I think it’s safe to say that no one is safe from rumors, backstabbing, or shade throwing on this season of Real Housewives of Atlanta! Cynthia Bailey has been gossiping about Phaedra Parks’ alleged Mr.C chocolate cravings, and Phaedra is stirring the pot regarding Kandi Burruss’ loyalties. Phaedra has been venting to Porsha Williams about how she feels her friend is siding with Apollo because of his friendship with Kandi’s husband Todd. As for Kenya Moore, she’s just waving her Krayonce flag and twirling with delight not to be the this season’s main target, while NeNe Leakes channels her inner cruise director…on a boat ride straight into the heart of darkness!
Kandi, like her counterparts, seems to suffer from the innate inability to be able to dish it, but not so much take it. In the RHOA realm, “it” refers to any combination of whispers, scandals, and busy body chit-chat where the only applicable rule is “talk with me about anyone but don’t talk with anyone about me.” Sixth grade social rules in their most basic form, for sure!
Real Housewives Of Atlanta‘s “Chocolate Tales” have taken on Willy Wonkian-proportions. Apparently no one fact checked their golden ticket to drama before dipping a toe into the chocolate river. Are Housewives required the same due-diligence as researchers when regarding inner-personal matters of distorted rumors? Can one rely on Apollo for any sort of “evidence” – particularly in regards to “texes.” Never fear - Dr. NeNe Leakes has the cure!
According to Cynthia, she simply brought up the affair situation because they were having a group “conversation” and she wanted to know if it was true. If Phaedra is involved with Prince Chocolatier from the ChocAfrica, she should have just admitted it! Cause they would all be so accepting and supportive, uh-huh.
So Phaedra Parks is a bit less, um, genteel this season, wouldn’t you say? Don’t get me wrong, she’s still wants to seem like a refined Southern Belle, but her words are more Mad Dog 20/20 even if her voice is as smooth as a mint julep. Come to think of it, most Southern ladies (myself included) can be that way, so maybe she’s right on point!
I do know, however, that the Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s next career path should be that of a tree farmer. Phaedra is all about the shade this season! Granted she’s been through a lot with the Apollo drama, but I think she may just be coming a bit more out of her shell! Ooh how she came at Kenya Moore on this week’s episode, and Krayonce wasn’t even wielding a bullhorn!
Porsha Williams is paying Claudia Jordan no mind, but unfortunately Claudia can’t say the same about Porsha! Claudia has seemingly made animosity towards Porsha her storyline, but Porsha says she’s unbothered – except for Claudia attempting to get her in trouble with their boss Rickey Smiley.
“It was really irritating, actually,” the Real Housewives Of Atlanta extra says. “Every morning I come in for ‘Dish Nation,’ and we just want to have a good time. So it was a bit ‘extra,’ yeah.”
“Let me please clear up once and for all that I have no workplace drama nor have I had drama for CLAWdia,” Porsha continues. “Rickey and my Dish Nation co-workers have a wonderful relationship. The atmosphere is carefree and everyone displays professional behavior. It was a bit disheartening that she would try to bring that petty mess to my job.” Especially considering it’s Porsha’s only real job! #Demoted
Claudia Jordan may be new to Real Housewives of Atlanta – but she is no wallflower. Claudia came for that peach and she started drama with NeNe Leakes and Porsha Williams to get it. If you’ve enjoyed Claudia thus far, you will love her blog this week. She called out her catty and hypocritical co-stars left and right. If you have NOT enjoyed Claudia, then this is going to be painful.
“When I watched the lunch between Porsha and NeNe, I wasn’t surprised at all. Since they only hang out with each other, what else are they going to do besides talk about me, Cynthia Bailey, and Kenya Moore?” snarked Claudia. “First of all, note the contrast between my girls vs. NeNe and Porsha. While we are out shopping, going to events, laughing, going on road trips, supporting each other, visiting each other’s homes, and actually having real fun, these two ‘ladies’ are always just sitting around at lunch being negative. I mean seriously, without their beefs with us, what would they talk about? We are the focus of every single one of their conversations, tweets, blogs, and talking points. Now I am not saying we have never discussed these ‘ladies,’ but we talk about other things as well. We actually have lives outside of NeNe and Porsha.”
About Roger Boob (typo – but it stays), Kenya said, “When you are producing, you need people who are fully committed to your project. Roger Bobb is a talented producer and we both wanted to work together, but, if he couldn’t be there 100% of the time, then it would have been a disservice to my project.”
And furthermore, if you are so upset that people are “unjustly” calling you a whore, and you don’t want women resorting to those insults, why is that the only insult you’re ever resorting to? These are real questions for Claudia, who calls herself a journalist. I’m investigating and I want answers.
It seems to me that it should be Porsha who is upset with Claudia, I mean I’d be pretty pissed if someone, for basically no reason, called me a prostitute on national television and then didn’t even have the proof to back it up. That’s some slanderous libelous hearsay and I am misusing legal jargon cause I got my law degree from the same $19.99 internet correspondence course that Phaedra Parks did. The one where long-term thinking and recidivism rates are like huuuuhhhh? The same legal school where they don’t teach you that marrying an ex-con exponentially increases the likelihood that you’ll be married to a prisoner at some point. What happens on air mattresses in the ghetto at 2 am renders one dumb and useless, I suppose!
On loving a good road trip, especially with these ladies, Claudia admits, “I have to say I love a road trip, I really do. But when Cynthia invited me, as much as I wanted to go, I was also very nervous about getting back to Atlanta on time for my radio show. So I went hoping that if I was going to pull an all nighter, not get any sleep, and go straight to work, then dammit, it better be fun. And boy was it! From the moment I linked up with the beauties, it was non-stop laughs! I felt like a college kid again hitting the road with the ladies.”
She jokes that the trip took longer because of Kenya Moore, “I thought we would never get there. I mean a 3 hour road trip ended up being closer to 5 hours! First we could not miss a Kenya Moore feeding, because anyone that is friends with her knows that Twirl turns into tornado if she does not get her food, LOL! But I can’t be mad, because the Chick-fil-A was pretty good!” Interesting since Brandi Glanville claims that Kenya won’t eat in front of anyone…