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Wendy Williams Slammed For Victim Blaming Nelly's Rape Accuser

Wendy later offered a tearful apology.

Wendy Williams has found herself in some serious hot water after sounding off on Nelly's ongoing rape case.

During an episode of The Wendy Williams Show, the talk show host shared her two cents on the story and claimed that the alleged victim "put herself in that situation."

"If she did not put herself in that situation, this wouldn't have happened," Wendy said, adding later,Β "Young lady, you've got to stay out of tour buses."

Check it out below starting at the 12-minute mark.

It didn't take long for Twitter users to drag Wendy over her victim blaming comments.


Wendy must have had a change of heart, because she tearfully addressed the backlash during another episode of her show, BET reports.

"It's never an easy job sitting here in the lavender chair by myself with nobody to bounce off of. Sometimes I might say something that you don't understand, but I am the girl to cop to it," Wendy said. "Maybe cavalierly you caught my comments, 'You got to watch where you go.' I didn't mean anything by it."

She tearfully continued, "What I meant is, once upon a time there was a girl named Wendy and she was only 13 years old but looked like a woman."

The talk show host then shared a personal story about how her grandfather used to send her to get cigars for him from a pool hall filled with "disgusting" men.

"All I'm saying regarding young women and I apologize if my message was met with callousness," she finished. "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 bill, just in case. And we have to be aware. That's all I was saying, I apologize."

Do you accept Wendy's apology? Check out a clip of it below.

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