Posted: 12:02 am Monday, January 27th, 2014

‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ recap (‘Pillow Talk or Pillow Fight’): season 6, episode 13 

By Rodney Ho

Kenya Moore's friend Brandon DeShaver (right) gets into a tiff with Christopher Williams. Apollo Nida and Peter Thomas get thrown in the mix as well in one of the biggest melees in the show's history. CREDIT: Bravo

Kenya Moore’s friend Brandon DeShazer (right) gets into a tiff with Christopher Williams. Apollo Nida and Peter Thomas get thrown in the mix as well in one of the biggest melees in the show’s history. CREDIT: Bravo

For Apollo Nida, tonight’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” was probably small potatoes compared to what he’s facing now with the feds. (The U.S. government filed a criminal complaint Thursday charging him with bank fraud and identity theft. Jail time is possible. Details here. )

I’m not sure exactly when they taped this episode but it happened around nine weeks before Kandi Burruss’ play Nov. 21, a fact referenced earlier. That would make the taping of this hour in mid-September assuming all the events were sequential.

The U.S. Secret Service confiscated Apollo’s cell phone and laptop Sept. 13, 2013, according to the criminal complaint. On that day, Apollo discovered the woman he was working with had turned on him and he knew the feds were on his case.

So if this was taped right after he knew he was in big trouble, he was probably a wee bit stressed.

Apollo- Phaedra Parks‘ husband since 2009 who had a previous five-year prison term for racketeering – charged  Kenya Moore’s friend Brandon DeShazer and started beating on him until others intervened.

The final moments of the episode featured him taking off his shirt and approaching DeShaver again until a note “To Be Continued” popped up on the screen.

What led to this craziness? It was one of the most violent fights in the six-year history of the program.

It all started with Kenya Moore telling folks in last week’s show that she had heard Cynthia Bailey‘s friend Natalie was in a “common law” marriage with Christopher Williams, an R&B singer and actor Moore had worked with before. Natalie had told others they had a regular marriage.

Spreading rumors is a standard way to stir the pot on the show, even of people who weren’t consequential to the show until the producers decided they were.

NeNe Leakes, now that she’s fully engaged with “Real Housewives” again, also knows how to play the game. And she should. She is the last remaining original member.

So she hosts a “pajama pillow talk” party and includes everybody – the guys and the girls. She also brought in Chuck and Mynique Smith and Malorie, Cynthia’s sister, among others.  And for show, two lingerie-bound models were there to set the mood. “This event isn’t about bashing but about helping,” she says.

NeNe, dressed in saucy lingerie herself, feeds the women uncomfortable questions, including asking whether Porsha Williams would be comfortable if her man was bisexual. “I wouldn’t feel comfortable if my man was bisexual or heterosexual, nothing. You need to be about Porsha-sexual if you’re with me.” (She obviously meant homosexual there…) NeNe is also annoyed with Kenya over the fact she came late and didn’t text NeNe in advance. Kenya says her friend Brandon’s flight was late  and apologizes in a semi-sincere way.

“Once a heathen, always a heathen,” Phaedra sniffs.

Another question: would you be comfortable if your man went to strip clubs. Porsha? No. But Cynthia is okay with her hubby Peter doing it. (He says it’s like “being at the office.”) Kandi has seen Peter accepting lap dances, an act that seldom happens at an office.

Apollo mentions he used to go to strip clubs “every day.” He says now it’s “more on the social level.” He defends the monies he spends there, and it could be in the thousands. “It’s MY money,” he says. (Um… we can surmise who’s money it was if the fed charges are correct.)

(Kenya wonders how he could blow that much money. She surmises it’s “his allowance.”)

Then NeNe broaches the subject of Kenya accusing Natalie of being “common law” married. Natalie tells Christopher that’s what he told Kenya. “I don’t know what medication you’re on,” he says to Kenya.

“I’m on the same medication as you, Chris,” Kenya responds.

Then Kenya gets up. “This isn’t backpedaling. This is front pedaling.”

Chris gets up to stop Kenya from approaching his wife. Peter tries to push back Brandon, Kenya’s friend, who gets up to support Kenya. But then Brandon gets a little crazy. Peter pushes Brandon back. Then Apollo joins in and starts punching Brandon.

The cast pulls them apart. NeNe yells at Kenya for provoking the mess. Then again, she told everyone “to get real.”

