The Donkey Booty Dispute: RHOA Episode 11 Recap
*sings* “How do you solve a problem like Kenya Moore? How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?” My Sound of Music fans will appreciate that because Kenya needs some nuns somewhere to worry about her. Every episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta has revolved around her, so her plan is working. Being ridiculous, over the top and a bit nuts is totally working out in her favor.
This episode, the drama is around Phaedra’s Donkey Booty workout video, and she’s working with Kenya. Anyone with half a clue could see this working relationship turning sour from a thousand miles away. But let’s get into the episode.
New Money Nene in LA – Our girl, Nene, has temporarily moved to LA with her family to work on The New Normal. As the movers get there with their stuff, Nene and her ensemble of leggings, tank top and club makeup at high noon are directing them. Her neighborhood is nice and she said she’s surrounded by celebs. Check ut the nouveau riche! I ain’t mad!
Riley’s Large Request – Todd’s birthday is coming up and Riley wants to surprise him by baking a cake. As she and Kandi take on the baking, she asks if she can move to the guest house when she becomes a teenager. Her mama tells her a firm “NAWL” and realizes how easy it is for kids to get spoiled when given too much. Riley’s current room is big enough than some folks’
in New York studio apartment. She should be happy with it.
Kenya’s Kinfolk Visit – Kenya’s cousin Che and aunt, Lori, visit her at home. Our girl tells them she’s cooking, e’em though all she’s doing is cutting up watermelons. Just because it’s an activity in the kitchen doesn’t mean it’s cooking, ma’am. Anywho, the subject turns to Walter and Auntie Sisqo tells her that something ain’t right there. Then Che says Walter asked her out a long time ago too. Seems Moesha’s daddy has asked out every woman in Atlanta. Kenya seems to be the fool who said yeah. Womp. Che then says she thinks Walter is gay and wears a terrible toupee. This is why you need girlfriends. They come in handy when it’s time to bash your ex.
Donkey Booty Practice – Kenya (and her producer Brandon) meet up with Apollo and Phaedra at the gym to get an idea of what moves they’ll be doing in the video. They show us the funky donkey and the booty drop. I am a believer. Where can I procure this yansh workout? Kenya then says she’s been pitching the video to distributors, and it gives Phaedra pause because they haven’t signed a contract. Our girl talmbout it’ll cost $100,00 to produce the video. First of all, why is she doing work without payment or a written agreement? This is how you know she ain’t bout that real business life.
Kenya’s Bad Business – Phaedra meets with her lawyer, who was in talks with Kenya. He tells her that Kenya was tryna use four cameras to shoot the workout video. FOR WHY COME WHAT? Why? Anywho, he steps out and Kenya arrives to speak with Phae and Apollo. She then asks for 10% of all the profits the video makes and Phae tells her “NAWL.” Homegirl then says she’s produced multi-million dollar films. Phaedra: “Unfortunately, I haven’t heard of any of them.” BASICALLY.
Kenya gets all mad because she’s been working and might not be compensated. Ain’t nobody tell her to work without a contract. How you gon make that rookie mistake after supposedly being in the industry for 20 years? Girl, BYE. She leaves with Brandon, and twirls with disappointment as she walks to her car.
Nene’s Officially Official – Nene shows up to work on the Universal Studios lot and enters her own trailer. That’s huge. Our girl don moved on up in the world and I’m proud. “I can honestly say that I was a series regular on a primetime show.” WERK, LENETHIA!
Todd’s Birthday Surprise – Todd turned 39 so Kandi planned a special day for him. While rocking too-bright makeup and a too-tight white dress, Kandi takes Todd on a helicopter ride over Atlanta to his surprise birthday dinner.
She says “Being with Todd. It’s like being with the teammate I’ve always wanted.” AAWWW!!! As the helicopter lands, she realizes that he can see into the building, so the surprise is ruined for an instant. Until they walk in and his mom shows up. Todd’s eyes lit up and he almost cried. Best. surprise. EVER.
Not now, Kenya – Kenya is at the party, still obviously butthurt about the Donkey Booty video dispute. She corners Apollo, hoping that she can convince him to accept the deal, not realizing that anything he does needs to be approved to Phaedra. When that doesn’t work, she goes up to Todd to fake congratulate him on his birthday only to switch the topic to the video. Phaedra had called him to get insight on how video production works so Kenya wanted to find out what they discussed. Kandi, who is standing by them shuts Kenya down NICELY by telling her it’s his birthday so it’s not the place for the discussion. LOVE IT!
Casting Call Conflict – Phaedra has enlisted the help of the Bailey Agency to find folks for the workout video. Kenya is supposed to be a judge, so she shows up before Phaedra. She tells Cynthia that Phae and ‘Pollo don’t want to pay her for her work. Phaedra shows up and the Cyn tells her she cancelled the casting call because Phae put out an ask on Twitter, which undermined Cyn’s business, which includes casting for a fee! Then Kenya takes the opportunity to talk about how ridiculous it is that she isn’t getting paid for her work. “Kenya keeps insinuating that we’re asking her to do work for free. We are out of slavery.” YESSS, Phae! Kenya says she won’t be working on the video anymore and basically storms out.
Next week, we find out that Kenya is gonna be working on a video she calls “Stallion booty.” The girl got more than a coupla screws loose. This I know. Especially since I saw her performance of her new song “Gone with the Wind Fabulous” which she did on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live.”
The fool spoke-sang, twirled for her life and then leyomi dropped at the end. She’s a walking caricature. But ummm… I’m getting what I need from the queens behind her. WERKKK!!!
Do you think what Kenya was asking for the Donkey Booty video was fair or do you think Phaedra was being stingy?