Kenya Moore

Kenya shares her side of the finale blowout.

on Apr 1, 20130

FOREVER RELEVANT

From Halle Berry to Hattie McDaniel, who was the first Black women to ever win an Academy Award in 1939 74 years ago, the cause célèbre for my desire to honor these iconic women was the shocking and ignorant insults and remarks heralded toward me in Anguilla by a 31-year-old girl. I was told I was irrelevant, old, and a nonfactor at 41 being a part of history by becoming the 2nd black woman to be crowned Miss USA.

After I overcame my sadness and disdain at the ignorance and lack of respect that exists in America from some slightly younger, historically-challenged individuals, I felt it my responsibility to honor the women who have undoubtedly paved the way, opened doors, and broken racial barriers and stereotypes amidst hatred for women, which has allowed people like me to proudly walk through. I put a lot of time and effort into the party. I thought of each woman individually and assigned them costumes based on who their dynamic personalities. It was easy… I chose Kandi as iconic Tina Turner, because she is a powerhouse musical talent, strong, sexy and bold. I saw Cynthia as the iconic Diana Ross from Mahogany as she struggled in love and her modeling career in the film. Phaedra loves to flaunt her sexuality and her body and iconic Eartha Kitt as Catwoman was a perfect fit. NeNe was a no brainer as iconic Grace Jones. She was beyond powerful, bold, fierce, and untraditionally beautiful and simply stunning on screen. I knew NeNe would own it, and she did! Iconic Pam Grier had alarming beauty, obnoxious curves, and she owned being a strong, sexy, take-no-prisoners, kick ass and take names later, bad-ass. I live for her and was happy to pay homage to one of the most incredible women to ever be seen on the silver screen. Halle Berry is and will always be one of the most beautiful women in the world. In B.A.P.S., she was a young, pretty, unpolished, fun, and likable diamond in the rough. Her character arc showed her grow, mature, and become a beautiful polished Black American Princess who was willing to accept change. Perhaps, my vision was too complex for a self-centered little girl to understand.

811 comments
yeabu.kargbo.5
yeabu.kargbo.5

Kenya,I would like to see you next year.i love everything about u Kenya I cant wait to see u next year keep it up my dear

saabs
saabs

My honest opinion would be that, you should learn to be patient at all times and in all things. Good things they say comes to those who wait. I understand your desperation and the need to be recognized, but making so much noise don't necessary mean you make good music....If your arrogance hasn't done it by now, maybe you should try humility cos that goes a VERY long way. Your a nice person when you want to be so try that more often.

jwhit
jwhit

Kicking or trying to kick someone out of a party (even if its your party) is just wrong and you and everyone else need to leave Porsha alone cause divorce is hard on anyone going through it like she is....

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

Kenya, I would like to see you return next year.....nobody is perfect, mistakes are made, and there were plenty to go around on all the hw shows.....i have made my comments in the past about the show, characters and storylines...now time to move on...its a show.....I would like to see whether you and the "ole black man" that Nene spoke of, are still dating....or will there be a wedding??

Njeanous
Njeanous

Kenya has got to go.  Not just because she’s rude and off balance but she lives in a parallel universe that threatens to distort African American history as well as the legacy of Miss USA.

She was not the first, Carole Gist was in 1969. She mixes truth with misconceptions and words that she obviously is not aware of their definitions. She is an embarrassment to the show and doesn’t fit in with the other housewives. That being said she is not only not a house-wfe but not even a mistress. Please Andy get her off. 

HookersAndSnow
HookersAndSnow

Team Kenya!  Porsha is a stupid girl.  Kenya had a program designed around the characters assigned and Porsha didn't do what was asked.  If she didn't have all those other people barking in her ear Porsha would have came as Baps and everything would have been fine.  Its her own fault.  She's weak minded and listens to everyone else rather than be confidentt in herself.  Thats why her husband bosses her around.  She is weak.

MirandaDeAnna
MirandaDeAnna

Never have seen someone so insecure and so over the top in love with themselves at the same time. Face it sister, you turn most people off...

