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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Beyonce stays silent over comments

A US talk show host has refused to take back comments she made about Beyonce

Beyonce has maintained a dignified silence after being branded dim by US talk show host Wendy Williams.

The Grammy-winning singer-actress, who is married to rapper Jay-Z, spent the weekend with former Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland at the Art Basel contemporary art fair in Miami, as the TV presenter insisted she won't back down from her comments.

Wendy made fun of the Run This Town singer's speaking voice and her education during an episode of The Wendy Williams Show on December 6, where she was talking about the 31-year-old's upcoming HBO documentary about her life, reported the New York Daily News.

"I am a Beyonce fan. I'm going to be watching this documentary even if she doesn't introduce us to new stuff. I'm watching," the host said.

"I'm watching because fortunately one of the TVs in our kitchen has closed captioning, so I'll be able to understand what she says. You know Beyonce can't talk. Beyonce sounds like she has a fifth-grade education."

As the audience booed, Wendy added: "Excuse me! I just said I was a fan, but we have to call a spade a spade."

A show insider said that the talk show star has no regrets over the controversial comments, saying: "It's blowing up on Twitter, but there is no bad vibe, to be honest. It's like nothing ever happened."

Another source added: "Wendy doesn't think anything of it; it's everyone else who does. She says how she feels and she's always been incredibly honest in her life. She's a huge Beyonce fan."

Beyonce's documentary, which will be directed by the star herself and feature first-person footage, will air on US screens on February 16 2013.

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