2. No One Likes You, Dawn Robinson
Just because Dawn Robinson wasn’t around doesn’t mean Wendy Williams was going to let up on her frustrations with the former En Vogue star ducking the filming. Wendy asked about her group history with En Vogue and Lucy Pearl and that led to another attack on her presumed weaker than thou character. When asked if she regretted referring to Cindy Herron and Terry Ellis as “The Real En Vogue,” Lil’ Mo said no. Later, Mo’ explained how her car would be breaking down and they would have to pour water in it. Damn, girl. Why are you dodging the chance to sing “Free Your Mind” again?
That said, Wendy behaved like an original En Vogue fan who never forgave Dawn and is enacting revenge. I don’t blame her, though, and Maxine, I’m mad at you, too, for ruining the reunion. After that, we caught a clip of Kelly Price’s monologues, which included Kelly acting out the molestation she suffered as a three-year-old child at the hands of her 18-year-old female cousin. Once we saw that, Kelly went on to further explain that this is the first time her family is learning of the sexual assault and how painful it was for the chance to share her story with her co-stars became “tainted” amid the creative differences. In turn, Lil’ Mo cried, citing Kelly’s rape as the reason she's so untrusting of people.
Kelly ultimately gave hugs to each of the cast members. I want to believe it was genuine, but it came across kind of manipulative and like a Jedi Mind trick. I’m assuming Chanté felt the same because her eyes rocked to the side at times during Kelly’s performance remarks. By the way, when Kelly said that she always wanted to look like Chanté, that explained so much of her resentment towards her. Oh, Kelly. Just be beautiful and brown and back off that brown paper bag.