Emily Lipman

Emily doesn't understand why Tribble could speak his mind at the panel -- and why Vawn can't agree to disagree.

on Oct 26, 20130

And it is getting to the end of the season. Thank you so much for watching, it's been fun!

Tribble's real name is Herbert. Oh yeah folks, I love it! Chris and I had to go out and support Tribble. We had so much fun! Go Herbert!

When Africa called me to get together to talk to me I was scared what she was going to say. I hate that she was so upset about Vawn because she has real true feelings for him and I knew she would get hurt by him. I am glad she confronted him though at their rehearsal. She knew what to expect from him but her feelings got too wrapped up.

Haha, Alex with her rave stuff, all I can do is laugh. Did she not learn from me not to mix business with your friends?? Good luck! OK, fast forward. . .

35 comments
KimRay
KimRay

Emily- you rock!  You were great on the show and so proud that you stood up for what you believe in! While i can see what Vawn was trying to say, I dont agree with it either- just an excuse to be a HO.  Also, I loved that you called out Alex on being a waste of space- you are a strong beautiful business woman and i would shop at your store if i was in ATL!  

Chris63
Chris63

Vawn is a someone I would never ever even consider a catch. He's everything I detest in a man.

CEN
CEN

You speak your mind, honest and it's all good...

Jazzbird3
Jazzbird3

Emily, all the viewers love you.  You call people out on their B.S. and keep it real.  You support Africa even though she's blinded with love in seeing all of Vawn's MAJOR RED FLAGS AND NUMEROUS FLAWS!  No normal sane person understands Vawn's made-up point of view.  He's full of crap.  Keep doing you!

TSan
TSan

It wasn't that Tribble couldn't speak his opinion at the event. Tribble should have raised his hand and spoke his piece from the audience like everyone else. It was not Tribble's event and he was wrong to go to the front and try to take over. Although I do like you and Tribble, wrong is wrong and Tribble was out of line. Do I agree with Vawn and his senseless views? Heck no! Do I think Africa should run? Yes, as fast as she can! Do I think you are a good friend to Africa, Yes I do but Africa will have to see this one for herself. The best thing you can do to keep from getting annoyed with her "relationship" with Vawn is to stay out of it and be there when she hits rock bottom. She's really going to need your friendship after Vawn is done trampling all over her heart.

Calendargirl@20
Calendargirl@20

If I remember correctly from watching the first episode of the season, the feud between Africa and Alex did not originate with each other, it originated with you and Alex.  The whole ridiculous feud started when you provided your unsolicited opinion about Alex inspiring to be a “trophy wife”.  Africa was placed in the middle because she was defending who? You!   Now your friend, Tripple, has been placed in the same predicament trying to defend you as well. 

 

You have so far fallen-out with Alex, Vawn, your ex-boyfriend, and now your best friend, Emily.  I am definitely beginning to see a trend with you. 

 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m trying very hard to like you, but I don’t like when you lash out at everyone when they disagree with you. 

Blossomthyme
Blossomthyme

Tribble was out of place but I was sad he didn't get to finish what he was going to say.  Vawn knew he was going to bust him for the hypocrite that he so is.  But Vawn lost it, couldn't control himself and that was very telling about him. That was just a peek at the real Vawn. I bet he blames Bravo that he's seen in such a bad light and not because of anything he did.  Well, we need some new more together protagonists to keep us interested because Vawn is just what you said he was. You have it right.  At least you don't mind speaking your mind, even if sometimes you go a little overboard. Whew, what a mouth on you!  lol 

yolsmoo87
yolsmoo87

Emily, you're alright with me because you speak your mind and see point blank what's going on.  I wish Africa had common sense to see what you see with Vawn.  You and Tribble have the more common sense than Vawn, Africa, and Alex combined.

meredith27
meredith27

HI Emily: You are beautiful and sweet. I, too, am a Georgia girl and very Southern. I have never heard so many "F" words coming from another Southern woman. Maybe, I run in different circles. Hopefully, you will reduce the number of "F" words you use in the future. Besides, they are bleeped and it is irritating listening to all of the bleeps.

bravoliscious
bravoliscious

I think its time for you to put the move on Tribble.  Men generally don't spend time with women they wouldn't date.  YOu would make a great couple.  I applaud you for having Alex's number early on.....I mean her statement about getting on your knees when your man comes home....she may do that, but most self respecting women would not use that to keep anyone.

sdubs18
sdubs18

I like that you are not afraid to say your piece.  If some people are ok with a "swinging" relationship, I guess that's cool as long as everyone is honest.  However, that is definitely different than cheating and deceit.  Cheaters suck!  I am more on your side of the opinions, personally.  I wonder if any of those guys on the panel who want a side woman in their marriage are actually married... who would put up with that ???  If so, I hope those women have a side guy too at least!  Geez!!!  Good luck with your business.

