‘Calm Down Willis’: ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Star Todd Bridges Gets Into a Heated Argument with Cynthia Bailey on ‘Celebrity Big Brother,’ Mike Hill Reacts 

Cynthia Bailey and Todd Bridges got into a heated dispute during the Wednesday, Feb. 9, episode of “Celebrity Big Brother.”

The hit CBS series, which is currently in its third season, is a game show where celebrity contestants are forced to live under constant video surveillance in a customized set referred to as the Big Brother House.

Cynthia Bailey and Todd Bridges get into a heated argument over the voting process on “Celebrity Big Brother.” Photo:@cynthiabailey @todd_a_bridges/Instagram

Bailey and Bridges’ argument occurred after the alum from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” found herself possibly going home when placed on the series’ chopping block, an elimination process.

While everyone cast their votes, Bridges said he was undecided on whether he wanted Bailey to stay or leave. Things took a turn for the worst when Bailey got up and left the area.

She said as she was going back to her room, “I don’t have anything to talk about. I don’t have anything to talk about. Nope, I don’t. I don’t like the way this game is going. It is what it is. When I leave, I’m leaving with my word and my integrity and with some class; if I go, I go. “

Shortly after Bailey’s statement during the voting process, the clip transitioned to Bridges and the model having a heated argument. The actor was heard shouting while other castmates Lamar Odom and Shanna Moakler stood near Bailey’s room. Bridges said, “F–k that, f–k you, period.” Bailey responded by saying, “F–k you.”

As the 56-year-old emerged from Bailey’s room, he immediately defended his actions by telling Odom, who was trying to mediate the situation, “ ‘Cause she wanna start that gangsta s–t! She don’t know who the f–k she’s f–king with!”

After the altercation, Bailey revealed that the argument stemmed from an alliance with Teddi Mellencamp to keep her safe during elimination rounds. After being voted out over Bridges, Mellencamp was the first star to be eliminated earlier this month.

She said when asked by her cast members what sparked the argument, “He’s upset because I don’t know what conversation him and Lamar were having. But I guess he still feels some kind of way that I voted for Teddi and not him when he got put up on the block when I had nothing with it. Nothing. Had I given him my word when I came into this house, I would’ve protected him, and that’s it.”

As the clip went viral, Bailey’s husband, Mike Hill, responded to the intense altercation by writing on his Twitter page, “This dude don’t lost his mf’ing mind!!!”

Cynthia Bailey’s husband Mike responded to the altercation by sending out a tweet moments after it went viral. Photo:@itsmikehill/Instagram and Twitter

As fans began to view the clip, many mentioned Bridges’ “Diff’rent Strokes” character, Willis Jackson. One user went as far as to reference Bailey’s infamous 50 Cynt nickname in their comment.

“Calm down Willis.”


“Not Willis getting buck with 50 cynt.”

“They done F with Willis.”

In addition to the Willis remarks, others pointed out that Bailey’s husband was so upset about the entire situation that he had a misspelling in his tweet. One wrote, “You know when a person is mad when they misspell words lol. Mike don’t play that!” Another said, “It’s Mike being so livid he put DON’T INSTEAD OF DONE.”

A third social media user wrote, “You know Mike mad! He didn’t even correct his sentence.” Later in the episode, Bridges shared that the altercation began after Bailey began talking to him sideways after she faced the possibility of being eliminated.

No additional details have been released.

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