Pete333
Pete333

I hope you are the one who doesn't return next season.  You are an exhibitionist to say the least!  And, the fan, absurd.  Grow up, accept responsibility and then maybe you can find a husband.

dedwards
dedwards

I love you Kenya! You are a class act. Cream always rises to the top!

MaddieLovay100
MaddieLovay100

When are you going to take accountability for your actions. It's always everyone else but no not Ms. Kenya. Btw you definitely won't get married with the way you act. Phaedra said it right "you can't turn a *** into a housewife". Grow up Kenya and get some act right.

judyrock
judyrock

As a Detroit girl myself, I was excited to see you on the show. You are gorgeous and highly intelligent.

 Unfortunately, you had a lot of shade thrown your way by many people in the cast.

 Porsha WAS extremely disrespectful to you.  If she were a true lady, she never would have even come to your party, and would have explained that she felt your character choice was disrespectful.  Instead, she came to create trouble. Period.  Also, the all the  nasty comments she made about you throughout the show were childish.

Sadly, your reactions to people treating you poorly were not the wisest choices.  They often made you look foolish.  Take a cue from Cynthia. She always knows how to act like a lady.  The twirls just did not make it.  If you are on next season, give yourself time to think about what others will feel about your outlandish reactions. Stop reacting and start working on your image.  You are above all that silliness.

I wish you the very best, and hope that we see you next year. :)

 

pinktiger
pinktiger

LOVE YOU KENYA!! YOU MADE THIS SEASON SO EXCITING!!  YOU'RE RIGHT,  YOU DID MAKE PORSHA & PHAEDRA'S CHARACTERS RELEVENT THIS SEASON. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!

RealOldHousewife
RealOldHousewife

The sad part to me, Kenya, is that you seem to believe what you wrote...that out of ALL the roles Miss Halle Barry has portrayed, you chose the one where she portrayed a BAP for Porsha.  Even an ostrich would be able to see that your choice for Porsha was because you saw her as a BAP & intended everyone else to see that as well.  It was not intended as an 'honor' as you claim.  Be real w/ yourself Kenya, even if you find you cannot be 'real' with others.  You CLAIM you are 'real' but the only thing I have seen so far is how REAL your jealousy of Porsha and some of the other ladies can be.  You had a chance to take her under your wing and be a true guiding light for her but you attacked her based on your perception before ever giving her a chance.  Hopefully, some of the other ladies will be the mentor to her that you COULD have been.

iraida007
iraida007

I stopped watching the show 2 years ago and I just started again.  My favorite is Nene even thought she does throw a lot of shade around she is funny!  Kenya have come in to the show via the wrong channel.  A make believe bf and then flirting with another women's husband.  Not a good start in my eyes.  Phedra is not innocent but you donot make a move on another's woman's husband.  Sorry, that is just nasty.  Kenya should  have known it was going to come out she is not no spring chicken.  They need to bring another "housewife" in to the mix.  Sorry Kenya but your hatred of Porsha is not becoming of Ms USA.  I hope I got your title right!  Right now I like Kandi she seems so happy I like her positive vibes she is bringing to the show!

 

dehope
dehope

kenya needs to grow as a human being she has to know sometng is wrong when everybody knows you are a joke, it's childish to threaten people whenthey don't agree with your stupidity, that's just silly and as a former ms usa, you need to show some class because right now you are gone with the wind, and twirled out to nowhere land!!!!!!!!!! hope if you ever twirl back you feel better

jswana
jswana

I think the main undoing of these shows are that these women don't represent me or what I would do if cameras were on me.  Initially I felt so angry with Porsha (I'm sure her family didn't realize the name is to be spelled Portia) for disregarding Kenya's title  I came from a large family unit and we, along with our parents always watched Pageants and KNEW what each one stood for..  Those were family times and I'm old school. If Porsha slipped up means that she is carrying on the same prattle slightly younger folks have today "it doesn't matter" and it does.  I still like Kenya but do take issue with her responding to texts from any other woman's husband, however.  If I am older than Kenya, It would be nice for her to listen..  You should have squashed that girl, but otherwise, I still got your back.

