The first part of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion aired and it made me cringe to say the least. Given that Kenya was the resident crazy this season, she earned the coveted seat next to Andy Cohen after only her first season. The first part was mostly about her – and her annoying fan.
She flicked that thing every time she needed a gimmick, much like her entire presence on this show, to shield her from the truth. There are times when Kenya is funny and you can’t help but laugh with her, and the reunion was not one of those times.
On to the reunion, before Kenya made the show about herself, Kandi and NeNe had a brief exchange. It started with the dinner in Hollywood that the girls were late to and NeNe did not allow them to enter. Kandi and NeNe discussed how they always have this weird relationship where NeNe says things about Kandi that are negative, but nobody knows why. Kandi reveals that NeNe said something bad about her on the radio once about her relationship with AJ.
It seems that Kandi likes to keep the show separate from her real life unless she’s actually friends with you. She felt that she didn’t play with NeNe like that, and that NeNe should have stayed inside the show’s boundaries, and when she didn’t, that’s when she got a “new” Kandi. NeNe at least owns up to what she says about Kandi.
Then the Kenya Show begins. Andy plays a montage of Kenya and Porsha’s rocky interactions and it all started when Porsha accidentally referred to Kenya as Miss America instead of Miss USA. Kenya says that Porsha did that purposely to be a bitch, despite Porsha having corrected herself right after. Here goes Kenya making herself the victim.
Kenya also reacted poorly to Porsha at first because she felt that Porsha was questioning her too much about her personal life, such as her marriage status and whether she had kids or not. Obviously this hit a nerve with Kenya because it made her realize that she had neither – which she was so desperately thirsty for! Porsha asks why she only took offense when she asked Kenya about this, and Kenya, having no answer just flicked her crutch, that annoying fan, and fanned herself with no response.
Andy asks Kenya if it was really necessary to escort Porsha out by two security guards at the costume party, and that if by asking her to be Halle Berry from BAPS, she was trying to ridicule her. NeNe and Cynthia think so! Porsha calls Kenya aggressive and once again, the fan. Kenya tries to act like she can dish it and take it, but she really can not.
Next – the God forsaken donkey booty ordeal. Kill me. I pray that we never have to hear of this ever again after the reunion.
The stupid donkey and stallion booty battle continues. Kenya is called out by Andy on being a copy cat and she denies copying the idea. Kenya states that she simply filled the distribution deal she secured for Phaedra. Because she’s a “beauty brand” (Girl, explain the ashy feet and terrible skin then!) it made more sense for her to make a workout video anyway.
They get into a dispute about who’s is selling more on Amazon and honestly, who cares? Kenya is a copy cat plain and simple. Plus, they are both only selling these because of RHOA viewers who will order it. Neither woman is a fitness guru. Get over it. Next.
The ladies are going at it at this point, and Kenya says Phaedra is too overweight to make a fitness video anyway. Haha! Except you weren’t saying this when you wanted to produce her video! Even if you said that as a business move, keep your story straight all the way so you don’t look even more crazy. Phaedra retaliates that at least her booty wasn’t fake (like her Atlanta house, and her relationship with Walter) and bought in Mexico.
Kenya says that at least her heart is real. NOTICE: She didn’t even deny being Silicone Barbie. Their long back-and-forth concludes with Phaedra telling Kenya that if she is going to come for her she will need more than just a little fan. Kenya’s reply? Phaedra will be picking her teeth up from the ground, pregnant and all. Disgusting and not cute.
I was very impressed with Phaedra in this situation. She read Kenya like this morning’s paper and held her own. It must be that lawyer in her. Kenya came off just crazy. There really is no other word. And that fan?! I’m glad Kandi called her out and asked her to flick it with her left hand. It was funny the first time or two, but I would have probably just yanked it from her after the second time and made sure it was gone with the wind.
Other moments included Cynthia being put on the spotlight for her new persona on the show. She was more in control and outspoken this season and says it’s because she had gone through issues in past seasons with Peter, finances, etc. Cynthia also says she can’t win if she’s too nice and quiet, or a little more feisty. True. I liked Cynthia a lot more this season so I think she should keep it this way!