Think Mama Oprah doesn’t curse? Think again.
Even the “Live Your Best Life” mogul says she was heated after Jennifer Hudson stood her up only to arrive to her show hours late. The entire incident was chronicled on an episode of Behind the Scenes: Season 25 on OWN, but recently Oprah spoke more in depth about what happened to Entertainment Weekly, hinting that she made sure the episode was edited down to be less bleep filled.
“That was a lot of high drama because we’ve never been stood up before. Everybody was mad. I wanted to make sure that there was not one single thing in that episode that had anything to do with us being mad or upset in that moment. It was dramatic.”
Though she had done a sound check for her appearance on The Oprah Show, J-Hud quietly flew to Texas to fit in a gig the night before she was slated to appear on the show. When the singer got delayed due to severe snow storms, the staff of Oprah’s show went into full meltdown mode. Oprah says she was personally upset as well.
“Nobody has ever not shown up, ever. Especially if they were here the night before.”
While it may take some time for Jennifer Hudson to get back in her good graces, Oprah says she is focusing her efforts on bigger things- first and foremost getting her network to the level she envisions.
“I feel like I have not begun to give anything to OWN. It’s going to improve exponentially with the amount of time and service I can give…It’s not where I want it to be.”
On Friday, OWN announced that Christina Norman would be stepping down as head of the network. Oprah says she intends to direct her full attention to OWN after her show wraps up. The final episode of The Oprah Show is set to air May 25.