“I think went on hard on everybody equally…”
As previously reported the Real Housewives Of Potomac superfan surprised housewives Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Robyn Dixon, Ashley Darby, Candiace Dillard, Mia Thornton, and Wendy Osefo while they recapped the sixth season of their Bravo show.
Onika popped up to join Andy Cohen as host and the ladies reportedly went wild.
Following Nicki’s #RHOP reveal, rumors surfaced that the rapper went especially hard on a certain housewife in particular, and Onika’s issuing a response.
Earlier this week a report surfaced that Nicki sent her sights on Candiace who she previously said on social media that she wanted to chat with.
“Oh yea … it’s a nice song,” Nicki told a #RHOP fan who asked the rapper about Candiace’s song “Drive Back.” “But [at the] reunion ima have to get into some thangz wit sissy. Cuz chiiiile.”
According to HollywoodLife, that’s exactly what happened; Nicki “got into some thangz” and “read” the housewife down.
“She came hard for Candiace [Dillard] and read her,” a source close to production told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “It was an epic moment.”
— Favv (@YaFav_003) October 11, 2021
Candiace to Nicki after nicki drags Candiace’s music pic.twitter.com/dPtTKql3jB
— Justin (@JustinPolls7) October 8, 2021
Nicki later addressed the allegations on Instagram Live noting that she treated everyone “equally” with her questions. “I went for the jugular,” she told her fans noting that she felt obligated to ask what fans really wanted to know.
“I saw something that said I went hard on Candiace … yes, I think went on hard on everybody equally,” said Nicki. “They’re tough girls on that show.”
“I normally know who I can be like that with and I can tell they’re tough enough to allow me to be tough on the them. I went for the jugular with them. Not in a bad way … I just know if I went there and didn’t ask about the s*** my fans wanna know, they’re gonna look at me crazy like, why the f*** did you go there if you weren’t really going to get into some things? I had to get into some things. You guys are going to be thoroughly entertained.”
Pass the CRYangles or do YOU think Candiace [and the other housewives] handled Onika’s heat?
According to Candiace herself, she didn’t shed tears because having Nicki onboard was a “life-changing” moment:
“Nicki has changed my life, okay?!” said Candiace on Instgram Live. “The queen has changed my life! Me and my bob can confirm, and Chris [Bassett] can also corroborate, that the queen–thee Nicki Minaj–was indeed at the season six ‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ reunion. That happened!”
So much for that!
In addition to Nicki speaking out on her time at the reunion, Bravo boss Andy Cohen also weighed in on the rapper’s hosting handiwork.
Andy confirmed that he relinquished his hosting chair to Nicki for HOURS and also addressed Nicki’s widely discussed vaccination status.
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On Andy’s Sirius XM show “Radio Andy” the host opened up about filming with Onika.
“I did a full jumbo sized Potomac Reunion with the ladies that did not disappoint,” said Andy. “Little did they know that floors above us in glam was Nicki Minaj who had all I, what I will say is, you know, we all followed.”
He also noted that he gave Nicki his coveted hosting chair and let her have at it for HOURS.
Yes, there were hours of Nicki Minaj hosting the #RHOPReunion. Can you imagine?
“I stepped aside and she did her own version of a reunion, with the Housewives of Potomac. And let me tell you, as I said, when I walked back on later, hours later, I was like, ‘wow, you said all the s*** I could never get away with saying on several levels,’ she was reading the women.”
“She was also talking to them just as a fan and as a mom…I had never seen anything like it. I really enjoyed watching it. And it was something that I think there were moments that seemed very awkward for the Potomac Housewives,” he added. “Like I was sitting there and I felt very codependent because I had surrendered my chair and here they were kind of under Nicki’s command in a way, if you think about it, because she’s kind of driving the bus and she’s got the cards and she’s asking the questions.”
Andy also addressed the status of Nicki’s COVID-19 vaccination, something was talked about amongst Bravo fans on social media considering her previous Met Gala vaccine tweets.
— Queens of Bravo (@queensofbravo) October 8, 2021
I don’t know who needs to hear this.
But Nicki Minaj talked all that shit the other day about the vaccine and now she’s next to Andy Cohen, gonna be cohosting the #RHOP reunion.
I would bet my meager savings that she’s fully vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/iPWwmTOpHg
— RandomTVPolls (@RandomTVPollsJP) October 8, 2021
According to Andy, Nicki “followed the protocols” in place for filming.
“She followed all COVID protocols,” he stated. “I’m glad you asked that. Yeah. Yeah. She followed all the COVID protocols.”
Sounds a lot like she wasn’t vaccinated, right?
TMZ has also reported that Nicki didn’t technically have to be vaccinated to be on set and only had to submit a negative PCR test, so there’s that.
Nicki is clearly excited about having Andy’s approval for her job as host.
“Thank you @bravoandy for giving me my #Moment4Life @bravotv #RHOP reunion coming soon,” she captioned a clip of Andy praising her.