‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Recap: Kenya Moore Is Fake-Dra (VIDEO)

By: Jillian Bowe / January 27, 2013

'RHOA' Phaedra Is Livid
She is not keen on Kenya's ideas
Whatever happened to Atlanta’s motto being, “The city too busy to hate?” I guess Phaedra Parks and Kenya Moore decided the slogan didn’t apply to them. As much as both ladies profess they’re not “haters” and were above the pettiness in their group, Phaedra and Kenya just can’t seem to stop the snide comments and cheeky digs at each other. The sad part is this madness is all over a video dedicated to the derriere on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Last week, Phaedra was not amused to discover her former business associate was throwing her hat into the fitness arena after their partnership went sour. The self-professed southern belle and her husband Apollo Nida didn’t waste any time sniping at Kenya for “stealing” their idea, and complaining to anyone that would pay attention to their whining. Kenya decided she wasn’t going to put up with Phaedra’s shady antics of trashing her all over Atlanta. The diva would do more than get a video deal out of the mix; she’d get even!

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t viewed Sunday’s episode, “Make an Ass out of a Donkey.”

We understand Phaedra’s frustration. She went to a person whom she considered a friend to help her out with a lucrative endeavor for the both of them, only to be stabbed in the back when the deal fell through. How is that different from anyone one else in the business world? Being an entertainment attorney, one would think Phaedra would have Kenya sign a non-compete or confidentiality clause to protect herself. Instead, the former Miss USA outfoxed the legal eagle, and then some. It sounds like Kenya may have gotten a few tips from former RHOA Sheree Whitfield’s ex, Bob, who trumped Ms. Parks in court.

While Phaedra smarted from Kenya’s revelations, Ms. Moore met up with rival Porsha Stewart to get her on “Team Kenya.” As Kenya relayed the allegations that Phaedra was participating in smack talk about her, Porsha brought up a valid point: They weren’t friends, so why should she care? Yes, there is more power in numbers, but come on Kenya, you go to Porsha for this help!? We know there is some desperation on Kenya’s part if she’s trying to get Porsha’s support. This is the same woman she eviscerated in their Anguilla catfight, and topped it off with a twirl to remember.

You’d think Kenya would take her ball and go home after she struck out trying to get everyone on her side? Oh no, Ms. Moore was not done by a long shot with Phaedra. Tired of the accusations of being mentally unstable and a drunk, Kenya along with Ms. Lawrence showed up at NeNe Leakes’ charity event dressed in a scantily clad one-piece bathing suit, which mimicked Phaedra’s suit on their island getaway, with butt pads taped to the back!

While NeNe, Porsha, Cynthia Bailey and Kandi Burruss watched the melee in horror, Kenya proceeded to rip Phaedra a new one (no pun intended) for the wild claims she told about her being crazy. Phaedra can be a bit two-faced when she’s good and ready, but really Kenya, dressing up like her? How does that accomplish proving you aren’t a bit touched, and I don’t mean by an angel either? Sure, you screamed at Phaedra that you were fine, but shouldn’t you practice what you preach instead of acting like the updated version of Single Black Female? Yes, Kenya nothing says, “I’m not cray-cray,” like dressing up in a thong-one piece with butt pads.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Porsha telling Kenya to “do something” with her “ashy” feet as she left their lunchtime argument. Score a zinger for Porsha!

Thank you, TV gods.: Cynthia telling Phaedra, Porsha and Kandi to not bash Kenya while she wasn’t there to defend herself.

Awk-ward: Porsha’s attempts to prove to the ladies that she can sing at dinner. If you can’t, don’t. Stop faking, girl!

Hotness: Kenya and Phaedra separately working out for their videos. Both women can agree they do have the booties to back up their video projects.

Fab-u-lous: NeNe’s shoe design, “Nethia.” Those girls are fierce.

Can. Not. Wait.:  To see the fallout from Kenya dressing up as Phaedra and Walter’s return.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 9. Fireworks had fireworks.

Was Kenya out of line dressing up as Phaedra? Sound off below!

– Jillian Bowe

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