In other storylines:

- Apollo actually showed up earlier in the hour when Phaedra drew upon Dwight Eubanks‘ expertise yet again to hold a party for her second son Dylan at a fancy white house ($3,850 rental). It’s a presidential-themed soiree featuring fake “Secret Service” men, a red carpet, a marble stairway, a trumpeter and a deep-throated announcer. Dylan is nicknamed Mr. President and doted on as such. (His brother Ayden is considered the “Prince.”) The only housewife who shows up to support her is Kandi Burruss, who is always amused by Phaedra’s over-the-top parties. And it was nice to Dwight again after such a long absence. Apollo refuses to dance a choreographed bit that Phaedra took part in with Dwight and several other men. He later appears annoyed right before the official blessing.  “Yo damn, I can’t eat?” he exclaims. He also declines to comment when she askes him to say something about Dylan. “For once, Apollo is at a loss for words,” Phaedra says. “I hope that will continue.” I’m not sure when this party was held  – before or after he found out his allegedly illegal enterprises were under watch by the authorities. The only clue: Dylan was born in early May and the producers ID him as six months old. This may infer this party happened closer to late October or early November. But RHOA is known to move events around and not go in chronological order.

- Cynthia Bailey tells Peter about how Kandi threw a little shade last week by saying she knew stuff about his past but wouldn’t talk about it. Peter is a bit annoyed and plans to bring it up to her. (Even the guys can get into the gossip game.)

- Kandi is moving forward with her play and getting some decent names to join her. She tells her fiance Todd about how Natalie had said he was an opportunist. But Kandi says she defended him. “I feel like our relationship is awesome,” she says. (This seems like a dead storyline but based on the trailer for next week, it isn’t.)

- Kenya Moore, who was 42 when the show was taping, wants a baby and went to a doctor, who told her that her hormones are good but her egg reserves aren’t so hot. Kenya again brings up her African boyfriend but sounds like having a baby with him is not a good option. So she visits a sperm bank. There, she meet a good-looking dude who happens to be depositing some sperm since he was the last of his family line. Later, she gives the doctors a long list of wants for her husband: tall, handsome, smart, the usual.

TRAILER

Brandon says Apollo broke his rib. A new fight also ensues between Cynthia and Kandi. I have never seen Kandi this peeved! And it’s unusual for Cynthia to get caught in the middle of so much drama.

WATCH HAPPENS LIVE

“It was really hard to watch this fight tonight,” Cynthia said on “Watch What Happens Live.” Sunday. “I want to apologize on behalf of the whole cast.”

She said when Kenya got up, that’s what Brandon got up. Then others got up. “I was surprised how Peter was involved in the fight. He was trying to keep Brandon out. Brandon was trying to get to Christopher. We thought Apollo was trying to help – then it went crazy.”

RATINGS

Last week, the ratings dropped back to 3.7 million viewers after two weeks of more than 4 million. But it’s still above the average for the season. Given all the Apollo brouhaha, I would be the numbers will bounce back up tonight.

33 comments
purplediva
purplediva

Did anyone other than myself feel as though they all, with the exception of the men, were inappropiately dressed.  I know it was a pajama themed event but come on, we all have eyes, I wouldn't want my mate seeing my friends in racy lingerie or pajamas that overly exposes themselves, I think the respect issue for one another was not there.  The clothing could have been a bit more covering

purplediva
purplediva

Can someone please tell me in what country is MYnique pronounced MOnique?  I have never known the "Y" to be used as an "O"

divadiva55
divadiva55

Unh Unh - where is WALTER? Lol... Now that would've set it on fire!... Lmao

purplediva
purplediva

Phaedra blind as a bat.  Apollo is not a good liar.  Kenya is but I see right through her.  They were trying to get at each other.  It was going to go down, believe that.  He can't even talk straight and look Phaedra in the eye when the subject of he and Kenya comes up and he stutters when talking about it.  Phaedra is an attorney come on now, she knows, Apollo wanted to and was going to hook-up with Kenya and vice versa, things did not go as planned and they got busted and decided to start attacking one another with accusations but they both know what really went down

purplediva
purplediva

Todd, another dumb opportunist.  He really didn't believe in Khandi's play until he went to the venue.  Everything this girl touch turns to gold and he can't even see that.  He jumped on her bandwagon again so quick when they went to the venue.  He only wants Khandi for what she can do him

