Cast Blog: #RHOA

Kenya and Porsha: Battle of the Beauties

Derek J. shares his thoughts on NeNe and Gregg and dishes on the Kenya/Porsha conflict.

Hey guys! If you’ve been wondering where me (and my two cents) were, I’ve been traveling and making the world beautiful, so I missed the first two weeks of commentary for the new season. Luckily, when I clicked my heels this week, I returned just in time to pour a little “T” and talk about my favorite girls! So, I’ll dive right in…

To start, I must say, I’m lovin’ how Gregg Leakes in trying everything he can muster up to court his way back into his darling diva, NeNe’s, heart. Keep doing what you’re doing Gregg; love always wins! Speaking of NeNe, I have to give it up, because she’s doing her thang! (Yes, I meant to say “thang.” Glee and The New Normal… yes ma’am!). I hate that I missed the chance to traipse through the concrete jungle with NeNe and Cynthia, because I know it was a MESS, but I’m glad Cynthia was able to convince her to be “normal” and ride the subway. Next stop, another try at the street meat cart!

This week you guys also had the pleasure of meeting the adorable new castmate, Porsha Williams Stewart. She’s a doll, right? I have to make sure that I cosign the fact that Porsha’s family legacy is a BIG DEAL in the South. Hosea Williams was a pioneer in the civil rights movement and her family does A LOT for the less fortunate, year round. Kudos to the Williams family. Now, back to the program already in progress. From the moment Kenya and Porsha sat down to lunch, I knew “shade” was on the menu.

Here’s the short version. Porsha’s married and loving. She wants to know why Kenya isn’t. Kenya’s new to the city, so she agrees to support a good cause, but gets to the event and only “five” people were there and she was cold, so she said she was going to the car. “Going to the car” turned into Kenya standing in a “manure” scented driveway as she waited for Miss Lawrence to arrive. But of course, she couldn’t escape that easily. Porsha came out to inform her that her food was getting cold and that she was disrespectful, simultaneously. A few eye rolls, low blows, and ego shots later, the ladies parted ways and the tone was set for the newest “Battle of the Beauties!”
So my closing statement for this week is that things are about to get real. You’ve officially met all of the girls and the claws are about to come out. I’ll also say that I have only just begun to really start spilling the beans. I wanted to take it lightly this week because next week I’ll have a lot to say!

Derek J.

NeNe: I Felt Phaedra's Pain

NeNe Leakes explains why she had been reaching out to Phaedra Parks.

It always amazes me how these ladies like to point fingers. It's always somebody else's fault rather than admitting, "Yeah I was wrong," or, "Maybe I shouldn't have said that at that time," or, "Maybe I wasn't there for her because I had my own problems going on." It's always easy to point the finger at your girl NeNe and hope that no one will see their true colors!

Let's be clear about a few things: Phaedra and I are not close! We're not BFFs! One of the great things about NeNe Leakes is that I have a heart. Phaedra is a woman, and woman to woman I felt her pain! Hell, I had been there before! It doesn't matter what it looks like on the street, you never know what a woman is going through behind closed doors, and I could clearly see Phaedra was going through something and she was in pain. She's a mom with two young boys, and all I saw was myself, so I had to reach out. I wanted to give her advice on how to get through during tough times like these. Sometimes you just need somebody to talk to. Somebody to cry to. It's always during times like these when you get to see the true colors of those that call themselves your friend!

When the info was brought up about the Phaedra cheating rumor from Miss I Don't Have a Story Line, the first thought that came to mind was something my aunt told me last year after the reunion show. She said, "NeNe, you might be hurting now and she may have fooled some people for the moment, but the truth will surface. You sit back, be quiet, and her true colors will show up. People will see her for who she is!" You guys saw with your own eyes what Team Petty does week after week, so speak on it! Blow their ass up!


This is where I burst into my fake tears, because I have been called a whore and I'm innocent. #Girlbye #Weseeyou.

Stay Fierce and Fabulous,
NeNe Leakes

PS: Thanks for all the amazing support of my HSN NeNe Leakes collection on HSN.COM, in Canada TSC-CA, and my ISM by NeNe T-shirt line at SHOP-NENELEAKES.COM. We have sold out over and over again because of you!

 
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