It’s about to be on and poppin’! Cartel Crew star Kat “Tatu Baby” Flores might not be in a good place with her friend Stephanie Acevedo, but she’s still her ride or die. In an In Touch exclusive sneak peek of tonight’s episode of the hit VH1 reality TV series, Kat confronts costar Ali Cabrera Tapia for calling Stephanie’s father the most disrespectful term in the mafia world: a “rat.”
The ladies came face to face at a charity event, but things quickly went left after the cast sat down at their table. Costar Dayana Castellanos instigated the fight by asking Kat, 31, if everything was okay. Obviously it wasn’t, and Kat used that as an opportunity to pop off.
“I just don’t understand why you invite people that start rumors here,” Kat said, directly taking a dig at her costar Nicole Zavala’s friend Ali. “Especially dangerous rumors. That rumor about my best friend’s father.”
One of Kat’s costars suggested that they should allow Ali to explain her side of the story and why she decided to make those comments, but Kat did not agree.
“I don’t see how there’s a side of a story to make some s—t up about a poor man who did his time and say that he was a ‘rat,’” Kat said.
That’s when Ali interrupted. “Girl, I did not make anything up,” she told Kat. “I said what I was told.”
Kat and Ali went back and forth with each other, but Kat wasn’t here for Ali’s disrespect. “You’re not gonna understand, you’re a little girl, you know nothing about this life,” Kat told her.
In her confessional, Nicole defended Ali’s street cred. “People don’t understand that Ali really comes from this lifestyle. I mean, she’s connected to the Dominican cartel and her ex-boyfriend got shot just a few months ago. She knows about this s—t for real,” Nicole said.
Ali kept raising her voice at Kat, and that’s when Kat’s baby daddy, Eddie, stepped in to defend her.
“Ay, watch your mouth. Watch your tone. Listen, what she’s trying to get across to you [is] when you talk about snitching, people get killed behind that s—t,” Eddie said. “You can’t speak on that. You do not speak on that. Learn something, I’m trying to tell you something from someone that came from this. If you do not have that s—t on black and white, you be quiet.”
Cartel Crew airs on VH1 Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.
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