Newcover Demetria McKinney made her presence felt on The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 7 Episode 7, but she was far from the only pot-stirrer in the ATL.
An established actress and singer, the latest cast member is no stranger to Atlanta’s entertainment world and culture or to bringing drama to the screen.
Never has she done it quite like this, though.
When she visits Cynthia Bailey at her agency to cast a model for her music video, Demetria McKinney brings up her manager and Cynthia’s friend, Roger Bobb.
Demetria and Roger are an item. On the DL.
“Peter [Thomas] and I have known Roger Bobb for years, and we’ve never heard him talk about having a girlfriend,” Cynthia dished in her confessional.
Demetria felt she had to keep the seven-year romance with Roger secret, but what better time than The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 7 Episode 7 to take it public?
“I’m ready for people to know,” she announces, and with her music video party coming up, “He better have his ass there as my man and my manager!”
Did he, though?
When a photo of Kenya Moore, Cynthia, Peter and Roger made the Internet rounds, Demetria wasn’t pleased – especially given Kenya’s reputation.
She may feel she’s been vindicated by recent events, but everyone else seems to think Kenya Moore is shady. How shady is she in this particular case?
Well, depends on how you look at it. Cynthia tells Kenya and Claudia Jordan that while Roger Bobb is a good catch, he’s already taken by Demetria.
Kenya finds that hard to believe, saying that he’s dated several of her friends. “He loves the ladies, and the ladies love him. LL Cool B,” she cracked.
Moore, who knows Roger, stops by his office later and asks about it. “She’s a singer, she’s an actress. She’s also my lady,” Roger says of Demetria McKinney.
Kenya pretends to be happy for him, but her intuition tells another story. We have a hunch she won’t be "Nice to Metria" for much longer this season.
Meanwhile, Mama Joyce and Kandi Burruss are at odds again, and not over Todd Tucker for once. This time the topic is Joyce’s boyfriend, Benny.
They have a fight over home renovation woes Benny was to blame for. Aunt Nora mediates. Joyce claims she’s been sick. They make up. Todd is skeptical.
“When she do some s–t, she gets tired and has aneurysms. When she’s on everyone else’s ass, she good. She be playin’ y’all!” Todd Tucker exclaims.
Speaking of people who are all over the place … “If he decides to chat, we chat. If he doesn’t, we don’t… it’s just moody,” Phaedra Parks says of Apollo Nida.
Phaedra doesn’t know how to tell her little kids that Apollo is going to be locked up. She consults Kandi on the subject, but comes away just as confused.
Later, at the music video party … Roger Bobb no-shows! But Apollo does show, much to the surprise of everyone! What kind of s–t hit the fan then?
Apollo tells Phaedra he’s “still [her] husband … don’t forget that” and that he comes in peace. She reminds him he can talk to her at home … where he lives.
Apollo embraces Phaedra, who looks very uncomfortable. Kenya cracks, “Who needs Demetria’s video when I can watch this episode of Lockdown?”
Speaking of Metria, Kenya tells her, “Let me just put your mind at ease: I do not want your man. I like money, I like a successful career… your man can help me achieve that.”
Crisis averted … for now. Follow the link to watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online and see how long you think it’ll take for the claws to come out.