Robin08
Robin08

I continue to be a Kenya fan.  I expect to see her grow personally from the show.

Askia
Askia

Kenya...that so many people have stuff to say means you are hitting a touch down Big Time so keep twirling girl, keep twirling!! Err...you really don't have to explain nothing....whatever is going on is clear as day......Go team Kenya!!!

Yardley
Yardley

I was so glad Porsha took you to school about the REAL first black Miss USA, Carol Gist from Detroit.  And how dare to compare yourself to leaders and first ladies of the free world.  Yoy are a mess.  Your Auntis needs to talk to you for REAL and off camera.

Yardley
Yardley

I been watching the reunion shows and you have been just awful and irrational.  I don't like Porsha and you never did.  So why would she invite you to her husband's party (btw, he don't like you or your action either)?  As for asking her to come as a carton-like/spoof was way past shade.  If you were as smart as you THINK you are, you know the difference between an icon and a carton/spoof.  And you definitely should have invited her if you were for a real woman.  But guess what Porsha looked way better than you did as Miss Dorothy.  If fact everyone was covered up and left something to the imagination, not like you.  You talk crap to everyone, but NeNe.  Why is that?  You need to calm down, grow up and stop being a bully for airtime. 

Askia
Askia

A beautiful and successful woman gets under everyone's skin because often times she represents what others dream of but could never get to be so the hate.......I can bet my bottom dollar those husbands ALL want to get with Kenya....case file Apollo, look tonight how Peter is going to go into testosterone overdrive with Kenya..........love it.......

DarkChild65
DarkChild65

After reading most of the comments... The one thing it seems no one pointed out was Kenya's crazy antics at the function Nene did for charity... Porsha not coming as BAPS has nothing on why Kenya would be so immature... Especially at a charity event... You get what you give... Stop playing the victim all the time and take some responsibility for your actions...

feliciap
feliciap

Kenya was oh so wrong when she asked Porsha to do Bab's ,,, how shady was that.  Halle Berry had so many other better movies.  Please Kenya you are all about you and are as phony and as shady for the RHOA. I was so glad they got rid of Sheree but would rather see her back then have you continue on Atlanta.  I had to look you up on google to find out more about you. Glad to see the girls and their guys wanted to support Porsha and leave.  NeNe I started watching RHOA because of your being on Celebrity Apprentice.  Found out about you and hooked on all the housewives shows now.  Love New Normal.   Love that you are changed but still my NeNe.  There are fakes on all the shows but Kenya you annoy me the most.  You brought Walter on knowing he was not your bf and that you had no relationship with him.  They should have gotten rid of you then!   Sorry for being so harsh but you have played all those ladies.

@stressnot4me
@stressnot4me

"m all with you on this one she didnt have to pick a style from the begining of the movie she could have piked something she turned into at the end of the movie she just wanted to show you that she will do what she wants and tried to ruin you party on purpose. And what was with all the ladies walking out they did not come together as was stated on the show and both of you are new to the show so how did she get all that backing B^^^^  you didnt do as i asked so kick rocks up an icy slope i was glad you kicked her out!!! And i alsso agree with you abouth the walter situation what the hell did they fall in love with its not like they spent that much one on one time in anguila it was a couples trip. Phadera/Kandi claimed they knew and liked walter before the met you yet neither of them ever invited that joker to anything until they realized it would hurt your feelings cause if you remember fakedra said he called her before the party oh I mean her husband all of it was to be messy Kandi too i really believe

stylist4image
stylist4image

   Re: Kenya's Party...Porsha's costume change

   Even though the viewers only got a  brief glimpse of Kenya's Costume

Party to celebrate "iconic black women in film"...We all got a taste of what

the program included...mini skits and featured film clips along with other

entertainment...Knowing what Kenya had planned, with the exception of

Porsha, the rest of the RHOA cast went along with her requests and

really got into the spirit of portraying their assigned film "icons"...They

knew there was a reason for choosing specific film heroines...And they

also understood that they were part of the "Party Theme" and program... 

