Bravotv.com: How do you feel about the discussion with Kandi over the kids visiting Apollo?
Phaedra Parks: As I said during the discussion, unless you are in my shoes, in my house, paying my bills, and dealing with what is going on in my life, you cannot tell me what I should or should not be doing. Everyone makes choices in life; I made mine and Apollo made his, and unfortunately Apollo’s choices caused him to be separated from his children. The children’s needs and well-being come before Apollo’s and also before mine. That is what being a parent is about, and I think anyone who criticizes the decisions I have made regarding my family needs to be mindful of that.
Bravotv.com: Has your opinion changed at all after the argument about Tammy's nephew?
PP: No. I continue to believe that we must be careful about creating misperceptions about people which can be used to fuel stereotypes and injustice. Many people in our group are quick to point out purported wrongs but never work towards making a change or difference in themselves or the community. I am passionate about social issues and work hard in the community to positively impact the evolution of social ills. In an effort to make a beneficial impact on the community, I established the Phaedra Foundation, which strives to change the world one person, one family, and one community at a time. One of my upcoming projects is assisting in the rebuilding of the Flint, Michigan community. In an effort to do that, this summer I will host a camp for children affected by lead poisoning where children will engage in academic enrichment, sports, fitness, arts, and cultural activities designed to impact each child's life socially, emotionally, and academically. My goal is to provide transformative programming in order to empower young people and communities; thereby creating a spirit of resilience. It is because of my frontline work in the community that I am sensitive to what happens when people overreact, causing situations to needlessly escalate and create further misperceptions.
Bravotv.com: Would Ayden make a good reunion host?
PP: I think Ayden would be excellent on television. I am not sure if I would want him sitting in the line of fire during a reunion. Maybe Steve Harvey can save him a hosting spot on Little Big Shots, which would certainly be a lot safer!