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:
Iam watching Wendy Williams and for her to say Rkellys wife knew what she signed up for and she knew what he was doing this woman have the nerve to make a statement like that when her husband been cheating for years and she act like she didn’t know .the hypocrisy of this woman
— Natalia (@Natalia10067063) May 24, 2019
Wendy Williams talk about everybody business but hers I don’t like that @WendyWilliams
— Gameproper ♤♢♧♡ Javi Guapo (@Javioso614) May 24, 2019
#WendyWilliams , Now @WendyWilliams I have been really feeling you and very happy 4 u an ur new life but I truly had a problem wit you speaking on @andrea and Rkelly’s kids, what’s to come Of ur son after beating his dad, kids are always off limits,periodt 💯
— Diane Rucker (@dianerucker18) May 24, 2019
#WendyWilliams trashin people.. Fascinating to watch...She should tell all her own business. The entire time her husband was doing his thing on the side Wendy has been laughin at and trashin other folk especially Black people.
— Lanette (@Amadii) May 24, 2019
The talk show host even received a tweet from Andrea Kelly’s publicist:
Good afternoon @WendyWilliams, I watched Hot Topics today & heard the comments you made regarding my client, DREA Kelly. Would love to offer some clarity to you & the Co-host. Please have the bureau call me.
— The Muse Since 80 (@OSOImagingPR) May 24, 2019
Williams did have her supporters who thought the world doesn’t need to see Andrea Kelly on a reality show:
Aside from the maybe needing money standpoint I don’t see why Andrea Kelly keeps doing these reality shows. She’s coming off more and more off/odd to me than anything else tbh.
— Baepriℓ 🦉♏️ (@owldara112) May 24, 2019
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