purplediva
purplediva

Now the next opportunist is a not so smart one Appollo.  Now let's not get it twisted Phaedra got some game in her to.  She got a little past of hustling to.  She not married to Appollo for nothing, let's just put that out there, but Phaedra is smart enough to go legit with her skills and turn it into something that would keep her out of jail but Apollo is a dumb opportunist.  Hiding behind the fact that your wife is a lawyer and trying to keep up with her and have your own "business" ventures going on is not smart when you're doing them the wrong way.  Riding on the coat tail of his wife and using her name to drum up business and win the trust of others is not smart.  Rather he should have gleened from her knowledge and joined her team but he has alot of jealousy and ego where Phaedra is concerned, she's your wife, your partner, your team mate, not your competitor or enemy.  Idoit

purplediva
purplediva

Cynthia not street savvy and ain't nothing wrong with that but that Peter running mo game own her than a lil baby.

purplediva
purplediva

Let me just keep it all the way 100 Greg Leaks is the only husband who is not an opportunist.  Let me brake it down for you.  Here is street game 101 for ya! Peter who had NOTHING meets Cynthia, they're in New York, he see potential and opportunity, sells her a dream of what they could have and what they could be together if she would just give him are hand in marriage, she buys it (literally) moves to Atlanta and now she sees her marriage is anything but the fantasy he told her. Now he doesn't mind signing the prenup or even encouraging Todd to sign because Peter knows that's a small thing to do, you get her money during the marriage.  Case in point, Cynthia out grows her Bailey School of modeling and who just so happens to have a warehouse that his wife knew nothing about to lease to her to use? Peter, who goes out and buys a brand new expensive luxury car and wife doesn't know till she sees it in the driveway? peter.  I guarantee you, if this man has this kind of excess to her income, I bet my life that this man has an account that he is putting money into that he has taken from their joint account.  Peter is the slickest and the smartest of the opportunist on the show, pay attention people don't sleep on Peter baby.

purplediva
purplediva

Everyone is forgetting the Ne Ne started this mess.  She knew exactly what was going to happen.  She did this on purpose.  The ratings of the show are low, glee or no one else is calling Ne Ne or checking for her right now so she had to do what she had to do.  Greg need to check is wife.  His lips are on her a%% so much, I don't think he's seen his balls in months.  I used to love Ne Ne and Greg, but they have changed.  Ne Ne need to let her man be a man.  It's embarassing.  I can't stand Kenya, but she was not wrong this time.  Ne Ne is a s%%%$ started baby, she's going to do whatever it takes to keep the money coming.  She done talked so much s%%$# about how rich she is and success being in her DNA she has to pull some stuff out her a$$% okay?

Robert1959
Robert1959

Who wants to watch 2 "down-low" brothers cat fight like girls? No Real Men would date any of these "gold diggers" and "exstrippers".  I hate to see Black Men acting like these clowns.

bmaybe
bmaybe

Agree with niafine.  Chris Williams was standing when someone stated he needed to sit down prior to addressing Kenya.  It was his wife, NATALIE, who stated that he needed to remain standing to address kenya's comment about his common law wife statement.  NO ONE, not one person OBJECTED to his standing!   I have to say i support kenya on this matter.  I am not going to remain seated when the person confronting me is standing.  Love ya NENE, but you and everyone else are WRONG!!!  She had every right to stand.  Chris Williams was standing and he should not have grabbed her arm!  Brandon was right to come to her defense.


I think Apollo was just stressed out about his criminal activities having been exposed and used this incident to let off some steam.  Unfortuantely, Brandon became his punching bag.   NOT SMART APOLLO, NOT SMART AT ALL!!!  If you think it made you look like a heroe, think again.  You looked like a THUG!


NENE, you are totally wrong to put the blame on Kenya.  What about Chris?  For that matter, WHAT ABOUT YOU????  You need to shoulder SOME of the blame for this fiasco.  Maybe as the hosted, if you had insisted that Chris sit down instead of allowing him to stand all of what followed would not have happen.


Kenya would not have stood up, Chris would not have grabbed her arm, Brandon would not have been compelled to come to her defense,  Peter would not have tried to intercede, and Apollo would not have had an excuse to become punch happy!!!  Cynthia, stop trying not to offend NENE.  Be a real friend and tell nene when she is wrong.  Stop trying to be neutral.  Show your daughter you have a spine.

JoeBlow
JoeBlow

I enjoyed this episode. Can't wait for Part 2 next Sunday. This was Must See TV at its finest!! And I love Kenya. She has revitalized the show!! #TeamKenya but also #TeamKandi!

