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STATEN ISLAND, NY - JANUARY 13: Big Ang attends Mob Wives 'The Last Stand' Season 6 Viewing Party at Funky Monkey Lounge on January 13, 2016 in Staten Island, New York. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 21: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends OK! Magazine's So Sexy event at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles on May 21, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Photo by: Demis Maryannakis/STAR MAX/IPx 12/11/15 "Big Ang" Raiola at Farrah Abraham's Christmas Event and "Bedchambers". (NYC)
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CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'George Hamilton & Alana Stewart/Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola' - Actor George Hamilton ('The Godfather Part III') and his ex-wife, actress and former model Alana Stewart swap lives with Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola ('Mob Wives') on 'Celebrity Wife Swap,' WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 (10:00- 11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Giovanni Rufino/ABC via Getty Images)
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'George Hamilton & Alana Stewart/Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola' - Actor George Hamilton ('The Godfather Part III') and his ex-wife, actress and former model Alana Stewart swap lives with Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola ('Mob Wives') on 'Celebrity Wife Swap,' WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 (10:00- 11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Giovanni Rufino/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends OK! Magazine's So Sexy NYC event at HAUS Nightclub on May 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31: (L-R) Reality TV Star Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends AOL's CONNECTED Celebrates The Death Of FAKE Reality TV at Times Square on March 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for AOL)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: 'Mob Wives' star Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends the 'Italiano Diet' launch event at Times Square on March 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Manny Carabel/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends The 'Mob Wives' Visit Barnes & Noble Tribeca at Barnes & Noble Tribeca on March 5, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: TV personality Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola (C) attends the New York premiere of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents 'CIRCUS XTREME'' at Barclays Center on February 20, 2014 in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Feld Enteratinment)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 06: Mob Wives star Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends MDA's 18th Annual Muscle Team Gala at Pier 60 on January 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola of 'Mob Wives' visits at SiriusXM Studios on December 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola of 'Mob Wives' attends 'Mob Wives' Season Five Viewing Party at Drunken Monkey on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 19: Jenni 'JWoww' Farley and Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attend the 'Jersey Shore Massacre' New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on August 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/FilmMagic)
Angela "Big Ang" Raiola attends Caesars Entertainment "Escape to Total Rewards" kick-off at Gotham Hall on Thursday, March 1, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
STATEN ISLAND, NY - JANUARY 13: Big Ang attends Mob Wives 'The Last Stand' season 6 viewing party at Funky Monkey Lounge on January 13, 2016 in Staten Island, New York. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 01: Reality star Big Ang seen filming her show in Tribeca on September 01, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'George Hamilton & Alana Stewart/Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola' - Actor George Hamilton ('The Godfather Part III') and his ex-wife, actress and former model Alana Stewart swap lives with Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola ('Mob Wives') on 'Celebrity Wife Swap,' WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 (10:00- 11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Giovanni Rufino/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: TV personality Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola (R) attends the New York premiere of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents 'CIRCUS XTREME'' at Barclays Center on February 20, 2014 in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Feld Enteratinment)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 06: Retired NBA player Cal Ramsey (L) and 'Mob Wives' TV star Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attend the 18th Annual MDA Muscle Team Gala at Pier 60 on January 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 28: TV personality Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends OK! Magazine's 'So Sexy' NY party at Marquee on May 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends the Brooklyn Monkey opening at Brooklyn Monkey on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - FEBRUARY 07: TV personality Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola hosts The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on Friday February 7, 2014 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Tom Briglia/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Ron Jeremy and Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attend the 'Mob Wives' Season 4 Premiere Party at Greenhouse on December 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Manny Carabel/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends the OK! TV Launch Celebration at Lavo on September 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends the MIAMI MONKEY Premiere Party Presented By JustJenn Productions And The Weinstein Company at 49 Grove on September 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: TV personality Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends dinner and a movie at KTCHN Restaurant on July 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends OK! Magazine's So Sexy Party on May 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for OK! Magazine)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Big Ang VH1's 'Big Ang' Portrait Session on October 20, 2012 in the borough of Staten Island New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Big Ang VH1's 'Big Ang' Portrait Session on October 20, 2012 in the borough of Staten Island New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Angela ' Big Ang' Raiola attends Big Ang's 'Bigger Is Better' Book Release Party at The Cutting Room on September 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: TV personality Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola visits the 'Steve Sturniolo Show' on Raw Dog Comedy in the SiriusXM studio on July 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: TV personality Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attends the 2012 Point Honors New York Gala at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on April 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Killian/WireImage)
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Following the climactic warehouse showdown and the explosive Brittany/Marissa fight from Wednesday night's episode of "Mob Wives," star Drita D'Avanzo has few kind words for her VH1 castmates.

