Despite a meandering interview that left fans worried about her sanity, Wendy Williams is selling a podcast hoping to make $100 million
Wendy Williams is selling her podcast hoping to make $100 million despite a recent interview with rapper Fat Joe that raised concerns about her mental health. Wendy, 57, has had podcast deals on the table for months, according to various sources, but she wants her show back. iHeart Radio and Spotify are explored as potential new homes for their eponymous talk show brand. If a deal goes through, the former daytime diva will return to her radio roots, as Wendy is known to have started her career as a New York City radio DJ.
However, Wendy’s confusing interview with Fat Joe over the weekend left fans concerned. Wendy appeared in a rambling live Instagram chat with rapper Fat Joe, and when asked about her absence from ‘The Wendy Williams Show’, she replied that “somebody stopped giving me my money.” Wendy previously sued Wells Fargo after the bank suspended its accounts last January for citing risks including “financial exploitation, dementia or improper influence.”
Watch Wendy’s interview here.
One of the sources close to Wendy explained, “She sees Joe Rogan has a $100 million podcast deal and now she wants that much money.” difficult to market. According to an insider. “The people at iHeart don’t like controversy, so Spotify is the best place for them. They like the wild cards, but even on Spotify, they won’t give you money unless you prove yourself first, and Wendy wants money up front. ”
Another concern, the source said, is that industry insiders are unsure if she “can be trusted to deliver a daily or weekly show.”
Wendy is currently fighting the bank for control of her accounts, despite not going on her daytime talk show for several months prior to her health battle. A source claimed that Wendy’s loss of her television program and her lawsuit with Wells Fargo appear unrelated. Another source close to Wendy told The Sun that while podcast proposals are being considered, she’s keen on getting her TV show back.
In the Fat Joe interview, Wendy spoke of her successor, Sherri Shepherd: “I’m not going to watch her because I know what she’s going to do and that’s really not my thing. You know what I’m saying anyway, but I love being on my own show and I love that people love to watch it. you know, all the time
After the interview, her admirers took to social media to express their displeasure, saying on YouTube: “I really feel for her. I think she shouldn’t have been interviewed yet. I hope and pray things get better.” Another added, “Honestly, this has been tremendously painful to watch, try to get through, follow and understand.”
Wendy returned to her swanky New York apartment this month after spending many months recovering from multiple health issues. In pictures captured by The Sun, Wendy looked in high spirits as she walked through the torrential rain to her waiting car outside her apartment in early April.
Wendy is embroiled in a legal battle with her former manager Bernie Young, 75, who is trying to gain control of her estate and affairs through a guardianship lawsuit. Additionally, the TV star is fighting for access to her bank accounts in Wells Fargo, which are said to contain millions of dollars. Wendy had spent much of the beginning of the year in Florida recovering from her health problems and spending time with her family. According to sources, there are various people in Wendy’s circle who can compete for guardianship, but those close to the celebrity don’t consider it essential.
“No one in her family feels she needs guardianship, they believe she is capable of running her own life,” an insider told The Sun. Wendy’s son, Kevin Jr., 21, has power of attorney over his mother, media previously revealed, but is not seeking guardianship, according to the insider, adding that neither he nor his mother believes it is essential.