Like many media personalities, Wendy Williams has something to say about every pop culture controversy. What makes Williams more compelling than many of her peers is how her takes are often unexpected. Recently, Britney Spears’ son, Jayden Federline, opened up about his family. Williams’ response to Federline’s comments was predictably unpredictable.
Federline got candid about his feelings towards his controversial grandfather. Williams was not impressed. In fact, she thinks Federline could be making life harder for his mother.
Britney Spears’ son drops bombshells
On March 3, 2020, Federline went on Instagram to discuss his mother’s career. Federline dropped bombshells, saying his mother may quit music. He further said he’s not sure if she’s being “controlled.” He also complimented his mother, calling her “pretty legendary.”
He also discussed his grandfather, Jamie Spears. Federline said he’d be fine if his grandfather was killed. He also called him a “d*ck.”
Jamie has been controversial lately. According to allegations popularized by the #FreeBritney movement, Jamie may have forced Britney to stay in a medical facility against her will because he has a conservatorship over her which began in 2008. Some fans felt Federline’s comments may reflect these allegations, as Federline said he was attempting to help his mother “break free.”
Wendy Williams thinks Jayden Federline’s words are ‘hurtful’
Many fans were concerned after hearing Federline’s words. Williams, however, was upset. According to HollywoodLife, she made her feelings about Federline known during the March 4, 2020 episode of her show.
Williams was upset Federline called his grandfather a “d*ck.” Williams said “He’s a disrespectful 13-year-old. To me, that was the most hurtful part, because Jamie has been trying to take care of his family.”
Williams said Federline’s words made her feel “weird.” She explained “He talked about his mom like he loves his mom, but in a wobbly way, like, ‘I’m not so sure about mom but I’ll always love her.’”
Wendy Williams says Jayden Federline’s words are a ‘strain’ on his mother
Williams said she wouldn’t normally make comments like this about a child, buy Federline was an exception. “I don’t know what to say, I don’t like to bash kids, but he’s acting like an adult. It’s a horrible story, it’s very disrespectful. Britney doesn’t need this extra strain on her.”
So far, Spears has made no public comment on what her son had to say. It’s unknown if his words are having any strain on her. Federline’s video was deleted from his Instagram, although copies of the video can be found elsewhere online. After all, the internet is forever.
Williams made no comments on the #FreeBritney movement. She didn’t connect any of Federline’s actions to the movement. Unlike supporters of #FreeBritney, she had nice words for Jamie. She never elaborated on why she thinks Jamie is doing his best.
Williams had an interesting perspective. She had pointed words for Jayden. We’ll see if he responds.