"I just felt that they were very fake. I know too much, I've heard and seen it all," D'Avanzo said in an interview with TheWrap. "So for me to see them sit with one another after what's been said ... it was kind of like a joke to me."

Though the confrontation ended with what seemed to be a truce, D'Avanzo says she only agreed to play nice with Renee, Carla and Karen because she was tired of hearing what they had to say.

But whatever beef she has with the her castmates is insignificant compared with news of Big Ang's recent hospitalization. The fan and cast favorite was recently diagnosed with brain and lung cancer, just months after beating the disease in her throat.

"It's tough because look what's she's going through. I feel guilty about fighting over bullshit when she's going through this," D'Avanzo said. "I'm going to sit here and bicker and fight? That's not what's really important."

Read the full interview below.

TheWrap: Were you intimidated entering the warehouse sit-down?
No. I would never feel intimidated. Especially not by them. I just felt that I didn't care enough to sit down with them, to tell you the truth. I just felt that they were very fake. I know too much, I've heard and seen it all. So for me to see them sit with one another after what's been said — it wasn't normal fighting or bickering. It was like awful, awful things about why they don't like each other and why they don't want to be friends. But then they're sitting like best friends, so it was kind of like a joke to me.

I can't wrap my head around people saying things like they said and then being able to sit there like, "Oh, we just overcame that." Overcoming things is wonderful and mature, but the things that were said were things like Karen calling Carla racist. Renee came on saying she didn't like Carla because she slept with her friend's husband. What happened to that friend, Renee? Like, she doesn't exist? Or did you make up the story? They're a joke. That's exactly how I felt. But a lot of it wasn't aired, which was annoying to me.

What made you go? It seemed like they were all just waiting to take a piece of you.
Yeah, they're bullies. I have dealt with bullies and beat them up my whole life. You have to remember that I had Renee and Karen in my ear 24/7 for years telling me to hate Carla. "She's a bitch, she slept with my friend's husband, she's no good." But I didn't go for that. I didn't listen to them, and vice versa. Carla was like, "I can't stand them. They're jealous fat bitches," and on and on. I was just judging people based on how they treated me. But now that it didn't work in their favor, they grabbed Carla to form a clique against me. Now I can't respect Karen or Renee or Carla. I have zero respect for them. I also feel like a lot of things can't be aired, which is tough for me. A lot of the debates and arguments took place off the show.

But it kind of seemed like you guys walked out of there having put everything to rest.
That's because I didn't want to hear them anymore. It's like a child that won't stop screaming in the store, so the mother is like, "OK, just get the fucking toy, because I can't hear it anymore." That's exactly how I felt. At the end of the day, the only person at that table who is a true friend, and who I'm loyal to is Ang. That's all that matters to me. In my eyes, I'm just happy that I have her.

But what was going to come out of it? I don't want to be friends with Carla because I don't trust her. Everything she says is shit. Karen just lies through her fucking teeth. And Renee is an underlying massive problem. She's a shit stirrer, and likes to pretend that she's not.

How is Ang doing?
I'm not going to lie, I'm scared. I don't want to even believe it. I have to believe in my mind that everything's going to be OK for me to even be able to function. I'll be honest — the show is entertaining this season, but when the scene comes on about Ang being sick, it just rips my heart out. I get very emotional. Everyone thinks I'm this tough guy, but I'm a mush. I cried a lot when I found out. People stopped me on the street thinking I got jumped because my face was so swollen from crying. I love her so much.

It's tough because look what's she's going through. I feel guilty about fighting over bullshit when she's going through this. I really don't want to stress Ang out any more than she already is. So it's kind of tough. I'm going to sit here and bicker and fight? That's not what's really important.

"Mob Wives" airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on VH1.

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