The entire Beyhive is about to be at Wendy’s neck.
Wendy Williams loves to speak her mind, it’s honestly what give her show so much character. And each morning on The Wendy Williams Show, Williams discusses the newsworthy celebrity gossip during it’s infamous Hot Topics segment. On February 3, she shared her opinions of the Super Bowl. But one thing that stood out to her was something Beyoncé and Jay Z did not do: stand for the National Anthem.
Ironically dressed in the Queen Bey’s new Adidas x IVY PARK collection, Wendy slammed the iconic couple claiming that they should’ve stood up as Demi Lovato sung the anthem. Wendy even went as far as to question if Bey and JAY “don’t like our country.”
“I don’t know about you, and our country may be in a bad way, but there’s no place I’d rather live than in America,” Wendy said as she introduced the headline during Hot Topics. She then noted JAY’s heavy involvement with the NFL, as his company Roc Nation signed a deal with the league last August. The new partnership grants Roc Nation to have influence over entertainment for events including Super Bowl halftime, to ensure that more diverse acts are produced.
“JAY, you might be an NFL owner [he’s a partner, not owner], but you don’t own all of the NFL,” Wendy said. “And Beyonce, I love my Ivy Park, [but] you understand that all eyes were on you, you should’ve stood up,” she declared, adding, “If you don’t like our country, then…” before she decided to “move on.”
Many spectators pointed out that the Carter’s sat during the anthem potentially to support Kaepernick, following JAY-Z’s deal with the NFL. While the Carter’s have voiced their support for the former quarterback, JAY sparked criticism when his Roc Nation company signed with the league, with some calling it a “betrayal” to Kaepernick.
When JAY-Z and the NFL announced the partnership last year, the rapper addressed Kaep’s national anthem protest. “We forget that Colin’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice. In that case, this is a success,” Hov said. “This is the next phase. There [are] two parts of protesting. You go outside and you protest, and then the company or individual says, ‘I hear you. What do we do next?’” Peep the video of what Wendy had to say below along with a few of the reactions. What do you guys think? Is Williams tripping?