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Wendy Williams Ditches Trumpet Awards Ceremony Honoring Her; She was too Demanding: Report

Wendy Williams speaks onstage during the 7th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala at Skylight at Moynihan Station on June 9, 2016 in New York City.
Wendy Williams speaks onstage during the 7th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala at Skylight at Moynihan Station on June 9, 2016 in New York City.

*Hmm, this story is like a nice juicy steak. Sooooo, let’s take a bite or two, shall we?

OK, it seems that yo’ gurl, Wendy Williams straight up put the “Trumpet Awards” – which was honoring her – in a bind yesterday (01-28-17)

Apparently, at the last minute she decided she just didn’t want to appear if she couldn’t get what she wanted.

Reportedly what she wanted were unreasonable demands for her and her staff, which resulted in her pulling the plug just two days before the show. Here’s what TheYBF is reporting:

At this past Saturday’s taping of the Trumpet Awards, the audience gasped when Wendy Williams’ name was called after her honoree presentation and she was nowhere to be found. The “Wendy Show” talk show maven had skipped out on the Awards show all together, and didn’t tell the event organizers until less than two days before! Sources tell us Wendy was on 100 with her demands!

Even though the Trumpet Awards organization never gave a flat out ‘No’ to her requests, we’re told that production thinks Wendy may have felt too much push back during negotiations. And it may have been one of the nails in the no-show coffin.

Weeks leading up to the taping in Atlanta, Wendy’s reps and the event organizers were busily solidifying Wendy’s travel plans and everything she would need. The Trumpet Awards, an annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, were prepared to give Wendy a few backstage passes and 3-4 plane tickets with the usual travel accommodations covered, all for her and her guests.

We’re told Wendy wanted to fly in 8 people, bring all 8 backstage with All-Access passes, and she also wanted to bring an entire camera crew with her every step of the way. It presented a problem for the event staffers as space and resources are tight. We’re told they insisted on trying to compromise with where the cameras could and couldn’t go — especially seeing that their own cameras would be capturing footage for the night.

We’re also told she insisted on getting cash as opposed to her plane tickets being booked the standard way, by the event organizers directly, and she also insisted on using her own car service company to the airport in New Jersey. Trumpet organizers attempted to compromise by requesting she used a cheaper company, but, supposedly, she wasn’t having it.

For the rest of the story, click over to TheYBF.

Bounce TV will premiere the 25th Annual Trumpet Awards tonight,  Sunday, January 29 at 9pm ET.

 

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