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In the latest episode of RHOA, which aired on January 3, Lauren organized a surprise party for her sister, Porsha Williams, to celebrate her work in the Black Lives Matter movement. When Lauren called Cynthia Bailey to invite her to the event, the RHOA model asked if Kenya Moore was also invited. Lauren admitted that she didn't extend an invite to Kenya, but she said that Cynthia could bring her as a plus one.
"I mean, as long as she comes with good intentions," Lauren told Cynthia, who assured Porsha's sister that there would be no issues. "I just want this to be all good vibes."
Cynthia called Kenya immediately after she got off the phone with Lauren to tell her about the party. Kenya said that she would attend to "show my support as I would with any of you ladies celebrating a good cause."
Kenya said that she was "excited" to attend Porsha's surprise party as she spoke with Cynthia on the phone just before the event. However, Cynthia had some bad news for Kenya. "I got a text from Porsha's sister Lauren saying that she was feeling a little apprehensive about you coming," Cynthia said before sharing that Lauren had texted her, "I wouldn't want to even chance ruining this night for P. Please don't bring Kenya."
Kenya didn't appear to be happy about being uninvited from the party after receiving the news from Cynthia and later talking to Kandi Burruss about it over the phone. "Who would not take someone rescinding an invitation as an insult?" she said in an interview during the episode.
Lauren opened up about why she is so protective over Porsha in a post on Instagram on January 3. "She has had my back since sleeping in [the] hospital waiting room with me the night daddy died, to the day we buried him (pictured), to sleeping on the hospital floor while I was in labor with Bales, and everyday since then," Lauren wrote. "I’ll protect her at all costs everytime. That will never change."
She also clarified changing her mind about having Kenya at the surprise party in the post. "I changed my mind within 2 hours of hesitantly extending the invite," she explained. "My change of heart text was sent more than 24 hours before the party and only 2 hours after the invite."
Lauren also thanked everyone who helped her "make this surprise event purposeful, poignant, and peaceful" in another post on Instagram. "Honoring Porsha for all of her sacrifices and remembering the WHY during this movement was my goal and I couldn’t have done it without you," Lauren wrote in a separate Instagram post that featured more photos from the party.
Kandi praised Lauren's celebration of her sister and the Black Lives Matter movement, writing in a post on Instagram on January 3, "I love that [Lauren] put together a beautiful event to recognize [Porsha] for all her efforts to keep [Breonna Taylor]’s name uplifted."
Cynthia added in another post on Instagram that celebrating Porsha at the event was a "proud moment!"
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Photo: Porsha Williams/Instagram; Kenya Moore/Instagram
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