My distribution deal would have paid for MOST if not ALL of the costs to make the video because of the cash advance offered. For that, all I asked is for a mere 10% of her profits from the sales if any. Reasonable? OF COURSE. This also means if she never sold 1 video I wouldn’t receive any money. Respectively, she wouldn’t have lost any money. Again, she had a sweetheart deal.
The truth is the distributor was less than impressed by her name or her physique and her pot of gold-less donkey butt was the least impressive of all. She bragged about having other offers on the table yet, she distributed herself online to Amazon.com to abysmal sales using her own money. The truth is, no one wanted her video because they did not believe in her or her gimmicky video. I softened the blows in order to be positive, because I believed she was my friend and didn’t feel a need to hurt her feelings.
Phaedra needs to be afarid, anything that Kenya name is attached to means $$$$$ she has a title, owner ship, and brains, pyschology major, step off, Phaedra has a different scheme every season.
I applaud your initiative to tee up a bigger deal than what was asked of you. It means you're a go-getter and have the capacity to make big things happen. But girl...you've got some hallucinatory BALLS for getting mad and assuming residual entitlement for work you were never asked to perform. Kenya...come ON...it's just INSANE! Any business person with an ounce of sense knows he should never ASSUME his own payment schedule until final negotiations are inked in writing. Duh! Your choice for all that pre-production expense is unfortunately on YOU girl. And though it's definitely your prerogative to go out, fund, and execute any workout DVD you so choose, you've single handedly axed a huge percentage of future production company business due to the undermining tactics you've shown toward a potential client. Who is going to want to do business with you now? You handled that whole thing DIRTY in all sorts of messed up ways Kenya. I LOVE your gone with the wind fabulous self, so PLEASE tell us you know better than to have done what you did! I know you're better than this!
I do not belioeve Phaedra was looking for you to do this for free! YOU were the one who started everything w/out her knowing, & expecting 50% of sales. I'm not in the business, but I Have had alot of employees, and was a business woman. What you're asking for is absurd! If you ask me YOU"RE the one looking for something for nothing!! For all the work that you put into it, w/out Phaedra's knowledge is on you!! Any business person knows, monies are discussed BEFORE any action is taken! RE: Fricken Fabulous A little bit too much wine was consumed! Don't ya' think word up: THINK!!!!
She didn't ask for 50%. What she asked for is 10% on the backend. If you've ever done deals before you know that this is customary ... especially when someone brings you a distribution deal. There are lots of people out there who'd love to do exercise videos. Finding people to help you produce it is not the problem. Putting together a distribution deal is the hard part and often times they want MUCH more than 10%. They might want 50,60,70% depending on, track record, how many channel partnerships they have established, etc ... And if you're new, you'll be lucky to walk away with 25% if that. If you've got a great product and fairly robust set of distribution channels that 25% can be a huge chunk of change. What Kenya was requesting was more than fair. In fact, Based on what I saw, she would have been willing to negotiate that, maybe down to 5%. But what Phaedra did was show her the high hat and the back of her hand. This doesn't surprise me, though.
It's sad but there are a lot of black entrepreneurs, me being one of them, who are hesitant to partner with other black entrepreneurs or take on black clients because far too often, our people expect to get something for nothing. They expect freebies. They take liberties that they wouldn't think of taking with white businesses. I ABSOLUTELY understand where Kenya Moore is coming from. Often times the fees that are paid for services rendered are nominal. They may cover costs OR they may be a "loss leader" used to establish relationships with the understanding that the bread and butter is in the residuals. If you're partnering and not receiving any residual income, you might as well be an employee and not an entrepreneur. In Kenya's case, if she did 4 weeks of preproduction work for a few thousand dollars, its chump change and Phaedra Parks knows it. The fact that she would deny Kenya an opportunity to participate on the backend is totally unprofessional. It's unlikely she'dve pulled that with a white person. As for Kenya's decision to produce her own video, good on her. I'dve done the exact same thing. The minute Phaedra showed her the high hat, she forfieted any loyalty she might have otherwise deserved.
Girl..you are nuts! What kind of a classy woman shows up at a charity event like that?Even if you were trying to make a point. All you did was prove Phaedra's point big time! Also, you claim you, "you don't take it lying down,even by my man." What man? Perhaps if you weren't so needy with men,so cut throat with your friends, and off the wall nuts,you'd have a man and friends. Thank goodness Walter got out of that mess when he did.
It's crazy that u only like the people who give u complements or kiss your ass!! U can sure dish out the insults but heaven for bid someone doesn't give u a compliment!! You need to stop making nasty comments on pheadra body she's never said anything rude about your body and it's just childish!! If you want a male stud horse body well all the power to you, but don't act like donkey booty is a terrible idea now that you didn't get the job but yet when u thought u had the deal U were all for it and thought it was a fabulous idea!! U look like an immature child that her friends didn't let play in the sand box with them!!
