Cast Blog: #RHOA

Phaedra's "Southern Belle Character"

Kenya explains why she thinks Phaedra's a fraud.

VEGAS BABY

Although the long, arduous bus ride left a lot to be desired, there was some fun to be had on the trip. I enjoyed Kandi and her silly storytelling, Cynthia’s impersonation of Kandi, and how light hearted most of the girls were being.  Conversely, I found it disturbing that a grown woman would admit that she needed permission from her husband to travel without him and seemingly was following his orders on what she could and could not do while there. With that said, people have to live their own lives, and whatever works for them is their business. Notwithstanding the facts, that’s not my idea of a picture perfect life.

FRAUDULENT PHAEDRA

The girls’ trip was very challenging for me. Keeping my cool, turning the other cheek, and going out of my way to make a concerted effort to be kind to all the ladies was my plan. However, it goes against my spirit to be phony and fake. For others like phony Phae-Phae, it’s second nature.  To add insult to injury, Phaedra in particular went out of her way to be an evil, vindictive, ugly person to me during the trip.  The last straw was the underhanded insensitive, and snide remark about my lack of sexual prowess when it comes to keeping my ex.  Yet, in the same breath she spitefully calls me a whore during her interviews.  On the one hand she calls herself a preacher’s daughter quoting the bible and proclaiming to be an upright Southern belle, and on the other hand in the same breath calls me a whore for not marrying my ex. 

She is a fraud in every way imaginable, including her fictitious “Southern belle character” she plays on TV or the 30 pounds she Photoshopped off her photo from her DVD cover. FRAUD!  I shoot straight from the hip and do not play games. I’ve tried to settle our differences by communicating to Phaedra that we can’t pretend like there is no issue if we have any hope at ever resolving them. All the conscientious and intentional cruelty from Phaedra needed to be addressed before it could get any uglier. Without losing my cool, I tried to explain that she took the disagreement to another level of the lowest kind by starting viscous, unfounded, and slanderous rumors about me. If she had an issue with me, she should have been woman enough to talk directly to me about it. Yet, she felt more comfortable being slick, underhanded, and malicious. Had she only admitted that she was wrong for her spiteful actions and apologized, we could have left the door cracked open for a friendship.  However, after pointless bickering back and forth, I realized that she would never give me what I wanted. Just as NeNe said, I saw her for the person she really is and not who she fraudulently pretends to be.

BOOTY BOOT CAMP!

Success is the best revenge. My Booty Boot Camp workout DVD has officially outsold Phaedra’s video in one day! When I commit to something, I put my heart and my soul into it. That’s whether I’m working on my own projects in development or for someone else. I’m a talented producer with a unique skill set and strong vision. Hence, the moniker Moore Vision Media… I’ve been blessed to have the options of working on a project and seeing it come to fruition. I’ve never felt stronger or been more physically attuned to my body.  At 40 plus I have managed to keep fit and I humbly share those secrets in my DVD. I want to thank everyone who has made it a success. For those who would like to order your copy, please go to kenyamoore.com.GONE WITH THE WIND FABULOUS MUSIC VIDEO!

I have an amazing team and people that are excited to work with me, and we loved creating this fun video! The video is a parody, so it’s meant to make you laugh. I pay homage to the great Beyoncé who is Gone With the Wind Fabulous and Team Kenya! The talented and popular Shangela from RuPaul’s Drag Race makes a cameo as well as the beautiful blogger personality B. Scott, actor Brandon DeShazer (who also co- produced), dancer Pony Zion, and bigger than life Miss Lawrence. I want to extend a special thank you to my “church lady,” and gospel singers Shanna Marie and Brian Jordan.  I first learned of the duo from an incredible gospel rendition on Youtube and had to have them be a part of the video. At the end of the day I love to laugh and I hope you can too!

To watch please go to: youtube.com/watch?v=gK4dU5i1gnY

To download song from iTunes, please visit KenyaMoore.com.

Xo,

Kenya
Kenyamoore.com
Twitter.com/kenyamoore

Claudia: This Group Should Reserve Judgment

Claudia Jordan thinks the other 'Wives shouldn't be so willing to believe rumors. 

Bravotv.com: How shocked were you when Cynthia shared the rumor about Chocolate?

Claudia Jordan: Well I really don't know Phaedra that much to comment on her personal life, but from the little bit I am privy to, I was surprised to hear about an alleged affair considering the extreme criticism that Kenya got. At the end of the day only two people know what really did or did not happen, and I would love for this group to reserve judgment on everyone until there is confirmation. But I think a precedent had been set a long time ago, so that has opened the door to where we are now. I think it's easy to believe something negative about someone in the group, because in the past it's been shown that it takes very little actual evidence or proof for some to jump on that bandwagon. Hopefully we can get to a place where we afford each other the same benefit of the doubt that they may one day give us. At the end of the day there should be a protocol that we all follow and it should be applied to everyone. Until then I suspect we may continue to have a problem. But I am hopeful. Perhaps a lot of the drama in this group is because there are so many unresolved issues. And that combined with all the double standards in place is a sure fire recipe for disaster. I still have hope though. Again, not to have everyone be besties, but just being able to co-exist in the same space would be a major accomplishment with these ladies.

 

Bravotv.com: What were you thinking when Phaedra blew up at Kenya?

CJ: I thought it was silly and out of character. But I am glad that Phaedra had enough good sense to not actually hit Kenya. We don't need another physical altercation in this group. Again, we are all supposed to be mature ladies, so with that being said, I think the majority of us have a pretty good grasp of the English language and should be able to talk anything out without resorting to violence. Hitting each other is low class, childish, and ignorant behavior, and I'm so glad that Phaedra didn't really go there.

 

Bravotv.com: Were you surprised when Phaedra walked out?

CJ: Although this has nothing to do with me, I am around these ladies and a witness to all the shenanigans, but from what I've gathered, I wasn't surprised that Phaedra walked out. That seems to be a recurring theme in this group when things get uncomfortable. But at the same time, I am glad she did. If you ever feel the urge to put hands on someone and you are done talking, I think the best thing to do is excuse yourself and leave the situation without adding any more inflammatory language to the mix.

I would like to say that a lot of these issues in this group of course started way before I came around, but being here and seeing things with my own eyes has definitely been enlightening. It tends to get confusing as to what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior in this group, because there are clearly double standards. So in some cases it seems like it's OK to bring up sensitive information in front of the entire group, then in other cases it's not OK -- seems like it all depends on whom it's about. In a perfect world I wouldn't expect for us not to spill tea -- I mean that's what we do -- but if folks expect to be pulled aside to be asked about a rumor or some "tea," then I would hope they would abide by that rule and extend the same courtesy. That's all. Because the way it is now is causing far too much confusion, and as long as there is confusion and unfairness, there is going to be conflict. I've never been around so many arguments, so much shadiness and mudslinging in my life. And especially not since I graduated high school back in the '90s! Maybe there is a way we can get us to a place where we can co-exist peacefully. Hey, a girl can dream can't she?

Again, I want to thank all the viewers that tune in weekly to The Real Housewives of Atlanta. I just returned from Charlotte, North Carolina where I was making a few appearances at CIAA and the love and support I got from hundreds of people that wanted to take pictures and talk about the show; it was amazing! So many people told me they love what I'm bringing to RHOA and I just wanted to say thank you to any of them that may be reading this. The show is loved by so many and I feel we have a responsibility to entertain and hopefully inspire. We've got a lot of the season left and I hope the fans will be happy with how everything turns out! Love you guys!

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