Wendy Williams Talks Obesity & Drug Abuse On Centric's 'Being'

Posted: Updated:

Wendy Williams’ personality of detailing celebrity gossip has led to an array of business ventures including her successful daytime talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show.”

The 49-year-old’s journey to becoming the “Queen of All Media” was highlighted during the most recent installment of Centric’s docu-series, “Being,” where she detailed the many obstacles that have once plagued her life including the pressures of obesity growing up.

“My weight was a huge issue as a young person. For my mother, for my father, and for my siblings…nobody in my family is overweight. And here I come,” she admitted.

“I was on a diet from first grade on. When I was an adolescent they used to weight me every Friday morning. I would quickly wake up and get dressed so that they couldn’t do it. But nope, ‘take it off, let’s see what you’re working with.’”

In addition to battling her physical appearance, the Jersey Shore native also experienced a stint abusing drugs during her early radio career in New York City.

“First of all, I was burning the candle at both ends and in the middle. Second of all, I had the money and the access and time to be able to do it,” Williams said. “And when I got the job fulltime in New York it was overnights, midnight to 5:30. So now, not only am I in the radio studio by myself, but there’s nobody in the radio station.”

“I could literally lay lines out right there. And I stooped to smoking crack, and that’s no secret. I could literally smoke my crack right there in the studio.”

Check out Wendy Williams’ episode of Centric’s “Being” in its entirety, in the clip above.

Also on HuffPost:

Wendy Williams' Wig Evolution
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

The Wendy Williams Show |

Wendy Williams - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wendy Williams (WendyWilliams) on Twitter

Wendy Williams - YouTube

Wendy Williams - IMDb

The Wendy Williams Show | Facebook

Wendy Williams Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography ...

Wendy Williams Breaking News and Photos | PerezHilton.com

Wendy Williams Cries on Talk Show: "My Son Doesn't Like Me ...

Wendy Williams | Shows | BET

Wendy Williams Apologizes for Transphobic Panel Discussion

Wendy Williams Details Smoking Crack On The Job [VIDEO]

Wendy Williams Apologizes For Transphobic Comments About Transgender ...

'Wendy Williams Show' Hosts Transphobic Panel About Transgender Athlete ...

Wendy Williams & Guest Make Transphobic Remarks on Talk Show

Wendy Williams talks weight, addiction

"Wendy Williams Show" Gets Transphobic, Indiana Bakery Refuses Cake For ...

'Wendy Williams Show' Today Breakdown: Robin Thicke and Paula Breakup ...

Wendy Williams Blasts NeNe Leakes: You Aren't Going To Win 'DWTS'

Wendy Williams: Lilo's career 'a wrap'