Sheryl Underwood has opened up about her heated exchange with Sharon Osbourne on The Talk last week regarding Piers Morgan. As previously reported, Osbourne defended friend Piers Morgan after he received backlash for his comments questioning the validity of Meghan Markle's claims during her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
During a radio interview on Friday (March 12th), Underwood said, “ . . . I want people to know this, I believe that God was telling me, ‘I have a plan for you. I am about to pour down a blessing upon you. I just need to know, are you ready because you will face this again?’“
She continued, “I just wanted to be a better example for people that are working just a regular old job, that had to compose themselves. We are the only race of people that carry the race wherever we go, and we’re responsible for that. And I want to thank everybody all over the world in social media, everybody in radio, television, news, everywhere, everybody that reached out.”
She added, “What power you had to make me understand you have matured Sheryl Underwood. You have matured. Because I could have messed it up, couldn’t I? I could have messed it up.”
SHERYL SAYS SHE KEPT HER COMPOSURE BECAUSE SHE CONSIDERS SHARON A 'FRIEND'
Underwood also said that she was able to keep her composure because she considers Osbourne a friend. She explained, “I thought we were having a conversation like we normally do. But then I got a feeling that, wait a minute, this ain’t what it usually is. I also got another feeling of, okay, Sheryl, this is time for you to step up into the leadership position … this is time for you to show what you’re made of, and in a personal way. No matter what somebody says about you, I can show you something better than I can tell you.”
Following the exchange, CBS launched an internal review into the matter. She said in a statement, to People, “We are committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace. All matters related to the Wednesday episode of The Talk are currently under internal review.”
SHARON OSBOURNE DENIES CALLING HOLLY ROBINSON-PEETE 'TOO GHETTO' AND GETTING HER FIRED
In related news, Osbourne has denied former co-host Holly Robinson Peete's claims that she had a hand in her firing and said that she was "too ghetto." Sharon tweeted in response, "In response to Holly Robinson Peete’s accusation of me getting her fired from The Talk, I am sharing an e mail sent to me from Holly one month after she was let go by CBS. As I have stated before, I have never had the ability/authority to get anyone fired from The Talk."
In the email, Holly wrote that Sharon had ghosted her since she was let go, suspecting that she did so because she was “paralyzed in fear of the wrath of Julie.”
Sharon added, "An addendum to my previous Tweet. Never in my life did I utter the words that Holly was “too ghetto” to be on the Talk, as well as not having her fired.
Holly tweeted last week, “I’m old enough to remember when Sharon complained that I was too ‘ghetto’ for #TheTalk…then I was gone. I bring this up now bc I was mortified watching the disrespectful condescending tone she took w/ her co-host who remained calm & respectful because…she HAD to.”