Rumors of a rift between Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks have been swirling around for decades, and despite addressing the supposed feud on a 2005 episode of The Tyra Banks Show, both women are constantly dogged by questions regarding the other.
Obviously given Campbell's new modeling competition, The Face, interest in their relationship has been reignited and on Sunday's episode of Watch What Happens Live, Campbell attempted to address the issue for the last time.
When asked by a caller if The Face employed ex-America's Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker simply to stick it to Banks, Campbell said that Barker was hired because he was available and possessed a knowledge of how reality TV works.
Campbell went on to defend her "good friendship" with Banks and slam the people who are constantly trying to pit them against one another.
"It does irk me that two women of color have to be pitted against each other," Campbell said. "You can have more than one woman of color in a fashion show. Unfortunately, back then, you could only have one so the other felt ... put out." She added, "I'm very proud of Tyra and what she's done with America's Next Top Model. I'm proud of her, I'm proud to know her."
Campbell went on to prove her love for Banks by choosing to marry the ANTM host in a game of Kill, Marry, F*ck. Although she did not hesitate to "kill" Heidi Klum, so perhaps we've been focusing on the wrong feud all these years...
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