Kandi Burruss had a front row seat to the ugly fight between Cynthia Bailey and Porsha Williams during The Real Housewieves of Atlanta ladies’ Lake Lanier boat trip in Georgia. And she’s now offering her take on why she thinks both of her castmates played a role in the shocking brawl!
In her latest Bravo blog, Burruss admitted that many of the other RHOA girls didn’t even know what going on when the altercation started! "I was super shocked, especially hearing that Cynthia got physical first. At the time that it happened, most of us didn't see the actual kick because we were still on the other side of the boat. By the time we realized what was going on the crew was already breaking the girls up,” Burruss said.
She added that she initially placed the blame solely on Bailey. “In my mind, at the time, it was all Cynthia's fault because she overreacted about the b—ch comment. I really don't think Porsha was trying to be extra shady and they had been calling each other “b—ch” all day long. Cynthia said that I wouldn't have liked being called a bitch. And she is right. But at the same time I don't normally throw around the b-word jokingly like they do," she said.
She continued, “I know how it can easily be taken the wrong way, so it's rare that I will call another woman a b—ch unless I really mean it in a negative way. Therefore, I prefer they don't joke with me like that. But lately it has become so common for women to refer to each other as b—ches, so I try not to get offended by it.”
But once she actually watched the fight on RHOA, Burruss said she felt that Williams also played a role in the drama. “Now that I've actually seen the fight, I have to split the blame between both Cynthia and Porsha. Yes, Cynthia definitely started the negativity. But when Porsha came over to talk and they both started putting their fingers in each others' faces, it took things to another level," Burruss said.
“That's one of my pet peeves," she said. "I cannot deal with someone in my close personal space pointing their fingers in my face while having a heated discussion. That's a fight waiting to happen."
Burruss continued, “What really set it off was when Porsha stood up and straddled Cynthia. After seeing it on camera, I see why Cynthia kicked her. Regardless of Cynthia being wrong for starting the whole argument, she still had to defend herself, because it looked like Porsha was about to drop the beat down on her. So personally I'd rather be wrong for kicking you than be wrong and get my ass kicked. I'm just saying. Either way, it was a dumb argument that went way too far. I hate it for both of them because I know that's not how they want to be seen in front of the world.” Do you agree with Kandi’s comments on Cynthia and Porsha’s fight? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section below.