Juicy chopped it up with newcomer KENYA BELL to get her take on what went down, and gives us some cryptic clues to what happens next episode when she and EVELYN get in to it!
Juicy: What did you think about seeing Keisha’s journey back home?
KB: She’s very country & I’ve heard she’s broke, so she needs to stop acting like that $8000 for the club wasn’t alot for her when I personally know it was.
Juicy: Whose side do you take when it comes to the Jen/Evelyn beef at Shaunie’s dinner?
KB: At this point in the show I take no ones side. I obviously like Jen more than Evelyn, but I’m still getting to know both of them and I think it’s real messed up that they’re not friends anymore.
Juicy: What about Suzie calling you crazy?
KB: I’m soooo sick of Suzie at this point, she needs to watch out for my ass at the reunion show.
Juicy: Were you angry seeing the footage of the girls giggling during your speech?
KB: How the hell do you laugh at someone who is giving a thank you speech? WTF is wrong with that? Damn….can I say thank you to Shaunie for giving me the opportunity to present my music and my talents on the show? Damn!
Juicy: What are your thoughts on Shaunie? Do you think she’s genuinely tried to make you feel like part of the cast, or has she tried to distance herself from you?
KB: Look, I don’t know Shaunie personally, but we have a mutual friend who convinced me to be on the show. She told me Shaunie was cool and I believed her. End of story.
Juicy: You mentioned earlier that you are going through a divorce. What’s the reason?
KB: [Charlie] has an ongoing problem. It was in the news as of late and he decided to stop getting treatment for it. He had been getting treatment for years and out of the blue just stopped. Without treatment, he was exposing my children to things I didn’t want them around. I was afraid for them, so that’s basically why we separated. We’ve been through a lot together. We went without money for years before he got an NBA contract. I want him to get treatment for the children, they deserve a healthy father. But as far as the relationship there’s been so much mess I’m not interested in going back. I just want us to work together to raise our children.
Juicy: In the previews for the episode, you and Evelyn get into it. Since you’re still taping, are you guys still at odds?
KB: I can’t say too much, but we will see. EVELYN obviously has a lot of problems right now. To me, she’s very up and down. One second she’s crying, the next she’s screaming, and then she’s jumping across tables. Obviously there’s something in her life she’s not happy about. For me, to throw a bottle at someone for calling you loose is ridiculous. If that’s the case you’re gonna fight half the world, because I couldn’t have been the only person to say that.