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Did Kenya Steal Phaedra's Idea?

Cynthia shares her thoughts on the booty video brawl.

Hello everyone! I was working and traveling, so I did not get the opportunity to post my blog for the last couple of weeks. So let's go back for a minute, because I would like to address a few things.

Business is business, and it is never personal. Unfortunately, doing business with friends rarely ends well and usually ends up kicking you in the butt, be it donkey or stallion!  I wish Phaedra much success with her donkey booty video, however I am not (nor have I ever been) involved  in any way. The possibility of The Bailey Agency doing the casting for the video did come up in casual conversation at my PT moscato launch party at Bar One, but there were never any serious discussions or meetings with me to move forward from Kenya or Phaedra. I assumed that the dynamic duo had decided to do the casting themselves or used another company. So when my staff brought it to my attention that Phaedra had sent out a tweet saying that there was a donkey booty casting at The Bailey Agency, I shut it down immediately. I would never assume that I was entitled to a free service of any kind from any of the ladies’ businesses and will always expect the same in return. Casting is one of the many services that we provide at The Bailey Agency and of course we get paid a fee to do it. Once my position was clear in regards to the casting, the rest of the dialogue was between Kenya and Phaedra. Donkey booty or stallion booty, no one in this group is a jack ass when it comes to their business or money! Kenya and Phaedra are both strong, smart women, and I have every confidence that they will work it out! No pun intended.

Let's go! This week’s episode:

Runway Red Kids Fashion Show!

I had such a great time casting and rehearsing the children for the Runway Red fashion show. This was a big deal for The Bailey Agency, and I am proud to say that we showed up and showed out! The production was a huge success, and all the kids did an awesome job! I love being involved in anything that involves the little ones, especially when it is for a good cause. Thank you to everyone that was a part of making the event a fashion extravaganza! Special thanks to my staff for all your hard work, I could not do this without you!

Side note: I love me some Ayden, he is absolutely adorable! I was very excited to see him rip the runway, but without his t-o-y-s and s-i-p-p-y-c-u-p, he wasn't having it. The runway could have been made out of gummy bears, but Ayden wasn't walking down it! Had Apollo not come to the rescue, I would have been happy to carry him down the r-u-n-w-a-y myself! We don't call him Prince Ayden for n-o-t-h-i-n-g!
Am I Team Stallion or Team Donkey?

Neither! I don't want a donkey booty or a stallion booty. I am very happy with the one that God gave me. As a matter of fact, I would be more interested in a butt video that focused on making my butt a little smaller! I have MORE than enough going on in that department and would hate to see it get any bigger than it already is! However, if I had to choose between the two, I would say stallion. I just think stallion sounds more flattering than donkey. I have been called a stallion before, and it was always meant as a compliment. I think I would actually be offended if I was referred to as a donkey in any way. Sorry, nothing personal against donkeys! There is no reason for me to pick sides, as I will have no financial gain from the success of either. I support both. Good luck to both asses!

Side Note: Just because I would prefer to be called a stallion as opposed to a donkey does not mean I am now best friends with Kenya. No way, Jose! I just like the name better, period. Since Kenya apologized in Anguilla for acting a fool at the JET casting and Phaedra apologized for butt dial, I have been good with them both.

Do I think Kenya stole Phaedra's idea?

Yes

Do I think it's right?

It's really none of my business, that's between them. Kenya and Phaedra got themselves in this mess, and they will figure out how to get out of it! I do have my opinion, and it is this: Business is business! The deal went bad, feelings got involved, and they are no longer friends. Now it's strictly business, and the best video will speak for itself. Phaedra A.K.A. Donkey Booty

I like Phaedra, and I have not had an issue with her since the butt dial. We talked, she eventually apologized, and I accepted. Phaedra and Kandi are friends, just like NeNe and I are friends. Phaedra and I are still getting to know each other, but for some reason people seem to think that we have been friends for a long time and are really close. Maybe it’s because I am the only one that comes to all events? OK, we all know that I didn't make it to Ayden's last birthday gala! While I will always support Phaedra, we don't exactly talk every day and vacation together. I really love her sense of humor and over the top ways. She just says and does the silliest things! I love making fun of Phaedra's craziness, because she really owns it! You gotta love it! Besides, how can you now make fun of a booty battle? It's so ridiculous!

Side Note: When I told Phaedra about what happened with Kenya after the JET casting, she didn't seem particularly interested. Although I never asked anyone to pick a side or a team or get The Bailey Agency tattooed on their chest, it felt like to me that Phaedra was just a little too excited to embrace Kenya right after the whole thing went down. Just telling you how it felt. She told me that she thought Kenya was just so much fun! I remember laughing and saying to her, "Yeah, let's see how much fun you will think she is when she comes for you!" Guess y'all are not having fun anymore?

