Credit: Karen Gravano on Instagram

Tonight (December 5) marks the premiere of Mob Wives: New Blood on VH1, and even before anything has officially aired, behind-the-scenes drama has already begun. In a preview of tonight’s episode, we see new cast member Alicia DiMichele call out recently-departed mob wife Karen Gravano for profiting off of her father, mobster Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, in spite of the fact that he killed 19 people.

Wow, Alicia’s really coming in from Philly with guns blazing. According to the Season 4 addition, Sammy “The Bull” was responsible for the death of her father-in-law. Alicia has been very clear about how important family is, so we’re not surprised that she’s taken up this issue. But with Karen no longer on the show, we were wondering whether we’d hear anything back from her end.

Thank goodness for Twitter. Just hours after the sneak preview was released, Karen took to her account to air her grievances about the scene. She tweeted, “@AliciaDiMichele why don't you tell the fans how your rat ass husband threatening to sue VH1 if I was on the show…”

Alicia wasted no time to respond, firing back, “@KarenGravanoVH1 The truth is I was only asked to be on the show after you were fired.This is not the storyline, it's history.”

And the Twitter feud didn’t stop there, with the two going back and forth about Alicia’s hubby, who Karen says is hardly a victim and pleaded guilty to attempted murder, himself. “@AliciaDiMichele if you guys are so Upset Sammy will be home in about 2 1/2 let your husband know,” Karen tweeted. Eek, this is getting real!

Karen closed out her rant by stating, “People want to bash me and then make it to where I am not on the show to defend myself that's real gangsta lol Reality not.” Touché, Karen. We think you should get your chance to speak your piece on the show, too. It’s only fair. And to be honest, it’s great entertainment.

What do you think about this Twitter feud? Do you wish Karen was still on the show? Let us know in the comments.

Samantha Lear is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!