Kenya Moore says she’s done with being “Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” villains and is ready to show viewers her more carefree side.
“I’m the Kenya that I was always meant to be this season,” she said in an interview with ET. “It’s so funny because I think that I got pegged into this villain role and now it’s like, girl, just let someone else have that baton. Here, pass the scepter on. Honey, it’s over for you! I just think I’m back to reclaiming who I was always meant to be on this show. Lighthearted, fun, sassy — I will still tell a b—ch off, but I do it with such dignity and grace.”
Kenya took part in the first season of “Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip,” and fell in love with her humor and wit. Away from her castmates, she was able to open up and truly be herself.
Now Kenya says we can expect to see more of that side of her in the upcoming series.
“I think that I was just pegged into that villain role really early, and I just was never able to get out of that,” she remarks. “I sort of, in my own way, leaned into it and then it was just like, ‘OK, this is old, because now this really isn’t who I am and I hate that I’m even perceived that way.'”
Cynthia Bailey’s contract was not renewed for season 14. Porsha Williams also announced she would not be returning, after landing her very own Bravo spinoff.
Since the very beginning, Porsha and Kenya have clashed. Kenya says she tried to squash the beef but Porsha has not been so receptive.
“I feel that where we were, is where we were, not necessarily by my own doing — especially in the last seasons,” she adds. “I definitely made that offer for peace, extending that olive branch and it was not returned. I realized it wasn’t me at that point and I was ready to move on. And yes, I’m free of that situation and happy for people to move on, too.”