Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Mob Wives: Ramona's Q&A With Cherry!
Ramona doesn't hold anything back
I have to say I was very impressed by Ramona's interview with Cherry. There is no pretense at all. Ramona is very open and up front about anything asked of her. I can't do the interview justice because Ramona has a way of using words that is all her own. You have to watch all 8 minutes and see for yourself. Here is the meat of it:
Cherry welcomes Ramona and calls her “the real deal” meaning her grandfather is “Lefty Guns” Ruggiero, and the story of Donnie Brasco was about him. Cherry asks her if she feels like “royalty?” Ramona says that she and Karen never grew up that way, they never threatened people saying they were going to call their uncle or so and so. They never dropped names, they always handled their own business. They never used the “name card” to get into places, they didn’t want anyone to know they were getting into places because they weren’t allowed to be there. To Ramona, her grandfather was just her grandfather.
Ramona talks about going to see Karen after getting arrested. She says her voice was cracking a little bit because her emotions were real and it had just happened. The worst part about being in jail for her was that she was freezing, and because of that her voice was hoarse. All she could think about were her children. She knew she didn’t do anything and the truth would come out, but she was cold, tired and thinking about her kids. Ramona says she has been released and her part has been resolved, but her boyfriend is incarcerated.
Ramona was there when they filmed the “sizzle reel” before season one because Jennifer Graziano is her lifelong friend. Jennifer asked her to be on the show, but Ramona had personal reasons why she couldn’t do it at that time. But, even though she wasn’t in the show, she says she was always there when Jennifer had parties and all the mob wives were invited. She adds, “So to sit here and watch Carla say, lies always come back to bite you in the ass anyway, that girl Ramona; that girl Ramona was always at places where you were.” She says she doesn’t know Carla for many years, she is from Brooklyn and Ramona isn’t. So these are Ramona’s friends and Carla just came into the circle now. When she says “that girl Ramona” it could be just something she is saying for television. Ramona says she has known Renee for about 25 years, their families have been lifelong friends. She grew up with Karen. And she does know Drita, that part of the circle, they tried that it didn’t work.
Cherry says it's been said that Ramona came on the show to back up Karen, when all along Ramona was supposed to be part of the original cast. Ramona says she and Karen have been always been friends, but people on Twitter who write “I hate you, I want to kill you” are just computer thugs who would never say that to her face, but they might ask for a picture if they met her. She doesn’t respect people who want to get all gangster on the computer and more than that she doesn’t respect people who take time out of their day to write something negative towards her.
Cherry goes back to ask how Ramona tried getting to know Drita in the past and why didn’t it work. Ramona says it was prior to the show. Drita hung out with her sister, Jennifer and Karen for many years. Her sister hung out with Drita in the clubs, they fought together. Drita was in her parents home, but she never hung out with her much. Drita was never her cup of tea, she isn’t into that type of girl. So when Ramona came back, Drita was married to Karen’s ex-boyfriend, Lee, who Ramona grew up with. Drita was also very friendly with Jennifer at the time and they tried to go out a couple of times. But people who have jealousy and tell lies, they become the most dangerous things in life, and that's what Drita really has created. She has said so many things that are such lies and her ego on television has gotten so large that it is what it is. As far as fighting, I don’t need to be a man, but I will have to go that route if you are going to raise your hands to me. But she has created this persona on television and they only live five minutes from each other. Ramona says, let her come knock on my door and put me in the hospital.
Cherry asks if she wants to clear up anything from the fight and how is her lip. Ramona says she didn’t get punched or she would have had a bruise. She got a cut on her upper lip so obviously something sliced her. But she never got knocked out and no ambulances ever came, so right their people’s credibility went right out the window. Ramona says she went out there to stop a fight because she knows Karen’s temperament and she knows Drita’s temperament. She could see it was getting heated. Ramona says, “A we are at a party, B I don’t want my friend to catch a case, and as much as I don’t really like Drita, she does have two children so let’s just stop the madness. Why do we all have to fight.” So she went over to them to diffuse the situation, neither of them needed to get more riled up. The interview wraps up. Watch it, you'll like it!
Picture and Video Credit: Cherry On Top, Power 105.1