judged it all the way down. Oh. Bernie called me, all right.
Oh no. ‘Cause he’s the final one ’cause everyone’s scared to say somethin’ to me, right? (audience laughs) So Berns calls and says, “We’re not doin’ the picture.” I’m like, “Why?” I slammed the phone down on him. I’m like done. I sent it to my mother, my sister. The most critical people in my life. This is after Norntman got it. I sent it to Boof. I sent it to Yoof. Boof is like “Wow, what a picture. (audience laughs) “What you all get?” So I ended up buying a negligee. Oh. Yeah, new color with the marabou feathers. (audience applauds) NeNe bought a handful of gowns, $2,000 apiece. Wow. Marlo charged a whole bunch of stuff. But let me tell you somethin’ about these girls. We not just shopped, we went upstairs and we had lunch, the whole bit. It was the three of us takeover, and can you I tell you somethin’ about security? They treated us like the hood that they treat us. (audience murmurs) Yep. And that’s all’s I’m gonna say. You can earn what you want, you can do what you want, but when you are what you are, you’d better not be surprised at how people treat you. Norntman? Yeah. Norntman? Oh, I mean– We were followed. Unbelievable. And not with a lit credit card followed. Followed like we might have to do something. (audience murmurs) So when this place tells me I can’t post that picture, I’m like “You know what, I’m posting it on Hot Topics then” and I’m gonna tell you exactly what it is. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Yeah. And now I’m done. ‘Cause today’s the 2nd, yes, uh-huh, as of today until April 2nd. There will be no after show, there will be no pictures of food, no pictures of my cats, no pictures of my shoulder blades. (audience laughs) No, no, no, no, no, no, nope. I’m on protest from this place. Those people. Not you, Suzanne. Okay. (audience laughs) But the 20 people who judge my Instagram and try to block. (Norman laughs) Norntman? Uh-huh. Do you understand? I 100% understand. I know what you’re talking about. It was iconic. (audience applauds) It’s all’s I’m sayin’. (audience laughs) Suzanne’s over there breathin’ hard ’cause right after the show, I go home. (laughs) And I’m sweatin’. She’s gonna be stuck here all day. Sweatin’. Uh-huh.
In the meetings. In the meetings, uh-huh, bein’ stared at. That’s okay, Suzanne. There’s nothin’ you can say to me. By the way, Suzanne? Yeah. You know who I talked to over the weekend? Who? Susan. Oh, from Duff? Duff’s wife Susan and I had a– What’s happening? Very lengthy conversation. What’s the update? The update is that, we stayed on the phone for an hour. Duff from Guns N’ Roses. Look.
We goin’? Over there. Oh, are we goin’? Yeah, we’re goin’, right? We’re better than goin’. Okay, I want backstage. No, she understands. Look, look over here, Rambo. She understands every word. She understands our show. She’s such a lovely woman. Then I had lunch with another woman over the weekend that I can’t talk to you about, but you know who she is so I can’t talk ’cause the agreement was we’re not wearin’ makeup, we’re gonna wear sweatpants and I went over to her apartment, which by the way, if you think my office is full of the hoarder’s glittery paradise, (audience laughs) this woman has everything from original Picassos. She pulled out a Cher dress. Uh-uh. An original, uh-huh, uh-huh. Unzipped it. Yeah, no, no, no. Like Bob Mackie style? You smell money on the block. Bob Mackie, yeah, Bob Mackie. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It was a Bob Mackie Cher. Oh. Look, look, right, and she had the Faberge eggs and all that gaudy, I’m a Liberace. If you’re a Liberace then you, excuse me, then you understand what I’m saying. I like gaud. So I had lunch with her. Let me see, I had lunch with an infamous blogger king, dinner. Married, kids, nothin’ goin’ on. (audience murmurs) Wanted to get together, came over to my house, didn’t make reservations. We go to the restaurant, they’re like an hour and a half wait. I’m like no, you won’t pull that do you know who we are, no the hell you won’t. Let’s get right back in that car and go back to my apartment and I’ll order a little somethin’. Like no, you won’t do that. All right, so that’s two things. NeNe and Marlo and a bunch of family conversation with the family in Miami. My Aunt Mae turned 96 this week. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Yeah. It was a big deal. And you know you’re old when you spell Mae, M-A-E. (audience laughs) Okay? You know that’s old. Happy birthday, Aunt Mae. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there but I have stuff to take care of. And then this morning, I woke up and I called Flavor Flav. What? (audience murmurs) Well, only because he’s been kicked outta Public Enemy and I’m like where is Public Enemy without Flavor Flav? (audience murmurs) Where is Public Enemy without Chuck D? (audience murmurs) The group got put together in Long Island back in 1985. Flav is now 60 years old with eight kids and four babies’ moms. (audience murmurs) Just a little tidbit. (Norman laughs)
(audience laughs) Well, Chuck D is now, now mind you, they’re the only two founding members. Everybody else is a giddy-up, okay. It’s only Flav and Chuck and then everyone else, right? So Chuck D is furious with Flav because Chuck and Public Enemy agreed to do a performance for Bernie Sanders’ rally last night on TV. Well, I’m busy with NeNe and dem, so I didn’t see this, but I saw it this morning when I woke up and I’m looking at it on the TV and I’m like all right, well, Flav’s number’s in my phone so maybe I can get an actual statement. But his number I see starts with the LA number situation. I’m like okay, so it’s 6 a.m. here in New York, that means it’s three there. But I violate, I don’t care. (audience laughs) You know what I’m sayin’? I call you when I need to talk to you. If you answer, you answer. If you don’t, slam the phone on the ground, never talk to me again, I don’t care. Look, so Flav sent a cease and desist letter. (audience murmurs) Yeah, like no, I’m not down with Bernie. Huh? I didn’t say anything. Somebody was laughin’ back there. No, Flav is not down with Bernie. Chuck is down with Bernie. Chuck D owns all the music. He owns the silhouette of the group. You know, the “Fight the Power” silhouette. He owns everything about the group. Smart, by the way. (audience murmurs) He caught everyone when they were dumb. (audience laughs) Okay? Now look-a-here, Chuck performed under the new group name. They have a new group name. It’s called Public Enemy Radio. So Chuck released a statement saying, about Flav, “We thank him for his years of service and wish him well.” Like he’s a rented, like he’s a Toyota or somethin’. (audience laughs) Years of service and wish him well? Chuck, there is no Public Enemy without Flav, but Flav, there is no Public Enemy without Chuck. And you know what, Bernie was wrong because you let Bernie use Flav’s clock. That’s not your clock. That’s Flav’s clock election of the situation. (audience murmurs) Bernie used the clock to tease that Public Enemy’s gonna perform. Oh. Well, you understand? (audience murmurs) And so Flav was like well, first of all, I’m not down with Bernie. Second of all, I’m not down with the stealation of my time situation. (audience laughs)
(Norman laughs) Third of all, I’m not down. So Chuck said, well, then you get out, but Chuck owns the group. Is Flav homeless? Oh. Wait, no, hold on, he just had a baby only three months ago. Six months. Six months ago.
