The reunion show started brewing slowly, but it was only a matter of minutes before things heated up. NeNe stayed cool, calm and collected until her tweet about Kandi being such a hater. “I do not hate you. I do hate your superior complex,” Kandi clarified, “I hate when you talk down to people-especially amongst the group…for the last few years you and I have not been in the best of places.” Kandi makes it very clear that it’s no secret that they’ve never had a true friendship, but she thought NeNe was fun. That is, except when she acts as if she is better than everyone on the show.
Kandi also had to question NeNe’s ulterior motives when she claims NeNe tried to befriend her once she and Cynthia fell out. “Now she’s nice to me because she doesn’t have an ally in Cynthia anymore?” Instead of being the bulldozer she normally is NeNe tries a new tactic where she deflects and agrees with what everyone says in a sarcastic tone with comments like “You’re right it’s my fault” and “Ok, I agree”.
Kandi couldn’t understand how Phaedra could become such tight buddies with NeNe with her past track record. She was once Cynthia’s rock and now that they’re no longer friends NeNe betrayed the friendship by sharing Cynthia’s personal text messages. “So you’re saying I’m a bad friend now?” NeNe flat out asked her.
“You have shown us signs that you will blast a person with information that you know about them if y’all are no longer friends.” Kandi had to yell to speak over NeNe’s classic talking-over-people method. Cynthia nodded along and mentioned that she never shared her personal text messages from NeNe. Was NeNe wrong for sharing Cynthia’s texts? Or was all fair in friendship and war?
Phaedra cleared up rumors that she is still married to Apollo and hasn’t filed for divorce. The word yet seemed to be lingering in the air. Andy asks if she was worried Apollo would’ve physically harmed her the day he showed up out of the blue when she was changing the locks on the house.
“My husband definitely has a temper and he can get out of hand…I just didn’t know.” Andy goes there and asks if Apollo ever got physical with her. The silence was deafening. You could see Phaedra trying to decide how to answer the question. She declined to answer and Andy didn’t persist. She also stands behind her decision not to drag her young children to a prison to see their dad. The facial expressions of the others show they don’t agree with her choice.
Porsha, who is now a friend to the show, got her opportunity to clear up the rumor Claudia spread about her sleeping with a married African man. However, Claudia came with both guns blazing. Instead of clearing her name, Claudia made Porsha look like a fool. Claudia claims Porsha spilled the beans over a few cocktails about her affair with the married man and they have mutual friends who confirmed it to be true.
Poor Porsha was no match for Claudia and demanded she stop speaking because it was “entering slanderous territory”. She probably looked that big word up prior to taping. But later she calls a scepter a specter. You win some, you lose some. Stay tuned next Sunday for part two of the season seven reunion show and see if anyone gets dragged by the hair.