Leave it to Wendy Williams to express what a lot of people are feeling and saying about Mariah Carey. The daytime talk show host went in on Mimi as she encouraged the veteran diva to start dressing and acting her age. "Mariah is 44, struggling at youth; struggling to stay relevant," Williams said. "She been ridiculed before for dressing inappropriate. Not some days, but all the time." Musically speaking, Mariah has little to prove to anyone. Despite all the awards and accolades, Williams believes the time is now for the songstress to accept that she is out of the 20-something age range.
"I think it’s corny to lie about your age these days, you know what I’m saying. It’s not about trying to be 25, it’s about looking the best that you can, Mariah," she said while stating the hard truth that young music fans are simply not checking for music from Mariah. As a result, Williams encouraged the singer to aim at maturing in her sound and look.
"Here’s a problem with a lot of the older girls that are making music: music is being purchased by younger people," Williams stated. "They’re not buying an old girl trying to make young music. Mariah is younger than me, but I’m still calling her an old girl.
"She and some of the older girls really need to stop making music and just take their act to Vegas," she continued. In regards to reaching that point of maturity, Williams’ heart went out to Mariah, who she says will have to address the issue at some point. "I couldn’t bear having that conversation with anyone but my own husband, and my feelings would be hurt," the former radio personality confessed. "How do you have that conversation with her? Do you have in her face, or do you have it on the phone miles away, so she can’t throw a shoe at you?"