The third part of the RHOA Season 9 reunion added a few guests — the husbands, as is customary by now, which included a walkout by Peter because, as he claimed, he didn't like listening to Phaedra and Porsha talk. And he wasn't the only one, because when Kandi's "close" friend Shamea Morton walked in, she delivered an Earth-shattering read of both Frick & Frack and a total deconstruction of the rumors that have been started by the duo over the course of Season 9. Who is Shamea on Real Housewives of Atlanta? Hopefully, she'll be the next person joining the cast with full peach status. Invited to join the reunion after all of the rumors regarding Kandi's sexuality started halfway through the season, Shamea was sat on the couch right next to her supposed best friend Porsha in order to set the record straight.
Shamea has appeared on the show on and off over the years, including becoming a "friend of" the Housewives in Season 8. But this year, she's been the focus of one of the season's most persistant rumors, that Kandi is having a sexual relationship with various women, including Shamea. Porsha got most of the heat for starting this rumor, but it was really Phaedra who brought it up first, something Shamea was quick to point out.
But in just half an episode so far, Shamea managed to totally take control of the situation. Not only was she able to work an apology out of Porsha, she also got into it with Phaedra and came out of a tangle with the Queen of Shade with her wig and her pride in tact. She also pointed out a core hypocrisy in Phaedra's rumor-spreading: if a close friendship is enough evidence to speculate on a sexual relationship, then should audiences speculate about Phaedra and Porsha? Or Phaedra and Kandi, when they were super close best friends? Of course, Phaedra denies that there was anything between her and her BFFs, but that simple point really takes the wind out of any "word on the street" (which, unsurprisingly, no one else has heard) that she's citing as evidence.
Even though she's been floating around the show for years now, this was Shamea Morton's best moment on RHOA yet — and if this is how she deals with an attack at the reunion, I'm sure she would thrive as a full cast member on the show's next season. Maybe this performance will make Andy Cohen consider Shamea when it comes time for the tenth season cast.