FINALLY, we get Part 4 of the season 9 reunion for Real Housewives of Atlanta and its revealed that the major key to the date rape drug allegations that were made against Kandi and Todd this season, was none other than Porsha’s bestie, The Southern Belle, attorney at law herself. Oh, Phaedra, honey, these kinds of stunts could get you in a world of trouble, legally, yet you stooped this low anyway?? Exactly, where did The Southern Belle graduate law school? As often as Phaedra likes to remind us of how many degrees she has, one can’t help but wonder if she’s obtained at least one of her degrees from the school of Stunt Queens. Ma’am, no one should have to explain to an officer of the court just how life-altering rape allegations are; the ramifications of such charges can rob a person of any and everything they hold dear, whether accused and proven innocent or convicted of the charges made against them.
Was the breakdown of Phaedra and Kandi’s friendship so taxing on Phaedra that the only way to get passed it was to start up a smear campaign toward Kandi? I’m sorry but, Phaedra is portraying an image of herself that reads more along the lines of a scorned lover than that of an ex-friend. It makes you wonder if there was anything more than friendship between the two of them. It also draws a connection into what may have attracted her and Apollo to one another in the beginning; two birds of the same scandalous ass feather.
Did Kandi and Todd shut down all access to the sex dungeon and that’s why you’re really mad? I don’t know about you but, I get the notion that there’s something juicy that remains hush-hush between Kandi and Phaedra. Phaedra reiterated on the reunion that she believes she did love Kandi more than her husband, Apollo. Now, immediately, it does sound far-fetched for someone to hold their best friend on the higher emotional ground than their own spouse. It definitely raises some questions about the dynamic of that particular friendship. Tell us what we don’t know!! It may lead us, directly, to whatever it truly is that, shamelessly, fueled Phaedra into using her latest BFF, Porsha, as a pawn in her anti-Kandi charades. I can’t say I feel incredibly empathetic towards Porsha for being played in this situation because of girl, come on…
You had reasons upon reasons why you should’ve kept your eyes wide open, sis. All the warning signs were there! The bells, whistles, and horns were going off and she just kept it pushing! Giving Phaedra the endless (unworthy) benefit of the doubt wasn’t even mistake number on Porsha’s list. Despite being cautioned by long-time friend Shamea, cast mates from the show AND seeing Phaedra’s highly questionable antics play out on the show; it still never clicked in Porsha’s mind that maybe, just maybe, she should always keep her antennas up when it comes to Phaedra.
Porsha has made it so easy for us as the viewers to believe she really isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer. But, Phaedra Parks, Esquire was also foolish enough to allow herself to be caught red-handed in her mountain of lies. She failed to back up her bestie and take accountability for being the source from which this lie originated. Instead, she opted to imply that Porsha was lying and she merely ‘repeated’ what she’d heard about Kandi and Todd allegedly planning to drug Porsha and take her home to feast on. Now, Porsha breaks out the cry face, with very few, if any, actual tears in sight, begging Phaedra to fall on her own sword. Phaedra gave us something more along the lines of, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Which is awful if Porsha’s version of their conversation is true, it puts their entire Frick & Frack-ship in a rocky place.
Did Phaedra ever really see a friend in Porsha or was this an elaborate plot designed to take vengeful aim at Kandi? If you recall in the earlier seasons how unflattering Phaedra spoke of Porsha’s level of intelligence; it can definitely be assumed that, in this instance, Phaedra took on the position of being the smarter, more cunning person in this manufactured friendship. Believing that Porsha is so dense that she could manipulate her in any way she saw fit; create an environment of comfort and comradery between them so that Porsha would never see the deceit until it was too late, if ever.
So, what’s next for Phaedra and Porsha? As of right now, Phaedra’s contract has not been renewed for Season 10 of Real Housewives of Atlanta; who will fill that void for Porsha next season if their “friendship” doesn’t survive taking a blow this strong? Real friends have fall outs every day, normally, when two people understand one another and have a genuine bond, they’re able to experience ups and downs throughout the friendship and still recover from them. Of course, depending on the severity of their issues but, in this case with these ladies…there are still too many questions and not enough answers. I’ll definitely be tuning in for Season 10 of the Atlanta Housewives, I’m interested in seeing what Bravo will deliver after this. Season 9 was a bit lackluster for me and the 4-part reunion was unnecessary in my opinion. 2 parts would’ve gotten us there and back just fine but, I’m not on Andy Cohen’s payroll so, lol you got it Bravo!
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Fantasia Reveals Gender of Baby On the Way!
On Tuesday singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino took to social media to reveal that she is having a baby girl, her first child with husband Kendall Taylor.
In a series of Instagram stories, Fantasia showed pink fireworks being shot off during a gender reveal party, to her and her hubby’s excitement! She continued by sharing what her daughter-to-be’s name will be: Keziah London Taylor.
The news comes after the couple revealed they had struggled to conceive since their 2015 marriage. During a November episode of her IG Live show “Taylor Talks,” she described continuously praying for a child with her husband. Fantasia, a deeply devout Christian, was obviously elated when she shared the news.
“God I Want To Thank You!” she said in an Instagram caption. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes [was] Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”
We can see Fantasia and family are all super excited to be welcoming a baby girl into their lives. All congratulations to her.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Getting Divorced, Report Says
In a story published Tuesday evening, Page Six is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced, with the two already in settlement talks. The news comes after the couple spent the holiday season separately – Kanye at his ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Kim and the kids with her famous family in southern California.
A source close to Kardashian was quoted saying, “Kim got Kanye to go up there so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.” Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, are said to be splitting because of marital problems directly related to Kanye’s very public mental health struggles.
For several years the rapper’s various antics have caused fans to worry. After coming out as a Trump supporter, West then announced his own 2020 presidential bid under a new political party: the Birthday Party. At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he was seen rambling, debating individual audience members, and at times, crying. In various interviews, he has rambled on almost incoherently, and his tweetstorms are now infamous.
For her part, Kim has always supported her husband and has openly discussed the difficulties of their marriage. Back in June, she shared on social media, “Anyone who has [bipolar disorder] or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand… People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual (has) to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
It appears she has finally reached her limit in the union with the unnamed source saying, “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Separately, a source close to Kanye alleges the rapper is sick of his wife and her family, which might have some truth to it since he has tweeted some pretty nasty things about them in the past. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he said in a now-deleted July tweet. Recently, he hasn’t been featured on his wife’s Instagram and has largely remained out of the public eye.
With the news yet to be confirmed, the “divorce is imminent” reports are just rumors for now. We’ll be following the news as more information comes out.