Oh are you kidding me? The Whitney interview is one of the greatest pieces of recorded audio in pop culture history. Wendy would be a legend for that alone if that was the only thing she ever did. Whitney was clearly out of her mind back then.
I'm actually not surprised at all. She really crosses all demographics, even in my own group of friends. Every race, gender, sexual orientation, age group, geographic location, etc. Of course she mostly catered to a black audience during her radio days but the mainstream appeal was always there, it's just that the rest of the world is only now starting to catch on.