Candiace Dillard defended Ashley Darby at the RHOP reunion.
Fans were shocked when Bravo and Andy Cohen confirmed Nicki Minaj would host the “Real Housewives of Potomac” reunion for season 6. The superstar got her own segment with the ladies. And she decided she wouldn’t hold back. So she asked the tough questions she felt fans wanted to be answered.
At the end of part 3 of the reunion, Nicki wasted no time coming for Ashley Darby. She brought up Ashley telling Wendy Osefo about Gizelle Bryant’s “concern” about the Eddie Osefo cheating rumors. Nicki pointed out that Ashley left the girls’ trip right after the blowup as a result of their conversation. And Nicki seems to think Ashley did this because she didn’t have a storyline. She even said Ashley should have just stayed home with her new baby instead of causing drama on the trip.
Surprisingly, Candiace Dillard defended Ashley during this moment. And she wanted to stress that Ashley still had to do the job she’s contractually obligated to do. Candiace told Nicki, “I think she gave birth like literally two weeks into filming. But she got work. We got work.”
Candiace Dillard responded to the backlash.
Well, some of the fans were happy to witness this moment. However, others were critical. And Candiace clapped back at the criticism on Twitter.
She wrote, “Listen, ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ Okay? My knee-jerk reaction is always to defend people against pressure, especially when it feels unfair. I wasn’t thinking about how sh*tty and trifling she had been to me in the past. I just reacted.”
Candiace continued, “This is y’all’s problem w/this show. You all follow the leader and participate in groupthink, so Candiace can’t be multidimensional. I will always try & defend u if I feel you’re being done wrong. & I’ll cuss you the fuq out if you try and do me wrong. It’s called balance.”
She also thinks she’s portrayed as the villain of the show.
“I’m a friend and I’m fair 24/7, 365. This show won’t highlight that though because it’s more fun to make me the villain and use the reunion couch to tell me I deserve to get “beat up” for doing what we’re all paid to do. But no one’s ready for that conversation.”
Ashley showed some love to Candiace on her Instagram Story. She posted a photo of them smiling together at the reunion. And she wrote, “It’s beautifully complicated. ❤️ ? ❤️ ”