Wendy Williams Admits Her Parents Were Embarrassed Of ‘Sloppy’ Radio Days

My original Wendy listeners, here in New York, they grew up with me. They come up to me all the time and say, ‘Oh, I have been listening to you since I was 12.’ I feel proud. I am glad that I have been able to evolve….I am so glad that I can still be that girl, but on TV. Yes! Who I am right now is exactly who I was on radio. The difference is, now I am 49 years old. There are certain things that I had beaten to death. I had to move on. These other little girls in radio can now imitate me. I am not going to sit in that purple chair and act like I am MediaTakeOut.com! I invented MediaTakeOut.com. I was doing that long before it existed. But, I was not raised like that.

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On meeting her husband, Kevin Hunter:

I first met Kevin almost 21 years ago. He was a good person, raised in not so good conditions. While his type was not what I was raised to bring home, I really liked him. Maybe the Martin Luther King, Barack Obama type isn’t for everybody…He is my manager, co-executive producer of the show and my biggest productive cheerleader. I love him.

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On her husband’s relationship with their son, Kevin Jr.:

I love that he has his father. It’s a great thing, a black boy and his black father. Yes, it is. But we teach him he is public enemy number one and his job is to dispel that. Sometimes, I will stand at our front door and watch Little Kev and his father drive off until I see the last puff of smoke from the car’s exhaust. Then, I say to myself, ‘It’s good.’

If she’d ever have Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs on her TV show, after having beef with him during her radio days:

If I had a problem with you in the past, chances are I have moved on. I have a good life. My parents have seen me go from a loser to a winner. Most people don’t have the luxury of their parents seeing them come full circle. I feel sexy and I feel very accomplished. I have my family. I am grateful. And if Puffy did come on my show, he would have to remove those damn sunglasses.

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