Mariah Carey appears to be seriously slamming Wendy Williams after the daytime talk show host claimed that Mariah was too “fragile” for reality TV ahead of the debut of her new docu-series, Mariah’s World, later this year.
According to That Grape Juice, Mariah took to Instagram on May 26 to fire back at Williams over her recent remarks, where Carey appeared to throw some serious shade Wendy’s way alongside close friend Lee Daniels.
Mariah posted three videos on her Instagram page with Lee, all of which appeared to be aimed at Williams, after the daytime talk show host alleged earlier this week that Daniels had claimed he didn’t think Carey should be putting her life on camera.
“He’s the b**** that’s fragile! Don’t come for us unless we call for you @wendyshow,” Mariah captioned one video, tagging Wendy Williams. She also tells the talk show host, “MY DOCU SERIES COMING TO @enews soon.”
In the video, which was also posted to Mariah’s official Twitter page, Lee can be heard telling the world, and notably Wendy, “I’m the b**** that’s fragile, okay?” before Mariah then playfully kicked the Empire creator on the arm.
In another video, which featured the same caption including Wendy’s Instagram handle, Mariah can be heard telling Daniels, “it’s a f****** docu-drama!” which appeared to suggest that Carey was also firing back at Wendy for claiming her upcoming series was a “reality show” and not a “docu-series.”
Mariah Carey’s slightly bizarre videos appear to be in response to Williams’ recent claims on her daytime talk show, where Wendy alleged that Lee had recently said that he felt Mariah was too “fragile” for reality TV.
“So, Mariah’s friend Lee Daniels… hates the fact that she’s doing reality TV,” Wendy said during a recent episode of The Wendy Williams Show.
Williams then claimed that Lee was quoted as saying that Mariah was “very fragile” and “has been through a lot,” before Wendy told Carey that she should not go through with the series, which began filming in March.
“She has been used. She has been abused,” Wendy continued, claiming to be quoting Daniels. “I don’t know if it’s a wise idea for her… I think that geniuses have to be saved from themselves,” Wendy claimed that Lee had previously said of Carey.
Wendy then continued by admitting that she personally feels that Mariah “has been fragile since the beginning” and then told Carey that she believes she should “rest” rather than putting her private life in front of the camera. “It’s my opinion, and it always had been, that reality TV is not for Mariah,” Wendy added.
Clearly, Wendy’s words didn’t sit too well with Mariah Carey, Lee Daniels, or their fans.
A slew of Mariah’s fans took to Twitter to comment on the star’s apparent Wendy call out, with many praising Carey for throwing what looked to be a whole lot of shade Williams’ way.
“The shade Mariah Carey threw at Wendy Williams is why i’m alive #SlayMimi,” @Jay0fficial tweeted out. Twitter user @Young_Castro1 claimed, “Wendy Williams could never come for Mariah Carey. Mariah has more money & she’s more gorgeous & more popular Mariah will end her career.”
Mariah Carey’s shout out to Wendy Williams comes after years of reports that claimed the twosome have not exactly seen eye-to-eye, with Carey even immortalizing their alleged feud in her 2008 single, “Touch My Body.”
In the track, Mariah sings, “’cause they be all up in my business like a Wendy interview but this is private, between you and I,” which many fans have speculated was just one of Mariah’s many Wendy call-outs.
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