A video of Bow Wow dissing ex-girlfriend Ciara during an appearance at an Atlanta club recently surfaced online. Now, Wendy Williams is calling him out about it.
The footage shows the rapper at Elleven45 Lounge near Buckhead performing his 2005 hit “Like U,” which features Ciara, whom he dated from 2005 to 2006. In the middle of the song, he says, “I had this (expletive) first. You know that, right?”
The clip has since gone viral, and many on social media have chastised the artist for his comments.
Media maven Williams even chimed in. During her talk show Wednesday, she addressed the controversy, calling his remarks “distasteful.”
“Bow Wow, I am mad at you. Bow Wow, I’m not hating on you, but I’m just saying. Young man, come on now,” she started. “You are so wrong for that ... You went from Ciara to Erica Mena, so where are we going with your track record.”
Williams clarified she likes Mena, who has appeared on episodes of “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta,” but said “Ciara made the right choice.”
During her report, Williams also gave Russell Wilson, Ciara’s husband of three years, some advice after an audience member suggested he retaliate.
“Russell does not need to get him. Russell needs to be the civilized man that he is,” she said. “And Ciara please don’t clap back.”
She also offered Bow Wow some tips on how to respond to publications that ask him about Ciara. She recommended he label the singer as “the one that got away,” while simultaneously reminding folks his relationship with her ended nearly 15 years ago.
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