Wendy Williams says Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé were 'robbed' of Oscar nominations by 'jealous b****es'
JLo was snubbed for her acclaimed work on the film 'Hustlers', while Beyoncé was overlooked for her original song in 'The Lion King'
Wendy Williams recently went ballistic on the January 13 edition of her talk show after hearing about the latest Oscar nomination snubs, saying that deserving people like Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé were "robbed" of their rightful dues by "jealous, bougie b****es". She even went on to suggest that JLo should withdraw from her Super Bowl halftime show concert in protest of her treatment by the Academy Awards voting committee.
During the Hot Topics segment of 'The Wendy Williams Show', the 55-year-old talk show host launched a scathing attack on the Academy. She said that ignoring such worthy, artistic performances from legendary, well-respected women in the entertainment industry was definitely a big shocker.
JLo has already received Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Critics' Choice Award nominations for her starring role in 'Hustlers', while Beyoncé was snubbed for her original song 'Spirit' on the live-action 'Lion King' reboot, despite Elton John (who worked on the original 'Lion King' soundtrack) receiving an Oscar nomination this year.
"JLo was nominated for nothing!" said Wendy, to her shocked audience who were audibly gasping on hearing the news. "Alex is being blamed," joked the host, implying that the New York Yankees baseball star Alex Rodriguez should have offered a bribe to secure a nomination for his fiancee JLo.
"Let me tell you something Jen, you were robbed," Williams went on to say. "They robbed you purposely because they’re jealous of you. Do you know why they’re jealous? They’re jealous because I still don’t think they consider you as an actress."
The host did mention Lopez's breakthrough role in the film 'Selena', but then said that the fact that JLo went on to make chart-topping hits for the past two decades might have put blinders on the Academy.
Wendy then urged Jennifer to make a statement of intent with her actions by withdrawing from her scheduled Super Bowl halftime show.
"And, if I were you, Jen, I'd pull out of the Super Bowl too. I wouldn't leave the house. You want me to get up there and twerk at the Super Bowl, I couldn't even get an Oscar nomination because these bougie b****es think that they’re better than me? Get out of here!" exclaimed Williams.
"I'm more beautiful, I got all my kids, I keep it tight and right and you're jealous of me? You need to be! I'm not doing the Super Bowl. Good luck, Shakira!" said the host half-jokingly, referring to the Colombian singer, Shakira, who will share the stage with JLo at the SB LIV halftime show on February 2 in Miami.
Wendy continued her rant by saying that Beyoncé deserved at least a nomination. The bootylicious Grammy award winner's track 'Spirit' from the new 'The Lion King' soundtrack was ignored in the best original song category in a shocking decision by the Academy.
"She didn't get nominated either... Her and Jay-Z are probably like, 'How dare these people?' Beyoncé, they’re jealous of you too," noted Williams.
While these women have already got their fair share of awards, accolades, and adulation from the masses, we'd agree that a little bit of recognition for their commendable artistic achievements this year would have gone a long way!