‘Big Brother’s’ Derek Frazier Defends Saying He Carried Azah

“Big Brother 23” 2nd place finisher Derek Frazier talks Azah Awasum drama, explaining that he did not imply to harm her emotions and that he felt like she slept rather a lot within the first few weeks of the sport when he was “on the market doing rather a lot.”

Derek Says He Had No Malicious Intent

Derek created fairly the stir throughout the “Big Brother 23” finale when he instructed his ally and good good friend Azah Awasum that he “carried” her to the top. She took such umbrage with that assertion that it brought about her to rethink her finale plan — if she would have received the ultimate Head of Household, she would have taken Xavier Prather to the finals over Derek.

Derek instructed Heavy that he did not imply to harm Azah’s emotions, however based mostly on the early weeks of the sport, he thought she was “sleeping rather a lot” whereas he was “on the market” getting issues executed.

Heavy: You stated a number of issues about Azah’s recreation that a number of followers had been actually questioning. How did you carry Azah to the top?

Derek: The issues that I used to be going off of was a number of the week 1-5. … I used to be making strikes of manipulating. Now, in fact, I have never seen the show. I do not know the way issues had been portrayed, however I did a number of manipulating and taking part in individuals and going to HOHs every week with the entire Suaghterhouse, the entire Butcher Squad, ensuring all these individuals get focused even when I do not win [HOH].

So issues that I used to be doing, I might simply come again and be like, “Oh, don’t be concerned about it, Azah, I bought it.” … be good friend and whatnot. I felt like till the week that Britini went house, that is once I began seeing Azah come out to play. So it was these first starting weeks that I used to be going off of that I felt … it got here throughout very, how can I say it, you already know, imply. And that wasn’t my purpose in any respect. Me and Azah had been very shut the whole season. … I believe it was the stress, the stress and I’m very blunt. I’ll simply say how I really feel, the place hey, that is simply my opinion. Everyone else can really feel completely different.

This is how I really feel due to conversations and issues that we hadn’t mentioned … while you get in the direction of the top, you begin questioning and being like, ‘You know what? I really feel such as you had been sleeping rather a lot and looking at these partitions. I believe I used to be on the market doing rather a lot.’ But it was by no means meant to return from a malicious place. I like Azah. I all the time cared for her the whole time and I nonetheless love her to today.

Of course, her emotions had been damage. I by no means meant for that to occur. At the top of the day, the one particular person I owe that to is her, however I believe that she is aware of when she watches it again, I actually did have her finest pursuits [in mind]. I made positive to designate myself to be a pawn two instances for her, so she would by no means go up. I ought to’ve voiced extra of the issues that I did to ensure that us to say hey, I did this and you probably did this.

Derek Wishes He Had Vocalized More About What He Did In the Game

Heavy: Would you do something in a different way for those who might or do you have got any regrets?

Derek: I positively want that I had spoken up extra about issues that I did as a result of I believe it seems to be like I simply laid round and napped all day and did not do something. I want that I stated hey guys, simply to let you already know, week one, I’ve already made positive that Travis is a goal as a result of I’ve been speaking to Frenchie and did this. I want I stated week two when Frenchie was on the block, which had nothing to do with me, I might’ve stated hey, I did not do nothing this week, however I’ve been ensuring to place the plan in place for Brent to be the goal subsequent week. … there have been so many issues that I used to be already setting up and I want I had vocalized them. That’s the one factor I remorse. …

I believe the factor I would like everybody to hopefully perceive is that the ladies in the home, I like them they usually actually did love me. We all had conversations all through the time of, “Hey, Big D, you may say the B-word to me, I’m advantageous with that.” We had that relationship and I stated, “Y’all can see the identical factor to me.” I instructed them, “You wanna learn me, learn me ‘trigger I’m gonna learn you ‘trigger it is a show and we’re right here to entertain.” I hope that over the course of time that folks can see that I’m not right here to, how can I say, be that kind of particular person. I’m humorous! I believe I’m humorous. I hope individuals discover me humorous. I’ve light-hearted jokes and on the finish of the day, I’m gonna say what I wanna say and if anybody takes it private, it is not meant to be private. It’s a actuality show and I believe that everybody in that home is aware of who I’m and that is all that issues to me. I might care much less about what anyone else thinks. It’s what they assume as a result of they lived with me for 85 days.

Derek Was Not Surprised Tiffany Won America’s Favorite Player

Heavy: Were you stunned that Tiffany received America’s Favorite Player?

Derek: Uh, no. I used to be not stunned. I believe it was a type of issues the place she positively deserved it. People had been like hey, it is both gonna be you, DX, or Tiffany, however I knew it wasn’t gonna be me ‘trigger I used to be like look, I’m most likely gonna seem like a villain. It is what it’s and I can not do nothing about it. I do not actually care. You both hate me otherwise you love me and on the finish of the day, I nonetheless love everybody. Even the individuals that don’t like me, I nonetheless love them as a result of on this world, life is simply too brief and for those who take every thing so critical, how are you going to get pleasure from issues in life?

I knew Tiffany was gonna get [AFP] and he or she deserved it. She was humorous! The factor about it was Tiffany and I made our amends. We had our coronary heart to coronary heart and talked and we had instances the place we simply clashed, however that is what household does. Because me and Tiffany, we’re lower from the identical fabric — she stated we wasn’t, however we had been — it was onerous for us at instances to return collectively and be like, hey, you already know what? I get you. I see what you are saying. But yeah, she positively deserved it. Think about it, she went out at six and it was onerous and I felt like you do not need any individual leaving and never having alternative for something.

Derek Was Happy to Lose to Xavier

Heavy: Were you stunned it was a unanimous vote for Xavier?

Derek: No! I used to be not stunned. Xavier labored actually onerous this season. We labored nicely collectively, we had been a duo, we had a closing two, however the way in which that Xavier was profitable comps and whatnot — this was a jury for those who do not win a comp, they are not gonna have a look at you and assume you are a winner. I knew that hey, if I’ve to lose towards anybody, I wish to lose towards him and I’m OK with that. I simply need second place. I wanna be sitting in these closing two chairs so I can say hey, I sat in these closing two chairs. I used to be very pleased to be there.

“Big Brother” returns this winter with a 3rd movie star version, then season 24 ought to return in the summertime of 2022.


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