Wendy Williams Slams Taylor Swift After AMAs Win, Says Taste Has ‘Cheapened’
During the American Music Awards on Sunday, Taylor Swift made history by being named Artist of the Decade. Talk show host Wendy Williams was none too happy with this decision nor the fact that Swift now has exceeded Michael Jackson for most AMAs. She wasn’t afraid to share her true feelings about Swift’s win during a recent episode of The Wendy Williams Show, according to a report from Yahoo News.
Williams, who is known for being particularly candid in regards to her opinions about fellow celebrities, emphasized that she doesn’t deny that Swift has a lot of talent. However, Williams is not personally a fan and doesn’t think she really deserved this prestigious award. In fact, she even brought up the infamously awkward VMAs moment when Kanye West snatched the microphone from Swift’s hand when she was accepting her award. Williams mentioned that she feels the “Shake It Off” singer only became relevant to her at that moment.
“Taylor Swift made history, which is like unbelievable to me. She won six awards, now she has a total of 29 awards. That sounds unbelievable, but what sounds unforgivable, she’s got more awards than Michael Jackson! Michael had 24. Taylor’s got 29. And Artist of the Decade?! Is she who’s been firing you up for the last 10 years?! I do like her. I’m not quite a Swifty. I didn’t really know her until Kanye brought her on stage all those years ago.”
Williams then went on to discuss how she feels that music taste has declined in recent times. In addition to music, she also believes that the public’s overall taste in food, clothing, and life, in general, has also “cheapened” throughout the years. She did add that she doesn’t mean to be critical of Swift, but rather the way the industry has been going.
Swift has not commented yet on Williams’ statements against her. Instead, she made sure to thank her fans and others that have been supportive of her throughout her career during her acceptance speech at the AMAs, according to Elle. She also took the time to thank all those who were a part of her recent music videos, including Todrick Hall, who was a co-executive producer for “You Need to Calm Down,” which won the Video of the Year award. She also explained in her acceptance speech that the purpose of the song’s video was to emphasize a need for equality.