The original Aunt Viv has zero effs to give this week. Janet Hubert, former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star, unleashed a scathing open letter to Wendy Williams after Tatyana Ali’s appearance on Williams’ syndicated talk show.
Williams used Ali’s appearance to discuss Hubert’s termination from “Fresh Prince” after three seasons. Ali was professional and polite, telling the gossip queen she was shielded from the drama since she was a child at the time. However, Ali, who played Ashley Banks, admitted she was devastated when Hubert was fired.
“It felt like a divorce,” Ali explained. “It felt like we had to get to know our new mom.”
Hubert still protects her television cub. Immediately she released a brief Facebook retort:
“If you want to know something about me, or anything about my life, why not go to the horses mouth instead of being a horse’s ass and going to someone who was a little girl at the time, Wiggy Williams? How you doin!! Just saying it like I mean it sistergirl.”
That didn’t satiate her thirst for drama, so Hubert penned an open letter to Williams on her “Speak, Own It” BlogTalkRadio show.
Dear Wiggy, I’m sorry, Wendy,
Recently, you found the need to put an end to the mystery surrounding my departure from a show that I did so damn long ago that I don’t even remember why I departed.
Wendy Williams, or whatever you are supposed to be, I’m not quite sure. I’m writing you yet again, to appeal to your sense of womanhood or manhood as some suggest. Please close your mouth about things that you know nothing of…..
You are such a demon Wendy. You are wicked, awful, conniving, sinister, spiteful, jealous of every other woman. Simply put, Wendy you are a virus. You are not nor have you ever been a true woman. It seems as though your audience thirsts for the blood of others, as they are prompt to clap and hoot and holler at your shows and wigs and clothes.
Girl you will have some stars on your show and demean them before they even make it back home. I just would like to know who died and told you that you were reborn as Oprah. You want to be Oprah so bad that you would kill for it and you will kill anyone to achieve success. Sister, you will never be another Oprah. Oprah lifted her audience up and exuded an air of class.
This isn’t the first time Hubert’s targeted the Queen of Daytime Gossip. She also had several choice words for Williams after Whitney Houston’s death. In a February 2012 open letter, Hubert asked Williams to embrace sisterhood instead of using words as daggers.
“You need to stop Wendy. We need to stop, and the world needs to stop. I need to stop as well. There will be no more quotes from me to be misquoted. We need to join together, wrap our arms around our children, everybody’s children. Remember you have a child who will suffer every slingshot and arrow that gets thrown back at you Wendy; our public lives greatly affect our children.
I know I am going to suffer some arrows for writing this letter to you, I know you are loved by many, but remember this Wendy; they love you when you are up and they love to take you down. You will not always be up, you will not always be on the A list and attend all the parties. Ride the wave sister girl, but make sure you know how to swim when the ride is over. Artists are survivors, we work hard to build our crafts and careers and I ask that you simply remember that in the future.”
It’s time Hubert heeded her own advice.