Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and Erika Girardi’s cast feud exploded on a recent episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills when Erika verbally smacked Teddi. Teddi cried it out with Lisa Vanderpump — and fans reacted by raking Erika over the coals.
Despite apologizing to Teddi — Erika now feels editing played a part in her brutal portrayal.
On Thursday, the 46-year-old dished on the drama in an interview Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM’s “Inner Circle.”
“At the table with Teddi, she said you have pretend amnesia and you’re a flip-flopper. You didn’t hear the word flip-flopper did you? There you go. Perhaps that’s why you see why I was a little bit more angry than what you saw,” Erika explained.
Erika asserts that her angry outburst was far from hostile.
“I’m not aggressive. If that’s aggressive, that’s a one sentence in New York City. That is nothing on Atlanta. But here, Like I’m aggressive? No babe, no,” she added.
The “Pat the Puss” songstress took a jab at Teddi’s profession as an accountability coach.
“I don’t really need [an accountability coach] and I don’t really want one. That’s okay. You do that for you but please don’t do that over here when I’m more than willing to say I made a mistake,” said Erika. “I have to be true to myself and I don’t regret anything I’ve done. I stuck up for myself.”
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Erika owns her explosive personality but claims it takes a lot of prodding for her to explode.
“I’m not a fighter either but I can turn into one,” she said. “I dislike that part of my personality because it takes a lot for me to get there, and once I’m there, it’s just not pretty.”
“I like to show [my vulnerable side] with friends that care. Not with adversaries and I don’t like to be pushed to that point,” she said. “There’s the show you make and there’s the show you watch, which is very different. Very different. I’ve learned that I’m really okay. I’m okay. I can survive. I’m good. I like who I am. I don’t always like how I react to things but I’m okay.”
As reported, fans were utterly outraged with Erika’s mean girl schtick — with many canceling pre-orders and shading her upcoming book, “Pretty Mess.”
This isn’t the first time viewers have seen Erika lash out, when one of her co-stars stepped out of line. Erika slammed Eileen Davidson last season, in a similar outburst. Have fans finally had enough of Erika’s unpredictable bitch factor?
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesday nights, at 9:00 p.m. ET, on Bravo.