This season on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, co-star Kenya Moore had a huge weight lifted off her shoulders after Apollo Nida apologized for spreading scandalous rumors about her. Following the apology, Kenya still was forced to deal with hatred coming from her fellow housewives, causing the beauty to become highly emotional.
HipHollywood recently caught up with Kenya to talk about her emotions this season and why she has been more sentimental than usual. “I went through a lot since the reunion and it took me back a little bit to kind of re-evaluate everything that’s happened on the show,” she said. “My relationship with the girls, what I might be doing to cause those issues. I think when I came to my conclusion of ‘you know what, I’m going to make amends with everyone, I’m going to apologize for any behavior that I’ve had that contributed to the way that they treat me and then just trying to wipe the slate clean.”
Moore continued, “Having done that, having Apollo admit everything was a lie, I felt actually relieved because I said ‘finally, these girls will look at me in a different way and I can actually have a real friendship with some of them.”
The 43-year-old Detroit native added, “And when that didn’t’ happen it just hit me with a ton of bricks because I felt as though in that moment they really just don’t want me to win. It doesn’t have anything to do with them not liking me, it’s just this movement that they have together. And when I say they I mean Phaedra, I mean Porsha, I mean NeNe. They are just going to combine their evil efforts to try and keep me down and that’s what hurt the most. It was the fact that someone could be that maniacal and deliberate and really try and ruin someone.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sunday night at 8 p.m. on Bravo.
Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!
Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.
In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.
“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”
What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.
“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”
Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.
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