Barbie Imperial has admitted that she was hurt over Karen Reyes’ claims there were “cat fights” between some of the GirlTrends members caused by their differences and envy.
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In an exclusive interview with PUSH, Barbie said that both the current and former members of the “It’s Showtime” girl group got affected by it.
“Para sa part namin, medyo masakit pa rin kasi hindi lang 'yung taong tinutukoy 'yung naaapektuhan or nadadamay. Pati rin po 'yung mga ex-GirlTrends. Siyempre dinadala pa rin naman po namin 'yung pangalan ng Girl Trends,” she said.
Barbie and Karen did not spend that much time together as they belonged to different sub-groups. Karen was in Team Sexy while Barbie was in Team Young, and she maintained that there in her team everyone got along just fine.
Barbie added, “Lumabas po kasi 'yung issue, wala na po ako sa GirlTrends din kasi natanggal na rin po ako eh.”
She clarified, however, that she wasn’t dropped from GirlTrends by the management as she will also have to focus on her acting career along with her “Langit Lupa” co-star Miho Nishida.
“’Di naman talaga kami inalis totally daw talaga but kami nila Ate Miho, kinailangan lang kaming alisin para to give chance to others naman daw kasi at least meron naman daw po kaming ginagawa. ‘Langit Lupa’ kami pareho ni Ate Miho… Para maging fair na rin po sa iba,” she explained.
Aside from “Langit Lupa,” Barbie is also doing acting projects like her starring role in an upcoming episode of “Ipaglaban Mo” playing opposite “Till I Met You” and “Extra Service” actor Enzo Pineda.