Kenya has been out in LA (with her dogs ) doing some press. Here is an episode of Afterbuzz she did. It’s a really good look for her. She’s very articulate and she looked amazing.
About the Miami Trip: Glenn was much worse than we saw. He had made Kandi uncomfortable in the kitchen when he touched her leg. Sherri had a male visitor in Miami with expensive running shoes on. He demanded that the guy give them to him in some thuglike fashion. He was arguing with Shamea in the hot tub. Everyone saw him acting crazy all over the house, so for the other side to pretend like they weren’t intimidated was ridiculous. That is why Kandi called them out on it.
About Going to Her Mother’s Door: Kenya says that the reason she choose to do that when she was there for the family reunion was she felt at that time she finally had support. Her father was being supportive (and others were also there like Brandon) who would have he back no matter how it turned out. It was a time she felt comfortable confronting her as an adult. Kenya said she always had hope that she would have a relationship with her mother. She is ready to have a baby. She wanted her child to know her grandmother. Kenya said it was symbolic that she locked the door in her face. She needed that to know that door will never open. She is in a good place with Aunt Lori. She has decided she is never going to win that fight with Lori. They just don’t need to go there anymore.
On How She Deals With All of the Negativity: Kenya says this is an issue that Matt asks her about a lot. Kenya says she has a resilient spirit. When her dog died, and people were so ugly, she just had to shake it off. She says that her businesses are flourishing from being on the show and it is helping her accomplish other things. She only works five months a year, it pays well, and it leaves her a lot of time to do other things. It will give her time to focus on her family. She is very happy with her relationship with Matt and enjoys having all the time to spend with him when filming is over.
About the “Mercial” and her Relationship with Kim Fields : She agrees with the two hosts that the commercial was terrible and completely off brand for Cynthia’s line which is supposed to be a luxury brand. It was not well done. They want to know how things got so bad between Kim and Kenya when it seemed like Kenya was very complimentary toward Kim in the beginning. Kenya shares what we all know and saw, and this is that Phaedra pulled her in to her side and was constantly in her ear. This is especially evident at the reunion. We all saw in Miami how Nervous Nelly Kim Fields said that things could really go left with Glenn. But after chatting with Phaedra, that perennial litigious gadfly, suddenly at the reunion, Kim wasn’t threatened by Glenn at all! Didn’t she leave to go stay in a hotel? Am I remembering that right? Kim didn’t go after Phaedra and Porsha for all of their gay comments at all.
Kenya says Phaedra is no angel. She went on Arsenio Hall and said that she offered Apollo fellatio. What? How did I forget that? If you forgot as well, then here you go! This is from 2013 and it looks like 1985. Note that Cynthia is still doing the whole hand clasping and trying to pretend she is somewhere else thing, even then. She has been doing a lot of that on the reunion this season.
I love how Porsha and Peter give sanctimonious advice on marriage. Everyone, believed Apollo. Arsensio reads a very articulate blog from Kenya talking about Apollo’s character and his lies that landed him in jail in the first place. Kenya said “leopards don’t change their spots” and Phaedra interrupts to say that Kenya needs to look at her own skin. Yet here are a bit over two years later, and the leopard is back in prison, and Peter and Porsha no longer have a marriage to lie about the sanctity of and Phaedra is traveling all over the place spewing her ridiculous thoughts as if none of that ever happened. Very interesting to rewatch this now know what we now know. Yes?
About Nene Coming Back Fulltime: Kenya says she thinks Nene brings a lot to the show. She’s funny. She’s capable of breaking down. She’s capable of showing true emotion. So , she thinks she is a great addition to the cast. She is the last OG so you can’t take away that Nene has helped to build the show into what it has become.
It was really great to see Kenya treated so kindly in an interview. I don’t think we have ever seen that. She was so much more relaxed and open than she is with Andy Cohen. If you have 40 minutes to spare this weekend, give it a listen!