   Porsha missed a great opportunity, given to her by Kenya, to show her

fun side...Portraying Halle Berry as BAPS was part of film history...Many

of the viewers picked up on the reason for including her BAPS role as

stated in these blogs...But as most of us have already concluded this

was way beyond Porsha's maturity level or comprehension...Was

there some "shade" involved...Maybe...I think Kenya was testing Porsha

to see if she could put aside her "Black Barbie Doll" and "Trophy Wife"

persona that she loves to portray, for a moment, and go along with the

program...Wrong...Once again, Porsha's vanity got in the way.....  

   At the beginning of Episode 20, did anyone else pick up on how much

fun Porsha had strutting around the hair salon and showing off her BAPS

costumes for the salon staff...They even got involved with helping her to

style a wig and finish the look...She was clearly having a blast while

being the center of attention...As theBravo Blog writer stated she could

have won for best costume... So why did she change her mind after

taking up all that time with the Bravo film crew...I think there are two sides

to Porsha Stewart...She plays it both ways with her husband, the cast,

viewers and Bravo...In her shallow mind she thinks she can always get

her way, without any consequence, even if she changes her mind.....

   We may never really know what caused Porsha to change her

costume choice as Halle Berry...She turned a fun costume into a

negative choice by trying to convince everyone that Kenya was trying

 to insult her on a personal level...As the song lyrics go:

..."You're so vain you think this song is about You"... Porsha was so

vain she thought the costume assignment was about her... So she

ignored Kenya's request and went to the party as Halle Berry in her

role as Dorothy Dandridge...In the end all Porsha cared about was

looking glamorous...When in fact she didn't have the maturity or

sophistication to carry off the look of Dorothy Dandridge.....

   I think Kordell had something to do with Porsha's costume

change...Maybe Kordell wouldn't let her go dressed as Halle

Berry as BAPS...Being the bully that he is, he probably dictated

what she was to wear...When Kordell escorted Porsha into the

party, it was very apparent that they both showed up with the 

intention to provoke Kenya.....

   While Kenya offered an apology to Porsha several times.

during the evening of the party, for telling her to leave...Porsha

owed one to Kenya as well for showing up in a way that she

knew would start a dispute and for causing a major distraction

from the mood of the party...But with her distorted sense of

entitlement Porsha didn't care...If she chose not to honor

Kenya's costume assignment she should have stayed home...

Because Porsha's appearance added nothing of value to

the Theme of the Party.....

 

     

 

 

 

TowaOh
TowaOh

Kandi's claim to "knowing" Walter longer than Kenya??? B.S.  If Kenya had never brought Walter onto the set of RHOA, would Todd/Kandi had invited him?   LOL....hell naw...his name or face would never have crossed their minds. And for the guys (Peter & Kordell) trying to validate the invtitation by saying they "bonded" with Walter ....more B.S.   I see two drama-King husbands institgators and snake in the grass Kandi.  How would Kandi feel if she attended a RHOA party given by a castmate...who inviited Xscape.minus Tiny ?  She would have left ...or if she'd stayed, it would have been uncomfortable. Bottom line, she would not have been a happy campter.  Same with Porsha, if she and Kordell Do breakup for good, would she appreciate showing up to a function and not being told, that Kordell with his "new" partner?  Ya'll ain't right. There seems to be a double standard when it comes to Kenya.

TowaOh
TowaOh

they're all backstabbers..and the husbands need to stay out ofa woman's face.  And what about Walter being invited to the party...that was deliberate. How hard would it have been to "un" invite him since he and Kenya had broken up?  No at all.  And his being there served what purpose?  None that I could see....except to irritate Kenya.  NONE of them heffas would have appreciated that...and they always talking about "unity".  They should have taken a stand with Kenya on that one and had Walter "un"invited.