Being Two-Faced?

I make every effort to support Phaedra in everything that she does, but it takes more than that to have an actual friendship. How is joking around with Kenya about donkey butts talking about Phaedra behind her back? One of the things I like about Phaedra is that she is funny, and I definitely think she can take a joke. Phaedra and I are still getting to know each other, and until we are truly friends, I don't feel like we owe each other anything.Side note: In my opinion, Kenya has a better body, proportion wise. I did not say a better butt! I was blessed with the opportunity to see Phaedra’s naked butt (draped in fish net) up close and personal for almost a whole day in Anguilla. I will never forget what it looks like, and let me just tell you, that thang is super tight! No cellulite and jiggle free. Now until I see Kenya's butt in the flesh, I have to give the actual butt trophy to Phaedra!

NeNe’s Point of View

NeNe was in LA working on The New Normal for pretty much all of the booty drama. I was lucky enough to get caught up in this nonsense right after we meet at the school about the casting that did not happen. Was it not clear in the episode that I said I’d rather have a stallion booty rather than a donkey booty before NeNe had even voiced her opinion? Oh, since I said it first, maybe NeNe just likes the stallion booty because I said I did? Now imagine that!

Bronner Brothers Show

In addition to helping judge the hair event, I was also launching my new hair extensions line Hair Couture! It's the hair that I wear all the time and on the show. It is also the hair I had in at the reunion show! Go onto cynthiabailey.com if you are interested!

Most Asked Question:

Was Major and King in the fashion show? Yes they were! Messiah and Deyjah were as well. They did a great job!Be sure to tune in to RHOA on Sunday because this butt thing is about to get really stinky (oops!), I mean sticky! Trust me, YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THE NEXT EPISODE! (I am not even joking with you guys right now! It’s going to take crazy to a place where you have NEVER seen it go before!) So bottoms up!



Love and appreciate you guys!

Cynthia Bailey

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Bravotv.com: What was going through your mind when NeNe walked off?
Claudia Jordan: Well the reunion was quite an experience. When NeNe walked off, initially I wasn't sure what was going on to be honest. But I did notice she seemed to be trembling, so I knew she was definitely feeling something very real to her. I just didn't know what set her off at that point. So at first I was a little taken back. I had never seen her cry, but we are all human and everyone has their breaking point.

Bravotv.com: Do you think NeNe had a real breakthrough?
CJ: I honestly did think at that moment she really did. Her demeanor was different afterwards. And I even heard from her after the show. That to me was a good sign that perhaps we could all really move forward and start fresh. I know I'm always open to squash some beef, especially if it's nothing deep rooted and something surface. I don't see why not. But like I said on the show, we all have a story and things that we have had to deal with and overcome. I think we need to not think our problems are bigger than the next woman's and respect one another's struggles -- whether we think they are major or minor. One woman's problems are not more important than the rest. And I think if we can all learn to be sensitive to the next woman, then we are on our way. Hopefully that moment was the catalyst for change in NeNe and in others as well.

Bravotv.com: Do you feel like everyone ended the reunion in a better place?
CJ: I'd like to think so. I do think some will probably never be open for change and are just stuck in their own way, while others really took advantage of the opportunity to take something from it all. I'm not going to worry about those that do not wish to grow and move forward. I will just focus and give energy to likeminded individuals that want to get along, move forward, grow, learn, and progress. I know I felt good about the reunion. I know I didn't chime in a whole lot. And I think I had good reason. You don’t get to see everything, but I felt it was important to let the people who had real issues with each other hash it out with no outside opinions, just like I said in the Philippines. When people interject their opinions and thoughts when it’s not their issue, it just adds confusion to the situation. One of the cast members in particular is good for that. Always adding "well I think..." when it has absolutely nothing to do with her, and I feel those extra unnecessary comments can potentially add fuel to the fire and then there is no coming back. So if my silence was going to help the progress of the group moving forward, then I will take that "L."

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As the season has come to an end for me, I just wanted to say wow! What a roller coaster ride it has been! I had no idea getting into this that any of it would happen. I thought I'd come on board, have a little fun, bring a little light-hearted fun, and make some new acquaintances. This show is huge and everywhere I go people come up to me and say such amazingly sweet things, and I am truly humbled when they tell me how they can relate to me and appreciate my realness. I was particularly touched when a teenage boy who was gay and biracial that had always felt like an outsider reached out to me talking about suicidal thoughts he had. We spoke and I was beyond moved when he told me that he could relate to some of the things I spoke about and that I somehow inspired and encouraged him to keep going. Those are the moments that make all the drama and fussing and fighting truly worth it. I want to continue to use this amazing platform for important issues. Again I thank Andy, Carlos, Joy, Lauren, Stephen, the entire cast and crew for this amazing opportunity. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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