whoopi goldberg*Whoopi Goldberg wanted to ensure everyone that whoever is hired for “The View,” they would act like “grown-ass women.”

Goldberg addressed the fight between Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Rosie O’Donnell without actually mentioning their names.

Hasselbeck verbally attacked O’Donnell on “Fox & Friends” and Goldberg could be cleverly referencing the spat.

“Before we get started, I just have something on my mind. You know there is a lot of speculation about a lot of stuff going on here. Yes, I’m here. We don’t know who’s coming in, but I will tell you this: The respect that I have for the people who work here will not change,” Goldberg said.

Goldberg definitely plans to do her job as moderator — keeping everyone on their best behavior.

She added, “I will do my best to respect the audience, to make sure that we bring you ‘The View’ that Barbara Walters wanted you to have, which is women talking about issues. We are not little kids, we are grown ass women.”

She also wishes critics would stop pinning the women on “The View” against each other.

“I’m just tired of people saying, ‘oh, you know if this one comes in, or if this one comes in,’ I don’t argue with people, we have spirited discussions,'” Goldberg continued. “I don’t fight with people, that’s not my way. Quit trying to make me into something I’m not. I’m not a little girl with cat claws. I am not a cat, I am a human being. I am a girl with a fist. And so, I’m just telling y’all, ‘The View’ is going to evolve as it always has. Quit trying to make something happen and let whatever’s going to happen, happen, and we hope you will join us when we come back.”

O’Donnell will return along with “The View” in September. No word yet on who else will replace Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy on the talk show.