Wendy Williams talked about the backlash Fergie got after her national anthem performance and took this opportunity to slam other singers, including Beyonce, saying they also need autotune.
It looks like Wendy might have messed with the wrong crowd as it is a well-known fact that the Queen’s fans are very dedicated.
‘There’s only a few people who can sing raw-dog and Fergie isn’t one, she needs autotune. Jen Lopez needs autotune and Janet [Jackson] needs it, and Beyonce needs it.’
Her audience reacted but only mildly to the names she dropped, but when she mentioned Beyonce, everyone gasped.
Williams made sure to specify what female singers are actually great live and therefore don’t need autotune.
‘Adele, Aretha [Franklin], Dionne Warwick, Celine [Dion], and Mariah [Carey], they do not need anything — They sing raw-dog you know?’
Soon after Wendy slammed Beyonce, her Beyhive shot back on social media.
One user tweeted that ‘I am waiting for the Beyhive to eat Wendy Williams alive.’
‘Beyonce doesn’t need autotune. Wendy we all see something’s wrong. You might need a longer vacation,’ another fan of Beyonce dissed Williams.
Even a lot of people who are not part of the fandom argued in favor of Bey’s talent.
‘Beyonce can sing. I am not a part of the Beyhive but I have heard her sing a cappella and she sounded amazing.’
This is not the first time Beyonce is involved in something like this.
Back in 2013, at Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration she received a lot of backlash for lip syncing.
Soon after, she was chosen to perform at the Super Bowl and ahead of the show, many were bashing her saying she would ‘lip sync again.’
To prove her talent, she sang the national anthem on the spot at a pre-Super Bowl press conference.
‘Any questions?’ she asked after her flawless performance.
Beyonce then explained why she chose to lip sync at the presidential inauguration.
‘Well I’m a perfectionist, and one thing about me, I practice until my feet bleed and I didn’t have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It was a LIVE television show, and a very important one, one of my proudest moments, and because of the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I didn’t feel comfortable taking a risk.’
‘It was about the president and the inauguration and I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I made the decision to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry and I am very proud of my performance.’