The 90 Day Fianceverse is no stranger to cast feuds, and earlier today two of the franchise’s biggest villains went head-to-head on social media! Fellow Austinites Mohamed Jbali and Ricky Reyes got into a war of words because Mohamed had previously snubbed Ricky’s pitch to do some photogrpahy/videography work together before announcing yesterday that he is currently working on a music video for a friend — this just weeks after Ricky filmed a music video for co-star Tarik “Dirt DayOH” Myers.
A post about Mohamed’s latest video project was shared by John Yates on Instagram, and Ricky lit the feud fuse with his reaction to the news:
?? what a punk, really?? I send Mohamed a message to collab since we in the same state/city and he never responded. I’m really interested to see how it comes out. I will give credit if it’s good, I won’t be a hater.
Ricky’s comment generated numerous responses, including one from Mohamed’s ex-wife Danielle Jbali. She told Ricky that Mohamed “won’t reply because he probably knows you were on the show and if you are not a panty dripper he won’t respond.” Ricky replied to Danielle with: “lmao, your comment is priceless.”
(Danielle was asked by another commenter what she meant by “panty dripper,” and Danielle explained that panty drippers are “women who message Mohamed telling him he is good and praise him.” Good to know!)
OK, now that we know that Ricky is clearly not a panty dripper, let’s move on to Mohamed’s response — which came in the form of a text graphic posted to his Instagram story. Here’s a full transcript:
I’m on social media to communicate with family and fRIENDs And share my thoughts And Not any other reason
Drama is not my thing
Tv and fame are not for me
I’m not obligated to answer my DM’s 24/7
Not my job to help someone get famous
Sorry for disappointing
Ricky replied with his own text graphic posted to his Instagram story in which he made fun of Mohamed’s previous job as an Uber/Lyft driver. (Mohamed now works for the Post Office. I don’t know if he still doing the ride-sharing thing.)
Mohamed be direct, man up. First of all, you ain’t famous, and I don’t need your help to be famous because that’s not what I want.
I’m about business, I make decisions based on how to maximize and generate revenue.
Anyhow, I do need your help, I need a ride to the airport next week heading out to NYC for another smart business endeavor.
BTW I’m a good tipper.
Just like all of her relationships on Before the 90 Days, Ricky realized that he had gone a little too far and wanted to apologize and express his regret for what he said. His Instapology came in the form of a live video posted after he deleted his text graphic from his story. Here’s a transcript of most of what he said in the video:
Hey listen, I just want to clarify something with Mohamed. First off, what I said about his job, I take that back, you know, because you can’t really f**k with somebody with their hustle. If that’s what he does, and that’s what brings money to the table, that’s what he does. So I take that back, you know. I went too far on that, in that regard.
But, you know, I’ve got nothing against Mohamed. Mohamed, he works hard…He works harder than a lot of these f**king trolls that are constantly f**king messaging me all the f**king time. That guy works hard.
His motive with Danielle? I don’t know…I’m not even going to talk about that.
But I think his response was a direct response to my comment yesterday on John Yates’ channel. But if he keeps reading, clearly I say, ‘Hey, I’m just f**king around. I don’t really care about what Mohamed thinks.’ So if he was to read it in its entirety, he would be, like, ‘Alright, Ricky was just f**king around.’
But, I did contact him before because I think it would have made some business sense for me and him to team up because the guy has really good equipment. I see the equipment that he has. And he knows, in this business, the more people you have to work with you, the better it is. But in no way, shape, or form do I feel that he’s obligated to talk to me. If he doesn’t want to talk to me, he doesn’t have to. Yesterday I was just f**king around. But yeah, I’ve got nothing against Mohamed. I think he’s a good guy. He works hard, and you got to respect a man for that. You know, no matter where he works, as long as he’s working, bringing food to the table, and surviving, you got to respect that.
So, that comment, I got to take it back. The one on the stories, I got to take that one back because that was f**ked up on my end.
It’s just one of those things where I’ve got nothing against Mohamed, but I think if we was to team up, it makes senses business-wise, you know? I can pitch him personally what I think and how it makes sense because money’s money. He might not like me, I may not like him, but money is money. But, he’s not obligated to answer me. So that’s all I got to say. I wish you the best of luck Mohamed. I’m sorry for what I said in the stories — I take that back. And that’s it. And what I said yesterday, read it in its entirety. You’re gonna see that I said I’m just f**king around. I don’t care what Mohamed thinks.
If you are wanting to read what Ricky said in its entirety, we’ve got you covered! Here is the full Instagram comment conversation, including input from Danielle:
So what are your thoughts on Mohamed snubbing Ricky and Ricky getting his boohole hurt over it? Personally, I think Mohamed should have responded and set up a meeting with Ricky. Worst case scenario is that at least Mohamed would get an engagement ring out of it!
UPDATE – The Instagram comment party continued on our post about this article! All we’re missing is Mohamed! Here are the comments and our post so you can join in on the conversation: