Wendy Williams: Beyonce Should Have Delayed “Lemonade” After Prince’s Death
As Gossip Cop reported, Prince unexpectedly died last Thursday at age 57. The shocking loss has been reverberating in the pop culture world and beyond ever since. On Saturday, though, Beyonce’s visual album “Lemonade” premiered on HBO.
It was then released on Tidal, and by Monday it was out on iTunes. Since it’s debut, the long-anticipated record, which Beyonce first teased days before Prince’s death, has been rivaling the superstar’s passing for the top pop culture topic. But for Williams, it’s too soon for Beyonce to be taking over the spotlight.
“Quite frankly, I wish that Beyonce held off on this album until Prince — like until the entire weekend kind of blew over,” Williams said on Monday’s “The Wendy Williams Show.” She also made a pointed reference to Bill Cosby, saying the embattled comedian shouldn’t be overjoyed that other celebrity topics are now dominating the news. “And Bill Cosby, don’t get beside yourself. ‘Cause long after Prince is gone, and Beyonce and Jay Z are still together, we are going to circle back around and still deal with you.”
But the timing of the release wasn’t the only issue Williams had with “Lemonade.” The host questioned whether Rachel Roy, the woman with whom Jay Z is rumored to have cheated, is actually in cahoots with the couple. “You’re not this fighting girl,” she said of Roy. “Unless you’re on Jay Z and Beyonce’s payroll, and they paid you to mix it up to add more, I guess, sales for this ‘Lemonade.'”
Williams went on to mock Beyonce’s fans for mistakenly going after chef Rachael Ray on social media. “Similar name but not the same thing,” the TV personality said. “Like, leave this white lady alone!” Check out the clip below.