Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks are typically best buds, but during tonight's episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, they bickered endlessly. As expected, most viewers sided with Burruss.
Drama comes in all shapes and sizes on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Most feuds start with a trivial issue and snowball into something much larger, which certainly seems to be the case for Parks and Burruss. Parks didn't exactly come off as a sympathetic figure when she threw some serious shade in the direction of both Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker. Never the most popular of the Housewives, she lost a few more fans when she went after the show's cutest couple.
It's been said that you should never mix business with family, but that old expression obviously doesn't apply to Burruss and Tucker, or to Parks and her ex, Apollo Nida. The complicated nature of Parks' business dealings with Nida — who is currently incarcerated on fraud charges — has held up the production of a fitness video that Parks starred in.
According to Parks, the work that Tucker's production company put into the video was unsatisfactory, which is why she refused to pay him for any of the work done. To make matters worse, Parks mocked Tucker for his lack of job opportunities lately, which drew the ire of RHOA viewers who think Parks was way out-of-line with her comments:
Ew sooo tacky Phaedra to brag about how much money u have then act like Todd is petty. U owe him! Just yuck #rhoa— Olivia LaBorde (@OliviaLaBorde) January 11, 2016
Does Phaedra understand how goofy she sounds? If you have "jobs" & a "couple thousand" is no biggie, should've paid Todd 2 yrs ago. #RHOA— Shamontiel (@Maroonsista) January 11, 2016
We'll never know what the video looks like. It's easy 2 say it's not what u wanted when u wont show it. Shady Phaedra is at it again. #RHOA— Kay Veezy (@Verbose_KV) January 11, 2016
Under ordinary circumstances, most of the social media hate would be targeted at Nida. However, Parks was just obnoxious enough to make Nida seem like an okay guy. That's quite an accomplishment!
The fact that an old workout video is causing so many issues between Burruss and Parks just goes to show how petty both women can be at times. Burruss attempted to play peacemaker by sending her mother, the affectionately named Mama Joyce, over to Parks's office. Nobody was expecting this to end well, because Mama Joyce tends to escalate issues. Then again, Joyce was dealing with Parks, and not Tucker, of whom she still disapproves.
Surprising enough, Mama Joyce remained cool and collected while discussing the drama with Parks. She cited Burruss' high-risk pregnancy as a prime reason to keep the drama to a minimum. However, knowing Parks, that won't happen.
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