Kenya Moore DRAGS ‘RHOA’ Newbie Courtney Rhodes, Claims She’s Homeless and NOT ‘Housewives’ Material!
Courtney Rhodes is introduced on the show as a cousin of Drew Sidora’s soon-to-be ex-husband, Ralph Pittman. Kenya hasn’t been particularly impressed with Rhodes’ contributions.
“You don’t deserve to be a housewife. You don’t even have a house to live in. Your husband divorced you and left you with nothing you’re literally sleeping on somebody’s sofa. You don’t talk about anything that’s relevant,” Kenya said of Courtney.
The former Miss USA further claimed that Courtney paraded her ex, who co-starred with Kenya in the erotic thriller “Trois,” just for the camera spotlight.
“You drug Brice out from the dead to come and play like you guys have some relationship,” she said.
She mirrored fans’ criticisms of the show’s ongoing season. “How can I not be bored? I gotta work with people like Courtney,” she asked. “This is what I gotta work with? Where’s the hidden camera? Because this is not Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
In the same interview, Kenya touched on Marlo Hampton getting preferential treatment from the RHOA producers, and should open up about her felony convictions.
“I think that Marlo is the quintessential example of why you do not make a friend of the show a housewife,” said Kenya. “The desperation from her reeks because she needs that peach. I think the power is when you don’t need it.”
Kenya and Marlo have a history of animosity between them. Kenya took shots at Marlo for being secretive about her criminal history, an issue other cast members have also raised against Marlo in the past.
“We can forgive you, but we need to know why we need to forgive you,” Kenya continued. “Why are you not talking about that? Why are you coming over here exhibiting the same behavior that landed you in jail and want people to think differently of you,” Kenya added. “No remorse, no culpability, no kindness.”
She wondered aloud why Marlo hadn’t clarified her legal issues. “It ain’t making sense,” Kenya said. “The math ain’t mathing.”
Carlos inquired if Kenya believed that production was shielding Marlo, to which Kenya responded affirmatively. “I was never protected, and that makes me fucking angry as a housewife,” Kenya asserted.
On a past episode of “Reality With The King,” Nene Leakes confided to Carlos that she believed OG housewife Kim Zolciak had been granted preferential treatment.
“I was always the one that everybody came for, production was like we don’t gaf and I got all the smoke, and I got no protection, and you are sitting here making somebody who season one lied about everything including to everybody’s face about using the f word,” Kenya continued, referencing a 2012 controversy where Marlo was called out for using a gay slur.
Kenya suggested that scenes showing Marlo in a favorable light were “conveniently,” included in the season’s final edits. “Group scenes, all kind of scenes of mine got conveniently cut out, storylines of mine got conveniently cut out, but somehow an angel with foster care scene turns up, and that makes the cut,” Kenya shared.
“My business storyline half of it was cut out. My opening of my salon is not in the season,” added the founder of Kenya Moore Haircare. “I’m literally building a multi-million dollar company before your eyes, and they are not showing the steps to do that.”
Having grown up in foster care, Marlo’s charitable efforts have often been showcased on the show. The series has also portrayed her journey to get her records cleared, her engagement with a life coach, and her role in raising her nephews. These young ones affectionately refer to her as “munty,” a blend of ‘mom’ and ‘auntie.’
“The favoritism or whatever you want to label it, it’s an issue. I’ve been here for eleven seasons, minus one, and you’ve never done that for me.” Kenya Moore insisted.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sunday nights, at 8pm EDT, on Bravo.
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