Cynthia Bailey apologized on behalf of the entire “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast for the fight that involved Christopher Williams, Kenya Moore’s friend Brandon DeShazer and a mysteriously amped up Apollo Nida.
“I want to apologize on behalf of the whole cast tonight. It was really hard to watch this fight tonight. I’ve been on the show for four years. Never, I don’t think ever in the history of the whole show has anyone on the show laid hands on each other,” Cynthia said on “Watch What Happens Live.”
The incident in question took place during NeNe Leakes’ “Pillow Talk” event. With all the cast members and guests gathered, NeNe decided it was the perfect time for Christopher to respond to Kenya’s earlier claim that he often tells people he’s single.
With his “wife” Natalie egging him on, Christopher stood to address Kenya, despite Porsha Stewart politely asking him to remain in his seat. He began his brief monologue by insulting Kenya. “I don’t know what medication you’re on,” he said. That’s when Kenya decided to stand, and things got uglier and uglier from there.
Brandon, Kenya’s guest, asked Christopher not to put his hands on Kenya. When Christopher instructed Brandon not to touch him, that’s when Peter Thomas separated the two men. In an alternate world, that could have been the end of the drama. Instead, Apollo, who had nothing to do with the conversation, jumped up, grabbed Brandon by the neck and began pummeling him.
“Apollo is out of his mind, beating Brandon as though he is in his jail cell fighting for his virginity,” Kenya told the “RHOA” cameras. “Apollo came over to get it started. He wanted a piece of Brandon.”
Though not everyone agrees with her POV, Cynthia seemed to point the finger of blame and Kenya, as did NeNe who chastised Kenya for getting out of her seat.
“I felt like once—and I don’t want to blame everything on Kenya—but once she actually got up, then that made Brandon get up,” said Cynthia who clarified that her husband was trying to defuse the situation, not escalate it.
“It looked like Peter was actually a big part of the fight, and he wasn’t,” she said. “One of the things Peter was very instrumental in doing was actually breaking up the fight. He was actually trying to keep Brandon down because Brandon was trying to get to Christopher. We thought Apollo jumped in to help and then it ended up just going crazy.”
While Cynthia and NeNe seem to consider Kenya and Brandon the cause of the drama, some “RHOA” fans blamed NeNe for even broaching the subject at the event. However, Cynthia argued that everything was fine before the twosome arrived.
“The whole purpose of the Pillow Talk thing was for everybody to put everything on the table because we all have a lot of issues in the group and that was just a great opportunity to do it,” Cynthia explained. “It was going fine until the fight started.”
Though she didn’t publicly blame NeNe for any part of the fiasco, Cynthia did accept responsibility for her role in it all.
It was Cynthia who first mentioned to her co-stars that Natalie was spreading gossip about Todd Tucker and Kandi Burruss. That led to Natalie and Kandi exchanging words and Kenya questioning the validity of Natalie’s “marriage” to Chris.
“In hindsight, I guess I was being a little messy. I do regret that I ever brought it up,” Cynthia said.
Watch the melee below.
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