Tribble Reese

Tribble on why he apologized to Vawn, what he won't apologize for, and why he shouldn't get thrown under the bus.

on Oct 29, 20130

So this show starts off with the "fall out" from the episode before. Emily came over to my house and brought me doughnuts (thanks for the temptation). Vawn is talking about "being grown men and not letting it spill in the streets," but he was the one that came after me. I never put my hands on him until after he touched my face. I was happy to get out of there, trust me. I wasn't going to wait around when it was about me versus the world in that room.

And I don't remember ever actually touching him. He ripped the mic violently from me when I was trying to finish what I was saying. Did I go too far? Maybe. But I felt what I had to say needed to be said, and just because it didn't coincide with Vawn and his panel's views, doesn't mean that he can come rip the mic from me. That, combined with him touching my nose, was what really set me off. I know for a fact that I didn't put my hands on him until after he touched me. Twitter comments reflect this.

I’m glad that Emily is saying I almost got my ass beat. Thanks a lot Emily for believing in your boy! I stood my ground until about 10 of his boys came after me. Plus, I wasn’t dealing with a rational person at that point.

27 comments
Janice1980
Janice1980

Lawd she was not ready for the throw down after tribble spoke his word. he was not disrespectful. if anything vawn was for not letting tribble speak his word. he started off as polite but like any man he's not going to be punked. next.

and africa can take several seats. how do we know with editing and everything that you saw all that you saw. girl bye. tribble when you decide to go otp come chck me out.

snash1
snash1

Hes so freaking cute!! One i would not have apologized to vawn, two i wouldnt even be checking for africa, and three your so sexy!! Find a new group to hang with your to good for this one

Curvy
Curvy

I simply adore Tribble. Tribble, you stood your ground, so nuff respec' fi dat! You did absolutely nothing wrong and you weren't given the opportunity to voice your opinion. I thought the Town Hall meeting was a open forum for everyone's opinion to be heard? Ridiculous. Vawn's behavior and that of Africa's defense of it, made me throw up my Jerk Chicken, so you know i'm mad. Tribble, I know a gorgeous, exotic brown-skinned female if your interested. Africa seems to be a good girl but she prefers those roughneck cheaters. Plus...do you really want whats left after Vawn's touched it? Ick! ~~shudder~~

tomahawblue
tomahawblue

Tribble..Tribble..Tribble...dont waste your time with Africa. Vawn did not deserve your apology. The world needs more of you.

kiki13
kiki13

Hot stuff!   You are once again a true man!  I believe you apologized to Vawn because it's in your nature to admit when YOU feel you're wrong and do what you can to make it right.  It wasn't because Vawn deserved it- HE DID NOT!!.  And he's such an idiot, he didn't even walk right through the open door you gave him and utter those words "I'm sorry".  That door was a gift- and he ignored it.  That shows his character-if Africa wants a guy like that, let her be. She is eating dirt, no matter how insincere she is on her blog "we're just friends". I call BS on that-on her end!   

 

Anyhow- you will find a good woman.  One who is right for you.  I don't believe that's Emily either- I know what it's like to be friends with an attractive person and not BE attracted to them.  Your loyalty is for your FRIEND, not your lover, and sometimes others just can't understand that there's just no attraction in another way.  It's for the best as I think Emily's definitely a handful in a relationship.  I love her, but she has some growing up to do.  I am not OK with how she handled the whole Justin thing.  He seems like a decent guy (no info in the cheating claim)- at any rate Em used him in a very similar way that Vawn is using Africa.  Glad she finally stopped it- pray she learned how she went wrong there.

 

Trib- Be careful who you give your heart to- stay away from game players.  You've got plenty of time (although I don't know where you stand on the subject of having a family).  You don't need to rush it in any case-you will know when you meet that someone- the thunderbolt story is true!  One piece of advice:  PLEASE call that lady on the phone and speak to her at the beginning. Texts just seem a little as though you're saying "I'm too busy to be bothered by actually calling you" for a brand new relationship, so if you really are interested, call in the beginning. You will be texting in no time!  

 

Continue to do you, my friend, as you are one of the good guys and you have a lot of support and love from the viewers and your friends.  Good luck in your business and whatever else you do!!  I am looking forward to your next season on Bravo!!  See you on Twitter.

 

Until then- XXOO

 

 

 

yolsmoo87
yolsmoo87

Tribble, just know that you don't need Africa because she wouldn't know how to treat a good guy like you anyways.  She fell for scum like Vawn so let her be and she'll learn in due time that he is not the one for her. 

yolsmoo87
yolsmoo87

Tribble, you're the man who did the right thing by standing up to a jerk like Vawn and the other jerks like Vawn.  You have more guts than most men I know period.  I commend you on what you did because it takes a man to admit when he's wrong or, in your case, felt he was wrong when I thought you didn't have to apologize at all for stating your views because Vawn and the others did, why can't you?

nessaedith
nessaedith

Be glad that you dodged a HUGE PSYCHO bullet with Africa. Some things are blessings in disguise. You are obviously too good for her because she couldn't realize what a catch you are. For her to knowingly and continually choose a man who openly disrespects her and makes her look like a fool over a man that would have treated her like every girl would like to be treated is pathetic and sad to watch. After the comments she made in her blog and during the interview portions on the show, I think the biggest thing with her is the race thing, which is probably why she chose Vawn over you.  Forget her!

Regardless, you were great this season, always a gentlemen. Hope to see you back again!

