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





18 comments:

morena said...

ALL I CAN SAID IS WAO!!!! I love Renee. But my personal opinion is How can she be happy if she's still on that vicious circle. I KNOW SHE LOVEEEEEE HER SON. But she need to let JR go and move on... I really hope AJ is going to counseling cause as a only child this is to tuff to deal with....my preyers to this fam.

@icanonlybeT said...

Gosh. I love Renee. She is very open and honest! How can u not love her?? Awww.I wish I could take her pain away. Great interview!!! Also, I love the blog!! Thanks for all that you do :)

TheOtherRenee said...

WOW this was a fantastic interview with great tidbits of info! Damn I just love Renee and her fresh air of honesty.

Deana3452 said...

WOW! Talk about info packed. Boy, she just makes you feel for her about Joonya, doesn't she? And, she doesn't know where he is!!! OMG...

Deana3452 said...

OMG!! Renee said here that Derek is a friend of Drita's but they all know him....BUT, here I go stirring the pot, (should have listened in the first place, MM) CARLA TWEETED THE OTHER NIGHT THAT HE WAS RENEE'S friend...if that was true, why wouldn't Renee say, "He's a friend of mine." Hmmmmmm....

Deana3452 said...

I actually teared up listening to Renee when she said, "And we were getting married." So sad. She deserves a good man and love.

TheOneTheyCallJoshyy said...

iReally loved this interview with the Queen! Damn good. Loved how Renee tried to fight back tears, shes truly an aemotional perosn. And thats makes me love her more! Charlamange is a mess, in a good way. He had me cracking up through the entire interview! Cant wait for her interview with my girl Cherry Martinez! Power 1051 rockx baby. ......also glad to see shes not goin gback to JR! He doesnt desrve her in my eyes, but its such a tough call ya know? By him being Aj's father and things, Renee's just in a tough place and iWish her the best! ...oh yea, fuck you CARLA!!

SweetNSassy said...

Oh GoodNess watching Renee makes you wanna laugh, cry and scream wtf!!! Love and respect her loyalty she shows when she speaks about her FAMILY she shows shes a Real Woman and never bad mouths her sons father irregardless of rights or wrong...

gypsy said...

Its on at 8pm, not 9pm.

TheOtherRenee said...

LooooL @ the comment about "Leroy" I was wondering the same exact thing! He's AJ's friend and bless his heart too for trying to stop Joonya fighting.

Whoever is screaming "he wanted that mob box" is so disrespectful ugh! You can see the pain in Renee's face and he's screaming that nonsense.

Anonymous said...

This was a great interview, thanks for posting it!

Eva Howard said...

You can tell she wanted to burst out in tears whenever anything regarding the lifestyle was brought up. Especially since it was stuff she probably can't disclose. Also anyone see her smirk when Ramona was mentioned? Hope someone with her upbringing can find some sort of peace. Great interview!!

Anonymous said...

Its always a treat to see Renee!

Somaya said...

Mob Mistress + Chiara, have you seen one blogger's (who writes exclusively about the mob)take on the Renee/'Joonya'/Anthony Graziano situation? He thinks is rather unlikely that the father and daughter aren't on speaking terms. What's your take? See thew article here: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CosaNostraNews/~3/YEjXkPJQhs0/report-anthony-graziano-not-speaking-to.html

Chiara Soprano said...

Somaya, I went and read the blog you mentioned. I have been on that page before. The writer likes to speculate and I have corrected his information before, though it took some convincing. Anyway, as to your question, I can say the Graziano sisters have said that their father stopped talking to them when they started the show. That probably changed over time when it was evident no mob secrets were being revealed. You can understand their father's concern for their well being? It has been a long standing tradition that there is no talking about the mob. My feeling is that they reconciled though Mr. Graziano remains unhappy about the show. So no, I do not think that was a hoax at all.

Now, I don't know what the current situation is regarding their relationship, since November 21, when Mr. Graziano was taken back into custody due to Junior's wiretap. I don't know if he would hold that against Renee since Junior betrayed not only her father, but her and her son as well.

Cosa Nostra is a blog and they are free to speculate and write their opinions based on what they know, but there is a lot that none of us know. In my opinion, when you see or know people are going through heartbreaking situations, it would be kinder to have some compassion and stick to the facts instead of rubbing salt in the wound. The tone of that blog strikes me as insensitive.

Thank you for your question and comment!

Mob Mistress said...

Somaya,

We are aware of the site. We wish him all the success & happy blogging his heart can take. However, after trying to assist him by giving him correct information. I felt he made an attempt to belittle us. I've moved on. However, I never forget. Please do not link his site in the future. I will have to delete it or not approve it. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'm actually an avid reader of both his and your blog - and I love each for different reasons. For me, there's quite enough love in this heart of mine to go around. Keep up the great work!

Mob Mistress said...

Thank you & happy reading!