In an interview for the Behind The Velvet Rope With David Yontef podcast – recorded before she filmed RHUGT season four – Brandi shared that she can only be herself.
“I really I’ve never been an actress so I really don’t know how to do anything other than myself. If I’m going to drink, I’m going to drink. And I think a lot of people are afraid to let that side show where I’m not. If we’re at a party and especially when I’m stressed and anxious about having a fight, I’m having, like, Chardonnay is my best friend in the room,” she said.
Brandi responded to the host’s opinion that she’s a ‘good drunk.’
“I am a happy drunk. I will give you a lap dance,” she said. “I like to have fun and it’s not, you know, I don’t hide the fact that I get drunk. When I pass out [in] my clothes I know I had a really good night ’cause there was no getting that dress off.”
She later said of RHUGT season two: “We’re here to have a party and I’m not going to sit around and like not drink. I’m on vacation.”
“[Lala]’s been on my podcast before and she’s stunning. And I know she’s down to roll. I mean, she has been with girls before is what I mean,” said the star. “Not that I want that to happen, but you’re asking me to pick someone. Yeah and I think that she would make a great housewife … She is naughty and she’s beautiful and she’s sexy. Why not.”
She also mentioned Ciara Miller from Summer House, “’cause she’s perfect.”
At one point, Brandi told Taylor Armstrong to “go f**k yourself” for previously claiming Brandi was an outsider on RHOBH and everyone else was good friends before she joined.
“Were they really good friends? The answer is no. They became TV friends. And I’m not an outsider. I’ve lived here longer than Taylor, probably than half of them. I’ve lived here for 27 years,” she said. “Go f**k yourself, Taylor. I mean, we’re friends now, but it’s just not the truth.”
She also addressed her previous comment claiming that castmate Lisa Vanderpump ruined her life — and why she thinks it happened.
“When I said that [Lisa] was, God forbid, manipulative, that is like, sorry, not a big horrible thing,” she shared. “I know a lot of manipulative people that are my friends. So I, when I said that, I didn’t think it was going to be the end of the line for me. If you cross Lisa, she does not get over it. She will come for you for years to come. She will try to ruin your businesses, try to make sure that you’re irrelevant and you don’t get jobs. It’s almost like she will always have negative things to say about me for the rest of her life.”
Brandi also shared her reaction to Lisa’s eventual firing.
“I was so f**king happy. Are you joking? Like that b**ch she continued to try to ruin my life and we won’t go into what she had her minions doing to me,” she said. “But when finally I said she was manipulative and then everyone’s like, oh my God, yes she is. She couldn’t handle that she was imperfect. So when she didn’t show up for the reunion, I knew that she wouldn’t show up and she wouldn’t allow herself to be fired. It had to be her quitting prior to the reunion because it had to be her decision which, I mean, I think she was gone anyway and she knows that. So that’s why she didn’t show up.”
When asked to explain why she believes Lisa would have been fired anyway, Brandi answered, “It would have been [like my situation] all over again. She had no friends [on the show]. She screwed everyone. She was on an island now. So for her to come back, it just, it wouldn’t have made sense. And so instead of getting fired, she quit first.”
Brandi said she sometimes sees Lisa’s vehicle. “I see her car at the Glenn Center cause I have my PO box there and she has a stupid license plate which we all know it’s her. And I’m like, f**k, I don’t want to get my mail right now. But then I’ll drive around to the back. And they let me in the back and I grab my mail. I actually reached out to her when she fell off her horse ’cause I, like, she’s an older woman and I mean, no offense, like we’re all getting older, it happens to the best of us, but for her to, I think she broke her back. Like that’s insane. So I just sent her a message ’cause at the end of the day, I’m not a bad human and I wouldn’t want anything bad to happen to her health.”
She added, “Would I’d like to see her lose some money? Yes. I just [told her], ‘I want you to know I’m thinking about you. I heard about your accident’ [via] email … and I was just like, you know, get well soon kind of thing cause at the end of the day we did have a friendship and if that happened to anyone that I knew personally for that long, I would reach out.”
According to Brandi, Lisa did not respond. The podcast host added that she’d resume the friendship if Lisa “comes to me and gives me like $560,000 — I’m not going to get into why it’s that number — and says, I’m sorry I tried to like trash all of your businesses and please accept my deepest regret and apologies. Otherwise nope.”
Later on, Brandi claimed she should’ve been paid “a lot of f**king money” for her appearance in the first episode of Vanderpump Rules. “I do know that [Lisa] knew what she was doing by having Scheana [Shay, Brandi’s ex-husband’s alleged mistress] come up to me, so that denial of [Lisa’s] is just a f**king lie and I can’t believe someone would do that to a friend … She plans everything.”
She suggested Lisa “basically begged” her to sit down and talk to Scheana, “and I said no a million times … [until] I finally was like f**k it. I’ll do it for you Lisa … Scheana and I are fine now but like at the time, the last thing I wanted to do was sit down with one of Eddie‘s girlfriends.”
When asked if she’s forgiven another alleged mistress — singer LeAnn Rimes, who is now Eddie’s wife — Brandi answered, “I forgive all of the drama that her and I went through and the one thing I will never forgive either one of them for is missing out on half of my children’s life because we ended up sharing the kids 50/50 and I missed out on half of their lives. And that’s not what any mother signs up to do when they get married and have kids … like, oh, please let me just give up my body and have my babies taken away from me.”
Speaking of the past, Brandi denied that her friendship with Kim Richards ended over a photo she allegedly took of Kim after a surgery. “Where’s the picture?” Brandi asked. “I would never do that to anyone like, especially not a friend, and show me the picture, you know what I am talking about … There’s just no picture. I think we just, COVID was really hard. You know, we, I ended up driving her to the hospital during COVID when I wouldn’t see anyone. And then we got in an argument cause I didn’t want to pick her up because she’d been in the hospital and I was like, it was the beginning of COVID and like in the emergency room, I can’t pick you up cause I have kids.”
“And then that was an argument,” she continued. “So I think COVID just kind of like, we kind of just lost touch a little bit as I did with a lot of other friends as well … [but] she’s going to be my family for life and my kids love her.”
Regarding the alleged picture, Brandi added, “I think it must’ve been somebody else posting a picture, but it definitely was not me.”
When asked about the ‘sloppiest’ drinker on RHUGT season two, Brandi said, “Dorinda [Medley] and myself … I love Dorinda because, at the end of the day, she’s not afraid to get sloppy either. She’s not afraid to be herself. You know, she, I think that she’s a sad drunk more than she goes to the mean side, but I think that she’s hurting inside about other things and mourning the show and you know, being at the house she had with her husband, I mean, it had to be difficult, but at the time I didn’t see it. I just was like, b**ch, I like wanna kill you.”