Wendy Williams was shocked that Taylor Swift took home six awards from the American Music Awards (AMA) on Sunday. During Monday’s “Wendy Williams Show,” the host was upset that Swift had overtaken Michael Jackson for most AMAs and that she was named the AMAs’ Artist of the Decade.
"Taylor Swift made history, which is like unbelievable to me,” Williams said.
“She won six awards, now she has a total of 29 awards," she continued. "That sounds unbelievable, but what sounds unforgivable, she's got more awards than Michael Jackson!"
“Michael had 24. Taylor’s got 29. And Artist of the Decade?! Is she who's been firing you up for the last 10 years?!"
Williams admitted that Swift is gifted, but she did shade the pop star by saying she wasn’t relevant until her infamous moment with Kanye West.
“She is so talented,” Williams stated. “I do like her. I’m not quite a Swifty. I didn’t really know her until Kanye brought her on stage all those years ago.”
Williams had one last dig for T-Swizzle, declaring her AMA wins were in line with an overall decline in taste and quality across the board.
"But you know what?” the daytime host asked. “I think that taste has cheapened through the years in a lot of things. The quality of clothes we buy — they get tattered and torn real quick. The quality of food we buy — we're being poisoned by a lot of crap. Just life in general I think has cheapened, and I don't mean this in a bad way to Taylor, but it's unbelievable. I appreciate her, but Artist of the Decade?"
Several commenters were not happy with the host’s take on Swift and her triumphant night at the AMAs.
Just read an article about Wendy Williams saying Taylor Swift shouldn’t have been artist of the decade and I’m just sitting here like why? Why are people still surprised that she is winning in fan based awards? We buy her albums WE LOVE her music that’s why she keeps winning! pic.twitter.com/F3v3cgty8M
— Linds 🐼🐼 (@LindsStansTay) November 25, 2019
@WendyWilliams Stop hating on women. First, Christie Brinkley, now Taylor Swift. Taylor deserves all the accolades she’s earned.
— Eva (@evalynnmed) November 25, 2019
Some on Twitter sided with Williams, and believed Swift was getting too much recognition.
I'm right there with Wendy. I think the Taylor Swift awards was a bit much! There was way more credible singers who should of gotten more awards! pic.twitter.com/suL84TLPBU
— lotta_oswalt (@LottaOswalt) November 25, 2019
even wendy williams' audience is baffled at taylor swift getting artist of the decade pic.twitter.com/pOnVzGXqfS
— Normani's Payroll (@normanispayroll) November 25, 2019
What do you think of Taylor Swift winning six AMAs, including Artist of the Decade? Did she deserve them? Or is Williams right and is it all too much? Let us know in the comments below.
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