Kenya Moore posts on IG! She says she is still the sitting queen. But she is sitting at home while everyone else is in Barcelona…
EXCLUSIVE UPDATE FIVE! Apparently, Michael Beck deleted his Twitter account because Team Twirl came for him. Prior to doing that, he responded the question, “Did Kenya quit or get fired?” with”nope.” I am not sure what he is trying to say there. Let’s go over the facts. Kenya went to the airport and refused to go on the trip because Kim was going. Kim got pulled from the trip. Then I believe that Kenya discovered Marlo was going on the trip and there was another huge blow out. Kenya refused to go on the trip. Kenya has been bucking up on Bravo execs and production all season about her treatment. She clearly put her foot down. The second Kenya bailed Eva got a contract to be FOH, and it immediately went up on TMZ. With the mention that she might be replacing someone on Season 11. Hours later Eva is on a flight to Barcelona. Kenya may film the reunion, but I highly doubt she wants to endure all of that. We shall see. Her time with RHOA is finished and they have already hired her replacement.
EXCLUSIVE UPDATE FOUR! Kenya sent me a brief email. She confirmed that she did not go on the trip. She denied being the reason that Kim did not go. SHE ALSO DENIED QUITING. She has yet to respond to my follow-up questions.
That said, I know FOR SURE that she is the reason Kim was booted from the trip. So I will stick with the facts. Secondly, if she didn’t quit, the I’m going to assume she was fired. There is no coming back from the level of hostility that occurred on Wednesday and Thursday between Kenya (and/or her attorneys)and Bravo. All of my sources say it was BRUTAL. I’ll let you know more as story develops it’s 2 am in Barcelona. Looks like I’ll have an early morning tomorrow.
EXCLUSIVE UPDATE THREE! I JUST RECEIVED NEW INFORMATION THAT THERE WAS AN HUGE BLOW UP JUST BEFORE EVERYONE LEFT FOR THE TRIP AND KENYA DID NOT BOARD THE PLANE! IT LOOKS LIKE KENYA WALKED. I THINK SHE IS DONE WITH THE SHOW AND PROBABLY HAS FILMED HER LAST SCENE!
Recently, I got some very bad news about Kenya from multiple sources. I teased it on Twitter because I had to wait for a lot more information. The long and the short of it is that Kenya has been attacked like never before for season ten. Since the very beginning of filming Kim Biermann has had to change her storyline from “Kenya can’t get a man” to “Kenya’s marriage is fake.” It’s just been downright ugly and relentless. At first, Nene, Cynthia, Kandi and Kenya were on one side, and Porsha and Sheree and Kim were on the other. Things weren’t great, but they never are for Kenya. Production has always gone out of their way to make sure she is miserable. So when it seemed like her foursome was having too much fun in San Francisco, they called in Marlo to cause conflict between the two groups.
Then back home in Atlanta, Kim was just on her all the time trashing her marriage and there was a whole little faction that were trying to Nancy Drew her wedding. They also claim that she got married for the show. It’s just pick, pick, pick. Kenya had no plan to discuss her marriage on the show. She wanted to elope and have some time to enjoy her husband before dealing with all the constant attempts to humiliate her. Unfortunately, I ruined that for her. When I posted my exclusive on the secret beach wedding, I had no idea that Kenya was not going to make her nuptials public. I figured she would be screaming it from the mountaintops. But that was not the plan and I put her in a bad situation. I feel bad about that, but I have a job to do, and it was a great scoop.
Then I heard from a very reliable source that she was thinking of quitting the show. That’s how bad it was. At the time I heard that, I thought she was just going to pull a Kim Biermann and walk out during the filming season. I am now hearing that was never an option, but she is likely to quit at the end of season ten. I think this is a fabulous idea.
So once I heard that she decided to finish out the last few weeks of filming I breathed a sigh of relief and decided not to cover that news. Mostly because I did not want to give Marlo and Kim the satisfaction of knowing they were causing her emotional pain. Kenya is like Luann de Lesseps, she rises above all the bullshit that her castmates throw. The thing is Kenya doesn’t really give a shit about Kim and Marlo trash talking her. She can handle those two. But there were cast mates who have know about Marc before she got married and knew she was in love, and they did not stand up for her. They didn’t come for her, but they stayed silent when the thirsty for air time bitches did. Bitches on this show ain’t loyal. I think Kandi is the only one who is really kind to her.
So at that point I decided to let you all just see it on TV. Plus I had mentioned how she was being treated already here.
All hell broke loose on Wednesday. The cast was leaving on their final trip on Thursday and Kenya told Bravo executives she was refusing to go because Kim was invited. She knew full well it was going to be a very long trip for her with people treating her like shit. Kenya had no choice but to put her foot down. Given the short notice, the Bravo execs folded and Kim was pulled from the trip at the last-minute. Kim posted on IG that even though she was packed to go she decided not to because she had “choices.” Bitch, you do not, Kenya made this choice for you. The best part was Kim got a lot of flack for skipping another cast trip. Ironically, this time she actually wanted to go, mostly because of Micheal Beck, the new showrunner and her GBF. Instead she will continue her quest to trash Kenya more all over social media.
Also Wednesday, Nene posted this before Bravo made her take it down. It seemed in insinuate that Bravo was racist. So you would think that would be Nene supporting Kenya in the situation. But she was not. She and Porsha and Sheree were lobbying Bravo execs behind the scenes to get Kim on the trip instead of Kenya. That was an epic fail. And yet another huge betrayal of Kenya by Nene.
That said, Bravo is seemingly done with Kenya. She too had an IG taken down recently where she threatened to sue someone. I thought it was Kim but it was actually Marlo over things said at her tea party you will see on season ten. Kenya is lawyered up. And this is why I am saying that it is her last season. She will be taking the Adrienne Maloof exit. It’s a contract violation to threaten to sue another cast member and to come after the Bravo execs. It’s a contract violation to refuse to film with certain people. It’s a contract violation to refuse to go on a cast trip. I realize that others have done all of those things before and stayed. But she has ROYALLY pissed of the top level folks at Bravo. Andy has never liked her so he for sure will not have her back.
I don’t think she wants to come back at this point, but even if she did, the legal threats she has made have probably sealed her fate. She knows it. But truly her only options were to lay down and die (which would never happen) or appear a bit unhinged going after these bitches because she already knows she is getting the shitty edit, quit the show at once, or go out guns blazing. She has chosen the fourth option. Because, that’s our Kenya.
As for the marriage storyline, she has one person she blames for that from what I have heard. And that person is me. I found that out a few weeks ago. If you recall Andy Cohen accused Kenya as being the person that writes this ratchet site. I can assure you Kenya was eloping. She did not want Bravo to know she got married. I do not believe she would have told them at all which would have been a breach of contract. Then I broke my exclusive on her elopement and the shit hit the fan. Marc has refused to sign a release and will not be on season ten. That is yet ANOTHER reason why Bravo execs are mad at her. There is literally no path for Kenya to be on season eleven at this point.
It actually goes beyond that. By kicking Kim off the trip, which I presume will be three or four episodes it messes up Kim’s contract. Kim’s part-time contract spells out the number of episodes she will be in. So if her contract called for a ten episode guarantee, or a twelve episode guarantee and the plan was for her to go on the cast trip, then Bravo has breached their contract with Kim. Now they have to edit her into three previous episodes, or have her on all three episodes of the reunion (which is the most likely options because it would make Kenya miserable) or perhaps just pay her for three episodes she was not on.
So it’s a hot mess for RHOA production right now. However, the person who encouraged Kim to be relentless with Kenya all season, and the person who put Marlo on the show for the same reason, Kim’s GBF Michael Beck, is apparently coming out of this unscathed. That burns me up. But this is Bravo. He will probably get a raise for pitting women against each other. I ask you again, why do we watch this shit? Please click on that rant from 2012 and answer the questions. I’ve been trying to nudge us on to something more positive for the last six years. And here we sit. Watching misogyny.
Currently, the RHOA are humiliating themselves and each other in Barcelona, Spain. So I will end this with a Spanish proverb.
A las mujeres bonitas y a los buenos caballos los echan a perder los pendejos.
Beautiful women and good horses are corrupted by assholes.
Story continues to develop…
#Update 1 Andy has bumped guests to have Kim and Kroy on WWHL wonder how that will go? Le sigh.
#Update 2 Barcelona is having an election on Sunday and they are expecting riots in the streets, so the RHOA will have to work hard to draw attention to themselves.