Porsha Williams wants an apology from her “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star Kenya Moore.
The 31-year-old Bravo star opened about the fight that went down during the show’s reunion and led to her arrest for battery telling Access Hollywood Live’s Billy Bush and Kit Hoover that she felt provoked by Kenya.
Here’s what Porsha had to say about the fight that ended with a weave snatch, tears and an ejection from the reunion taping:
On Kenya brining props (a scepter and a bullhorn) to the reunion: “I felt threatened, honestly I did. It was a weapon, so I took it from her. [The scepter] was heavy… so I took it and I threw it and I sat back in shock like, ‘Oh hell, that is like a freaking weapon she just had!’”
On how the Bravo series is different for her compared to Kenya: “She looks at this as a job, it’s a show to her. It’s just entertainment. So she doesn’t take anything seriously. She has fake boyfriends. She has fake situations that she sets up for the show. And so for her, I’m like the complete opposite because here I am living this real life and here she is portraying one.”
On her biggest regret from the reunion fight: “I regret that I sat there and I gave her that power. Anytime you have been bullied, like when I was bullied as a child I gave them the power enough to let me go home and think about suicide… I gave her the power and that’s what I regret and that’s what I want to apologize to my fans for. I want to apologize to the other ladies of the cast… when you lose control and you let someone make you act out of character – that was completely out of character for me, that’s why I was so embarrassed… I’m regretful that it happened and I wish it hadn’t happened.”
On discovering that Kenya has been the victim of domestic violence in the past: “I’m sorry to hear that and I wish that throughout the season she would have freaking opened up, so I could have gotten to know her and I could have helped he through what I went through. I have some things that I can impart in her life. Just because she’s older than me doesn’t mean she couldn’t have learned from me. But, she was so hateful, she couldn’t learn from me… I hate that she went through domestic violence. I really do. Because I wish it didn’t happen to me… if you don’t condone violence, if you don’t want to end up in a situation where someone is putting their hands on you or vice versa, then don’t ask for it. Don’t provoke, don’t put the lion in the corner and poke at him.”
On apologizing to Kenya: “I’m deserving of an apology… and she would definitely receive one back if I receive one… I didn’t file charges on myself. I didn’t put myself in the position where I am now. I didn’t decide to go just get a mug shot and I didn’t decide to come to the reunion with weapons and point them and provoke someone… she has to go back and humble herself to the situation and apologize and then we can move forward and possibly see eye to eye.”
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” Reunion Part 3 airs Sunday at 8/7c on Bravo.
-- Jesse Spero