Kim20
Kim20

Emily,

 

I think that YOU DO GET Vawn; didn't you state that your former boyfriend cheated on you?  Yet, you are letting the world know that you are still sleeping with the guy. That in plain English is being a Hypocrite.  How are you any better than Africa?  What messages are you sending by sleeping with someone you state not to really like?  How do you think perspective suitors will reconcile your professed distain for cheaters with your actual behavior?  After all, we teach people how to treat us.   Vawn is honest about his creepy perspectives and if a woman is attracted to his crap, then may she consume it with glee and without complaint.

 

Lastly, your use of habitual profanity is not "having a potty-mouth" it is vulgar and offensive.

 

RHOOhio2013
RHOOhio2013

Emily, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink.  Some people have to learn the hard way and just like my Mom always said "If you can't listen you feel" and that is exactly what is going to happen to Africa.  Last nights episode showed Vawn and Africa's true colors.  The fact that Tribble was attacked at an open mic event and continued to be attacked while being held by security and being told by Vawn's friends that he better leave, [which again he was being held by security]  and Africa defending Vawn's actions shows me what kind of people they really are.  Get as far away as possible from them, except Tribble that is.  He is a fine man and a true friend to you. 

nosotrue
nosotrue

Emily, You have a lot of opinions but you don’t know when it is not your fight.  Africa can share with you her feeling regarding her relationships but as a friend know your place.  It is not your place to speak on anything that doesn’t involve you (unless life threatening) so speaking up to Alex or Vawn isn’t your place.  You like to argue but don’t know how, you talk down to your employee, have not respect for your friends and think your opinion is the only opinion, this only make you look like the crazy girl.  If you don’t like the company Africa keeps then you should bow out of any conversation regarding Vawn.  You getting upset and speaking your mind about Vawn will not stop Africa from sleeping with him.  Why did you go out of your way to get dressed cute for “Vawn?”  Why would you attend his event if you believe he is scum?  You think cussing is the cutest thing when it just puts in the category of white trash.  Take a look at yourself when viewing these episodes before you are so quick to give your opinion on someone else.  You too, have a lot of growing up to do.  You have become very annoying.

Zzelda37
Zzelda37

Emily,

I hope your friendship with Africa is ok.  All women should want a friend who speaks the truth not go along with the ride.  Vawn only can do what ladies allow him to do. 

sisterhood
sisterhood

Emily, I love you and Africa's sisterhood.  You have her back and she has yours.  I agree with you and tribble's opinion 100%, but tribble went about it the wrong way.  You can't go to the front of the room take the mike and start expressing your opinion.  I hope Africa takes the blinders off when it comes to Vawn, she could do so much better.

marandia2
marandia2

Emily,

Calm down dear. Africa and Vawn are both adults, let Africa fall on her face and get up again and regroup. Let Vawn be who he is , you can't change how he thinks, he has not matured yet . Emily , get your life, and worry about that .  

promotepeace
promotepeace

You're a good friend! The kind I would definitely want in my corner. Unfortunately, Africa seems to like people who blow sunshine and lies! When it comes to her you may have to turn the other cheek! She can't handle the truth.

tobey
tobey

Good, your made your point and stood your ground, lady.  I love that you have a business and that you loved Africa so much, you wanted to help her out.  Unfortunately, Africa is a weak  person when it comes to that man and would rather say you are the one in the wrong.  It was a public forum and anyone should be able to give their opinion.  Glad you did.

JessiRiv75
JessiRiv75

Emily, go for Tribble.  He is such a gentleman!!!  Your ex boyfriend treated you like crap.  Learn for watching Africa make a fool of herself.  Go Tribble!!!! 

