"...Whether it’s me or my mom..., we could have walked away," says the Married to Medicine star.

on Apr 23, 2013 - The Dish


It takes a big person to take responsibility for something especially when that something involves hair being yanked... hard. And Mariah is taking the rap for her knock-down, drag-out tussle with Toya on Married to Medicine.

“I handled that situation poorly,” Mariah told Sister 2 Sister. “I do think I should take all the responsibility for that because whether it’s me or my mom..., we could have walked away.”

According to Mariah, the altercation started because she had heard that Toya had over-shared some of Mariah’s personal information, namely that Mariah's husband adopted her daughter and raised her, even though he isn’t her biological father. Unfortunately, they were both attending the same party which Mariah felt compelled to attend as she was co-hosting and presenting her hubby with a brand new car.

Toya approached Mariah, made a comment about her mom, touched her hair and that’s when the melee erupted.

“I handled that situation poorly,” she admitted. “I do think I should take all the responsibility for that because whether it’s me or my mom…, we could have walked away.”

“It did start with me. Everything started with me. She doesn’t know any better…. I was upset. I should have just not went to the party, and I could have really, truly prevented all of that.”

Of course Toya remembers the event a little bit differently. In her Bravotv.com blog she wrote, “I acted in self-defense! As you can see in the episode, I asked Mariah to be respectful and not touch me, but matters still got elevated.” 

At least both Mariah and Toya can agree that this never should have happened and they both acted poorly. Who do you think started it?