Newcomers Kenya and Porsha go throat to throat with each other during a charity event, which Kenya dubs "whack", and they hold NOTHING back! Kenya explains why she’s so mad at Porsha.
"This woman who I just met, who asked me to come to her event, gets on the mike and calls me Miss America," the former Miss USA says during a one-on-one camera segment.
Cue the cat fight! "You are being disrespectful," Porsha tells Kenya! "Disrespectful is inviting me to an event and not even knowing what my title is!" Kenya snaps.
Instead of apologizing, Porsha says the title was from ages ago – "From 19-whenever, I don’t remember that," she snipes, before ordering Kenya to leave the event.
"No sweetheart," Kenya says. "You didn't kick me out, this is my back as I am leaving!"
NeNe Leakes has achieved what many of the real housewives no doubt have only dreamt of: a legit acting career. After seeing her spar with Star Jones on Celebrity Apprentice, Ryan Murphy cast her in a recurring role on Glee and later as a series regular in The New Normal. But Leakes tells Vulture why she wants to stay on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and even promises more drama.
Do you have Tyler Perry’s correct phone number now?
It was correct then [laughs].
What happened then?
He has this on his phone, this crazy silly voicemail that goes [in a high-pitched voice] Doo doo doooo. The number you have reached has been disconnected. It’s just something he has on his phone, but that is his phone number.
You sound very excited when you’re talking about acting. Do you enjoy doing the reality show as much?
You know what? I think this is the best year I’ve had as a Housewife. I feel like I’ve come full circle. I feel the best, I look the best, I am just a grown woman and I’m in a much better place now than I was a season or two ago. I’ve never had an issue being a Housewife or saying my opinions or fighting with any of the girls. I feel like I’m a great Housewife! [laughs]
Atlanta continues to be the most-watched edition of all the Housewives series. Why do you think that is?
I know we’re the only brown girls in the franchise. I feel like people tune in because we’re very different. You tune in to Miami and New York and Beverly Hills and get the same thing: plastic surgery, blonde, big tits. In Atlanta, it’s a little bit more real. And we’re not afraid of the cameras being there. Everybody lets loose. We’re just entertaining.
Do you know why Sheree exited the show? Do you still talk to her?
[The producers] chose not to pick up her option for this past season. I know she’s out there telling people that she decided to leave the show, but from what I know that is not what she decided to do. That is what they decided to do. She put out whatever reports she wanted to put out and I don’t think they tried to challenge it because they don’t really give a shit at the end of the day. She wasn’t invited back, Lisa Hartwell wasn’t invited back, DeShawn Snow wasn’t invited back. I don’t talk to any of those girls. I feel like they’re all gone for a reason, and I don’t think any of them were smart enough to stick around for this long, and I don’t think any of them were smart enough to use this platform in ways they could have used it. They’re gone and I don’t think that they’re missed.
Kandi recently said she admires how you’ve parlayed the success of Atlanta into an acting career.
Both Kandi and I have a business sense — that’s one thing a lot of girls on the show don’t have. Some people come on these shows to be famous. I was never interested in fame. I was always interested in supporting my family.
You told the New York Post that you can’t be a Housewife forever, but you also tweeted a few days ago that you had no plans to leave. Is continuing on Atlanta something you go back and forth about with your acting career picking up?
No, I never go back and forth on it. The show isn’t going to last forever. At some point, we all have to say goodbye to being a Housewife. Is that time now for me? I don’t think so.