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Wendy Williams and NeNe Leakes Racially Profiled at Bergdorf Goodman — Security Followed Them!

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Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams revealed that she, NeNe Leakes and Marlo Hampton were all racially profiled at NYC luxury department store, Bergdorf Goodman, this week.


NeNe Leakes and Marlo Hampton were in the Big Apple to promote Real Housewives of Atlanta at several press outlets throughout the week and linked up with Wendy Williams.

NeNe sent her car. The car picked me up [and] dropped me off at Bergdorf. The girls were waiting. This is like a glamour suite they have at Bergdorf,” Wendy Williams recalled during her broadcast. “We each had a sales girl. We gave them each of our sizes. They’re fetching stuff…Nene bought a handful of gowns. Marlo charged a whole bunch of stuff.”

“We not just shopped, we went upstairs and had lunch — the whole bit. The three of us take over. And can I tell you something about security. They treated us like ‘the hood’ that they treat us,” Wendy Williams revealed.

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The talk show host then extended her brown hand towards the camera and rubbed the back of it to make it clear she felt security’s actions were racially motivated.

“Yup and that’s alls I’m gonna say,” Wendy Williams added.

Visibly shaken by the experience, Wendy Williams shared her thoughts on the incident.

“You can earn what you want. You can do what you want, but when you are what you are, you better not be surprised about how people treat you. We were followed like we were about to do something,” she added.

Press play below to watch Wendy Williams recall her disturbing shopping incident.


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