Unfreakinbelieveable
Unfreakinbelieveable

this show is proof positive you can take the girl out of the ghetto.....but you can't take the ghetto out of the girl.  These ho's are disgusting.  Susan89 if you read the article it specifically states Kenya was 42 at the time of the taping.  So she is OVER 40!

JahFire
JahFire

Unreal! That entire debaucle was Nene's fault - parading her wide behind around like a lion about to pounce its prey. Her WWF style announcement of the issue was disgusting - all that was missing was "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!!" Christopher & Natalie (& most likely Nene) pre-planned their attack of Kenya & when he began to make his approach with the "medication" statement, he should have been stopped.  Why was it ok for him to get out of his seat, but not ok for Kenya to get out of hers?  Nene used some weak excuse about him standing to ask his question - bullcrap! Why didn't he stand by his "wife?"


Apollo - there are no words for the animalistic behavior that he displayed against Brandon. On Twitter, Apollo said Brandon hit him in the eye. If you jump in to break up a fight, one of the casualties of that action is that you just might get tagged. Brandon was not after Apollo, so he should have taken it like a man and & either backed off or continued to assist Peter in preventing Brandon from fighting with Christopher. That was undue aggression that Apollo displayed.  No worries Brandon, Karma is a b*&%! and it appears that Apollo will reap the rewards of his actions in due season.


On another note - did anybody notice Porsha's sister try to jump in & correct her when she made the "heterosexual" slip?  That was priceless . . . it looked to me like Porsha was a bit tipsy.  Hilarious!

Susan89
Susan89

By the way..what happened to Christopher Williams?  He used to be handsome. He looks really bad.  His wife is ugly and Kenya was right.  She does look like a man! LMAO..hahahahahahaha!


Did anybody else notice how Chuck Smith was hiding behind his wife with his eyes bulging out when the fight broke out?  Hahahahahaha!  He is a sorry excuse for a man!  Too funny.  

Susan89
Susan89

Kenya is crazy as hell!  She started all of the drama that unfolded.  


Phaedra is delusional.  She had a darn party or a large 'to do' for her children.  Referring to them as King and Prince...she is a little crazy.  I can only imagine how embarrassed she is by her husband returning to jail and probably prison before it's all over with for the schemes he pulled. 


At any rate Kenya is too old to have children.  She should have done it way before now.  Her eggs are really bad.  She's damn near 40.  Plus (looking at all the holes that's in her skin) she obviously do not take care of herself like she should.  I pray she don't have any children.  No child should be abused.  Having a crazy person as a parent IS child abuse. 


 Porsha is dumb as a bag of rocks. There are some people who don't think she is that dumb, but.yeah she is.  It's real.  I wish it wasn't, but it' real.



tinadominician
tinadominician

Kenya is just messy.....negative chic...focus on family, eggs, and ovaries..

tinadominician
tinadominician

Nene instigated the whole situation, what does she expect when she has these crazy cards of hers with all these questions pertaining to peoples past life, you can tell Nene likes Drama and she has this fake behavior that she plays off, why none of her questions was not about her life, her husband, her pot head son, and fake nose and Boobs, I really think is time for her to go she need to go ahead and have a seat and play the Grandma role.

SheilaBrown
SheilaBrown

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Ray78
Ray78

Reminded me of an episode of one of Dave Chappell's "When keeping it real goes wrong" sketches.

Kenya was totally responsible for getting her friends butt kicked.

niafine
niafine

@purplediva After watching the video of Angela Stanton, I do not believe Phaedra is stupid at all.  Her entire marriage suddenly became crystal clear.  Everyone always talked about how odd her marriage was and how she would lie about when she conceived their first child.  Now it is all beginning to make sense.  And of course she's a southern belle so appearances are everything.  It also explains why that couple never looked happy together.


How do you prevent someone from snitching on you?  You marry them.  A wife or husband cannot be compelled to speak against the other party.  When you need to get out of trouble who do you dump the responsibility on?  The lowest person on the totem pole. 