Like a six-month-old baby. A six-month-old baby. And he’s 60.
At 60. (audience murmurs) (Norman laughs) Meantime, I did go grocery shoppin’ over the weekend and I bought my, no, I bought my canvases. Yep, yep, I know what to do. New York, do you know what to do? Yes. Brendan sent me a weird text of a plastic bag sayin’ “Rest in peace.” (audience laughs) Brendan, your wife doesn’t grocery shop so you better get up on it. Yeah. You’re not gonna throw those away, are you? Oh, they’re stockpiled. Okay, can I tell you something secretly? Okay, I went to the grocery store up the street that starts with a G, R. Ends with an S. And they have a yellow bag. And I had one canvas bag, ’cause I was only buyin’ a few things. But they still had the plastic bags. What? Oh, you best-a-believe. (audience laughs) She packed up those plastic bags for me. When she turned her back to me, I took a whole… (audience laughs)
(audience applauds) I get it though, I get it, I get it. When we were havin’ lunch and dinner, the whole entire weekend, no place that I went, I told you, I left the house quite a few times to eat with people and stuff. I have got a life. But there were no straws anywhere, and I’m like but how do you drink a smoothie, ’cause smoothies and milkshakes, they’re a rarity, we don’t all drink them all the time, but they’re so cold. You don’t wanna drink them out of a paper, okay, Oprah fell. Now let me tell you somethin’ right now. (audience murmurs) Let me tell you somethin’ right now. My show’s lookin’ at me like I look crazy in the glamor suite. (Norman laughs) In the meantime, she’s up on stage fallin’ for no reason. (audience laughs) I didn’t see a cinder block. She’s doin’ a boss down lecture, tellin’ everybody about balance or whatever. (audience laughs) You know what I’m saying. And then she fell. But you wanna question me (audience laughs) over the iconic picture of us three girls in the glamor suite? At Bergdorf’s. How dare you? (Norman laughs)
(audience laughs) Take a look. And balance doesn’t mean all things are equal or at peace at all times. (audience laughs) Oh. (audience applauds) Wrong shoes. (audience laughs)
(audience applauds) You know what, (audience murmurs) I liked it so much, yep, go. Do it again, do it again. (audience laughs) Uh-huh. Now look-a-here. Oh. (audience laughs) Oprah is icing her entire body right now, tellin’ you all to get on Weight Watchers. Get outta here. Are you serious? Oprah, you are now added to my Fall of Shame. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) That’s it. (fanfare) (Norman laughs) Can’t let it go by without pullin’ in on. Right. Right next to Norman. Oh, right next to me. Right next to Norman. Uh-huh, first thing I noticed. There she is. Everything, head to toe. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Yes. Uh-huh, uh-huh. Who are you? Where are you from? I’m from D.C. You are from D.C.? (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Hi. What do you do? I’m an entrepreneur. Isn’t everyone? (audience laughs) Okay. Norman, take her mic back. (audience laughs) (Norman laughs) What does that mean? What do you do? I’m shy, I’m shy. Don’t be shy. You’re in the front row with a poof. (audience laughs) I’m about to ask you to stand up. Can you stand up? Don’t be shy. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Stand up. Stand up. Okay, there you go. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) There you go. (laughs) She’s real shy? Yes, she is. Well, when you all come to the front row, this is not the time for that, then you shoulda sat way back. (audience member yells) No, her name’s not baby girl. Who is that, your big-mouthed mother? (audience laughs)
(audience applauds) Hey mom. Okay. Hi mom. (audience laughs)
(audience applauds) Hi mom. (laughs) But the thing about the front row, and the tickets are free, you go to WendyShow.com, but if you’re gonna come here and you’re gonna show out in a, as far as I’m concerned, a Liberace 10 outfit, (audience laughs) 10, love it all, then you can’t be shy. You come, you show up, and show out. We got more great show for you everybody. Up next, the Inside Scoop on Jeff Lewis and his custody battle. So grab a snack and come on back. (dance music) (audience cheers)
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