She’s an Icon, She’s a Legend: Who is Wendy Williams Originally Referring To? So who exactly is Wendy Williams referring to when she uttered the words, “She’s an icon, she’s a legend, and she is the moment… Come on now.”
She is actually talking about rapper Lil’ Kim. The Wendy Williams Show TV host delivered those now famous words on the 11 July 2019 episode of her daily show which happened to be Lil Kim’s 45th birthday.
As Wendy says it, the rapper was scheduled to do press the following week to promote her album which was supposed to be coming out. But Lil Kim cancelled the interviews at the last minute because, to quote Wendy “because the questions that the interviewers want to ask her would be to messy.”
Wendy then showed an Instagram clip of the rapper talking about why she decided to not proceed with her promo interviews.
Here’s what Kim said: “I refuse to keep doing all of these interviews, publications, and all of that if [bleeped words] not going to respect who I am, what I’ve done, where I’m at now. Put some respect on my name. Period. If they try to use me. You know what I mean, for my iconic status and [bleep] get a moment [bleep] I’m the moment.”
After the clip, Wendy then went on to agree with Lil Kim and uttered her now famous quote which went viral on TikTok and other social media platforms.
Says the pot-stirring TV host, “She’s got a point. She’s an icon, she is a legend, and she is the moment. Now, come on, now. You got to give it up to Kim.”
So there you go, fellow Famewatchers, now you know the origins of those famous words and who Wendy is referring to. Not unexpectedly, some fans of other celebrities “borrowed” the tremendously quotable words and applied it to their idols. In fact, we first became aware of what Wendy said on her show when our niece Sheila asked us why the TV host would be describing Peppa Pig as an icon.
We went like, “Nah, Wendy talks about messy celebrities. She doesn’t care about some silly cartoon character on an animated TV show for kids”.
But we understand Sheila’s confusion because, apparently, this fan-generated video which replaced Lil Kim’s image with Peppa Pig’s is the number one result when you google “she’s an icon, she’s a legend…”
Some Adore Delano fans also replaced Lil Kim with the American Idol and RuPaul’s Drag Race star.
And fans of the following celebs below also replaced Lil Kim with their photos.
Of course, it would be a viral meme if there’s no one capitalizing on it by selling a shirt with the quote written on it.
She’s an Icon, She’s a Legend: Who is Wendy Williams Originally Referring To? Last updated: August 16, 2021 at 5:39 am.