Sure Angela Stanton is trying to sell her book, but I think if you haven't already checking out her video on Youtube from VIBE a lot of things will begin to make sense, especially after this latest arrest of Apollo.


purplediva
purplediva

These women are far from gold diggers.  They make way more than their mates.  with the exception for NeNe. Greg was the successful before anyone knew who NeNe was.  Now Porscha needs to go to school.  To hear her speak is painful.  Her parents need to be beat.  That's their fault that woman is so ignorant

purplediva
purplediva

Ha Ha I like that JahFire, that is so true they needed a bell to go ding ding now beat the dog s$$$ outa each other.  True NeNe foul, like you said why was it okay for christ to stand but not kenya.  NeNe tries to flip the script on you.  I know where these girls are from but NeNe would not be able to get half the crap off she do if she was dealing with some real straight street chicks.  You not gone piss on me and then tell me it's raining.  They fall for NeNe's trickery all the time.  NeNe was my girl at one point, I admired her and everything, now she messy, she start stuff, she play mind games and she got her husband lookin like a straight sucka

purplediva
purplediva

Yeah Susan89 Chris straight toe up and his girl do look like a dude.  She working her muscles too much, women that are trainers need to know when to slow down, when your face start sinking in and you start taking on masculine manly features it's time to take a brake from it.  No softness in her face, or feminity at all, she just look hard, like she wanna growl at you

purplediva
purplediva

Yeah, and sadly that is why Cordell married her, was because of how ignorant and naive she is.  If Cordell said the sky was purple and gave her an explanation as to why it looks blue but it's really purple she would believe it.  Love tells you the truth and helps you, what is her family thinking, allowing her to live life with such ignorance like that.  They have enough money to send her to school

niafine
niafine

@tinadominician I like how the author of this post accounts the events incorrectly.  I also enjoy how everyone is just angry at Kenya.  Don't get me wrong because Kenya is a drama queen, yet this situation is not her fault.  It is NeNe's. To begin with Christopher Williams was already standing and pacing giving Kenya the death stare.  Secondly, Brandon got up when Christopher grabbed Kenya's arm, funny how no one mentions these events, and how the women are all mad at Kenya and telling her she was wrong yet it was OK for Chris to be standing and pacing.  I also do not understand why Apollo got involved.  He is now claiming self defense.....


In the clip for next week, NeNe is shown yelling at Kenya telling her she should have stayed seated and I disagree with that.  Why was it ok for Chris to be standing but Kenya needed to stay seated.  We do not know if Kenya was going to hit Natalie but Id like to think, she was going to get in her face the same way she gets in everyone's personal space.


Sad really, all this for ratings and NENE is the responsible party.  She has no one to blame about the evenings activities but herself right down to the tone she set towards Kenya for being late.  I will not defend Kenya's over the top behavior but I do not enjoy when people have double standards.  Nene got in Kenya's face when she first came in the room, no one said anything.. Just because you do not like someone does not mean it is ok to advocate or instigate abuse.

purplediva
purplediva

@niafine, I think Phadera went into this marriage with her eyes wide open, i don't think she had a sudden epiphany.  She knew what she was getting and she understood that life to the fullest, she played it, she did it but I believe that she was hoping to evolve and become better than that.  I like Phaedra but just because you from the south don't make you a belle, keep it real. There was a time she was on some bonnie and clyde type hustlin stuff and decided enough is enough and went legit.  I think she was hoping Appollo would learn his lesson from the first time he was incarcirated and was hoping to be a positive influence to him to show him look we can still make money but let's do it this way and he was hard headed and for her it was frustrating because she knew what was going on but didn't want any parts of it and knew eventually it was going to hit the fan

niafine
niafine

@purplediva I think he married her because she had potential to be molded into what he needed.  She was with it until she got on the show, that's my opinion.  I'm fairly certain they entered the marriage as a business contract and when she failed to meet her terms of the deal, she was angry.  


Personally I do not think he is gay, I think he is the typical A-type personality male that has a certain idea for what he wants out of his wife.


As far as Kenya's health, I'd have to disagree, she appears to be in the best shape out of all of them.  I am unsure what is wrong with her skin but it's probably related to being a pageant girl and wearing a lot of makeup on top of whatever hereditary skin diseases run in the family.

purplediva
purplediva

Controlling men always go after young, unexperience, unitelligent young girls that they can tell anything.  Cordell could not handle a woman his own age or older.  He didn't want anybody with any life experience and he didn't want porsha around the other ladies because he knew she was gone get schooled on some things.  Cordell did not love porscha as her being a woman, cordell wanted an object, he wanted property and soon as she showed the first sign of acting like an individual with her own thoughts, opinions and ambitions, she was outa there baby! no hesitation.