Charrisse on Karen: I Can't Figure Out Crazy and I'm Not Going To Try

Charrisse Jackson Jordan dishes on her clash with Karen Huger and why she finds the Grand Dame's behavior "laughable." 

Bravotv.com: What were you thinking going into this lunch with Karen Huger, Monique Samuels, and Gizelle Bryant? Did you already notice tension with Karen?

Charrisse Jackson JordanMonique is my friend and I wanted to be present for support. I wasn't quite sure of What was going to happen and being that neither Karen or Gizelle really know Monique, it only makes perfect sense that I crash being that Karen is so caught up in her insecurity issues with Me to extend an invitation. If Karen's motive is genuinely in the best interest of Monique and Gizelle then she should be mature enough to put her petty issues with me aside. At the end of the day, the goal was about trying to get Monique and Gizelle to move past their initial issues and if not immediate friendship then at least being respectful while in each other's presence.

Any time I enter a room with Karen she really gets her panties in a bunch and tend to give off a negative vibe. She clearly has issues with me. In her mind she feels as though we are competitors when really there's no competition.

Bravotv.com: Why did you break down?

CJJSometimes I find myself breaking down and wish I had better control over that emotional mess that I can be at times. At times I look at things so literal and can either become emotional or in other situations totally aggravated. I wish I wasn't such an emotional person but it's a character trait that I cannot seem to control. I'm working on it. 

Bravotv.com: Was the trip your idea? Why do you think Karen was so upset with you at Monique’s party? 

CJJ: I did mention Bermuda and it being a place that I loved. I thought we were going to plan it together. Instead, Karen who is title driven couldn't embrace working collectively representing the sisterhood that I thought would be the goal for us all. Karen truly needs to grow up and loose the need to have titles to stroke her warped ego.

Who knows why Karen is upset with me yet again. I can't figure out crazy and I am not going to try. If I actually understood Karen's actions then I would have to question my own sanity.

Bravotv.com: What do you think about her comments about your “dry” life and saying that the sit down with Gizelle and Monique wasn’t about you?

CJJ: Yet again Karen makes no sense. Dry? Not Charrisse. That would be more of her life. I think secretly Karen wishes she was me and as a result, she's become obsessed with wanting to dislike me for no reason. Again, I can't figure out abnormal behavior and I gave up trying.

Only Karen would take my little emotional moment and turn it into it not being about me. Karen isn't accustomed to being a true friend to anyone. So I don't expect her to understand how much friendships mean to me.

Bravotv.com: Tell us about your conversation with Karen about planning - did you still feel like you had settled your differences before the trip? 

CJJ: Can anyone ever settle differences with Karen? Karen sees the world from different lenses. Most people either ignore her or just laugh at her. I find her actions quite laughable. 

Karen really wants this trip to be all about her. She's like a little kid thriving for attention. Karen is a little too old to continue with her childish temper tantrums. I doubt that we will work things out prior to Bermuda because she is stuck on looking for a reason to dislike me. Oh well, she could learn something from working with me. After all, we have seen how her past events were totally lacking.

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