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Calling Out Kenya's Lies

Cynthia has some rebuttals for some of Kenya's talk at the party.

I am so grateful to have celebrated my daughter Noelle's 13th birthday! Yes, I have a teenager now, and I know she is going to need me more than ever. These years are very important "growing years," and I am dedicated to making sure she blossoms into a beautiful, smart, kind, respectable young lady. I strive to be a mother that my daughter can look up to, and be proud of. There is never a moment in the day when Noelle is not on my mind, and in my heart. She is always with me, even when we are thousands of miles a part. I have achieved much success in my life, but the only thing that I am truly GREAT at is loving Noelle.

I love strong, powerful women! I always try to surround myself with smart, ambitious women because they empower me, and I can learn so much from them. Drama or not, I recognize, and respect that the ladies I work with are smart, confident, and all about their business. I have received a golden nugget from each of them, even when it may not have been coming from the kindest place! I love the irony of it all. You can empower people, and not even know that you are doing it. You never know where you may find inspiration, so always keep your eyes open because it may be hiding in some very "unlikely" places.

The LET YOUR SUCCESS FLOW party that I put together for NeNe was my sincere attempt to congratulate, and applaud her on her a job well done! I am inspired by her fearlessness to go out and conquer opportunities that even she could not image would be coming her way. She has astonished many with her soaring success, and just when people count her out, she always lands on her feet! Cheers to you!

It was Nene's idea to not make the party just about her own success, and to make it a celebration for all the successful women in our circle. I loved it! At least for one afternoon the girls would get all dolled up, sip champagne, and celebrate each other. The party was a huge success, the ladies were stunning and positive affirmation filled the air. However, there were a couple of bumps in the road:

Kenya telling Phaedra and Kandi that JET magazine asked her to be a judge at The Bailey Agency.

Cynthia -- that's the first lie. I invited Kenya to The Bailey Agency, and had I not she would have not been there, period. Out of the kindness of my heart I asked JET if they would mind if she joined us. While they weren't exactly jumping up and down about it, I got them to agree to let her come. Tip: Never tell a lie that you will definitely get caught in. Especially if the truth will eventually play out on national television.

Sidebar: No one has the authority to invite anyone to do anything at The Bailey Agency without my approval. EVERYTHING has to go through me first since it is my school.

Kenya telling Phaedra and Kandi that her security kicked Carlton (my assistant) out of The Bailey Agency.

Cynthia -- And that would be the second lie. The man at the school with Kenya approached Carlton, we all had words, and he was told to have a seat. That's exactly what he did. End of story.

Sidebar: I had no idea that guy was her bodyguard . I just assumed he was a family member who just came along with her for the car ride.

Extra sidebar: It was a bit disappointing to watch Kandi and Phaedra faces light up with so much joy when Kenya was berating me at their first lunch. Their facial expressions were irreplaceable and unforgettable.

I adore Vanessa Williams, we actually have many friends in common. I called her to ask for advice and help with my pageant. She was so gracious, positive, and excited to assist me in any way she could. Her love and support wer very validating, and meant the world to me! It was such an honor to get personal counsel from the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America. I am inspired by her strength, talent, kindness,and generosity. Much continued success to you and your amazing career. You are the queens of queens! Sidebar: I am still looking forward to lunch with you the next time I'm in New York City.

"Success doesn't just come to you, you go to it." -- Marva Collins

"A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing." -- Pearl Bailey

"Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door." -- Coco Chanel

Tune in next week to RHOA at 9pm on Bravo. I appreciate and love you guys!

Cynthia Bailey

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Kenya: I Felt Vindicated Yet Again

Kenya Moore weighs in on the dramatic confrontation with Phaedra Parks.

MOVING ON
I’d moved on and forgave Phaedra for all of the lies she single handedly fabricated about me. When Cynthia told me of Apollo’s latest findings, I didn’t doubt it, as I have experienced what she is capable of first hand. My emotional reaction was based on anger not pain. I thought, "The nerve of her!" She went on a slut shaming, whore-calling campaign without any proof, and now that Apollo caught her with sticky fingers dipped in chocolate, I felt vindicated yet again. I don’t care about their relationship or how many men Phaedra chooses to sleep with, that is her cross to bear.


FOGO De CHILE PLEASE!
I arrived at dinner with an open mind and just tried to stay focused on my future and not my past with these women. I have been to Brazil many times and made friendly talk with the waiter and was accused of flirting. I’m not above being nice to a waiter. And even if I was flirting, which I wasn’t, there is nothing wrong with a good man making an honest living. I wasn’t raised to only give my attention to married man that can buy my affections.


When Cynthia reluctantly brought up the Apollo accusations, I kept quiet. To those who say I’m in Phaedra’s business or marriage, let’s get one thing straight -- Phaedra brought my name into the conversation by saying "the text messages with Kenya and that supposedly didn’t happen either," in effect still calling me a whore and a liar. Of course I had a right to respond in kind. Classic Phaedra, divert attention from the real issue and lie on someone else, namely me. She tried it!


YOU WANT THE TRUTH? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!
Apollo and Phaedra are both liars. Facts are indisputable. However, we are not talking about a rumor but an accusation. Whether you choose to believe it or not, it comes down to the facts whereby Apollo presented proof. Yet, it’s OK to believe him when he lied about me. Remember the lie is a lie? But don’t believe him about Chocolate and the proof he presented. In fact, Phaedra to this day is still trying to get the public to believe there was an "affair." The hypocrisy and contradiction! LOL!


But the truth will always come to light. Phaedra claimed she wasn’t called a "head doctor" in high school, even though it was her new BFF who stated it. Oh, and didn’t Chuck also say Phaedra was a "jump off"? She also lied about the phone call with Cynthia until Cynthia presented hard evidence. And let’s not forget she even lied about her due date to everyone -- the timeline doesn’t lie. Phaedra has so many skeletons in her closet, and they are not from the dead people she embalms.


MY REAL OBSESSION
I’m obsessed with my life and all the amazing things that are happening. #ThatIsALL


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