Was "Lemonade" too soon?
Beyoncé premiered her visual album on Saturday, days after news broke that legendary music icon Prince died at the age of 57. Now, Wendy Williams has spoken out, saying she thinks the “Formation” singer should have delayed the release.
"Quite frankly, I wish that Beyoncé held off on this whole album until Prince...until the entire weekend kind of blew over," Williams argued during Monday's episode of The Wendy Williams Show.
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Bey first teased "Lemonade" last Saturday and the concept video premiered on HBO a week later, the same day Prince's memorial service was held at Paisley Park, where his recording studio is located outside Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Twenty of Prince's closest family and friends were in attendance for the "somber" event, as longtime collaborator Sheila E. told ET. Family members also handed out gifts to fans who wanted to pay their respects.
Beyoncé paid tribute to Prince on her Instagram, sharing one of the singer's famous quotes:
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Williams also weighed in on the "Lemonade" drama surrounding Rachel Roy, after the Beyhive accused the fashion designer of being the "Becky with the good hair" mentioned in "Sorry," a track dealing with marital infidelity.
The talk show host has a conspiracy theory that the whole thing is a set-up.
"Rachel Roy, first of all, you're not this fighting girl," Williams said. "Unless you're on Jay Z and Beyonce's payroll and they paid you to mix it up to add, I guess, more sales for this 'Lemonade.'"
Bey's visual album was packed with personal insights about her relationship with Jay Z. Check out five of the most intimate moments in the video below.