Wendy Williams says R. Kelly's ex ignored abuse: 'It's not like you didn't know anything'

R&B singer R. Kelly’s ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, is set to appear in the upcoming season of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta, and Wendy Williams has a lot to say about it.

On Friday’s show, Williams shared that she believes Andrea Kelly wasn’t as in the dark about her ex-husband’s alleged sexual abuse as she claims.

“I think a lot of people feel that R. Kelly is very guilty,” she said. “You know, Andrea, it’s not like you didn’t know anything, in my mind.”

Williams also went on to say she believes R. Kelly used Andrea in order to provide a cover for his alleged sexual misconduct.

“He realized ‘You know what? I need a woman of a grown age in order to pull this caper off,’” she said. “If the allegations are true that he likes underage girls then you need an older age wife to pull it off. Get a couple kids in there and all of a sudden you think it looks all gravy, right Robert?”

Andrea spoke of her time with R. Kelly in a recent trailer for Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta, saying, “He cracked me, but he didn’t break me.”

Williams made it clear that she thought the move wasn’t a good one.

“Andrea, nobody was interested in you even when you were married to him,” she said. “Now that you’re not married to R. Kelly, you want us to be interested in you as a person. But nobody cares.”

Viewers tweeted that they weren’t thrilled with Wendy’s accusations, and pointed out that she spends a lot of time talking about everyone else’s business but her own:

The talk show host even received a tweet from Andrea Kelly’s publicist:

Williams did have her supporters who thought the world doesn’t need to see Andrea Kelly on a reality show:

Check out Wendy Williams slamming Kim Kardashian:

Read more from Yahoo Entertainment:

Want daily pop culture news delivered to your inbox? Sign up here for Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle's newsletter.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting