'Vanderpump Rules' star Lala Kent explains the infamous pasta argument and why she regrets bringing it up

"Vanderpump Rules" fans have been buzzing for weeks about pasta.

On the January 22 episode called It's Not About the Pasta, Lala Kent and James Kennedy got into a screaming match at lunch -- with friend, Logan, looking on -- over James' girlfriend Raquel. After Lala told James that she had eaten some of Raquel's pasta, he took a dig at Lala's boyfriend, prompting a massive argument seemingly about someone eating someone else's pasta.

SEE ALSO: 'Vanderpump Rules' star Lala Kent reveals she 'has no communication' with James Kennedy

But was it really about the pasta? Is "pasta" a code word for drugs? What's the big deal about eating someone's pasta?

After the bizarre blowup, social media went into a tizzy over whether "pasta" actually meant "cocaine," which is rumor that cast members like Kristen Doute and Ariana Madix have both publicly denied. 

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 21: Lala Kent visits SiriusXM at SiriusXM Studios on February 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Lala Kent -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Lala Kent at the Guess Spring 2018 Campaign Reveal starring Jennifer Lopez on January 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Guess, Inc.)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 19: Model Lala Kent attends the WanderLuxxe House with Apex Social Club presents 'Mandy' after party presented by OTTLending during Sundance 2018 on January 19, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for WanderLuxxe )
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 17: Lala Kent attends the Premiere Of STX Films' 'Den Of Thieves' at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on January 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: Reality TV Personality / Model Lala Kent attends the PrettyLittleThing by Kourtney Kardashian launch party on October 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 01: Model Lala Kent attends the 3rd Annual Amber Rose SlutWalk on October 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Lala Kent attends Kari Feinstein's Style Lounge presented by Ocean Spray on September 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) Lala Kent, Ariana Madix, and Tom Sandoval attend the 2017 Gersh Emmy Party presented by Tequila Don Julio 1942 on September 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Gersh)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 02: Lala Kent (L) and Scheana Marie at the Julie Hewett Pucker&Pout Collaboration Launch Party at SUR Lounge on August 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 17: Lala Kent attends PrettyLittleThing X Olivia Culpo Launch at Liaison Lounge on August 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 01: TV personality Lala Kent attends the MAC Pro to Pro Los Angeles Event at Siren Studios on June 1, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 03: Actor/models Lala Kent (L) and Scheana Marie attend the 'This Is LA' Premiere Party at Yamashiro Hollywood at Yamashiro Hollywood on May 3, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 17: LaLa Kent attends the OK! Magazine's Summer Kick-Off Party at W Hollywood on May 17, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 06: TV personalities Lala Kent and Scheana Marie attend Star Magazine's Hollywood Rocks event at 1OAK on April 6, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: LaLa Kent -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
VANDERPUMP RULES -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Lala Kent, Andy Cohen -- (Photo by: Nicole Weingart/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Lala Kent attends OK! Magazine's Pre-GRAMMY Event at Avalon Hollywood on February 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Justin Baker/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22:Model / Reality TV Personality Lala Kent attends OK! Magazine's annual pre-Oscar event at Nightingale Plaza on February 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Lala Kent attends Vanderpump Dogs Foundation Gala at Taglyan Cultural Complex on November 3, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Lala Kent (L) and James Kennedy attend Vanderpump Dogs Foundation Gala at Taglyan Cultural Complex on November 3, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Lala Kent attends the GEANCO Foundation's 2016 Hollywood Fundraiser Gala at Spectra by Wolfgang Puck at the Pacific Design Center on October 21, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Lala Kent attends the 4th Annual Reality TV Awards at Avalon on November 2, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)
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So, if they were really arguing over pasta, what was the big deal? During a sit-down interview with AOL Entertainment this week, Lala revealed why the pasta was brought up in the first place and why, looking back, she now regrets ever having brought it up.

SEE ALSO: 'Vanderpump Rules': Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz spill on 'whirlwind' season 6

"During that scene, the conversation between James and Logan got extremely heated about how much Logan doesn't care for Raquel and [James and Logan] having a romantic relationship, and I felt it getting heavy," she explained to us. "We were like the three musketeers! So, I brought up the pasta to make light of a joke, like, 'We ate the pasta! That was the problem!'"

 

 

"And, keep in mind, I had a 45-minute conversation with Raquel that night -- like a heart-to-heart -- and this b--ch doesn't even remember it," she went on. "I'm really thinking that she didn't care about the pasta. She was that drunk. We were all drunk. If you get a group of girls together and you have a plate of food, it's going to get devoured."

"It had to do with a plate of food, for real!" she finished. "I just said it to make light of the situation that was happening and now I totally wish I wouldn't have [said anything]. It made it heavy and redirected at me."

So, there you have it: It was, indeed, about the pasta.

We also chatted with Lala Kent about her relationship with James Kennedy now, her budding friendship with Katie Maloney and her willingness to be more outspoken this season.

Watch our full interview with "Vanderpump Rules" star Lala Kent:
 

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