There's something about the unpredictability of live television that fires up talent, excites audiences, and terrifies censors — and that's the beauty of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. You never know what anyone will say or do. It becomes a perfect environment for epic television moments, like the on-screen shade battle between actor and Real Housewives superfan Michael Rapaport and The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kenya Moore this month. Following her appearance on the late night talk show with her Twitter nemesis, Kenya decided to set the record straight about their feud on The Daily Dish podcast.
"I don't take things like that too seriously," Kenya prefaced her statement, before clarifying things. "You know, he drew first blood. Even from the moment I sat down, he kind of started in on me a little bit."
It's not the first time Rapaport has begun a war of words with Kenya, however. In 2016, the actor took to Twitter, calling her "Krazy @KenyaMoore" and implied that she may have deserved "that wig snatch" from fellow Housewife Porsha Williams during the Season 6 RHOA reunion. But April's WWHL exchange was the first time fans have seen the two sitting side-by-side.
While Rapaport may have "drew first blood," according to Kenya, she wasn't going to let his shady comments slide without biting back. "I was like, 'Oh, OK, you want to play? I know how to play.'"
While the back-and-forth between the two seemed heated at times, Kenya noted the two were cordial to one another when the show ended: "At the end, we shook hands, and it was fine," she laughed. "It wasn't anything serious, I don't think. He just got read, that's all."
Want to know how Kenya is approaching her disagreements with the women in Atlanta? Listen to her full interview in the podcast episode above.
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