Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Mob Wives: Renee Graziano @ Power 105
Renee recently was interviewed by Power 105’s Breakfast Club by DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God. Don't skip this blog, it's powerful. Here is how it went down:
They call Renee their home girl from Mob Wives! Envy says she is his “Boo!” They say she tiny now, weighing in at 110 wet! And Renee corrects them saying she is still 140. That’s Renee, keeping’ it real. Angela says that Renee is back together with Junior, but there is no elaboration on that yet.
First they want to discuss the surgery that went wrong. Renee explains the went to go get an “ass” and a tummy tuck. During the surgery the doctor didn’t restrain her as he was supposed to, so when she came out of anesthesia, she split her back open. They had to rush her back in and she lost 6.3 pints of blood. She had a three pint transfusion and spent 16 days in the hospital. Angela asks if that’s a malpractice suit and Renee answers, “yeah, definitely a malpractice and a lot worse than that. I am personally very happy to hear that Renee is going to pursue this further because she should have never gone through the nightmare that doctor put her through and she almost died.
Renee admits to fighting depression for over 20 years. They are surprised because she always seems so lively and happy. She attributes it to the lifestyle that has had it’s effects on her. Renee says she had a hole in her back the size of a lemon.
They ask Renee how the show has negatively affective her and would she do it all again. Or maybe it helped her get a lot of things out there and maybe it’s therapeutic? She said if she had it to do over again, she would not pick someone who was involved in that lifestyle (the mob). But, it has helped her show other people what happens behind closed doors with depression; low self-esteem that comes from the husband always cheating. It’s both positive and negative, but Renee says, “If I can help somebody, then I’m good.” All the men cheat and “Drita’s husband was cheating with my ex-husband’s girlfriend.”
Envy asks, “Who the hell is Big Ang?” Big Ang is Renee’s aunt’s best friend and she has two kids. “She’s absolutely wonderful and so much fun.”
Angela says the fight that happened in episode two was ridiculous, worse than any fight on any of the other reality shows. It seems that Drita and Karen are never going to be able to make up. It all stems from Drita marrying Karen’s ex-boyfriend. Renee says, “Yes, actually they haven’t made up from the first season when they had the fight on the rooftop. They have been trying to figure out the best way to get them to talk and Renee figured at her party, might be a good idea. Hence it was not.”
Angela asks, isn’t Drita trying to divorce her husband Lee anyway? And she feels it’s a shame that they are fighting over a guy that neither one of them wants any more. Renee says, “As far as Karen is concerned, it’s over friendship. And Drita feels that Karen has been disrespectful to her family since she has married Lee." Angela adds that Karen also said that Drita was talking a lot of crap about her behind her back. Renee answers, “I think all the girls do it.” Envy brings up all the crying Drita on the last episode. Renee says, “she doesn’t cry.” Angela said of course she was crying her eye was messed up. Renee says her eye was “really bad, really bad. It scared her.”
Angela gets into Ramona, Karen’s backup. She wants to know what happens when a fight breaks out on the show, because this was a twenty minute fight that could not be broken up. Angela asks, “Who’s Derek?” Renee says, “Derek is a friend of Drita’s, actually we all know Derek and he took Drita’s back that night and accidentally he hit Ramona. I was inside.” Envy says, they were about to kill him. “Junior went for him,” Renee adds.
AJ, Renee’s son, is all grown up and has a girlfriend and is ready for college.
Charlamagne asks if all the women get along or does it matter. Renee says, “we are separated. Carla and Drita are best of friends. And then Karen and Ramona, they call each other cousins because they are so close. I could get along with everyone, but Carla, and Ang gets along with everybody.”
They get into Carla, who was there last week, and was upset about everything. Renee says, “Yes, I heard.” Charlamagne says, “she tried to reach out to you so you could be cool, but you’re not having it at all.” Renee says, “No. That’s an outright lie, it’s an outright lie.” Angela says that Carla said she wasn’t invited to the party and maybe for her that was a good thing not being there. But Carla made it seem like she and Renee had made up. Renee answers, “Well, we were on our way to making up and then people say very ignorant things that involve your children so for me I won’t, I refuse.”
Angela asks about the makeup between Renee and Junior on the last episode. He says he still loves Renee and realized it when he thought he was going to lose her. He said he wanted to reunite. Angela wants to know where things stand right now. Renee’s face shows a mix of sadness and pain as she thinks of how to answer this question. Renee says, “My relationship with him is very complicated. Very complicated. I have always, always cut him enough slack and I think now, at this stage that we’re in, it’s pretty much…there is no more, no more room.” Envy says they heard a rumor that Junior testified against her family member, is it true? Renee answers, “He didn’t testify, according to documents, he wore a wire.” Envy says that’s worse than testifying. They mention her family member, her father. Renee starts to cry, her emotions about this are very raw because it didn’t happen that long ago and it was during this time that Junior was trying to reconcile with her. Renee says they did put her father back in prison to finish serving his sentence because he was out early for good behavior. He came out August 4th and went back in November 21. Charlamagne says, “Junior should be dead to you right now.” Again Renee looks like she is going to cry. She says her father wasn’t the target, he was a casualty. They ask how AJ feels. Renee says, “that’s his father and his grandfather and it’s a very difficult situation for a child to go through. I don’t expect him to pick either one or both, whatever he wants. But, if AJ is as smart as I think he is, he’ll have a relationship with his father and his grandfather because she is trying to keep him away from the same mistakes she has made over the years.” They say that Junior cannot go back to Staten Island. Renee says she doesn’t know where Junior is. They had plans to get married.
Renee still has a lot of problems from the surgery, even after 6 months. She says she “actually has to have reconstructive surgery again to remove all the scar tissue the doctor left. Big mess, big mess.” Angela asks how she picked this doctor? Renee answers, “The doctor was reputable and had no suits against him, but it came out that his sister is a federal prosecutor and his brother in-law a federal judge so they were able to keep things under the rug for so long. He was just found guilty in October of killing a woman who had the same surgery that I did.”
They are ready to end the interview saying they are a little upset they weren’t invited to her party. Renee says she will throw another one.
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Picture and Video Credit: Power 105 Breakfast Club