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Lisa Vanderpump Responds to Ariana Madix’s ‘Minion’ Dig:

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: Ariana Madix attends the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/WireImage) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 27: Lisa Vanderpump attends the Los Angeles opening night performance of "Cats" at the Pantages Theatre on February 27, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

Lisa Vanderpump is finally responding to Ariana Madix’s claim that she’ll only ever see her a “minion.”

Last week, on the Vanderpump Rules after show Ariana, voiced her frustration with  Vanderpump after attempting to confront her about bashing the Toms.

“Literally as the words were coming out of my mouth, I realized that it was a completely pointless endeavor,” Ariana, said of her conversation with Vanderpump. “She’ll never take what I’m saying seriously. I’ll always be her, like, minion, you know? What is the point? All I’m going to do is make her mad. … She’ll get vindictive. She’ll try to get back at me for having this opinion and these concerns, so you know what? Screw it. I’ll just go back to my f–king corner and stay out of it and live my life.”

Initially, Vanderpump remained silent but the RHOBH star is finally responding.
First Vanderpump addressed Ariana confronting her about the Toms at Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s engagement party.

“When she came to me I was totally surprised at that because I have a very jovial relationship with the Tom’s,” Lisa told Us Weekly. “You’ve seen on the show when they show up with dollar bills for the $50,000 or showed up drunk at Caesars. Tom was very much a barman, not a manager. He was very much having fun with us and maybe Ariana misconstrued that.”

As for Ariana’s comments from the Pump Rules after show, Vanderpump said, “In the after show when she said, ‘I’ll just be your f—-king minion,’ … I don’t look at any of my staff like minion. It’s very sad because I really value my staff and I think that shows in the show for seven years and I’ve had many, many staff working for me many years.”
Vanderpump wrapped: “If anyone feels like that they shouldn’t be working for me. Many of my staff have worked for me for five or 10 years, so it’s hard to hear.”
Prior to Vanderpump responding to Ariana directly, her Vanderpump Dogs partner John Sessa publicly called Ariana’s comments “disrespectful and disloyal.”
“How disrespectful and disloyal @ariana2525 to @LisaVanderpump someone who has given you a job for eight years and countless opportunities. Enjoy your new $2M home,” Sessa tweeted. 

Ariana fired back at Sess and pointed out that they are friends. Adding, that the fact that he called her out publicly says something about his intentions.

“Ok, John. We’ve been friends for years and have had plenty of deep conversations about this stuff. You tweeting this little prepared paragraph instead of just texting me is very telling,”Ariana responded.

Part two of the three-part Vanderpump Rules reunion airs on Monday, May 13, at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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