Inside Karen and Drita’s Explosive Mob Wives Blowout

It's getting wild on Staten Island!

Hot on the heels of Mob Wives' season 1 finale fight, Karen Gravano and Drita D'avanzo got into another ugly spat on season 2's second episode Sunday, leaving viewers wondering if the can ever manage a calm one-on-one conversation.

If you ask Gravano — who found herself taking a punch to the face after trying to talk civilly to D'Avanco — the women never should have had words at the party hosted by fellow cast mate Renee Graziano in the first place.

"I reached out to Drita on several occasions but she thought the [party] was the time and place to talk," Gravano tells Us Weekly. "I do and did at the time have feelings that I wanted to address and it's unfortunate that things got blown out of proportion at Renee's party."

Though the fight escalated once newbie cast member Ramona Rizzo stepped in, looking back Gravano insists that their screaming match was futile. "We're trying to argue something that isn't there: Our friendship," Gravano says of her longtime foe, who takes issue with the fact that Gravano dated her ex-husband, Lee. "She's stated where she stands — we're not friends."

So just why did Rizzo step in?

"I've known Renee over 20 years. We're family friends and this was a friend's party. There should be no confrontations. [Drita] should have texted her and asked [to chat] another time that week. The spotlight should have been on Renee [at her party]," says mom of four Rizzo.

Joked Graziano: "It wouldn't be a party if there wasn't an explosion."

For more from the ladies about the wild seen-on-TV brawl, and how Graziano feels in the wake of her full-body lift surgery, check out the exclusive video interview above!

Mob Wives airs Sunday at 8 p.m. (EST) on VH1.

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