When I say damage, you say control!
After crying crocodile tears on ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ this morning, Drunk Ass Tami continues to make media rounds. Not as a Bud Light correspondent, not as a wet n’ wavy connoisseur, but as a beacon of hope for colored girls who have considered offering you the last chicken wrap to make up for their wrong doing.
In an excluse interview with Juicy Magazine Tami talks about her friendship with Royce Reed, Twitter drama, and using your voice instead of your hands.
Since you started the show, you and Royce have been extremely close, but we barely see her this season with the other girls. What is it that makes you and Royce so cool?
Because in all honesty from the minute I met Royce until today she’s been the same person. She was just real with me and I can always respect somebody that just comes 100%. I may not agree with everything you’re saying but if you just give me the real then I can respect that. I could tell her “Okay you know that s**t wasn’t right; I love you but that was some bulls**t.” And she can say the same to me and we can argue and curse each other out and call each other and be like “I love you are you still going to the movies?” (You know what mean?) Its that type of relationship so for me she’s the person that I’m closet too on and off the show.
Twitter is a such huge vehicle for celebrities to have a voice, and express how they truly feel about something without PR and other filters getting involved. What’s your take on celebrities using Twitter to air out their issues?
Well that’s tricky, if I have a problem with somebody I like to take it directly to the source. Now the problem presents itself when I don’t know how to get to you. So for me if you’re on Twitter and I need to say something to you I might take it to Twitter. I try not to beef like cursing people out and all that type of stuff I try not to do that. I try to keep it professional and then handle it that way. You know I’ve had my conversations on Twitter with people at one time or another yes I have. (Laughs)
Evelyn and Jennifer’s drama got really explosive at one point, how do you feel about their beef?
You know the two of them are going through their situation right now. Evelyn she doesn’t operate like,’You’re forty and you’re fighting on TV!’. I can tell you Evelyn she doesn’t work that way. If you set it off with her she’s going to set it off with you.
What does your man think of all the drama?
My dude (Jerry Lamothe) checks me too he does not like any of the shenanigans that goes on, on Basketball Wives. He’s like babe you gotta stop you can’t just you know. I like somebody that is comfortable enough in the relationship to be real with me I hate to keep saying be real but be unconditional, be caring, be supportive but also check me at the same time when I’m not acting appropriately you know as a grown woman.
Lastly how do you feel about the word bully?
A part of my personality has kept me very defensive on a defense for a very long time. I don’t want to be the person that people feel is a bully, I know how to verbalize my opinions without getting physical.