Mary Cosby is in some hot water for a recently leaked tape in which she allegedly scolds her “stingy” parishioners for the amount of money they gave for her birthday.
“You’re not in church, you think I’m stupid? Coming in here draining me? I ain’t preaching over y’all’s sin. I’m doing everything else, ya’ll ain’t helping,” the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star allegedly says on the tape.
The voice goes on, “Halfway pay your tides. I got 14 birthday cards. Your old stingy selves. You old poor people. I don’t want no poor people around me. You’re poor as hell. And if you ain’t poor, you stingy cause you still poor! God said you was poor. Said your reaping, where’s that scripture Norman?”
After what was supposed to be a peaceful ladies’ luncheon (or Met Gala-themed…thing) turned into an all-out brawl, Jen confided in Heather (after being dismissed by Mary) by claiming that Mary said she didn’t shop at a specific 7-11 convenience store because Black people shop there.
In a comment thread (via irealhousewives), Mary responded to a fan who asked about the alleged comment. She claimed that Jen was “lying” and further defended herself in the process.
“I never said that to Jen [she] lies you will see,” Mary began. “[S]he adds on the she has no roll back tape no text. Just through [sic] me out there with that trash and yes Jen was lying! I never said that to her i never been to her house in my life! Except nyc.. She wanted to be Something she has lost what her platform or her point in life is she showing the world lies.”
Mary went on, trying to explain the situation, “I said not to her but this was off camera not even a cast yet. It was late we was together and in nyc there was a [convenience] store! I didn’t go in. First I didn’t need anything and I felt it was [dangerous]! She takes that and says 7-11 there no Blk men in Utah so 7-11? The black man she just added that in there. I promise you [I] can be truthful about who Mary is.”
“I’m showing everyone why I don’t know. It just felt like my grandmother story [deserves] to be told!” she continued in her lengthy comment. “I would tell you honest. I did not say that. If you notice when someone makes a comment that strong they will roll the tape back of me telling her. They never once did!! Because it’s a lie. Please know better. You can feel me I’m being real!! Thank you for asking me. That was very kind. No jens trying to shoot at me. I wish she would go somewhere and leave me alone. I really do. Lol! Sending love ❤️ M 🌺[.]”
Mary and Jen already butted heads at the beginning of the season after Jen was offended by Mary saying she “smelled like hospital” after Jen visited her aunt at the hospital. The tension between the two seems to be just heating up as the first season of the brand new franchise continues.
Catch up with the Mary-Jen feud on The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City season one, which airs every Wednesday at 10/9c on Bravo.