There’s a different between “want” and “need.” “I want you in my life, I don’t need you in my life,” Drita reminds her formerly incarcerated husband, Lee, any woman wanting to argue about silly stuff, and all salespeople who dare underestimate her knowledge of fresh kicks. Typically, though, the Mob Wives women get what they want AND what they need, thanks to their assertive, intimidating, and straight-up lady boss behavior.
It might have something to do with how they were raised and the people they surround themselves with, or it might be the result of those bountiful assets they’ve been toting around up top for 30 years–and what they keep inside them (brass knuckles). G is for gangster, after all. Check out some of a collection of all the times the women have reminded us who exactly wears the pants in their families, and on the island known as Staten, below.