The highly anticipated hair-pulling session between Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard Bassett on The Real Housewives of Potomac has finally aired and the streets say Monique is dead wrong. For nearly 10 episodes, the buildup between the two former friends has many viewers still confused as to what the true issue is.
According to Samuels, Dillard Bassett aligned herself with former foes who attempted to bring the Samuels family down. Dillard Bassett denies such and as episodes have played out, viewers have watched her attempt to mend fences, walk away from escalating arguments, and apologize to Samuels more times than not.
The two got into a heated debate while wine drunk about the status of their friendship. The argument was instigated by none other than ½ of the so-called "green-eyed bandits," Gizelle Bryant. Once again, Dillard Bassett took the high road as Samuels drew insults about her being immature and unable to take accountability because she doesn’t have children.
Whether it was the buzz from the wine or Samuels’ clear frustration over dealing with her co-stars’ jealousy of her over the past four years, she unleashed on Candiace. Mrs. Dillard-Bassett got the dragging she asked for.
Samuels insists she was provoked and simply lost her cool but Twitter isn’t buying it, and neither is Dillard Bassett. In recent interviews reflecting on their fight, Dillard Bassett says Samuels was looking for a confrontation with her, despite her attempts to diffuse the situation multiple times prior. Twitter seems to agree.
Unlike Sunday’s episode, Monique is the one being dragged all across Beyoncé’s internet.
Candiace has APOLOGIZED to Monique for her xyz complaints.
Candiace has been WALKING AWAY from arguments Monique insists on having.
And Candiace hasn’t been slandering Monique to the group.
BUT Monique was going to make that fight happen one way or another. Believe that.
— RealityTvMe (@RealityTvMe1) September 28, 2020
#RHOP Monique needs to be honest. She has been all over Candace all season for little of nothing.she needs to say WHY she is still at her.They have apologized & made up endless times.she gets mad at her for things all other ladies do as well.She's all the wrong about this fight pic.twitter.com/xsn5Zxz96A
— Anna Disek (@eyesimplycannot) September 28, 2020
So Candiace tried to mend the fence in fun and Monique came at her aggressive first? Got it. SHE is the one who can’t have a conversation.
Monique started it.
— Countess Vaughn’s Scat (@MandaPlzz) September 21, 2020
— The Grande Dame???? (@bravo_icon) September 14, 2020
I’m kinda confused. They painted this narrative like Candiace was out of control and Monique was the sane one but Candiace has been making the most sense in these last few episodes...#RHOP
— Oh Hell Beckham Jr (@DEFinition223) September 21, 2020
Regardless of Twitter's feelings, Samuels is doubling down on her belief that Dillard Bassett got what she asked for. Samuels says she does regret that things got physical but says the experience forced her to do the personal work on herself necessary to avoid the same outcome in the future. Iyanla Vanzant would be proud.