TowaOh
TowaOh

The only one with any class is Cynthia.  I'm with Kenya...it was her party...she had themes for each character ...Porsha shoulda' just been a sport and played "Baps" to the tee. I personally loved Halley Berry in that movie.  I think PORSHA owed Kenya an apology.  And for all of them walking out with Porsha...eff

em all .  If Porsha was that offended by the character....she should have stayed home with her macho punk-A hubby -- who is rude and disrepectful  ...and so was Cynthia's husband.  None of them would like anybody in their face , disrepecting them at their party, home or function.  And Phaedra is a cross between a snake and a witch....as well as her side-kick Kandi. 

duanereed1
duanereed1

I am so team Kenya! I just had a group of drunken friends attack my mental health on Saturday, bully me and tell me I was cRAzY like Kenya Moore, to which my sober, booze free response was "I take that as a compliment!" I only wish I was quick enough with a comeback to say Gone with the Wind Fabulous, but that's hindsight. I did put GWTWF on my Facebook page, which brings me to my point. Making fun of people with depression, ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, or any mental condition, especially (but not only) when they are active in seeking treatment and open and honest with everyone about it is wrong, but somehow socially acceptable.. I've for years said to people, "if you call someone "cRAzY", expect cRAzY back, because only a fool would call an unbalanced person crazy, and only a bully would call a sane person crazy." Thanks so much for putting Subaru and Phakra in their places! You truly are Gone with the Wind Fabulous  :)

gdaly
gdaly

Kenya never said she was the first.  Read her statements again.  She adds balance to the show.  If she is not a housewife, would U rather her be a mistress, just to be on the show.  How sad.

pyin
pyin

 @Njeanous Exactly!!! She keeps talking about Vanessa Williams because people know who she is!! Plus Miss America is more competitive, much more class with Miss America than with Ms. USA!!

 

snowflakegirl66@gmail.com
snowflakegirl66@gmail.com

 @HookersAndSnow PLEASE, kenya wanted Porsha as Baps because it was a joke!!  that isn't a compliment to anyone. if kenya wanted hollywood glam she would have went with Dorothy Dandridge. what kind of person has a party and puts on some silly 'show' instead of letting people enjoy themselves. kenya is just full of herself. 

pyin
pyin

 @MirandaDeAnna

 ABSOLUTELY!!! She works so hard to try and convince herself she is someone important, because deep down she knows that she isn't. Can't you tell her desperate attempts to PROVE she is relevant, when she isn't. Looks more like she is trying to prove it to herself by constantly saying it to everyone else. If she were secure she wouldn't  CONSTANTLY say: "I'm a part of history", "Foerver Relevant", "People think I am Beyonce". "My body is a beauty brand",  and the big one: "Let me give you a twirl" **gag me, etc. etc. etc.

flooke
flooke

 @dedwards yes but cream......... it CURDLES....  Oh  ...IT ALREADY DID......   GOODBYE   KENYAAAAA   .... make sure your limo runs out of petrol somewhere like a center of a desert.................   

RDaniels
RDaniels

@judyrock I can see what you are saying here but I have today Kenya is just bad all the way around. I'm not a big fan of Porsha it her but I o think she never meant any disrespect to Kenya in the beginning. I think Kenya has in her mind that very one knows who she is, well not all do. She isn't have to react the way she I'd in several instances. She, I hope reads all her comments. Maybe he can get one insight and give. Tht Sid, I still hope they not bring her back. Maybe, they could get her hooked up in a phones relationship with a dr nd move her over to Married o Medicine

cidhigh
cidhigh

 @Askia

 God, if I have to see Kenya twirl again I will hurl!!!

cidhigh
cidhigh

 @Askia

 You must be crazy, seeing things no one else did. I'm just sure Peter wanted to get with Kenya. Are you insane?

Yardley
Yardley

 @stylist4image   That choice for Porsha was hate and we all know it.  She proved it when she said "I shouldn't have invited her in the first place."  KM don't like Porsha or Kordell.

