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Vanderpump Rules’ Jax Taylor Calls Lala Kent’s Departure Story a ‘Joke’: ‘She Got Kicked Off a Long Time Ago’

Take a sip of your Pumptini and sit down for this. Vanderpump RulesJax Taylor took to Twitter on Wednesday, December 14, to slam his former costar and enemy Lala Kent after she announced her midseason exit from the Bravo show.

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The drama began when Taylor, 37, commented on a tweet from fellow reality TV star Spencer Pratt, who jokingly said he’d like to take Kent’s spot on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills spinoff. “Lemme get her spot,” the Hills alum, 33, wrote, which prompted the SUR employee to retweet Pratt and write, “Umm sweet heart you got kicked off a long time ago. What a joke this is.”

And Taylor didn’t stop there. Asked by a fan if “Lala really quit,” the Michigan native replied, “Umm no.. they kicked her off, just more of her lies.”

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As Pump Rules fans are well aware, Taylor and Kent have repeatedly butted heads on the show since the aspiring actress and singer joined the cast in season 4. Though they used to shamelessly flirt with one another at work (as documented on the hit series), their friendship took a turn for the worse when Taylor’s girlfriend, Brittany Cartwright, visited L.A. from Kentucky and confronted Kent over her too-friendly interactions with the hunky bartender during a particularly heated 2015 episode.

Jax and LaLa
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Kent — who confirmed her departure from Vanderpump Rules on Monday, December 12 — opened up to Us Weekly about her decision to walk away from the drama-filled TV program. According to the “Feeling You” songstress, she was tired of the flak she received from the cast for her alleged romance with a married man.

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“I have a boyfriend who I’m madly in love with, and this married man rumor that who knows where the f–k they pulled this out, whose ass it came out of, it’s just not worth it to me in any way, shape or form,” the Salt Lake City native (who did not specify who her significant other is) told Us on Tuesday. “I feel like my personal life is meant to be personal and I don’t have to share everything. Even though they want to call it a reality TV show, this s–t is not real.”

Kent filmed her final scenes in early July, but told Us that she attempted to quit the show multiple times before. “[I tried to quit] during the very first episode that everyone saw. … I tried to leave. That’s why in one of the clips my dress is unzipped. I took my mic off and told them I was done and then something went on and then I tried to leave three other times, but they wouldn’t let me,” she claimed. “So my exit was the day before the Fourth of July. I got in my car, my Range Rover, that apparently was paid for by some man who I’ve never heard about or seen in my life. I jumped in my Range Rover and drove 10 hours to Utah, and my mom turned my phone off so no one could get a hold of me. … I basically started fresh when I got back to L.A.”

Vanderpump Rules airs on Bravo Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.

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