Cynthia Bailey Slams NeNe Leakes; Explains Friendship With Kenya Moore


Cynthia Bailey, ala Real Housewives Of Atlanta‘s version of a wannabe Tyra Banks (ANTM, baby!), is taking time out of her busy schedule of running The Bailey Agency to discuss how her friendship with NeNe Leakes fell apart and how her friendship with Kenya Moore blossomed. 

As a model Cynthia knows the importance of a good accessory, which is why she’s always been more than willing to be NeNe’s, until Kenya took Cynthia under her antebellum caftan and twirled her off into the sunset. And apparently that was all Porsha Williams fault. I’m noticing a pattern here – everything in Cynthia’s life is someone else’s fault. She really has been hanging out with Krayonce too long!  

This season Cynthia has joined forces with Krayeficient as they overthrow the existing RHOA queen and usher in what they believe is a new era. One of twirls of disillusion. Hey – I’m curious! 


On how the reunion changed Cynthia’s perception of things: 

“Watching a grown woman be pulled from her seat by her hair by another grown woman and dragged across the floor was a wake-up call. This was way more than what I signed up for. So imagine my surprise when all my cast mates ran to the aid of the person who initiated the physical assault. It really disturbed me that no one seemed concerned about Kenya. I felt that the only humane thing to do was to go check on Kenya, since initially no one else did.”

“This chaotic turn of events was the catalyst that brought me and Kenya together. Let me take you back for a minute. When Kenya first joined the group, we bumped heads at my JET Beauty of the Week casting. Remember Coochie Crack? She came and showed out but eventually apologized to me. A couple of times actually! That was our one and only blow up, and we have been fine ever since.”

Kenya and I did not start our friendship right after the reunion, but we did keep in touch mostly via text. Our friendship has grown organically over time.”

On Life After NeNe (Aka, BN & AN): 

“After my fallout with NeNe, I wasn’t interested in being super tight with any of the ladies. I felt it would be better to just ‘be cool’ with everybody going forward, and not have a bestie.” Cynthia says that after the reunion NeNe never reached out to her and they only saw each other once filming started again. 

I don’t blame NeNe for any issues that I have in my marriage. I put a lot of my time and energy into that friendship, and now that it is gone, I have more time to put that energy into myself and my family.” And that includes investing in Peter’s newest business, Sports One! “Bar One is a proven success, which makes becoming a partner a smart business move. I don’t normally like to mix business with pleasure, but in this case, I will make an exception.” Wait – how has Bar One been proven a success? I need examples…

On NeNe’s Shaden (shade-laden) WWHL interview

That’s who she is. It’s the same ol’ two step. Embrace the people that are with you and try to destroy the people who are not. I have seen her do it to other ladies on the show (past and present), so although it was disappointing, it was not a big surprise when she did it to me.”

“It’s no secret that NeNe has gotten into it or fallen out (at one time or the other) with mostly all the ladies. My thing is this — if I’m so irrelevant and you don’t want to be my storyline (or should I say me be yours), why spend so much energy talking about me? That energy could have been put to better use looking for a decent wig and a more flattering makeup direction.”

And, that is some mighty shade – maybe Kenya is also rubbing off on Cynthia in some good ways. 


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