TowaOh
TowaOh

 @stylist4image

 Well - stated !!  I loved it when Kenya & NeNe went into character as Coffy and Grace Jones.  It was fun to watch...it was supposed to be all about "fun". So much time was wasted. 

cidhigh
cidhigh

 @TowaOh

 How do you know who Kandi would or would not have invited? And how do you know Peter and the other guys did not bond with Walter. They were on vacation for a week in close proximity. Evidently you have never became an instant friend with anyone.

sheila.lopez.967
sheila.lopez.967

 @TowaOh

 At the end of the day who cares whether or not Kandi knew Walter longer or if what Peter and Kordell stated that they bonded with the man, the truth is you really don't know more than we watch the show when it's on the tube but after that we're clueless, so for you to make that statement is false and far fro the truth. Kenya needs to start behaving like an adult and stop acting as if though this show is base around her and her beat up crown and stop speaking to the other ladies as if though she is superior to them after all they were on the show before her and she's not replaceable. The truth is the hatred of the other ladies shows in her eyes and facial expression. Oh by the way Kordell and Porsha situation is much different they're married for so many years but Kenya and Walter were only dating without any commitments, it's like lemon and grapes.

ruke
ruke

 @TowaOh

 Apparently Walter was "LIKED", Phony, Fake, kenya, WAS NOT!!!!

Deal with it...........................................................!

cidhigh
cidhigh

 @TowaOh

 Why should they uninvited Walter? Why didn't Kenya just stay home then? What an immature and irrational woman she is.

sheila.lopez.967
sheila.lopez.967

 @TowaOh

 You stated it right they're all backstabbers including Kenya who is the only one that have never been married she even mention marriage to Walter by telling him that she's in her forties and my guess is she scare him away with that talk. The truth is friendship is a two way street and Kenya have to learn freely gives freely receive but she wants to be  a taker and maybe before the way that she behaves use to work for her and now  with these ladies she realize  that it wont work. She's a very jealous woman who wants what the other women have and it shows 100%.When she told Phaedra that she will pick her teeth off the floor with the hate and fire in her eyes sealed the deal on who she really are, especially that she were speaking to a pregnant woman in her 8 month, it tells me that she wants what the other women have and at present time it's not in her cards, so she wants to force the issue. Kenya has a real dislike for Porsha, Kandi and Phaedra but she hangs onto NeNe because she's doing movies and other things that have to do with being in the spot light and Cynthia because of her business and they tolerates her bull but the others set her straight. Anyways she needs to take her head out of the fog. I will say this to you again the host can invite whom ever they want because it's their party and home the end. 

gwtwf2
gwtwf2

 @duanereed1

 You have expressed the Crazy Lable so well.  It is a lable that the HATERS have used.  BTW who/what's a Subaru?

And I agree Kenya is Gone With The Wind Fabulous!:)))))

TowaOh
TowaOh

 @cidhigh  @TowaOh

 Before Kenya brought Walter on-board, Todd didn't know he existed.  On the other hand, Walter "hit on" Kandi and she obviously passed on his approach.  So on G.P.,  when you're making a Guest List, most people don't even "think" of , less lone "invite" someone they never had a personal OR social connection with.  So I STAND on my op, that Kandi & Todd only invited Walter to stir up drama with Kenya. The stage was set to deliberately irritate Kenya.  Stand on your opinion, cause I'm  SHOW gone stand on mine !!!

TowaOh
TowaOh

 @ruke  @TowaOh

 If Kenya had never brought Walter onto the scene, he wouldn't even regiistered as a "thought" in Kandi or Todd's head.  As far as the so-called "bond", I didn't see any of the hubbies "bonding" or fraternizing with Walter....only Walter walking around with a smirky grin on his face.   The only "LIKE" I  see in Walter is him being used  LIKE-a  pawn.   Walter is merely a pathetic parasite.  Even Stevie Wonder can see that !!!   LOL 

TowaOh
TowaOh

 @cidhigh

 He showed no romantic interest in Kenya once he got on-board, so when they broke up , he became irrelevant.  Now, waaay too much attention is being given to that spineless salamandar -- and the GayDar is beeping.