A strong supporter of Erika Jayne’s is reacting to some harsh words that Bethenny Frankel threw her way on last week’s RHOBH episode. In Episode 7 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika Jayne shared her “Painkillr” video with Bethenny while they were having dinner with the other ladies in the Hamptons.
On the episode, Bethenny Frankel told Erika Jayne that she didn’t care for her video, and that it didn’t have any real production value. The former Real Housewives of New York City star lectured the flashy blonde about branding and how the video appeared “cheap” and “avant-garde, but not quite getting it.”
Erika was able to take the criticism in stride, but felt Bethenny didn’t know what she was talking about.
In an interview with Bravo’s The Daily Dish, Erika Jayne’s director, Mikey Minden, responded to Bethenny’s insults over the video he directed and choreographed.
“Obviously, I don’t agree with her opinion,” he said. “The vibe of the video was intended to be edgy, dark, gritty, in-your-face, provocative, super-sexy, super-stylized, and very theatrical. With saying all of that, as a creative person, I don’t think she really looked at it in the right way.”
Minden notes that he knows how funny women can be about other women when they see them “pushing boundaries.”
Erika Jayne’s creative partner of six years has worked with a number of big musicians, including Pink, Usher, and the Pussycat Dolls.
“Over the years, I’ve worked with so many huge celebrities that are super sexy and pushing the boundaries and super provocative,” Minden said. “I’ve seen it for so many years with certain type of girls being kind of — not intimidated, but, you know, can be put off by girls like Erika that are super confident and in control of their body and super sexy. So I wasn’t really that surprised, but you never know. Girls are funny. Girl-on-girl crime is funny.”
Mikey Minden was impressed with Erika’s response to Bethenny’s criticism on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills last week.
“Erika is one of the most pulled-together, professional, organized, smart, and sober people I know,” he said. “And she’s so clearheaded and in-the-moment and I think she’s like the ultimate picture of a lady.”
In another scene on last week’s episode of RHOBH, Erika Jayne mentioned that it’s possible Bethenny Frankel is “jealous” of what she does. Although Bethenny is a successful reality TV star, author, businesswoman, and talk show host, it’s possible there’s that little something she sees in Erika that she wishes she had herself.
It’s hard to know if that’s what’s going on in this case, but more will be explored between these two for sure.
In a preview for the next Real Housewives episode, Bethenny tells Erika Jayne that she’s sorry for what she said about her video. Erika tells her that she’s a “big girl” and that she doesn’t need to apologize. In another scene, Bethenny is talking to Kyle Richards about Erika’s “purpose” for making the videos. Kyle tells her she doesn’t need the money and isn’t trying to be that woman in the video, but Bethenny says she disagrees.
A lot more will be hashed out over Erika Jayne’s alter ego. For some reason, Bethenny Frankel is fixated on the type of business that Erika is in.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesday nights on Bravo at 9 p.m., ET.
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