Credit: Bravo Photo: Sheree Whitfield and Marlo Hampton Duke it Out

After weeks of decidedly un-Housewife-like behavior on Season 4 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, the ladies finally treated us to a blowout of epic proportions. Turns out we just needed to get our Hotlanta gals out of Atlanta to get them fired up — and Africa definitely brought out the claws.

The Deets

Before their plane even took off, NeNe Leakes set the stage by declaring a war between the Smalls — Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks, and Sheree Whitfield — and the Talls — herself, Cynthia Bailey, and her secret weapon, Marlo Hampton.

Once they get to Cape Town, it turns out that Sheree has a friend there and she's been invited to his home for a party. Sheree had asked Kandi and Phaedra to join her, but since her and NeNe weren't exactly speaking, she didn't invite NeNe and she figured Cynthia wouldn’t leave her bestie behind. Obviously, she didn't even know Marlo was coming, so all of the Talls were off the invite list. Yes, it was a bit awkward, but it is what it is.

Until... Sheree decides to invite Cynthia after all the women go on a peacemaking yacht ride together, but still doesn't want NeNe or Marlo there. NeNe doesn't care, but Marlo's not about to get dissed by Sheree.

When Marlo storms into Sheree's room to confront her about the snub, Sheree actually invites her to come along... but it's too late! Out of nowhere, Marlo busts out with, "Anyway, that's why you don't have a man, go and hang with them f***ots with your ugly stupid ass." Um, ew.

Naturally, things escalate from there, with Sheree attacking Marlo for having an octogenarian sugar daddy and Marlo going on about Sheree's financial woes. We could barely make out what they were saying, especially when they resorted to a bizarre face-off that we're still trying to figure out. Even NeNe had to admit they looked "absolutely stupid!"

The Winner

Hands down, Sheree. True, she probably should have just invited all the women, but Marlo's behavior was downright scary. And, we definitely don't appreciate homophobic slurs. Two huge thumbs down.