Wendy Williams Under Fire for Victim Blaming Nelly's Rape Accuser

"If she hadn't put herself in this situation this would not have happened," says the talk show host.

Wendy Williams' comments about Nelly's rape accuser caught major blowback online, after she seemingly blamed the woman for putting herself in a bad situation.

The rapper was arrested early Saturday for second degree rape and released a short time later, after a 21-year-old woman claimed she was raped on the rapper's tour bus in a Walmart lot in Washington. According to TMZ, she met Nelly at a club before joining him for an after-party on the bus. Once there, she says he tried to have sex with her and she said no. She claims he told her to "shut up" and proceeded to have sex with her without protection, despite her objections.

"Well, you know, as a girl you don't know what that feeling is like, use or not use [a condom]. All I'm saying is, she's saying he didn't use," Williams said on her show Monday. "She's also claiming he kicked her off the tour bus, afterwards, and threw $100 at her. If she hadn't put herself in this situation this would not have happened, allegedly."


She then criticized Nelly as well.

"Well, the problem is ... that you can't party the way you read about Nelly," she said. "You didn't grow up in the rolling stone times. Nelly is a rapper from the '90s and into the 2000s, but still that's relatively close to what we're living in right now regarding internet, cell phones, litigious behavior on the part of people who don't deserve it."

"Young lady, you've got to stay out of tour busses," she added, before laughing about the incident happening in a Walmart parking lot.

Her comments were met with backlash almost immediately:

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