Draya Michele is firing back at her ex-fiance Orlando Scandrick -- claiming the Dallas Cowboys star is treating their relationship like a circus ... and she's the clown.
We broke the story ... Scandrick broke off their engagement yesterday -- saying it was a "poor decision" to propose to the "Basketball Wives L.A." star in the first place.
But now, Michele has finally responded ... saying, "It must be fun to watch someone throw stones at a person, so much fun others want to join in on the rock slinging."
She continued ... "I was just involved in a circus and didn't know I was the clown."
As for rumors that she bought her own engagement ring, Michele shot that down as well -- "I would NEVER buy my own ring or fake an engagement."
Long story short ... these two people don't like each other.