Shelleycon
Shelleycon

Africa is beautiful and smart but still in that bad boy loving period, she missed out big time here

lianro
lianro

Tribble, you seem like a nice guy and a gentleman. Don't waste your time on Africa anymore, as she has lost all of my respect after dating Vawn, especially after leaving he the club with another women and then Africa still took him back! Both Vawn and Africa are bad role models for society, so do yourself a favour Tribble and find yourself a lady with more common sense, which to date I feel you deserve.

bjunebug28
bjunebug28

You were an honorable real man for apologizing to Vawn.  You did make a scene at his event and that was rude, even though he didn't keep his word when he promised an "open forum".  He's just a street thug scam artist.  Hope you guys get a second season!

vanessa197676
vanessa197676

Boy, you dodged a bullet with Africa.   She seems to have some sort of dysfunctional idea of how a man treats a woman and how relationships should be.  You don't need that drama.   You're a handsome man, and I'm sure you'll have no problem finding a woman that has her stuff together and is as honest and caring as you are.  Never settle.

sobolious
sobolious

I have a lot of respect for the way that you handled yourself on the finale last night.  You made a mistake and you were mature enough to apologize.  Kudos to you.  

Bcleva4eva
Bcleva4eva

Thanks for taking a stance against, " Beast Who Cheats!" but you could have been killed trying to be a hero in a room full of black folks. Although I fast forward when you and Emily come on because you two are like watching paint dry (boring), I must say that I had to watch the scene where you almost lost your life by stepping to a bm in a room full of hood ratz. I wanted to see you beat the fire outta Vawns STD infected a z z. Tribble you know you provoked Vawn the Beast so why did you and No Customer Having Emily try to make it seem like it was all Vawns fault. Y'all were wrong for that. Any-who, I hope that you WILL NOT be back next season if there is a next season. Looking at how low these comment numbers are, is a sign that you guys might get one more season or just get scraped! Bye Boi!

marandia2
marandia2

I love you Tribble, you need me !

jernik
jernik

You are a class act.  Vawn would have been on the ground had it been just the two of you and gotten to that point, you are about a foot taller and bigger than him.  He's disgusting to me.  I feel sad for him and any woman that falls under his spell.  Not really sure what they see in him anyway, he's not all that.  My favorite was when you apologized to him and he couldnt come all the way down the ramp because he needed to be at eye level with you.  Think how funny it would have looked had you both been standing on the same level of ground.  He disgusts me.  Hope you and Emily find something with each other.  I love how you defended her which makes me feel as though there is something more there.

ambs2013
ambs2013

I dont undestand why you apologized to him I wouldve just left it alone I know you have your reasons but why apologze to  someone who doesnt deserve it?  Just move on and know that you are the better person.

TSan
TSan

I enjoyed you the most out of the entire cast. You don't have to spend too much time explaining because the viewers see it. I agree, Africa is caught up right now and not seeing clearly. I was waiting for Vawn to apologize but it didn't happen. His response and then seeing you at the show and not speaking confirmed how self centered he is. Forget about him... you two do not operate in the same way and will probably never have enough in common to maintain anything more than a work relationship. Alex is irrelevant and I would say be careful when defending Emily. Her way of thinking is rather narrow minded. A one track mind coupled with a huge opinion is a dangerous combination. She can't take the heat but is always in the freaking kitchen. I would advise you to let her fight her own battles moving forward. Overall I enjoyed you! You may not be Africa's type but if I weren't taken I would certainly come looking for you. Handsome, intelligent and sensible.... You won't be single for long.

Mew0116
Mew0116

Tribble has really restore my faith in men!  I really mean that!

Sally12567
Sally12567

You don't need to defend or explain your actions to us, Tribble. It's very easy to see who the REAL man is.

bravoliscious
bravoliscious

Once again, you prove yourself to be a true gentlemen.  Taking the step to apologize to Vawn for your actions took guts.  I also respect that you are not apologizing for your point of view (with which I happen to agree), but only for the fact that things got out of hand.  You and Emily belong together - get on that would you please??  Africa is love struck and is going to learn the hard way.  She will be in a relationship with Vawn and at some point he will cheat - most likely with a close friend of hers.  Don't waste your time worrying about her opinion.

Tabooolive
Tabooolive

Africa is a bird, Sweetie. She is not worth your time. Pls stop trying to excuse her behavior, you will end up with someone with more self respect. For her to be up in arms against you; defending her non-man in a fight HE started, while he bats his eyes at a woman who jumped her in a bathroom says it all. Alex is young and immature and her opinion doesn't really matter. I don't think you should have apologized. Vawn has enough people allowing him to delude himself about his bad behavior. Good thing there is twitter.

Mommy2Bryce
Mommy2Bryce

Tribble you are a stand-up guy!!! I am so glad you spoke up at that bootleg seminar. Kudos to you for speaking your mind and saying what I'm sure many in the room were thinking. Africa definitely chose wrong as it applies to her dating life. Attractive, respectful, and a gentleman always beats out the player player type!!! At least in the eyes of a mature woman. Hope the show gets picked up for a second season!!!

Blink
Blink

Dude don't even worry yourself about what Africa thinks or what her opinion is....she's clueless and destined to be with a man who will fuel her insecurites, her low self esteem and her desperation for fake romance.  You should be happy that guy isn't you.  And she knows exactly what happened, she's just refusing to acknowledge because it won't benefit her objective with Vawn.  I will give this to Vawn, he can read weak minded women like a fortune teller.  That being said, glad you apologized, however in the future don't resort to namecalling, that's what started it.  Even though the stuff coming out of that panel guest's mouth was smut, there was no need to call him that, even though it fitted....probably something you should've just left in your head unspoken.

Amanda83
Amanda83

 @Bcleva4eva

 The fact is that Tribble has apologized for the way he handled the situation but Vawn was the agressor in that situation the only thing that Tribble wanted was to finish what he was saying but I guess Vawn can't handle hearing the truth.