Last week, Phaedra Parks found herself the target of a scary bomb threat when a former client showed up to her office building and told cops he had a bomb on him.
But, is that what really happened, or is this all part of a big misunderstanding with a major racial undertone? The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is arguing that it's the latter. In fact, she's defending the very man who's currently in custody for allegedly threatening to end her life because she believes the cops who arrested him are in the wrong.
TMZ reports that the man, who goes by Drama, is actually a good friend of Phaedra's and she believes he's been racially profiled.
Parks, who is a lawyer and manager in addition to reality star, says she knew he was going to come by her office last week to drop off his new CD, but things took a turn for the worse when Drama went to the wrong floor. According to Phaedra, Drama demanded to see her, and when the receptionist asked him to leave (because he was in the wrong office) he refused, and she called security. Things escalated when the guard showed up.
According to Drama's mother, her son told the guard, "I have a bomb CD. It's about to blow up." She says the security guard followed up by asking if he had anything else about to blow up, and Drama replied, "I got that bomb ass CD in the car." It's pretty obvious that he was still referring to his music, and not an actual bomb, but the security guard allegedly didn't get that.
Within moments, cops evacuated the place. TMZ reports that Phaedra thinks whoever called the police just saw a Black guy in a white t-shirt and baggy pants with gold teeth, and assumed the worst.
While she admits that Drama used a poor choice of words, she thinks the whole thing was a misunderstanding due to racial profiling. Drama was charged for making terroristic threats and is currently being held without bail, and Phaedra is trying to get him legal help to get him out.
That's a plot twist we didn't see coming.
The drama don't stop for Phaedra. See what her ex-husband Apollo Nida did to get his own prison sentence extended on Wendy Williams, above.
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