This week it almost seemed like the ladies were ready to move on from all that ‘pillow talk’ drama saga but you already know there was more drama waiting around the corner.
Stewart Williams auditions for Kandi Burruss’ musical. Mama Joyce returns with a vengeful voice mail to Kandi’s BFF Karmen, Marlo Hampton returns to join #TeamKenya and last but not least Kenya Moore plans a grand masquerade ball for charity, but instead of choosing her own charity, she decides honor of Nene Leakes and her favorite charity ‘Saving Our Daughters’.
But wait… while Moore’s gesture may have seemed noble on the outside, her intentions were questionable after she didn’t even bother contacting the guest of honor (Nene) with more than an emailed invitation.
Check out the 5 Life Lessons revealed this week + watch the full video of season 6, episode 15 below…
VIDEO: The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 6, Episode 15 ‘Dropping the Ball’
Life Lesson #1 – When all else fails, form alliances with your enemy’s BFFs…
[FLASHBACK: Marlo Supports Her New BFF Kenya Moore… ]
Hampton, a former close ‘associate’ dare I say ‘friend’ to Nene Leakes, has tried time and time again to get camera time on the top rated reality show to no avail.
Nene was kind enough to recruit Marlo as a ‘bride-maid’ on her wedding spin-off last Summer to help her get her foot back in the Bravo door after she was basically banned for dropping th “F” bomb a few seasons ago.
There’s clearly no loyalty amongst reality show ‘friends’ being that Marlo went behind Nene’s back and began filming scenes with Moore. Kenya bumped heads with all of her #RHOA cast mates and none of them care enough to tape with her since there is always some sort of over the top drama attached to the scenes.
Kenya was in need of a ‘friend’ since Lawrence was busy with Fashion Queens and Brandon had basically been banned after the ‘Pillow Talk’ drama. Enter Marlo… who was quite thirsty for more RHOA air time, and when Kenya (through Lawrence) asked for her assistance, Marlo gladly accepted the challenge.
And that was the day the Nene/Marlo reality show ‘friendship’ came to a stand still…
[FLASHBACK: EXCLUSIVE! RHOA Tea Time: Nene & Marlo Beefing… ]
Life Lesson #2 – If you believe it, you can achieve it…
Kandi’s manager, Don Juan isn’t sold on Porsha and he can’t seem to get her horrible ‘Amazing Grace’ solo out of his head from last year’s reunion show.
Porsha first tries reading a few lines and her reading comprehension is called into question when she has problems sticking to the script.
But Porsha is determined to make this thing work, and she calls on the Lord to guide her in her singing audition, and prays that the spirit will strengthen her vocal ability.
“Umma sing a gospel song, so I know I’m going to be convicted.”
Prayer works! Porsha sounds 1000% better than she did last year and Kandi decides she’s fit for a role in her new play.
Life Lesson #3 – When all else fails, spit will work…
Kenya’s on a man hunt. No one has seen her invisible African prince yet, but she’s on the hunt for a few good men to take part in the charity event she’s hosting in Nene’s honor.
Cynthia graciously holds the model search at her husband’s Bar One restaurant, and is surprised when Marlo shows up to offer assistance to her new BFF looking like she just stepped out of the pages of Vogue.
The ladies all settle in to view the eye candy but it seems Kenya is feeling a lil ‘un-pretty’ as she sits next to her new ‘friend’ and the two chatter like nervous school girls while Cynthia appears annoyed.
Things get weird when Kenya makes a big deal out of her stray hairs and Marlo offers her spit to smooth her raggedy edges. No hair products? Use spit. No lotion? Use spit.
[Sidebar: I guess Mugshot Marlo got a ton of resourceful hair tips while she was in the clink. But I digress…]
Whatever the case, it seems like Marlo is messing with Kenya fragile self esteem. Kenya may be having 2nd thoughts about their alliance now that she sees how the fashionable D-lister can work a scene.
[FLASHBACK: Nene Did NOT Get Marlo Fired from RHOA (yet)… ]
I don’t think Kenya can be friends with any woman for too long… but I have to admit that Marlo and Kenya will be fun to watch. Stay tuned!
Life Lesson #4 – When all else fails… seek therapy.
Not only is Mama Joyce NOT over the fact that Kandi is moving on with plans to marry Todd Tucker, she’s apparently offered to pay someone to trap him with another woman.
Karmen has been keeping abreast of all the rumors and apparently confronts a woman named Crystal about the situation and Crystal tells Mama Joyce.
Mama Joyce leaves a threatening voicemail message, calling Karmen everything but a child of God! Kandi can’t believe her ears when Karman plays the message for her, but it’s clearly Mama Joyce’s voice heard in the message calling Karmen an ‘ol low-down heffa’!
Kandi thought the ‘Mama Joyce’ drama was over and done, but clearly, it isn’t.
She speaks with her fiance about the situation and he’s understandably fed up. Todd says he might walk away from the relationship if Kandi can’t get a hold of Mama Joyce’s ‘stank ‘A’zz’ attitude (his words, not mine).
For some reason, Kandi continues to rationalize her behavior while both Karmen & Todd suggest she go into therapy to work out her ‘mommy issues’. Kandi agrees.
[Sidebar: Maybe she’ll convince Koo-Koo Kenya to make a few therapy session appointments too! *fingers crossed*]
Life Lesson #5 – Don’t come for Nene unless she sends for you…
Kenya’s charity event is on & poppin but it seems like no one wants to attend!
Kandi had a previous engagement, Phaedra & Porsha
don’t want to come can’t make it and even Kenya’s newly acquired reality show ‘friend’ Marlo Hampton had better things to do.
Kenya admits to sending everyone an ‘e-vite’ and says that she even noticed that Nene opened hers, however, Nene feels that a phone call would have been more appropriate, especially since Kenya is running around saying she’s hosting the event in Nene’s honor.
Cynthia Bailey always plays nice with others and she’s this week’s peacekeeper as she convinces Nene to attend (even though she wasn’t formally invited). Nene attends, hoping to let bygones be bygones, however she gets enraged all over again when she feels Kenya set her up by calling her to the mic for a few words.
Nene shades Kenya publicly by giving the shortest speech in history, but the show goes on as Nene and her crew tip out of the event early, angered by the ‘set up’.
Cynthia’s husband, Peter Thomas confronts his friend on the way out to express his disappointment, however Nene isn’t hearing it. She feels that Kenya is playing games and she’s refusing to be a part of it.
It’s got to be kinda lonely to be on a show where no one wants to be your friend. Kenya Moore can not be trusted. She clearly has nothing to lose and is willing to do anything for the spotlight… and that includes sabotaging her cast mates by any means necessary.
She started from the bottom (Porsha), and now she’s aiming for the Queen B. This show is getting more and more entertaining by the minute.