After years of feeding fans various celebrities’ personal business, they are finally getting the ability to deep dive into the life of Wendy Williams herself. This weekend, the long-awaited film Wendy Williams: The Movie finally hit the small screen, debuting on Lifetime. The biopic touches on multiple tough subjects in Williams’s life from her marriage to ex-husband and manager Kevin Hunter, to substance abuse issues and feuds with celebrities. One scene that is sparking a lot of talk from fans involves R&B group Total.
Williams had been embroiled in a longstanding feud with Bad Boy CEO Sean P. Diddy Combs, which fans have known for years. What may or may not have gone unknown to fans is an incident where Total members Kima, Keisha, and Pam, pulled up to Wendy’s place of work where she was a radio disc jockey for in New York City at the time after she criticized them on radio.
While on her daytime talk show, she touched on the incident, although not stating who the group was at the time. “Once upon a time, there was music mogul who sent his all-girl group to beat my a** in front of the radio station,” Wendy stated in her Hot Topics segment. “I finish my shift, round up my headphones, put my bag in the crook of my arm, and see everyone lined up on the side of the window, looking down at the sidewalk.”
She continued, “And I’m going downstairs, and my new boyfriend at the time, the bad Kevin [Hunter] … and I get downstairs to see this girl group jump out of a gypsy cab to come after me to kick my a**. I’m like, ‘For what?’ You know what I said was true. You all are broke, and you were living in projects, and that was that.” Williams hinted at the end of the segment that she would be sharing the full experience in the film.
Years before, Wendy exposed the story while on her radio show, where fans both old and new were able to find out that it was indeed the “Can’t You See” group. “I remember when I got off the air one day and them Total b*tches were downstairs waiting, and everybody upstairs at the radio station was looking down, egging it on, waiting for something to go down,” she recalled. “God only knows what would’ve happened if I got out on the sidewalk. … There was no security. There was just them three fighting broads and me.”
Not only was the scene re-enacted in her film, but the subsequent documentary What A Mess! also detailed the alleged incident. “I remember one time I said something about Puffy’s R&B group Total on the radio. I guess they didn’t like it, he didn’t like it,” said Williams. “Most people don’t like it, but they’re very entertained. I respect your hustle, why don’t you respect mine?”
Offering the same account that she has both on the radio and her talk show, she added, “As soon as I opened the door, there’s a van outside. Keisha, Kima, and Pam from Total jump out—boom—hit the sidewalk and try to rush me. They were going to kick my a**.”
No word from the members of Total or Puff has been given at this time in regard to Wendy’s allegations.