Alright y’all, this sh!t with Mariah and Quad has gone on long enough. Up until now, I have refrained from rendering my 2 cents because the situation slightly involves me. I opted to stay the hell away from the whole thing because I did not have the capacity or wherewithal to be going through same drama with the same folks for over a year. What many of you fail to realize is that the drama that you see on reality tv is lived three times. Once when it actually happens, a second time when it airs, and a third time at the reunion. Well today is the day that Quad & Mariah get to relive the whole ordeal for a third time. They are filming the Married to Medicine season 2 reunion today
It’s time to separate the facts from all the fiction. The viewers are under the impression that the breakdown in their friendship happened at this mysterious STK incident that was not filmed. (Married To Medicine’s Quad & Mariah Get To Fighting In Popular Atlanta Steakhouse). Fact of the matter is, this count down to Dooms Day was set in motion long before STK. Now I don’t claim to have all the facts, but I am privy to a few details that have yet to be revealed. I thought long and hard on the angle in which I would write this piece and opted to outline the facts, and denote my opinion. Here we go…
FACT: I (Funky Dineva Ross) met Mariah at the season two premiere party of R&B Divas Atlanta. We exchanged phone numbers and later that night ended up hanging out at the Blue Flame strip club with others who made their way over from the premiere. 2-4 days later, Mariah texted/called me and informed me that she was downstairs at a restaurant near my condo building. She invited me down for drinks & laughs. Once I got to the restaurant, Mariah and a friend were sitting outside talking. I quickly joined the fun. Shortly there afterwards, Mariah started with a leading line of questioning.
Opinion: I Felt like she was fishing for something
Fact: Mariah began gently with questions like “what do you think about the show” “who was your favorite” Who didn’t you like? Then the line of questioning got a bit more intense, “Well why do you think the people liked Quad so much”? I told Mariah I didn’t really watch the show, that Kari was my least favorite, and that the people liked Quad because she was the most relatable. From there the dialogue continued and Mariah went on an extended rant about all of her grievances with Quad. In short Mariah said (I’m paraphrasing because this was so long ago)
“I should have never made Quad famous”. Everyone in Chattanooga told me to look out for her. She is trying to come for my spot.” “If she is the star, then I am the star maker”. “This is my show, every last one of those girls are signed to my company, I get a piece of everything they make.” “I’m the executive producer, I chose them.” “If it wasn’t for me, she wouldn’t even be on the show. The people didn’t want her, didn’t like her, etc.” Other things where said, but chile I can’t half remember all the mess.
Opinion: Based on the line of questioning, and Mariah’s subsequent grievances, I had ascertained in my mind that Mariah was feeling some kind of way that the public gravitated more to Quad than they did to her. Additionally I got the impression that Mariah wanted everyone to pay her some sort of homage for being the executive producer of the show (so she says), a credit that Bravo had not given her season 1. Continue reading