It’s filming day for the RHOA and I’ve had my mailbox burning up with all sorts of questions and links to drama. Let’s take things one by one.
If you recall, Matt Jordan had a meltdown when he was not allowed to go on the Maui trip during filming. Oh wait, that is a more recent meltdown. There are too many meltdowns to search through, honestly. Matt gets completely unhinged on days he feels left out of Kenya’s life.
Today Matt shares that he got paid $10,000 to be on the last reunion. He claims that Kenya encouraged him to keep filming this season so he could get paid again for today’s reunion. He was not invited to the reunion this season, so he is not getting paid. He blames this on Kenya and not the fact that he stalked her and vandalized her property on multiple occasions.
While Kenya remains cool, calm and collected, Matt remains bothered. Kenya recently took a trip to Cuba and he seems very bothered by that. Kenya alluded to being there with a man. While I don’t really buy that, Matt seems to be losing his mind over it. If you ask me, that was probably Kenya’s objective. Matt seems to feel like Kenya should personally pay him the $10,000 he is missing out on today. He went on to accuse her of all sort of things up to and including the age old African Prince allegations. If Kenya had walked the streets of Lagos holding a sign soliciting prostitution, and Matt was the only one with photos I would not believe him. Kenya has been covering for his criminal ass for over a year. He needs to go home to New York and stay out of Atlanta.
EDITED TO ADD LINK: I talked to Reunion sources today and asked about Matt’s meltdown about not being paid. I was told Matt never had a contract with RHOA, was never paid a dime, and became at some point a disruption to production during season nine.
The question I’ve been asked the most today is whether or not Cynthia Bailey was fired from RHOA. The answer is no. This rumor began a few days ago after an urban site known for making shit up posted it. It’s not true. How do I know? Because the reunion is filming today. Bravo does not fire people before the reunion. They don’t even begin to figure out the cast for the following season until after the reunion. It generally takes at least a couple of weeks after the reunion before pick-up letters are sent. Will Cynthia be back next season? I have no idea. But I do know no one has been fired as of today.
Kenya was having a clothing crisis this week. It seemed she planned to wear this green dress today. However, Beyonce recently worn the same gown somewhere and now she thinks it will be a bit too Krayonce. I guess we’ll have to wait and see as not much has leaked yet today.
As for seating, according to the chart floating around social media, Kandi heads the left couch sitting closest to Andy with Kenya next to her, and Cynthia on the end. In the other corner, we have Phaedra Parks finally sitting next to Andy, Porsha next to Kandi and Sheree on the end. This makes since as the majority of the season has revolved around the failed friendship between Kandi and Phaedra and their airing of each others dirty laundry.
The last I heard, which was a few hours ago, tensions were a bit high, but no major drama had occurred. The big drama is usually saved for after the lunch break. I’ll let you know if I hear anything. I can’t believe it’s 6 pm and I am still sitting here in my pajama and haven’t taken my MORNING vitamins yet. I need to get some stuff done in real life today!