Phaedra Parks has broken her silence about what she really thinks of Kandi Burruss’ threat to quit “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” if the Southern attorney gets her peach back.
The single mom spoke to the Daily Mail over the weekend about her possibly returning to the Bravo franchise she was part of for eight years.
“I know there’s lots of rumors swirling around about me returning to the housewives, but I haven’t had any discussions about returning,” she admitted to the U.K. publication despite incessant rumors bubbling up that the self-proclaimed Southern belle would return to “RHOA.” “I never say never to any opportunities, but I had a good run and you know, I’m very happy right now.”
That Parks is not likely to return ought to be good news for Burruss’ fans, as the star famously declared back in March that she “wouldn’t be dealing with it” if the mortician got her peach back. In other words, she’d ditch “RHOA” if Parks rejoined the cast.
“There’s only been like one year that I had to kind of like question if [the show] is really worth it,” Burruss told HollywoodLife.com at the time of the rumor Parks spread where she proclaimed the singer desired to drug and rape fellow peach holder Porsha Williams in her supposed sex dungeon. “Obviously it was that year when the whole craziness with Phaedra happened, you know. So that was the only year that I kind of questioned it, because I was like, OK, this is too much.”
Asked about Burruss’ remarks this month, Parks seemed to evoke an air of cavalier shadiness.
“I find it amusing, because if she is that concerned about me three years later, I must have really impacted her life,” she said to the Daily Mail. “So I’m glad I touched her like that.”
The remarks from Parks, who also charged that she was “just a character that they’re manipulating for their own benefit” on the series, did not sit well with commenters.
“There’s a difference between being shady and being evil/ wicked.”
“Girl bye, you sound stupid af… They should have sentenced yo ass…”
“this woman claims to be a Christian and I know we all make mistakes but to be unrepentant after 3 years and justify your wrong doings is pitiful and shocking.”
Meanwhile, Burruss responded to Parks’ comments during an appearance on People TV’s “Reality Check” Monday.
“I just find it sad that she has no remorse for what she did. It’s like she didn’t see anything wrong with that,” the singer said. “I feel like if anybody did what she did to me to her sons in the future, she would have a totally different outlook on the situation. So I just think she should re-think it. If she doesn’t that’s cool, she’s canceled in my opinion.”
Adding that her feelings on coming back to “RHOA” if Parks is present has not changed, Burruss said her former co-star’s accusation is “not anything that you can really play down as if it were nothing.”