Tabitha Brown had some choice words for Wendy Williams Thursday.
The shock jock-turned talk show host decided to discuss Brown’s marriage during her “Hot Topics” segment. Her comments were based on the fact that Brown said to her followers that she’s achieved enough success to be able to retire her husband Chance from the LAPD, where he’s worked for 15 years. Williams decided on her own that somehow, Brown’s marriage would implode because of Brown’s career.
“I was married to one of those,” said Williams according to The Grio. “‘I make the money!’ and so on and so forth. ‘Go live your dreams! Open a business! Go, go, go!’ See how that turned out.”
“I predict that this marriage is going to be on real rocky ground in a moment. ‘Live your dream’…They may invest in stuff and lose the money. They invest in something else then the money gets swindled or stolen. Then they invest again and he comes home and throws his bag down. She’s like ‘What? What?’ And he’s like, ‘I can’t do this and this is your fault. You’re over here making your money and stuff and had me quit my job.'”
She went on to tell Brown’s husband to go back to work.
“Being a cop was a big part of his identity, he liked it but she came to him and said that,” she said.
With Williams’ own failed marriage as part of the tabloid fodder, it would seem Williams is speaking from something other than an objective opinion. Brown heard Williams’ words about her marriage and then offered up a thorough dressing-down, including the insinuation that Williams was speaking from hurt, pain and bitterness.
“Wendy, the pain you must be in to feel this way, honey, I’m so sorry. But listen, let me tell you this. Twenty-three years I’ve been with my husband, broke for a very long time together. Struggled for a very long time together. Succeeded for the last couple of years together,” she said, adding that she and her husband made commitments to each other to support each other’s careers and dreams.
“I did every year with him in the LAPD and he did every year with me with rejection and no’s in this entertainment industry,” she continued. “God has blessed me…I’ve been praying on this for a very long time and it has now come to pass. That is the power of God. It’s also the power of allowing God to be first in your marriage. That’s how it remains successful. We keep Him first. He is first in our marriage. Not money, not business, not success, but God. He’s first.”
“…I pray that someone will love you enough to see you when you are not well, to see you when you need true support, to see you when you need compassion, to see you when you need kindness,” she continued. “I pray that somebody loves you enough to sacrifice their life for you. I pray that type of love finds you so that you can understand why I don’t want my husband to put his life on the line anymore, earing a bulletproof vest if he [doesn’t] have to, and if that’s not his desire.”
Fans online, including Brown’s celebrity friends like Wunmi Mosaku, Aisha Hinds, Ts Madison, Angel Laketa Moore, Kevin “KevOnStage” Fredericks and others, celebrated Brown’s clapback on Instagram.
Mosaku left hand clapping emojis in the comments section with Moore writing in part, “I had to lay down adn take a nap and start the day all over again…I was not ready!!!” Fredericks also wrote, “My prayer is that I am never [on] the receiving end of your love prayers cuz JESUS!”
Madison wrote, “Tore her up!! in LOVE….. that’s right Mrs. Tab!! always do it in love!” Hinds added, “A regal read for the books…There is NONE other like YOU and that is quite literally your super power.”
Brown’s daughter Choyce summed up everyone’s feelings by simply writing, “CLEARED.”