Lele1313 You said it all! She loved the idea until she didn't get the job! Can you tell I am not a fan. This women is a mess!!! Can't anyone take that crown away from her! Ugggghhh can't stand this women!
I'm hoping that this will be Kenya's only season on the show. She thinks she is so hot and so important. Think again! The beauty on this show is Cynthia. There's a reason Kenya is 40 with no man, Walter decided he wanted none of that and walked. And if you couldn't tell that that relationship was going nowhere, that shows how little you know about relationships and how to have one,
If one didn't know better viewing you doing that single on Bravo one could have thought they were wating Rupaul Draggggg Race!
I guess you are waiting on Phaedra to post a blog first so you can have a comeback for everything she's saying..ugh it is so hard to like you. You are a manipulator and you whine to much..way to much
im sorry but why does kenya keep saying she would've worked for free? if her production company was getting 100k for doing the video doesnt that include her payment? ah yeah. theres no reason for her to receive 10% when her company is already making money. Phaedra was right when she said that Kenya was starving and not just thirsty. She tried jumping on someone elses idea. The whole donkey booty thing was started by Andy Cohen and its a Bravo thing. Totally ment in fun and related to the network. Its funny and relavent when it comes to this show. Stallion just sounds stupid and is Kenyas way to make it seem her own.
girl you are such a crazy mess...I love to hate on ya...but your a special kind of crazy....getting that Bravo check in the bank...you go girl:) don't worry bout ol Walter, I got a feeling you like it on the ladies side :)
Stay Strong Kenya and forget about all the haters. You are Gone With the Wind Fabulous. Also, you are clearly a better lawyer than Phaedra. All of your points in this Booty-gate debate makes sense. Phaedra is great with creating Smoke and Mirrors. You may be a bit Dramatic but at least you are REAL. Many of us can see through Phaedra's GAME. Because we all know that GAME recognize GAME and REAL recognize REAL. So BAM!!!!!!!
BTW, your song is FAB!!!!!
I just keep going back to the last scene with Walter fishing. So, Walter.....and he says Walter.... God I love that. Kenya, it seems like you are always defending yourself. Anytime you are interacting with your castmates you says something inappropriate, or unflattering. Looney Tunes for sure!
Kenya we love you (and yes you are the break-out reality star of the season) and will support anything you chose to promote. Chin up pretty lady and please continue making our Sunday nights FABULOUS.
Kenya, wow. For a couple episodes there you seemed changed. You earned your way back into the Bailey Agency and despite the stirrings of drama with Phaedra, there were moments when your poise, intelligence and maturity shone through and it was refreshing to see. I saw the Kenya that produces films, wins pagents and gets invited to be on the cast of a popular tv show. Sadly, in no time, it seems you're back to your old tricks. It doesn't matter what Phaedra did to you, you don't have the right to make fun of her. If she rocks a raunchy outfit on the beach, that's not the same as wearing it at a party in the ATL! You forget that Phaedra is an established and popular presense on this show and you look like an ass trying to take her down. Plus its so OVER THE TOP. People try business ventures and decide to go their separate ways every single day. You don't become obsessed with someone just because they do or say something you don't like. You show how sick your mind is by acting that way. Stop worrying about Phaedra (she has her business, her man, an adorable baby and another on the way, okay?) and focus on your dating life and stepping up your professional credentials. You look so mean and ridiculous making fun of the fabulous Phaedra, are you really that desperate for camera time? Sad. Bravo please hear this! Next season, no mas!
Kenya! I love you on the show! Sister work it! Stick with the talls! Ne Ne and Cynthia they are the true! Be real with them and you will go far!
You know what bothers me about her, she likes to copy off of other people. For instance, this whole thing with the Donkey vs. Stallion. Clearly she is taking the idea away from Phaedra and Apollo. And another thing, when Kandi brought her the dildo, she made the "buzzing" noise and if people can remember, NeNe used the "buzzing" noise last season when Kandi was having her Bedroom Kandi party. So what's going on Kenya, can't you be original and come up with your own ideas? You can't keep copying off of other people. BE UNIQUE, THAT'S WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT!
Simone_12 cindy1963 Now I tell you c'mon, it's my opinion. That's what these blogs are all about...to give our opinion. Let's not go crazy and say something that she will be blamed for world hunger. That's taking it a bit too far. Lighten up! Geez, sometimes it's just better to keep quiet and not say anything. My God! There are a lot of other people on here who have written things that are way more serious than what I wrote.
