Nicki Minaj Sounds Off on the Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Brawl: "I Wouldn't Have Sat There"

Celebrity News Apr. 24, 2014 AT 5:50PM
Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Even Nicki Minaj has an opinion about the Real Housewives of Atlanta's violent reunion! After Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore got into a brawl during the Bravo reality TV series' reunion taping -- as witnessed in the footage which aired last Sunday -- Minaj reflected on the incident during a sit-down interview with Lance Bass.

"Let me say this," Minaj told the Entertainment Tonight correspondent. "You know what? Being that I do love Kenya," the singer said with a smile, "If it was someone else, and not Kenya I would've said, 'Oh, she got what was coming to her.' She definitely provoked Porsha." (Williams, 31, has since been booked and released on a simple battery charge.)

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The Pink Friday rapper, 31, continued, "I wouldn't have sat there and let nobody do that to me," adding that the props Moore used during the taping -- "the scepter and then the blow-horn, whatever it's called" -- would not have been received well from her end. "I wouldn't have been able to handle it," Minaj said. Had Minaj been seated on that couch, she said, "Somebody would have had to get knocked upside the head!"

"But I think Kenya, she's very smart and she makes chess moves," Minaj mused of 43-year-old Moore. "She knows how to get under people's skin. If Porsha knew better, then she wouldn't let people rile her up as quickly."

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NeNe Leakes -- who had a front row seat to the melee -- shared her own take on the reunion earlier this week. The veteran Atlanta housewife, 46, took to her personal website to defend Williams. "I've sat through many reunion shows, but this one takes the cake for me!" Leakes wrote. "You TAUNT, you INVADE people's personal space, you PUSH, you PROVOKE, you LIE and yet, you don't condone violence!" the current DWTS competitor added of Moore.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion brawl that everyone (including Nicki Minaj) is talking about. From left, Porsha Stewart, Cynthia Bailey, and -- holding her scepter -- Kenya Moore.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion brawl that everyone (including Nicki Minaj) is talking about. From left, Porsha Stewart, Cynthia Bailey, and -- holding her scepter -- Kenya Moore.
Credit: Wilford Harewood/Bravo

In a Monday interview, Moore told the AP that "Porsha was in a position to provoke me." The reality star added, "It's just very unfortunate and sad. If I was in her position, the first thing I would do is apologize."

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Minaj offered some advice to Williams via ET. "I think it’s a learning experience," she said. "I've gone through my fair share of feeling like, 'Oh my God, I let somebody get under my skin." The "Masquerade" singer, who makes her big acting debut in The Other Woman, also expressed sympathy for both parties. "I think they're just regular women," she told Bass, adding they were "trying to find themselves on reality TV."

She murmured, "That must not be an easy task."

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