*Wendy Williams took about 8 minutes on Monday’s show to share her thoughts on the passing of Whitney Houston.

The talk show host said she was at home in New Jersey when she heard the horrible news, and “I don’t remember much else after that.” Williams said she didn’t watch the Grammys, and basically just “shut down.”

Williams, who has been critical of Houston on her show and on her previous New York radio show, reveals why she always felt a strong personal connection to the music icon.