Talk Diva Wendy Williams covers the April 2014 “Travel Issue” of UPTOWN magazine.
The cover interview reveals a side of Wendy Williams you’ve never seen before.
The interview offers such tid bits as how Wendy came up with her innocent sounding tag line, “How U Doin?”
Williams’ now innocent and disarming tag line, “How You Doin’?” was originally created as a code phrase for a man who might be gay. Her McCarthy-esque witch hunt in the latter end of the ’90s for a popular rapper rumored to be gay had listeners glued to the dial and in on the search. People would fax (yes, fax) Williams intel that she would vet and share onair depending on its degree of juiciness. The sexual steeplechase swirled the city into a feverish tizzy. Puff Daddy (as Diddy was known then and has, according to recent reports, re-appropriated) dominated the radio waves and, with his Bad Boy Records brigade of groups and seemingly endless parade of hits, was hip-hop’s reigning emperor. And still, despite Hot 97’s heavy dependence on his supply, even he wasn’t off-limits in Williams’ daily gossip bombs and sticky innuendos. Then, in 1998, Hot 97 unceremoniously fired her.
Check out behind the scenes video at the photo shoot for Wendy Williams cover story [VIEW VIDEO].
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