“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star and lawyer Phaedra Parks found herself an alleged victim of a bomb threat last week after her Georgia law offices were evacuated. Local authorities called out a former client as the culprit. But today, Parks is defending Terrence Cook – known in the rap world as Drama. She says the MC was racially profiled.
Police told People magazine Drama entered Parks’ Lenox Plaza office building in Atlanta July 28, adding the rapper claimed he had a bomb. But upon searching, no bomb was found. Officers charged Drama with terroristic threats and creating a false public alarm, and he was arrested at the location. He reportedly stated he was “tired of being treated wrongly” and admitted to having an explosive on him.
It turns out the rapper was indeed treated wrongly. What authorities called a bomb threat was actually Drama excitedly telling a security guard about his new music.
His mother spoke to TMZ and said her son remarked, “I have a bomb CD. It’s about to blow up.”
When the guard asked if he had anything else that was about to blow up, the rapper replied, “I got that bomb a– CD in the car,” meaning the package of albums in his vehicle.
Parks – who served as Drama’s manager and lawyer in 2000 – has no animosity toward the artist. She told the website she considers Cook a good friend and had been expecting him to come by her office to drop off the disc. The trouble came when the MC ended up on the wrong floor of the building.
The attorney said Drama demanded to see her, but the receptionist asked him to leave because Parks was not in her office. He refused, and that’s when security was called. Police arrived and evacuated the building. Though the “RHOA” star admits Drama used a poor choice of words, she knows that is simply the way he speaks. According to Parks, whoever reported Drama assumed the worst when they saw a man with gold teeth in a white t-shirt and baggy pants.
She added she spoke to the rapper on Tuesday. Parks – who previously represented Drama in a 2003 robbery case that landed him in jail for 12 years – is now referring him to a criminal lawyer, as he is being held without bail.