Wendy Williams realizes she stuck her stiletto in her mouth.
The talk show host teared up while apologizing for saying that the woman accusing rapper Nelly of rape could have prevented the alleged incident.
“If she did not put herself in that situation, this wouldn’t have happened,” she said on Monday’s “Wendy Williams Show.” “Young lady, you’ve got to stay out of tour buses.”
After a day of backlash on social media, the talk show host, 53, used the first few minutes of Tuesday’s show to apologize and clarify her comments.
“All I’m saying regarding young women is, I apologize if my message was met with callousness,” she said emotionally. “But, what I meant to say is, young ladies, we should be able to go wherever we want to go, but we always have to know where the exits are, we always have to have our 20 dollar bill just in case, and we always have to be aware, that’s all I was saying. I apologize.”
Williams also blamed her comments on the fact that she’s a solo act “with nobody to bounce off of”on her talk show and related to the young woman by admitting that she encountered “disgusting” men when she was 13.
Nelly was arrested for allegedly raping a woman on his tour bus after his concert with Florida Georgia Line in Washington state early Saturday morning. He was releasedhours later and not charged.
His lawyer has since refuted the accusation.
“Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation,” attorney Scott Rosenblum said in a statement. “Our initial investigation clearly establishes this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness.”
The “Hot in Herre” rapper also took to Twitter in an attempt to clear his name.
“To be absolutely clear,” he wrote. “I have not been charged with a crime therefore no bail was required. I was released , pending further investigation.”
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