Wendy Williams Skips Award Show
Rumor has it, Wendy Williams left the Trumpet Awards hanging, literally, at the last minute. The talk show host was an honoree for their upcoming show, but pulled out and didn’t appear. Reportedly, Wendy had unreasonable demands for her and her staff, which resulted on her pulling the plug just two days before the show. According to TheYBF,
At this past Saturday’s taping of the Trumpet Awards, the audience gasped when Wendy Williams’ name was called after her honoree presentation and she was nowhere to be found. The “Wendy Show” talk show maven had skipped out on the Awards show all together, and didn’t tell the event organizers until less than two days before! Sources tell us Wendy was on 100 with her demands! Even though the Trumpet Awards organization never gave a flat out ‘No’ to her requests, we’re told that production thinks Wendy may have felt too much push back during negotiations. And it may have been one of the nails in the no-show coffin. Weeks leading up to the taping in Atlanta, Wendy’s reps and the event organizers were busily solidifying Wendy’s travel plans and everything she would need. The Trumpet Awards, an annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, were prepared to give Wendy a few backstage passes and 3-4 plane tickets with the usual travel accommodations covered, all for her and her guests.
We’re told Wendy wanted to fly in 8 people, bring all 8 backstage with All-Access passes, and she also wanted to bring an entire camera crew with her every step of the way. It presented a problem for the event staffers as space and resources are tight. We’re told they insisted on trying to compromise with where the cameras could and couldn’t go — especially seeing that their own cameras would be capturing footage for the night.
We’re also told she insisted on getting cash as opposed to her plane tickets being booked the standard way, by the event organizers directly, and she also insisted on using her own car service company to the airport in New Jersey. Trumpet organizers attempted to compromise by requesting she used a cheaper company, but, supposedly, she wasn’t having it.
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