Kenya Moore stopped by The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM in New York on Friday (May 12), to discuss Phaedra Parks‘ rape lie, Porsha Williams reunion mudslinging, NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak‘s return, and her hair care line — that is now stocked in various Sally’s Beauty Supply stores across the country.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star clarifies whether producers place pressure on the cast to create interesting storylines.
“NO! There is pressure to show your life.” She adds, “For me it hasn’t been but for other girls, I can’t speak for them. I do know some girls, even this season, that popped up with situations that were very unbelievable.”
On Porsha‘s role in repeating the rape rumor on national TV.
“…First of all Porsha did not have another play because she got all the heat for repeating it, even though we learned that Phaedra made it up but you said it, so you have to be responsible for the things that come out of your mouth.”
The reality diva sings co-star, Kandi Burruss‘ praises.
“Kandi is a mega brand. She’s a wife, she’s a mother, she’s a daughter. She has her sex toy line. She has a lot to lose. And Kandi has always been bar none the fan favorite on the show…. It’s fact”
On the claim she made during the season 9 reunion that Phaedra and Porsha were acting in concert.
“It was very clear….to me. Who came to do what. I think Phaedra was the one that caught off guard. I don’t think she was acting. I feel like Phaedra was acting like she was concerned about Porsha, but she just threw her under the bus, so how can you be concerned about her…really.”
The RHOA star addresses claims that Porsha made about how she acquires her money and her Bentley car.
“….When you sit on the show, even this season and make up stories, like about my car and saying something like, I had to get my car wrecked and get money and all this stuff. Listen, I’m a self-made millionaire. I’m proud of that. I worked my entire life. I don’t spend just to impress anybody. I bought the cheapest house in the neighborhood and fixed it up. I just don’t care about those things. I look at those things as investments. I just don’t appreciate when another woman tries to tear me down in that way. You can talk about how I look, you can talk about my clothes, my whatever…don’t talk about how I make my money. Don’t lie on me.”
Does Kenya think Porsha should be fired?
“I think that they should fire anyone who consistently tells lies on other people and damages their brand on purpose.”
Does she have sympathy for Porsha, who repeated the scandalous lie to Kandi on camera — thinking it was true, only to later find out at the reunion the accusation was false.
“…lies should not be tolerated. Fight fair! Lies, slander, and defamation of character should be left to the criminal people. You could put anyone in that situation. It could be Cynthia [Bailey] I don’t think that you…if you had a loaded gun and somebody gave it to you — you chose to shoot that gun, so to me, I can’t have sympathy for you because you knew what you were doing.”
On Phaedra‘s scandalous rape lie. Phaedra started a nasty rumor about co-star, Kandi and her husband, Todd Tucker, wanting to kidnap, drug and rape Porsha, then she blamed RHOA producers for feeding the false story. The rumor was later proved to be 100% false.
“Phaedra has lied consistently from the first day she’s been on the show.” Moore explains, “What other play does she [Phaedra] have but to blame someone else. She got caught. Because she also said, eventually it came out that she told Porsha that Kandi told her. The producer didn’t make her say that — so that was a LIE.”
On NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak‘s return for season 12. Kenya shoots down the rumor that NeNe was offered $2.5 million to return.
“NeNe is not getting ….I love you to death NeNe but that did not come directly from her. She is NOT getting $2.5 million dollars.”
“Yes! Kim is coming back. Kim needs a check, so Kim will be back.” When the co-host asked what happened to ‘Tardy for The Party.’ Kenya jokingly says, “The checks were tardy, so she’s over here trying to catch our purse.”
Check out the full interview below.
Kenya Moore will showcase her hair care line at Sally Beauty in Brooklyn this weekend — if you’re in the area, stop by and support the entrepreneur.