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Scheana Shay addressed her controversial remark that Ariana Madix was as soon as simply her “backup dancer,” revealed why she mentioned it, and hinted at their “bumps in the road.”

Previously confessional on Vanderpump Guidelines, Scheana smilingly shared that Ariana – who just lately beat her out to get on Dancing with the Stars – has come a good distance since being Scheana’s backup dancer in an early season. Many followers perceived it as a jealous diss.

“Do [I] regret [my] comment about Ariana being [my] backup dancer?” requested Scheana on her Scheananigans podcast, studying a fan query. “I literally meant this as a joke. I did not mean shade. I feel like often at times when I tend to be self-deprecating, it’s not received well. It doesn’t land.”

Scheana mentioned she “always look[s] for opportunities” for the present to do “flashbacks,” and he or she feels she’s “good” at this.

“Ariana is an incredible dancer, as we all saw on Dancing With The Stars. It’s why I asked her to be a part of my Roxy show to begin with. I knew she would elevate that performance,” she continued, through @byewighellodrama on Instagram. “And there’s no way in hell I would have wanted to compete against her on Dancing With The Stars.”

She then apologized that her remark got here throughout as shade, and he or she defined that her friendship with Ariana is actual, and so they’ve recognized one another longer than the Bravo cameras. In accordance with Scheana, she “begged” Ariana to affix the present along with her, and Scheana’s solely buddy on the time within the solid was Ariana’s now-ex Tom Sandoval.

Scheana teased that viewers in upcoming episodes will see how she and Ariana navigate “bumps in the road,” however she shared that they’re now in a “good” place.

“It’s just, you know, trying to figure out this whole world that we’re in and how to coexist with people who she no longer wants in her life,” mentioned Scheana. “It’s been challenging, but we’re getting through it.”

She later added, “My genuine emotion in the moment, and as cringe as I might be sometimes, I don’t ever regret sharing. That is literally my job here. I feel this season, I was priding myself on trying to be the most open and honest version of myself, even if at times the audience may not agree with me.”

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