Kenya - you are a 'SPECIAL" kind of crazy. I went to IMDB to see if I recognized ANY of your work, and I did - one - Waiting to Exhale (on which your character was so small and insignificant as to not even have a last name) which just happened to be someone ELSE'S movie. You were as important then (AND NOW) as the lamp in the corner of the room. Get over yourself, Girl - your 15 minutes ran out about 2 minutes ago. ::::yawn::::::
rftobin the point that Kandi was trying to make is Phaedra didn't come to you for a distribution deal she came to her for production so anything other than production that Kenya did was on Kenya.....and Kenya did nothing for free they had meetings and as for me if i'm making a deal you aren't getting paid till its on paper and finalized and in between that we will go back and forth till we come to an agreement. Kenya wanted what she wanted and no comromise....she did nothing for free except for going further than what she was asked to do. clearly Phaedra wanted to go with Jane Fondas people for that who wouldn't her DVDs are still successful and she's a long time friend of Phaedras.....
You added a distribution deal and said you usually get 50%. Really? Really? Phaedra is too smart to be bullied by your overly aggressive wacko tactics, She should run from you. You are crazy.
Kenya, you know who you remind me of....Marlo from last session. You come across like another woman trying to be relevant.
Kenya is not trying to be relevant. She is relevant, and Andy Cohen and the producers are validating Kenya's relevance.
Not since Danielle Staub and Kelly Bensimon have we seen this level of crazy on RH. Whack. A. Doodle.
I agree with you and to paraphrase Bethenny at the reunion yelling at Kelly, Kenya you have psychological and emotional problems, and we’re all taking to you like we’re going to make some sense out of you and it’s crazy.
Kenya..You are absolutely right! You do You! Cause one thing i learn in life is.. count on yourself! and count on somone trying to hurt you cause it happens in life rather its family, friends or strangers.. go with your gutt instincts cause ther usualy right! I love the fact you'r on the show you bring something fresh and new and i lovv yur quirky personality because i act the same way hehee take care and god bless you!!!
I see that true to form you haven't posted your blog. Still waiting on Phaedra to post hers so that you can take her content and address each of her points.
All I can say is you need therapy. I mean run out the door right now in your $1,000 high heels to the best therapist you can afford.
Go Kenya, Go! I can't get enough of GWTWF!!! Keep doing what you're doing and forget fake-dra. I think all of the slanderous things she's saying about you will come back to haunt her. Her accusing you of being mentally ill or an alcoholic is RIDICULOUS. Last I checked she was a lawyer not a therapist. She should tighten that mouth and donkey booty.
@RHMinion Phaedra didn't accuse her of being mentally ill or being an alcoholic. She said she had a chemical imbalance and she drank like a fish. Kenya does appear to have a chemical imbalance, she may even be bipolar and she is definitely narcissistic. When a person has those "issues". The worst choice they can make is to introduce alcohol into the mix. The outcome, as you saw in Anguilla, was catastrophic. Kenya is also desperate to capture the relevance she had 20 years ago. Actually it is kind of sad. I used to blog and critique her behavior, now I just pray for her.
TupeloHunyntheLou RHMinion Wow, all of this claims of Kenya drinking and I have only seen her sip something here or there. Not throwing down drinks as you all put it. And as far as Fakedra only saying she had a chemical imbalance and drinks like a fish is definitely implying that she has mental issues and is an alcoholic. Not saying directly is all semantics. Of course, she's a lawyer so she's has a way to talk smack about people without incriminating herself. Anguilla being catastrophic? I didn't know the events that happened there were so horrible. I just saw a bunch of women drinking, having fun, acting a fool, and two having a stupid argument. I don't feel Kenya is desperate to recapture relevance. If anything, everyone here should give her props at least being relevant 20 years ago. Besides Kandi and Cynthia, the other housewives were irrelevant 20 years ago if you want to go that route. If you think for a minute that Kenya is actually narcissistic, bipolar, etc. then you're buying this whole act. It's reality TV, this is entertainment, lighten up. She doesn't need anyone to pray for her. Pray for those other housewives on other cities like Taylor, Brandi, Teresa, Jacqueline, and the list goes on that have real problems. But please don't be a Kenya hater, she's is "Gone with the wind fabulous" and a lot of people, including you and Fakedra, can't take that.
Phaedra did accuse Kenya of being mentally ill and an alcoholic. Chemical imbalance = mental illness and drink like a fish = alcoholic.
Kenya is still relevant. 20 yrs later she's still a former Miss USA and she's on her hustle. Can't knock her for that, not to mention having SUCH A FUN SONG! Actually ALL of the characters on this show are narcissistic. Fake-dra doesn't have the courage to tell Kenya off to her face so she resorts to calling her an alcholic and bipolar behind her back. She's also good at throwing around terms like 'chemical imbalance' and implying something without having to say it AKA lawyer-speak. Those are heavy accusations and if your going to take it that far, Fake-dra needs to back it up.
@RHMinion And Kenya doesn't talk behind anybody's back right? She has talked about everyone except Kandi.