Phaedra Park Responds to "Boughetto" Remark
The Atlanta Housewife calls her baby shower a "very elegant event."
Phaedra Park's baby shower was definitely unique – dancing ballerinas, Kentucky Derby-style hats – but was it "boughetto" as Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Kandi Burruss describes it?
(Psst: In case you're wondering what exactly boughetto is, Kandi defines it to Essence as, "It's when a person who got a little hood in them and they trying to be all extra.")
Although it could come off as a diss, Phaedra doesn't seem insulted by the comment. She tells Black Voices, "I think she thought the rhinestones on my eyes was ghetto, but the event was very elegant event at The Tavern at Piedmont Park and I had about 175 guests. Lots of judges and lawyers and dignitaries, and it was a nice event. I like to invite people from all walks of life so I had a Hodgepodge of people there."
While the Atlanta Housewives newbie is brushing this remark off, she's standing her ground when it comes to gossip about her husband's felony background.
"He went to jail for racketeering... It shouldn't be an issue for anybody else unless they have to sleep with him and deal with him every day," the lawyer and new mom clarifies. "That's the choice I made. I can't try to condemn someone about who they love, that's crazy. That's absurd. In the black community, black men going to prison is common. When we want to be on TV making jokes about it, we're really making jokes about ourselves because today it's my husband but tomorrow it could be your husband or your son, but it's gonna happen somewhere in the family if statistics are correct."
Meanwhile, Phaedra has no plans to allow her son to turn into any such statistic. "I'm going to be accountable for his upbringing so it's very important for me to know I'm making a leader, and this world is waiting for another Martin Luther King, Jr. or Obama and that's what I'm trying to instill in my child."
No pressure, little man. No pressure at all.