ESinAZ
ESinAZ

I may be wrong, but....I think Tribble got up in front at Vawn's event to impress Emily.  I've seen this before...he is holding on to the friendship, hoping for more..

Sally12567
Sally12567

I think you should grab Tribble while he is still available. Stop waiting for a Jewish mr right when gentile mr perfect is standing right in front of you! You can still practice your faith and have a great life with him. And who knows? Maybe he would convert for you!

Bricab1
Bricab1

Vawn doesn't even get his point of view because he's remedial! My fav lady on the show! Business minded & you respect yourself & speak your mind! keep doing what you're doing!

Divah01
Divah01

Emily,

 

I admire your loyalty to your friends and your gumption for keeping your business going but whenever I watch you on the show, I am so aware of the cultural divide.  I can honestly say that for some reason it just sticks out like a thumb.  I love that you seem to know who you are and embrace yourself, that's positive, but you have to know when to just be quiet.

 

Like you, I am very opinionated and I always speak my mind; however, I've learned when to shut up.  Now I realize that if you are going to stay on the show, and keep getting paid, you have to bring the drama but you need to balance that with your relationships. 

 

You were confrontational and aggressive with Vawn.  We all know what you think of him so all you can do for your friend is be there for her if you feel so inclined and when you get tired of hearing her cry about him, tell her so and say I told you so (cause you did).  In fact, you come across as the angry White woman, is that your intent?

 

Right now you are as provocative as Alex is because you keep stirring things up.  Stay out of it.  Africa is a grown woman, beautiful and intelligent and capable of making her own decisions.  If this is the way she wants to go, back off or she may wind up cutting you off (the show makes it look like all you do is rag on her relationship).

Lck
Lck

Tribble had a right to express his views, and they were good views. His mistake was getting up, walking over to the panel, and grabbing someone else's mic. He was not on the panel, and had no business up front.

bjunebug28
bjunebug28

Emily I love how crazy you are!  You are one of my absolute favorites on Bravo!  And you and Tribble should hook it up!  Now!  

 

Vawn is a degenerate street thug dressed in a gold lame` suit.  Africa is a sweet girl, but very weak and insecure, easily manipulated.  You should spend more time with her.  She needs to see how a real woman kicks bs to the curb.  Good luck!

taniasveta
taniasveta

 @Kim20 what happened to Emily is something we humans occasionally default into. We are all humans and should be able to get over it and be able to forgive. Emily is with one man and one man only...Do not judge her.  SHe never professed that life is easy. But her man is alwasy tehre for her and he is her rock when she needs him to be. He is a man in true sense.  you RIGHT ABOUT vAWN...HE IS CREEPY. Vawn is not honest because he said he will treat women with respect yet  he is mistreating every women he is with. Africa was spited on at the club when he walked right in front of her with another woman...speaking of respect! and the way he walked to this crazy what-ever her name is that she has to pursues him so that he will see how much she wants him! the girl is 23 and is he what 40-something?  

taniasveta
taniasveta

 @marandia2 But it is Vawn who is trying to lecture the world how perfect he is. 

nosotrue
nosotrue

No one needs a friends who will stir up my mess more than me......

Glamourpuss
Glamourpuss

 @Divah01  Very well put. I agree with just about everything you said and have had many of the same impressions and feelings, however I do disagree that Emily was confrontational and aggressive with Vawn in that situation. She was invited by Vawn to the seminar, and like some other women who stood up and spoke, she said what was on her mind, and I must say I agree with her. A lot of what Vawn and some of the other guys expressed was BS, and Vawn wasn't owning up to the things he said to her in private and he and the other guy were trying to patronize and insult her by claiming she "misunderstood" what they said and they were "going over her head." 

TSan
TSan

 @bjunebug28

 I was thinking the same thing watching this episode. Vawn is a low class guy with low class views dressed up in expensive clothing. It's very deceiving but in Atlanta many uneducated people have a lot of money. It confuses us because we associate money with class and that's clearly not the case.

nosotrue
nosotrue

Maybe that wasn't the best time to try and make a point when time was limited.  Just because she was invited didn't mean she had to attend.  She had already expressed she didn' t like him so why go?????