Cast Blog: #RHOA

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Claudia: "These Double Standards are Killing Me"

Kandi: "I'm Not Two-Faced"

Phaedra: I Appreciated Demetria's Apology

Are Demetria and Phaedra Cool?

NeNe on Her Apology

Cynthia: Claudia Can Read with the Best of Them

Claudia: NeNe's Behavior Needed to Be Checked

Kenya on "The Beasts"

Phaedra: Demetria Took Things Too Personally

GIF Recap: Lessons in Reading

Phaedra's Ignorant Comments

Claudia: I'm Not Surprised by NeNe's Ugly Demeanor

Kenya: NeNe Doesn't Want to Like Me

Cynthia: I'm Moving Forward in Grace and Love

Kandi: "I Wasn't Trying to Set Demetria Up"

Phaedra on Being Recognized by the Bar

NeNe: "I'm Not a Fake Friend"

Demetria Responds to the Rumors

Cynthia: Forgiveness is a Process

Phaedra: My Mother is My Rock

Kenya: "An Acknowledgement is Not an Apology"

Claudia: I Do Not Own a Flip Phone

Cynthia: It Was Awkward Seeing Phaedra Uncomfortable

Demetria: I Have No Beef with Kenya

NeNe Explains the Wig

Phaedra: I Was Hoping Apollo Wouldn't Create a Scene

Kenya's Not Interested in Roger Bobb

Claudia: "I'm the Samantha of the Group"

Kenya: Cynthia Commanded the Runway

Phaedra: You Don't Often Come Across Hair Burglary

Cynthia: "I Pray We Can Make Peace"

Claudia: I Could Relate to Cynthia's Insecurities

Cynthia's "Non-Conversation" with NeNe

NeNe: The Pit Bull Act is Not a Good Look

Kenya: If It Looks Like a Fraud...

Phaedra: "I Moved Past This Years Ago"

Claudia: I Am Not Asking for Sympathy

GIF Recap: Saltines, Anyone?

Kenya: Why Would Apollo Try to Hurt Phaedra?

Cynthia: "My Heart Went Out to Kenya"

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Episode 2: Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor counts down the top three moments.

This week's episode was full of surprises between unexpected lesbian weekends, birthday parties, and prayer cloths.

No. 3 - Hunk of Burning Love

To escape all the drama with Sheree, NeNe whisked Cynthia and Kandi off to Miami for a little rest and relaxation. And unsurprsingly Kandi mixed with a girls' weekend leads to conversations about sex. Specifically about, you guessed it, dildos! Now Kandi may be an "initimate luxury specialist," but NeNe is no fan of toys. She claims she's scared that she'll get third degree burns down below, but in her interview I think we get the real reason -- a dildo can't pay you any compliments in bed. Point well taken.

However things got really real when Kandi revealed that she needs a man who will "kiss both of her lips." It was NeNe's turn to take the expert role however when she shared that someone could be a good kisser but a bad "eater." You really have to give the Atlanta ladies credit, they are not shy about their initmate needs whatsoever. Who needs Sue Johanson when you have The Real Housewives of Atlanta? No. 2 - Queer Coincidence

I mean really? A girls' weekend where the ladies wanted to cruise for guys ends up being lesbian pride weekend? Even I would have had a hard time believing that they didn't learn that until they got there, if the exact same thing hadn't happened to a friend of mine. I'm not even kidding (although it was gay men rather than lesbians). Evidently either Miami is constantly having pride weekends (in which case I need to spend more time in Miami) or they just don't advertise them very well. In any event, the our Atlanta girls are "strictly dickly" according to NeNe, so finding a Miami fling wasn't in the cards this time around.

No. 1 - A Woman of the Cloth

The prayer cloth that is. Once again Phaedra teaches us about something that not everybody knows about, and that something is the prayer cloth. This is just a small, napkin-like piece of fabric that a lady carries around to cover her lap so as not to expose herself when wearing a skirt in church. It's probably also useful if you want to sit on the grass in a park or are in desperate need of a napkin after enjoying some cheese doodles while taking a stroll. Don't leave home without it!

I also have to point out how wonderful the interactions between Willie Watkins and Phaedra are. First off, he constantly needs to be subtitled because he's such a fast yet low talker. Second, whenever Phaedra gets too caught up in the money side of the funeral business, he reminds her that it's all about family and compassion. He's like the little hard to understand angel on her shoulder, and it's adorable! Next week things get tense between Apollo and Peter at Kim's baby shower. This certainly doesn't look like it's going to end well.

Are Demetria and Phaedra Cool?

Demetria McKinney opens up about her apology to Phaedra Parks.

These girls, these girls, these girls! My performance is approaching quickly and we've had nothing but shade, shadows, and pearl clutching the whole time! Really?! We are in Puerto Rico, why be so nasty and so rude?

I like to have my peace when in performance situations, so I had to get the negativity off of me. I went to Phaedra and apologized, but I want to be very clear as to what that meant. The whole exchange between me and her happened because when you are just getting to know someone, certain comments can't be said. Period. I said the 8 comment to let her know I like peace, but I have that fight. My apology was for the hurt that resulted from that comment, not for standing my ground and defending myself. I tried, yet again, to be classy and yet, my apology was not reciprocated. Do I feel she could have said, "I'm sorry too," sure. But at the end of the day, I went to her so that I felt right. I can't sit and wait for others to catch up. Are we cool? As long as the Belle doesn't get to ringing too loud again! LOL!

On to the next. I hate seeing the divide, but for me the line in the sand wasn't drawn due to looks, it was drawn due to mentality. Claudia said it perfectly, there is a double standard in the group. If I am offended, I'm too sensitive. If you are offended, I'm hitting below the belt. Kenya can be falsely called a whore, but when the tea may be true about someone else on the other "team," that's cause for silence and victim banners? Look, I don't know (or care) who's doing what with whom, but I do care that what's good for the goose is equally good for the gander. Hopefully we can get it together one day...

At the end of it all, my performance went great! Everyone seemed to enjoy it and that to me made it a success. For the record, I've never said the word pop in any capacity to these ladies! LOL! I'm not trying to be a pop star, I just want to do me and have people relate and enjoy. "100" shot to number 5 on iTunes, and my next single "Trade It All" is out on CD and will be on iTunes and other media outlets within the week! Even the commentary from the clique was awesome!

Phaedra: "She can blow."
Kandi: "Strong R&B artist"
Kenya: "Demetria is giving me Beyonce and Brat is giving Jay-Z! No shade, no tea!"

LMAO! I appreciate that despite our differences, we were able to keep it "100"! (Shameless plug, LOL!)

I'm living my dream and happy in my life. I hope everyone that's not in that same space finds a way to get there.

 
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