Did Kenya Moore Know About Pal Kandi Burruss' 'RHOA' Exit Beforehand?

Kandi Burruss Defends Kenya Moore Amid ‘RHOA’ Poster Controversy And Exit

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By Afouda Bamidele on June 26, 2024 at 10:45 AM EDT

Kandi Burruss is not afraid to call Bravo out for what she believes is the unfair treatment of her pal, Kenya Moore.

The former Xscape singer recently aired her grievances against the network following her friend's suspension and subsequent exit from the "Real Housewives of Atlanta." She stressed that Moore should not have been punished for her differences with another castmate.

Kandi Burruss has been vocal about her support for Kenya Moore after the latter became embroiled in an alleged sex poster scandal.

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Kandi Burruss Supports Kenya Moore Despite Her Pulling 'Unfavorable Receipts Offline'

Burruss addressed Moore's "RHOA" forced exit in a virtual interview, revealing why she supports the latter's alleged actions despite the backlash. "The show is wild, right? We've had some crazy things happen on our show," she began, adding:

"And a lot of people are like, 'How can you support that?' And I'm like, at the end of the day, she didn't make up anything about somebody. Now she pulled some unfavorable receipts offline, which may not have been the nicest thing to do."

Burruss, who has defended Moore in the wake of the sex poster controversy, doubled down on her support for her pal. She hinted that the latter was provoked by rookie co-star Brittany Eady and noted that housewives should always expect a response to on-camera conflict. 

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"The ladies on our show and on different shows on reality TV, when you say something to someone, or you make a threat, or you come at somebody in a negative way, you do not get to determine how strong the shade or whatever it is that's coming back at you. So that is my thing," Burruss told Page Six's "Virtual Reali-Tea" podcast.

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Burruss Cannot Understand The Criticisms Against Moore

Kandi Burruss at the 2022 BET Awards - Los Angeles

Burruss stressed that Moore and Eady should have settled the disagreement betweenthem without Bravo's interference. She also noted that she did not understand the criticism her pal faced because she believed housewives should respond to negativity how they pleased.

"I'm like, 'When did the rules become she had to be nice about it?' So … I can't really get with the hateration," the 48-year-old declared. As for her pal's feelings, Burruss noted that Moore seemed "OK" despite being kicked off "RHOA" season 16.

"Of course, she hates that I'm not there to support her. I hate I'm not there to support her," Burruss said, adding, "Well, not really. I actually am kind of glad I'm not there, but I still want to support her!"

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The "Don't Think I'm Not" singer first aired her support for Moore on the "Yung Joc & The Streetz Morning Takeover" radio show, stating that she did not understand why people suddenly "have such an issue with somebody doing something crazy to somebody" on "RHOA."

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Inside The Sex Poster Controversy

The journey to Moore's exit from "RHOA" began at the grand opening of her salon earlier this month. She allegedly shocked party attendees with explicit posters of Eady performing oral sex.

The Bravo rookie was reportedly absent from the event; however, "RHOA" cameras had filmed the scandalous moment. One insider claimed the pictures Moore shared were "readily accessible" online and stemmed from Eady's "gun" threat before the opening ceremony.

However, a production source refuted the threat claims, saying, "At no time was Kenya ever threatened with a weapon, nor was there ever a weapon present during the course of production."

Kenya Moore Denied The Sex Poster Rumors

Kenya Moore at the 54th Annual NAACP Image Awards

After news of the sex posters went viral, Moore defended herself on her Instagram Story, writing, "Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see. The truth always comes to light."

The former beauty pageant queen doubled down on her innocence with a lengthy statement on X, stressing that she would never retaliate against someone in a degrading way. In her words:

"I would never engage in revenge porn, I have never distributed private images or footage of anyone, nor solicited images owned by others to use to threaten or blackmail."

Moore also implied that the speculations were made up, adding: "I have always been vindicated. I can't talk about STORY even with people planting fake news."

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Fans Support Moore Amid Her 'RHOA' Exit

Kenya Moore at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party, West Hollywood Park, West Hollywood, CA 03-04-18

As far as "RHOA" viewers are concerned, Bravo has lost a precious gem by letting Moore go. Fans expressed their love and support for the reality TV star on X, sharing their hopes for her future.

"Very proud of Kenya for stepping away from #RHOA. As a fan, it's tough to see her go, but as a friend, I completely understand. To truly know Kenya is to truly love Kenya, and I hope more people get to see how amazing she is in her future endeavors," someone sweetly penned.

Another X user chimed, "I've been a fan of @KenyaMoore since I was a little girl. We are both from Detroit, & I remember how proud she made the city when she became Miss USA. She's always had a special place in my heart. I will always support her, & I know she will get through this."

"That is so messed up. Mother Kenya is gone. I'm so pissed off," a third declared, with a fourth echoing similar sentiments, writing, "I'm so upset about this, I'm not okay! What a legendary housewife career. TWIRL FOREVER."

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