The once close buddies became estranged over Criss’ relationship with her now-husband, Sam Mattick.
During one heated argument, Criss hit Latrise while Latrise wasn’t looking. Since then, the two women have not filmed a scene together. Regardless of the drama, Latrise says she received a major pay upgrade after the altercation.
Briana Latrise reveals who helped her get a pay raise
Latrise spoke on the incident in a recent Instagram live, as reported by Urban Belle Mag.
“I punched out a lot of walls. And I broke every nail on every finger,” she explained, adding security wouldn’t allow her to get to Criss.
“I fought two very large men for over an hour…At one point, a producer walked up to me and was like, ‘Briana, calm down.’ And I snatched his chain off his neck and threw it. I was like, ‘I’ll f*ck you up too, n*gga.’” She continued, “You can’t calm me down at that point, you have violated me repeatedly.”
Things got so heated that she called her father, Kendu Isaacs.
Isaacs was married to Mary J. Blige for 13 years and worked as Blige’s manager during their marriage. “So I called my father like, ‘Yo, my life is in jeopardy…they don’t understand I’ma catch a case.’”
Isaacs spoke to network executives and the rest is history. “So my father didn’t even show up. He’s such a gangsta. He called me and said, ‘Put me on speaker.’ And I put it down on the table,” she explained. “And he dropped one name and everything changed. Everything changed. I’ve been hosting the show ever since. They upped the f*ck out of my pay because I was like I’m not gonna come back. And they didn’t put me in those motherf*cking situations again and they know better.”