For those who’ve been following the stories swirling about “Real Housewives of Atlanta” couple Apollo Nida and Phaedra Parks, Angela Stanton is not a foreign name. The author accused the two of working alongside her in a criminal enterprise before they came to fame on reality TV.
Apollo opened up to S2S Publisher Jamie Foster Brown about who exactly Angela is and whether he’s ever interacted with her in any type of partnership. Get a look at this exclusive online outtake from the May 2014 Q&A and pick up the issue for more!
Jamie: So what is this Angela Stanton thing?
Apollo: Oh, man. I read something about her today. First of all, my wife has never, ever committed any type of crime.
Jamie: Is she saying that she has, though?
Apollo: Angela will say whatever she wants to say.
Jamie: How do you know Angela?
Apollo: I know her from the past. This is exactly how it happened. I’ve had dispositions on this throughout Phaedra’s lawsuit. I’ve spoken to numerous attorneys because I hold the key.
Jamie: Why is she saying these things?
Apollo: Okay. Angela was dealing with a dude named Drama. I don’t know if y’all read her book. Some of the stuff is facts; a lot isn’t.
Jamie: Is that DJ Drama?
Apollo: No, not DJ Drama. No, no, no. This is a kid who used to rap. Phaedra was basically his mentor or whatever, got him from one contract to another. But anyway, I meet Drama. He was still in the streets. Phaedra was trying to get him on the right path. I was in the streets. And at this point I was dealing with the cars and everything. I met Angela through Drama, not through Phaedra.
She’s never been indicted with me; she’s never been indicted with Phaedra; she’s never been indicted for racketeering. At the end of the day, how are you claiming that you were indicted on a federal racketeering charge when that’s a lie? You’re saying that you dealt with Phaedra on checks the 2nd and 3rd; that’s a lie.
So she felt like “Oh, I don’t have any money, so let me call Phaedra,” because I knew her through Drama. “Let me call her to represent me.”
Jamie: So when was this?
Apollo: This has to be, like, between ’04 and ’06? Somewhere in there. It’s all in the indictment; you can read it. But working with Phaedra, working with me? Never, ever, ever. So the whole problem with Angela Stanton is this: Angela didn’t have any money. She tried to reach out to a lawyer; she thought that she could reach out to Phaedra.
From what I see on the documentation, every time you have a lawyer, they have to make a notice of entry. So I don’t see where Phaedra’s ever represented this girl.
But anyway, she had to do time. She does time. She comes home. I’m on the show. Phaedra’s on the show.
Jamie: And Angela sees this.
Apollo: Angela’s pissed. “You m*therf*ckers are stars now. What?” At that point, she just went ballistic. She’s calling up there. So this is a situation where me and Phaedra always talk. I said to her—back then, when this was happening, I want to say 2010—”Let’s sit down and talk to her.” “No.” Phaedra, that’s how she is and that’s probably part of where we are to this point in a lot of things because sometimes in life, if you have a mate, you have to compromise. My thing was, hey, I like to attack confrontation head-on.
Jamie: You like to get it out in the open.
Apollo: Yeah, and let’s air it out. So that never happened. Most of the time, people want something. “What, do you want? Help with your book? When did you write this one, this Lies of a Housewife? Okay, let’s not do that because that’s some bullc#@p.”
Jamie: She wrote a book about “Housewives” or something?
Apollo: Right. So she puts this book out and says all this crazy stuff and just tries to, I guess, make herself famous in her own way. S#@t, I’ve been waiting on my opportunity to go to court and face that lady because I know the truth. I was the person who was there, so it’s nothing you can say that goes around me.
Jamie: So you’re not afraid of this. Everybody’s saying, like, “Apollo and Phaedra are going to go to jail and this girl is telling all these things.”
Apollo: No, because it’s two different situations. All of that situation has nothing to do with what’s in front for me. What’s going on with me right now is a criminal complaint that I have to answer to. In due time, I’ll have my day in court.
Check out Apollo’s full Q&A in the May 2014 issue of Sister 2 Sister.
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