Can I just say, dayum! Things got messy fast this week on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. We are back on the boat in Miami when Youngblood is getting all uppity with Kenya and her snap. Kenya chuckles over his spiciness and they resume playing Never Have I Ever. We learn Shamea has never had a golden shower. Not sure anyone believes her, but it’s a nice diversion from the tension. Let’s drink!
The boat arrives at the house and the men are invited inside. I mean, why not? It’s not like anything’s going to happen with all of the alcohol, cameras, bodyguards, and testosterone. Kandi waddles downstairs and isn’t thrilled that the men are there, but rolls with it for now. Some of the women get into the hot tub and Kenya summons Youngblood over, but he’s too busy demanding to know why Kandi don’t think he’s all that. Hey, leave the pregnant lady alone, LeBron Junior.
Porsha twerks her way to another pool and Oliver follows her, nearly falling into the pool, so mesmerized by her ass. Cynthia, Kim and Kandi are sitting on the sidelines, and Tammy is swimming by herself. Kenya makes a remark about her lurking, and here we go!
Youngblood tells Kenya, “Don’t dare bring it my way.” The silence was deafening except for the bubbles bursting. Youngblood takes this as his cue to keep flapping his gums, continually dropping the word “bitch.” Kenya gets out of the hot tub and joins Kim, Kandi and Cynthia. When Tammy wobbles over to then, Kenya explains that Youngblood’s being disrespectful and needs a time out. It takes a minute to sink in because Tammy’s clearly feeling no pain, but she tells her “nephews” it’s time to go. Porsha has already walked her new man out, and this should have been the end of it, but it wasn’t.
At the door, Kenya reiterates for all to hear that Youngblood is making everyone uncomfortable and needs to leave. He starts walking toward Kenya calling her a “little bitch.” The crew and security immediately step in and Youngblood, the real “little bitch” begins backing up. Tammy has her hand on his chest, pushing Youngblood towards the couch. He drops onto the couch, but quickly jumps up, knocking his Aunt Tammy to the ground where she hits her head on the tile floor.
Tammy’s not moving, but Youngblood is and a fight breaks out among the men as the women scatter, screaming to call 911. Except for Tammy. She’s just lying there, bless her heart.
It takes two huge guys to escort Youngblood out of there. EMS arrives and works on Tammy with Phaedra’s directions. A new fight practically breaks out between Kenya and Cynthia when Cynthia announces she feels responsible for the KO that Tammy took. Kenya tells Cynthia to stop making it about herself. Clearly this is about Kenya. But if Cynthia wants to go give Tammy a hug before they wheel her away, then just go already. Later, the women gather in small groups to cast blame. 1) Youngblood 2) Kenya.
A disagreement between Kim and Kenya over her the negative finger-pointing prompts Kim to pack her bags and leave for a hotel. She ain’t got time for this messiness. Bye, bitches. The ladies laugh behind Kim’s back at her need to go home. Guess Kim’s not the grown-ass woman they thought she was.
The following morning, Kandi calls Todd to tell him she’s done with this messiness, too, and will be coming home. Kenya comes in with breakfast and learns from Kandi that Tammy and her “nephews” came back to the house during the night. Thankfully Tammy didn’t have a concussion – can I get an amen – but she returned to the house looking very “Carrie meets the Children of the Cornrows.” (Good one, Kenya!) Tammy was asked by security to get a hotel room. Maybe she’s with Kim, wouldn’t that be fun.
Only six women are remaining in Miami and Sheree and Phaedra have a serious heart to heart about labeling black men as “aggressive” like Kenya did. She isn’t a mom and doesn’t understand the complexities with raising young, black men in today’s world. Then Phaedra and Sheree quickly label Kenya as a “white woman in suburbia who’s afraid.”
Time for some fun! The girls rent mini-Hummers and zip around town, but first Cynthia calls Tammy to check on her. She’s okay and they invite her for dinner, but spoiler alert, Tammy doesn’t show. Porsha has a date with Oliver, after spraying her hoo-hah with perfume, so it’s a quiet night at the house except when Cynthia burns the garlic bread.
Back in Atlanta, Kim is so happy to be home with her husband and kids. She feels safe. While at the park, Kim explains to Chris that Kenya was stirring the pot again and this is the second time she’s demanded someone’s removal from her presence. They discuss Kim’s involvement with “Life Twirls On” now that she knows Kenya a little better. Chris thinks the part of Kenya needs to be recast. Kim isn’t so sure she wants to work with Kenya.
Oliver picks Porsha up in a Mercedes he rented, and I wonder, why didn’t he rent a Porsche. Know what I’m saying? Wink, wink. Anyway, they have a nice time and after his first kiss is rejected, Porsha gives Oliver a kiss that’s intended to be a “see what you’re missing” for Duke.
Everyone is back in Atlanta. Todd is playing pool with his daughter when Kandi tells him that Phaedra was more of her good-time Phaedra than her usual church-lady Phaedra. Everyone knows that a southern
fraud belle must have a multiple personality disorder.
Kim and Kenya meet for lunch at a place that doesn’t have alcohol or cranberry juice. Never the less, the ladies discuss why Kim left Miami early. It wasn’t because Kim missed her husband and boys, mind you, it was the manufactured drama. Mmm-hmm. The two disagree over Kenya’s part in the situation. Kenya says it was Youngblood’s fault because his aggressiveness was escalating. Kim says she left because she didn’t feel safe, and when she wants to bounce, she’ll bounce.
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