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Talk show host Wendy Williams added her own take on Fergie's "jazzy" All-Star national anthem performance this morning—and couldn't help but name-drop other artists she feels rely on autotune to sound good live.
On one of her Wendy Williams Show segments this morning, Williams cite Beyoncé as one of a handful of artists who "need" autotune, something the entire planet knows is a lie from the pits of hell. "There are only a few people who can sing raw dog and Fergie is not one, she needs autotune," she said, also adding, "Jen Lopez needs autotune, Janet needs autotune, Beyoncé needs autotune. Adele, Aretha, Celine, Dionne Warwick, and Mariah, they need nothing. They sing raw dog."
Williams added that she feels there was no need for Fergie to back down from her rendition, having recently released a statement apologizing for it after the fact. "I love this country and honestly tried my best," Fergie said in the statement. Williams didn't think this was necessary. "I don't feel like Fergie needed to apologize to anybody. You did it, you done it, and that's that," said Williams. "She did her jazzy version of the anthem at the NBA and everyone was upset and she released a statement saying she wanted to do something different and apparently different wasn't good." Well, at least Wiz Khalifa liked it.
While the rest of us recover from Fergie's performance, Wendy's comments about who else might not be the best live singers didn't go over too well either. Naturally, Beyoncé fans were having none of it and reacted accordingly to this morning's commentary.