Now that she's out from her eponymous talk show, Wendy Williams wants her piece of the podcast pie.
According to The Sun, the former talk show host has been shopping a podcast in hopes of inking a nine-figure deal.
"She sees Joe Rogan has a $100million podcast deal, and now she wants that kind of money," a source said.
Wendy has podcast offers on the table, the source said, but she's really positioning herself for a deal with iHeartRadio or Spotify, which is home to Joe's popular podcast. The problem is that Wendy is a hard sell, particularly given the lengthy hiatus from her former namesake show and reported mental health struggles, which she's denied.
"The people at iHeart don't like controversy, so the best place for her is Spotify. They like the wild cards, but even at Spotify they don't give you the money unless you prove yourself first, and Wendy wants money upfront," the source said.
There's also a question as whether Wendy can be trusted to consistently deliver a show.
The Sun's report comes following Wendy's Instagram interview with Fat Joe, in which she appeared somewhat erratic. In that chat, she said she wouldn't watch Sherri Shepherd, who replaced Wendy as host of her now-former talk show.
"I won't be watching her because I know what she's going to be doing and that's really not my thing," Wendy said. "You know what I'm saying, anyway, but I love being on my own show and I love that people love to watch it. You know, all the time."