T.I. Hopes Wendy Williams’ Bikini Pics Will Make Her Less “Malicious and Vindictive”
T.I is trying to rise above the drama.
Photos of Wendy Williams rockin’ a bikini on the beach in Barbados surfaced earlier this week and were met with harsh criticism from social media.
Despite the online negativity, the rapper shared his thoughts on the photos and hopes it will be a teachable moment for the talk show host.
All the drama began on Tuesday, September 12 when pics of the 53-year-old showing off her curves — or lack thereof — surfaced.
While some people applauded the TV star for wearing a bikini in her 50s, let’s just say most people weren’t so kind.
Instead of jumping on the hater train, T.I. subtly shaded Wendy on Instagram.
“Ok now as much s—t as this sister talk about people… (Myself included) I know what y’all expect. But I’m not gon do the obvious & fye her ass up [sic],” he wrote alongside three pictures of Wendy.
“NOPE!!! I’m gon be respectful because regardless of her flaws she’s still a independent black business woman that’s had to fight her way through life to get where she is. JUST LIKE THE PEOPLE SHE JUDGES DAILY!!! [sic]” he continued.
Rather than be critical, the “Live Your Life” hitmaker hopes this will teach Wendy to be kinder to others on her show.
“Let’s see if the power of mercy moves her heart to not be so malicious & vindictive in the future when she’s speaking on the lives of other strangers when they’re going through their own PERSONAL tough times,” the 36-year-old shared.
“That’s my approach… let’s see.”
The mother of one has been open about her weight struggles in the past and recently lost close to 50 pounds.
“I grew up a fat girl in Jersey with low self-esteem. I’m a showgirl, but I wasn’t comfortable with being stared at,” she told DuJour magazine in 2016.
“Of all the crazy diets I’ve been on, none have ever been as effective as [saying to myself], ‘Just push back, fatso. Just stop eating so much.’
“And I don’t love food as much as I used to.”
In fact, it took her over three years to lose the weight.
“Slow and steady is the name of the game. It’s not going to happen overnight.”
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