Angie Martinez Recalls Her Fight With Wendy Williams
Angie Martinez‘s new memoir, “My Voice: A Memoir,” is as juicy as a ripe watermelon on a summer’s day!
In the book, the New York radio legend recalls her days working with Wendy Williams at Hot 97 and their beef that eventually turned physical.
It all began in 1997, when Wendy started her gay rapper accusations. According to Angie, Williams started taking on-air jabs at her and on her website by writing one of her coworkers was dating Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest) and added, “Oh well. I guess some women like men who like men.”
Angie wrote in the book, “Everybody was gay to Wendy. Every rapper you could think of in that era, I had heard Wendy Williams call them gay. Not one or two. Like every one of them.”
One day everything came to a head and Angie Martinez confronted Wendy Williams at the HOT 97 offices in Tribeca.
Angie confessed, “I lost my f**king mind! Before I knew it I was swinging at her. It was a quick scuffle. It took only a few seconds for me to realize that she wasn’t really hitting me back — she was just trying to get me off of her.”
A co-worker stepped in to break up the fight and after the two were separated, Wendy grabbed a mop to defend herself.
According to Angie, Wendy “just stood there with it like she wanted to have some sort of sword fight or something. It was actually kind of funny, even in the moment.”
The fight resulted in both ladies being suspended from the station. Angie said she became insecure when Wendy’s fan began to threaten her.
Wendy Williams was eventually let go and Angie Martinez took her afternoon slot. “The truth is that if it wasn’t me it was gonna be somebody else,” Angie wrote. “She was disrespectful to so many people all the time.”
Although the ladies still don’t speak to this very day, Angie Martinez says, “I watch her TV talk show sometimes and she has really mastered her lane. I find myself watching and laughing out loud. I don’t have any ill feelings toward her.”