Nelly made an appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” Tuesday night (Jul 24) and surprisingly revealed that he likes to unwind by watching reality television. Most notably “Bridezillas,” which airs on WE, and is mostly watched by women (like Ashanti) who somehow get their boyfriends (like Nelly) to watch with them.
What happens is the guy ends up liking the show, and he finds himself watching it even when the girlfriend isn’t around.
Nelly explained to Jimmy Fallon:
“I kind of got caught up watching Bridezillas. I ain’t gonna front. It wasn’t my idea; it started out as somebody else’s idea and I was watching with them and before I knew it I was watching by myself.
“It’s crazy to me. First of all, weddings is what it is. I understand it’s her day. Men, we get told where to stand, she’ll be here when she get here.
“We don’t get a song. Nobody stands when we come down the aisle. They’re not waiting for us. I get it. To see that and see this pressure on all these women and watch them snap, it’s made for television to me.”
Nelly also talked about how he recently opened his own trade school in downtown St. Louis, his new reality show produced by Queen Latifah called “The Next,” and his new album “M.O.” that will be released later this year.
Watch the full interview — along with an impromptu performance of his hit 2002 single “Hot in Herre” — below: