‘Mob Wives’ Star Karen Gravano on Warehouse Showdown, Why Drita ‘Should’ve Been Nervous’

“A nervous person is someone with something to hide,” VH1 reality star tells TheWrap

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Wednesday’s episode of “Mob Wives”)

As the cast of “Mob Wives” headed into the big warehouse showdown teased at the end of Wednesday’s episode, Karen Gravano wasn’t nervous

“A nervous person is someone with something to hide,” Gravano said in an interview with TheWrap. “So I think the only one that should’ve been nervous walking into that building was Drita.”

In fact, Gravano said she didn’t think the meeting would even accomplish anything — and the only reason the women all came to the sit-down was because Big Ang called them there.

“I really feel that it’s pointless … But if it makes Ang feel like she’s in a better place because she’s not in the middle, then I’d be willing to do that,” she said.

Read the full interview below.

TheWrap: What is it about Big Ang that makes everyone willing to put aside their differences? Is there anyone else who could bring you guys together like that?
Gravano: When Ang asked us to all come together and sit down, the only reason I was willing to do it was because Ang doesn’t need drama in her life anymore. So if she wants us to come together to hash out our differences, I’m willing to do that for someone that I consider a friend … For Ang’s birthday party, we’re all going to respect each other and do what we have to do, but to come down and try to hash out our differences, I really feel that it’s pointless. It’s been done a million times, but if it makes Ang feel like she’s in a better place because she’s not in the middle, then I’d be willing to do that.

What would you say was the biggest issue you wanted to resolve going in to the sit-down?
For me, one of the biggest things was, I just want to be there to back up anything I say and that I feel. So if I’m going to be called a fake or a phony, then I want to be there to represent myself. And be able to explain … Drita has this complex — she talks so much shit about each and every one of us, to each and every one of us, that she doesn’t want her lies to be revealed. And that’s really what she’s trying to avoid — being exposed. She has this issue where she’s trying to protect something and it’s all her lies.

Were you nervous walking in to that warehouse?
Absolutely not. I think that for me, it’s like “OK, I’m ready to back up anything I say.” I’m not nervous. Because if I say or do something wrong, I’m willing to admit it. A nervous person is someone with something to hide. So I think the only one that should’ve been nervous walking into that building was Drita.

You’ve had to defend your father a lot, does it ever get to be exhausting or just too much?
It does become exhausting after a while, but it’s something that’s just in me. It’s instinct. If you’re going to attack someone that I love, whether it’s my father, my mother, my daughter, or even a friend that I consider dear to me, it’s just a natural reaction. At the party, there was a lot of things working up to that … People don’t really know the truth or understand what’s going on behind the scenes. And not in terms of the show, but behind the scenes of what went down with my father.

Do you ever reach a point where you have to separate yourself from him and refuse to take responsibility for his actions?
Never. I will never separate myself. For me, as far as my family goes we are always one. And it’s not like he’s asking me to go out there … but at this point if someone’s going to say something and I’m sitting right there, I’m going to fight that until the day I die.

What was your first impression of the new cast members?
You know, I was welcoming to Brittany because of her father’s relationship to my father. I thought she was very mature for her age. She’s been through — I don’t want to say similar things to what I’ve been through, but her mother cooperated, her father cooperated, and she has to deal with that. It’s annoying to be judged for what your parents do, so I felt protective over her. But as we started to film, I realized that she didn’t come into this show as the person with history to this lifestyle. I feel like she came into this show as a fan. And the second Drita sent her a behind-the-scenes text message like, “my fans are going to love you,” she jumped ship and kind of steered away from the core of what she said she was.

“Mob Wives” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on VH1.

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