The drama started when Andy leaned over to WWHL guest Lisa Rinna and said, “And drag Lisa Vanderpump.”
Andy quickly moved on to the next WWHL segment and didn’t address his comment to Rinna any further.
Fans quickly jumped on Andy and believed he was telling Rinna to “drag” LVP. Following the episode, Andy clarified what he meant in a statement on Twitter.
“The beginning of what I said was that on the Bravo Float at World Pride we are having a ‘Drag Lisa Rinna, Drag [Erika] Jayne , and a Drag Lisa Vanderpump…’ meaning Drag Queens playing those women. It’s going to be amazing,” Andy tweeted.
Andy’s comment was in direct response to a fan who questioned why he would want Rinna to “drag” Lisa Vanderpump.
“So why is nobody talking about how @Andy told @LisaRinna to ‘drag @LisaVanderpump’ before he realized he was live tonight on #WWHL? He’s so two-faced and manipulative. Just look at what he did to [Kathy Griffin, 58] and stop acting like he’s not a slimy opportunist. #RHOBH.”
The beginning of what I said was that on the Bravo Float at World Pride we are having a “Drag Lisa Rinna, Drag Erica Jayne, and a Drag Lisa Vanderpump… “ meaning Drag Queens playing those women. It’s going to be amazing.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) June 19, 2019
Meanwhile, a source tells HollywoodLife that Andy is still upset with LVP for ditching the season 9 reunion.
“Andy felt incredibly disrespected over the fact that Lisa Vanderpump ditched the [RHOBH] reunion,” a source close to production revealed. “He tried to get her to come, but she just wouldn’t budge. When LuAnn [de Lesseps] or Yolanda [Hadid] didn’t attend the reunion, it was much different due to medical reasons, as Lisa was trying to compare the situations, but Andy was telling people that he truly felt like LVP stood him up. He and Lisa have had a great relationship all these years, so he really wished she was there to say her [peace].”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.