Sunday’s brawl between Brandon DeShazer and Christopher Williams at NeNe Leakes’ Pillow Talk event was one that left many “Real Housewives of Atlanta” fans talking, but according to Peter Thomas, what viewers saw wasn’t everything that went down.
Thomas was among those who tried to break up the fight. Unfortunately for him, the effort only heightened tension among Williams and DeShazer.
“All of that was so explosive. It happened so fast,” said Thomas. “Apollo [Nida] got up to help me hold Brandon back while Gregg [Leakes] and Todd [Tucker] took Christopher the other way, but Brandon was so aggressive and so hype that he accidentally hit Apollo and that’s what made Apollo flip.”
Unhappy with the violence that erupted, Apollo labeled the altercation with DeShazer as “ridiculous” and things just got out of hand once Brandon allegedly struck him.
“It’s really a shame. I never thought that someone would hit me, especially when I was kinda trying to defuse the situation,” Apollo explained to Phaedra Parks in a preview for an upcoming “RHOA” episode. “I just saw a lot of rage in his eyes. All I know, I got hit and I just got really carried away.”
Despite believing that Apollo was initially trying to help him restrain Brandon and break up the fight, Thomas admitted that Apollo’s response to the situation would not have been one he would’ve chosen, reports Sister2Sister.
“If I’m breaking up a fight and I accidentally get hit, I’m probably not going to react that way, but it wasn’t just the accidental hit,” Thomas shared. “You can hear [Brandon] say, ‘Oh, you wanna fight, too?’”
As it stands, the big question surrounding the fight is why. Why would Apollo flip out on Brandon, especially considering, according to Thomas, that now bad blood exists between the men?
“They never had an argument or any kind of altercation,” said Thomas “They never had an argument or any kind of beef.”
No matter who’s to blame for the fight, it’s clear that all involved are not happy with the end result.
“No one is proud of what happened, including Apollo. Everyone is ashamed,” said Thomas, who expressed how upset everyone was about the altercation.