"The video was made in good jest," Kim told host Andy Cohen. "Brielle [Biermann] knows I have a fear of bugs. She made the video, sent it to me personally, Brielle was out of it. I had the video on my phone. I was so mad when [NeNe] was accusing me of those things -- fake stroke, fake whatever -- so I sent the video. I'm definitely not racist. I don't associate roach, spider whatever [with race] in my mind. I've heard it from several people. I hear you. That's not where my head has ever been at."
Then a caller asked Kim how she would feel if the tables were turned and someone took a video of bugs in her house.
"Well, Brielle texted me the video because she was there, so I wouldn't go in there because I was mic'ed and make a big scene and embarrass NeNe because Brielle and NeNe have been friends for many years," Kim said. "So it was Brielle's way of saying, 'You're a freak about bugs. Do not go in there.' I just had the video. It was months later when I sent it. You shouldn't have bugs if you're having a party."
Andy pressed Kim to answer the question and asked her what she would do if NeNe's son, Brent, had done the same thing Brielle did.
"I can see how people are seeing it from that angle," Kim replied. "That wasn't the intention, but you should probably call an exterminator before a party. Like, for real. You called for furniture; call for an exterminator."
Kim's husband, Kroy Biermann, who was sitting in the audience, interjected: "I'd be thankful because that way then I'd know that I had bugs and I had to get rid of them."
"It was a public, uh, service thing," Andy added before changing the subject.
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