Wendy Williams and Howard Stern are at it again.
Eight months after the longtime rivals said they had buried the hatchet in their feud, trouble has stirred up again — with Stern slamming Williams for making it into the Radio Hall of Fame before him and Williams telling Stern, “stop hating on me!”
It all started on Monday’s episode of Stern’s SiriusXM show, when the 66-year-old Shock Jock — while talking about the Critics Choice Awards — began ranting about the award show’s failure to recognize radio as a category.
In the midst of his critiques, Stern made a dig at Williams for being inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2011, a full year before he was.
“No offense to Wendy Williams, but they put Wendy Williams in before me,” Stern said.
Williams didn’t take too lightly to the dig.
On Tuesday, Williams responded to Stern in her “Hot Topics” segment, asking him to cease fire.
“Now you looky here Howard, I’m tired of fighting with you, man,” Williams, 55, said. “Why do you always have to fight with me? Because you think I’m the low-lying fruit? Why? … Why are you and I always fighting? I wasn’t fighting with you, I’m minding my own business, trying to watch The Bachelor.”
“Don’t hate on me because I got in before you,” Williams said. “I know the only reason I got in is that I had a new talk show. I went from radio, successful, to TV with my own show. You haven’t done that. …. Howard, all I am saying is, keep your hundreds of thousands of dollars, your beautiful wife Beth, all of those animals that you will rescue and be happy, man. And stop hating on me. Because I don’t hate you!”
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She went on to agree with Stern’s frustration that radio is often overlooked, praising the art form before admitting that she too was surprised she made the cut before Stern did.
“Only real radio heads understand how important radio is in life,” Williams said. “You turn it on, we’re in the car with you, we’re making you laugh, we’re telling you stories. I was in love with radio before I got this chair. … People in entertainment, they look over us. … They throw us away. And radio really is the most brilliant invention ever, even before TV. Because radio makes you use your imagination. This TV, everything is laid out in front of you.”
“You know what, Howard, I was offended the night I got my award,” Williams added, calling Stern the “King of All Media” and “a hero to me and to many people up in here.”
“There’s nothing you can say. Nothing at all,” Williams said. “I agree he was supposed to be there before me. He was in before I was. I’m racing up and down the turnpike, trying to grab bones for $9,000 a year, listening to Howard through …read more