*There’s no doubt that the fight between Phaedra Parks’ husband Apollo Nida and Kenya Moore’s friend Brandon DeShazer was a talking point for fans of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but Nida admits that details surrounding the real reason behind the incident were left out.
In an interview with Sister 2 Sister magazine publisher Jamie Foster Brown, Nida confessed to apologizing to DeShazer, who suffered a cracked rib from Nida during the incident.
The apology for the incident didn’t air during “RHOA’” sixth season. And while some believed Nida used DeShazer to release his frustration with Moore, Nida told Foster Brown that she had nothing to do with what happened that night.
Regarding the real reason behind the fight, whether DeShazer accepted his apology and who he blames for the violent turn the altercation took, Nida had this to say to Sister 2 Sister:
Jamie: What about Brandon DeShazer? Why were you so upset with him?
Apollo: So that day, I was really feeling good. I didn’t have a problem with Brandon, whatever. When all that stuff happened in the room, I put my shoes on. And what you didn’t see—because it was edited very well, Peter [Thomas] pushed him down. He fell on the beanbag. He jumps up off the beanbag, and the man had rage in his eyes.
Jamie: Brandon did?
Apollo: Oh, yeah. Because at this point, he’s really feeling threatened because Peter had to use force to push this man down. So he gets up running. I jump in the middle of Peter and Brandon. I’m like, “Yo, stop, stop, stop.” Probably not that calm, but I’m using force. And I’m not a weak guy. And I’m looking at Peter from the peripheral and trying to see exactly what’s going on here. And I couldn’t hold him. So at this point I grabbed him by his throat. That might’ve been the wrong thing to do, but I couldn’t hold his body. Then he hit me in my eye.
Jamie: He hit you in your eye?
Apollo: Yeah, no one saw that part. So he swung and I’d seen it coming. I kind of moved back, and it still caught me. At that point, I lost it because I’m the type of person, you don’t put your hands on me, period. So whatever happened, I’m not proud of it because it was definitely bad and it took me somewhere that I haven’t been in a long time.
Jamie: Who do you blame for how the hotel thing started?
Apollo: Nobody. It happened. I apologized but not to the network. They made millions off of it. I apologized to Brandon. I talked to Brandon for, like, an hour.
Jamie: How did he receive it?
Apollo: He seemed cool. I really sincerely apologized to him.
To see an outtake from Nida’s Sister 2 Sister interview, check out the video below:
Nida’s full Q&A with Foster Brown can be found in the May 2014 issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine.