On a previous episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Apollo Nida aka Prisoner #65725-019, confessed to lying about Kenya Moore making sexual advances on him. Moore was completely vindicated of the accusations and many of Kenya’s costars expressed regret over believing Apollo LIES. However, despite Apollo admitting he made the whole story up, Kenya’s arch nemesis, Nene Leakes refused to vindicate her.
NeNe Leakes used the situation to throw shade at Kenya and accuse Apollo of “lying about lying” to hurt his wife, Phaedra Parks. At a spa day with the girls Leakes blabbed:
“I don’t believe Apollo,” she said in response to Nida’s admission that he lied about Moore wanting to have sex with him.
“So he’s lying about lying?” asked a confuddled Kandi, who stated that the wives simply didn’t like Moore. “NeNe has swept into town … spa day has become a conspiracy therapy party.”
Kenya took to her Bravo blog to give an in depth breakdown of “Why Would Apollo Try to Hurt Phaedra?”
APOLLO’S LIE IS A LIE
When Phaedra Parks learned of Apollo’s admission of his lies, she immediately said she owes me an apology. Yet, after her spa day, NeNe asserted that Apollo’s lie was a lie citing that Apollo is likely trying to hurt Phaedra. This rationale makes no sense. Firstly, I am the last person to attempt to understand how Apollo’s mind works. But if I were going to prison for 8 years and my only lifeline is my wife, why would I try to hurt her? Phaedra has his sons, who he desperately wants to see. She is also responsible for his affairs and she can make his life more comfortable while incarcerated. Therefore, she holds all the cards. In my opinion, his wife would be the last person he would try to hurt now.
According to Apollo, he was embarrassed that I told the world he had been texting me without his wife’s knowledge or approval. He felt I took a blow at him insinuating there was something sexual or inappropriate with his texts. According to him, he made the story up to get back at me — NOT Phaedra. Funny how I was at the top of her to-do list when she told the world Apollo’s lies and called me countless whores, but now that Apollo has come clean, I’m at the bottom.
FAIRYTALES AND FALLACIES
NeNe would like you all to believe I am not a truthful person. She made it a point to tell the world she believed my Season 5 boyfriend when he said I made up the relationship. No one questioned why he would say what he did. They chose to believe him without any substantiation of his claims whatsoever. With that said, my family and my real friends knew of our status and Kandi even reluctantly admitted that she believed we were in a relationship that went bad. Point being, it wasn’t a lie.
NeNe also said my African Prince, whom she met in LA and joked about meeting in a scene, was a fairytale. She did however met him in Los Angeles and was very rude and nasty to him — no surprises there. But according to her, I’m not truthful.
Apollo stated he saw me at a party in LA and then I showed up at his hotel. If I had been at a party, why didn’t ANYONE see us there? Why couldn’t he name the party or location or even a date this took place? If I were at a world famous hotel in LA or a swanky party, someone would have seen us there and taken photos. Additionally, there are no phone calls nor text messages between us at all during that alleged time. Why? BECAUSE IT WAS ALL A LIE.
Unfortunately, the women on this show have tried to paint me as a crazy, drunken, delusional, wanton hussy and liar, none of which I am. What I am is a woman who has made mistakes and will continue to do so as I grow. What I am is a woman who doesn’t want to hurt families or break up happy homes. What I am is someone who is strong. What I am is a woman who will continue to be an eternal optimist and pray for those who try to harm me. What I am is not a victim. What I am is human.
On a truly sad note, I just learned of the unfortunate passing of Todd’s mother, Sharon. She was always so vibrant and sweet to me. I am praying that Kandi, Todd, and their family get through this difficult time as one and may god bless her soul.
Avigail is an Entertainment blogger at All About The Tea, who specializes in The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Potomac. Avigail has a background in marketing. She’s a Brooklynite living in the Bahamas, with a passion for travel, writing, reality TV watching, pop culture and spoken word.