Cast Blog: #RHOA

A Heavy Heart

Kim shares how the cast has set their drama aside to help Kandi in the wake of the recent tragedy.

 

I wrote this blog before the tragic loss of Ashley "AJ" Jewell, Kandi's fiancée. I am truly at a loss for words. My heart is incredibly heavy. I had the pleasure of spending time with AJ during the filming of season two. He was an incredible man, an incredible father and he will truly be missed. Although we as cast mates have had our share of drama, Lisa, NeNe, Sheree and I have come together as a team and will continue to do so to get Kandi through this difficult time. Please keep my friend Kandi, her family, AJ's children and his family in your prayers.

Before I begin I want to apologize again for missing Kandi’s performance. I don’t want her or anyone to think that I would purposely miss her big day. You’ll notice on the show that I don’t do a lot of going out at night because I don’t have a sitter at night. I’m a single Mom; it’s just me when the lights go out. My daughter got sick and I was FREAKING OUT about all of that swine flu business. She had unusual symptoms and I just couldn’t leave her and I couldn’t get a sitter. Again, SORRY! Please forgive me.

Now on to Lisa “Me Too” Wu. I just had to roll my eyes when she said that I probably had a disease. I’m sure if I had one, she’d want one too. There’s nothing original about the woman, she just runs around town copying off of every one else. I’m just waiting for her to put a song on iTunes. You know it’s coming! LOLOL!

 

 

NeNe calling me a low down dirty monkey with a wig on? Sounds like more of a self-description to me. Hey, she said it, not me.

Being in the studio is hard. You have to just keep going and keep working until you get it right. It was a great experience and I’m so glad that I just did it.

My party was very cool! A huge shout out to Aja, Crust, Vision Event Designs and Themed Events. At the time I was VERY excited about the proposal because I was led to believe that the divorce was 30 days away from being final. After a little investigation, I found out that I was STILL on the same merry-go-round. You know when you just WANT to believe that someone is going to do right by you? When you think to yourself, “There’s no way a man would go out and buy this MASSIVE rock and not be serious!” Right? One thing that I’ve learned over the course of this show is that I’m far too trusting. It’s my biggest flaw, which makes it ever harder to conquer.

On a deeper note, I hope you all understand that this business is hard and it takes a toll on me, my daughters, my family and my friends. Both of my daughters are able to read and navigate the internet and they have to deal with the all of the negative things that people have to say about me. You think you know what you've signed up for and then things get crazy and it’s like WHOA WHOA WHOA! We’re all mothers who have children that think the world of us and we’d like to preserve some of that because they deserve it. Just a little food for thought.

Until next week!

Kim Z.

Kenya: This Was My Season of Vindication

Kenya Moore opens up about her journey this season and gives an update on her pilot.

Life Twirls On
I love this title because it’s a testament to my life. This season has been my year of vindication. Thank God, because it was a long time coming. Some of my fans were so angry that I had been lied on for two years that they wanted blood. They and myself were angry and hurt that someone would physically attack me and never issue an apology for their actions, regardless of whether or not they felt justified. And who could forget the years of being called a whore a thousand different ways all in the name of Jesus?

Forgiveness
I’ve learned many lessons along the way and forgiveness is one. I have to admit I could not have done it on my own. I have my family to thank for that. I’m from Detroit and I was raised in survival mode from day one with a mother who vowed to “dog me for the rest of my life.” Therefore, I will always be a fighter. But my focus has shifted and I have too much to lose. I have realized I cannot make a person do the right thing, I cannot educate beyond one’s rudimentary limitations, and I cannot change anyone. However, what I can do is take responsibility for myself and sit back and let karma do the rest -- funny how that works.

My Sister’s Success
One of my favorite principles is you have to be as happy for another person’s success as you are for your own. I’m that girl who roots for all the girls to win. This isn’t me versus NeNe… One can’t deny that just six years ago no one knew who NeNe was and now she has had some acting success. I congratulate her as another woman who has worked my entire life in the entertainment industry and all of our accomplishments must be acknowledged and respected alike. There is room for us all -- not just one at a time. I refuse to pull someone down like a crab in a barrel; jealousy has never existed in my heart. With that said, it’s a lot easier to root for someone that is humble, gracious, and most of all thankful.

Life Twirls On!
“As an artist, I’m sensitive about my sh--” –Erykah Badu

LOL! I’m no different. I single handedly wrote, executive produced, financed, created, directed, and starred in my independent television pilot. Although the viewers only saw a glimpse of what it really takes to produce a TV show, it’s no joke. My name was on the line as well as my financial investment. But if I am going to gamble, I’d bet on me every time!

All the girls and I were in a good place but I still felt vulnerable. It’s torture to expose yourself in that way, to allow people to experience and criticize your work. But as you know, everything is not for everybody. With that said, it is a comedy and I did what I set out to do and that was make people laugh and entertain them. They all seemed to really enjoy it, and I especially appreciated Kandi, Demetria, and Claudia’s enthusiasm and love they showed me during the screening.

As a producer, it’s most fulfilling is to be able to employ others and give opportunities to talented people who may not otherwise be afforded them. Over 50 people worked on this production, and I want to thank my cast and crew for their priceless contributions and my Co-Executive Producer, Brandon DeShazer, for always coming through for me. There was so much excitement on social media as #LifeTwirlsOn was trending, creating a demand to see the entire show! The viewers have spoken and we will be airing the pilot very soon! Stay tuned for an official announcement.

To Team Twirl:
I see you, I hear you, and I thank you for fighting my battles for me. A lot of people have followers, but I truly have loyal fans. You have my back and I couldn’t do this without you. There was so much new positivity for me this season that it is unchartered territory for me. Don’t worry, I’m still that fiery, funny, shady, crazy Kenya that will read you for filth while twirling on my 5” heels you all have come to love or hate. From Celebrity Apprentice to Millionaire Matchmaker and talk shows like Wendy Williams, you continue to show up and make my shows some of the highest rated ever. Love me or hate me, I appreciate the fact that you can’t stop watching me! I love and appreciate you all.

Now Twirl!
Kenya

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