Naturi Naughton called out her former 3LW bandmate Kiely Williams on Tuesday, July 6, after Williams seemingly exposed her role in the infamous KFC altercation between the two women by confirming she wanted to throw a “two piece” at the “Power” actress following her vouch for Phylicia Rashad.
The former 3LW members’ fight occurred in the early 2000s during Naughton’s stint in the girl group because her bandmates, including Williams and Adrienne Bailon, wanted her gone. The incident ultimately led to Williams throwing a KFC two-piece meal which consisted of mashed potatoes and chicken in her face. Williams later denied those accusations despite Naughton’s recollection over the years.
Naughton initially said while jokingly asking Williams to grab her a biscuit, “Finally! She tells the TRUTH! Haha… worrying about me, you done told on yourself! #GrabMeABiscuit while ur at it boo!#Lying4years.”
Williams admitted this “two piece” statement on Twitter in response to Naughton’s Instagram story, shared the day before, supporting Phylicia Rashad following her backlash for her celebratory post stemming from Bill Cosby’s prison release last week.
Rashad’s now-deleted tweet read, “FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected.” Cosby was initially sentenced to a three-to-10-year prison term in 2018 for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, before being set free on June 30 after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his sexual assault charge.
Naughton said in a now-deleted upload that she would stand beside Rashad despite their differences of opinions because ” ‘The Cosby Show’ changed lives. Why are Black People so quick to #Cancel Each other[?] We are ALLOWED to have different opinions and it doesn’t make you ANTI-anything! @phyliciarashad I stand with you! #TheCosbyShowChangedLives.”
Williams caught wind of Naughton’s story after one of her followers tagged “The Cheetah Girls” star in a tweet that displayed the post. The Twitter user by the name @christabletalk said, “come look at this,” to which Williams responded, “Omfg. Somebody bring me a two piece. She talking crazy again.”
Williams later disclosed that her “two piece” comment wasn’t an admission, but a joke that was simply created by the media. She said, “How you mad when I make the same joke ya’ll been making about me for years?!? I didn’t make it a joke, you did. Learn to Laugh at yourself, people. I promise it makes life better. Also, complicity in rape culture is unacceptable and needs to be called out. #BillCosbyIsARapist.”
Naughton’s support toward Rashad comes days after the newly appointed Howard University dean apologized for her “insensitive” tweet. She wrote, “I fully support survivors of sexual assault coming forward. My post was in no way intended to be insensitive to their truth. Personally, I know from friends and family that such abuse has lifelong residual effects. My heartfelt wish is for healing.” Rashad also admitted in an email sent out to Howard University’s parents and students that she would participate in training that “reinforces University’s protocol and conduct” and to also “become a stronger ally to sexual assault survivors.”