I can't promise this will be the last Real Housewives of Atlanta story for the day, but we're hoping it is! Barring any new developments, of course.
First up, NeNe Leakes was promoting yesterday that she'd be spilling tea on the Tom Joyner radio show this morning. That was before all hell broke loose yesterday afternoon, I guess, because Mrs. Leakes was a no show this morning! She did Tweet today, but not a word about why she decided not to do the interview and spill the tea she was promising.
On to other business. Kenya Moore took another opportunity to explain her side of what went down leading up to and the night of her charity event. She slams NeNe for her lies and her behavior, as expected.
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"NeNe and I are both survivors of domestic violence. I, particularly, have a penchant for any charity that supports women and helps young girls thrive. Saving Our Daughters (SOD) is one I too firmly believe in and thought would help a lot of girls in need with their struggles in life. Previously, I promised NeNe that I would throw an event to benefit her favorite charity. That I did with no ulterior motive. I may not do everything perfectly right, but my heart was in the right place. Although I do not owe NeNe anything, out of respect for our friendship at the time, I only wanted to do something kind for her and to benefit a great charity — a win-win situation. This was my sweeping gesture…my olive branch. However, you don’t take an olive branch and beat someone with it."
Kenya explains that NeNe did read the evite, despite what she claims. "Each and every girl received the same invitation outlining my event details, dress code, program, etc. The electronic invitation my team used tracked all the invitations. Therefore, we could see that NeNe not only RECEIVED the evite but READ the invitation as well. However, she chose not to respond. Instead of calling me with questions, she contacted the charity and confirmed their support for the event weeks prior. She also heard from Cynthia and Marlo about the event, other Housewives, and PR staff. Does this sound like a woman who didn’t know anything about the event as she claims?"
About that whole guest of honor debacle, "Initially, I wanted to surprise her with my decision to make her the guest of honor, which is why I didn’t personally call her. However, as rumblings went on about her not getting a call from me, I immediately called her and received no response resulting in me texting her. To my dismay, she furiously responded in a nasty, disrespectful manner. Again, all knowledge of the event took place prior to the event. Once NeNe did learn, she made her own choice how to conduct herself."
She added, "NeNe could have declined coming altogether, sent someone to accept on her behalf, or come and graciously accept her honor and ask people to be generous and donate, then, speak to me privately later. Yet, she did none of the above. Proving money can’t buy you class."
Kenya continues her read, "NeNe is no queen bee. Actual queens are dignified, beloved, regal, and gracious, and don’t walk into a room with their noses in the air… none of the aforementioned is applicable to NeNe. When she arrived, she never spoke to me, but she had her nose in the air the entire time, and never once exhibited a shred of humility, decorum, or class."
Kenya thinks NeNe is threatened by her rising star on RHOA, "The truth is NeNe resents me for her own egotistical reasons and the world sees it. Her light has dimmed and she is clinging on to a title of being #queenbee. The truth is, there is enough light for us all to shine."
On NeNe saying “None of these bitches here are on my level I’m on”, Kenya says "Well, NeNe is correct. We are all in fact above this petty, hate-filled, ego-tripping-one-woman-show-paranoid-hateful-drama of hers. We do not think we are better than other Housewives, because we all are on the same show the last time I checked. Oh, speaking of being above someone…Kandi is a Grammy award-winning songwriter and astute businesswoman and actual “rich bitch,” Cynthia is an accomplished model and businesswoman, and Phaedra is an attorney, and I am a former Miss USA and the only one in the group with an actual crown. Unlike NeNe, I can’t be dethroned as I’m a part of history. With that said, NeNe is a former stripper with a few short-lived gigs in Hollywood given to her by one man. My scoreboard says that makes HER not on our level. I’m not sure about you, but I’m looking forward to the future of RHOA, not the past. BLOOP!"
Say what you want about Krayonce, but you have to admit she can entertain us with the no-holds-barred dishing she does.
She adds, "Please do not penalize Saving Our Daughters for any negative attention they have received due to the tasteless behavior at the event and donate today (SavingOurDaughter.org). We can try to do the right thing. This is one way to show your support and stand up for what’s decent. Thanks in advance. Our daughters need us."
Donate, but don't try to claim it on your taxes, apparently.
She's still not telling me what I want to know – what was the total raised?
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