RHONY Claudia Jordan Says Goodbye To The Atlanta Housewives and Rickey Smiley Morning Show!!!
So many rumors have surfaced on social media about Claudia Jordan returning or not returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta for Season-8. Recently, rumors surfaced about why she abruptly left The Rickey Smiley Morning Show after only being on the air for one year. On Wednesday, July 22nd, the 41-year-old reality TV star Claudia Jordan stopped by “The Breakfast Club” on Power 105.1 to do some damage control. So let’s chat about Claudia’s interview.
Interview Question-1: Will Claudia Jordan return to The Real Housewives on Atlanta next season?
According to Claudia, although she isn’t formally involved with the upcoming season of ‘Housewives,’ her status is more pending than it is final. Claudia says,
“I’m still in the mix–I’m still in play with the ‘Housewives.’ I have not been released from my contract.”
“The way it works is they test people out every year and they see if they can get someone in there to change it up, get in the mix, and kinda bring life. People don’t get their ‘Peach Status’ a lot of times until halfway through the season. That’s what happened to me and that actually worked against me.”
“Because when you get your ‘Peach Status’ later on in the show, you really don’t have enough time to show your storyline. Cause now they’re scrambling to try to put something together and you have a month and a half left of taping. That’s what I fell victim to last season. But, I did enough to get it.”
However, the night before stopping by The Breakfast Club, Claudia aired live in Times Squares on Periscope. Which is an app that lets you broadcast live video to the world and your followers can comment in real-time, with a completely different answer to this topic. Claudia confirmed to a viewer she will not be on RHOA next season because they want people with relationships on the show. She specifically said,
“Some of us don’t feel like faking relationships or hiring internet THOTS, or some of us wants to keep our relationship off TV so they can work.”
Based on Claudia answer given live at Periscope also according to Bravo host, Andy Cohen — Claudia Jordan will not return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta season-8.
Interview Question-2: On what really happened on her departure on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show?
As for the Rickey Smiley tea–let’s say, this is interesting. During the interview, Claudia finally revealed some truths to an article posted by Atlanta’s elite blogger, Talking with Tami. Back in March, blogger, Talking with Tami posted this article, “Things NOT So Peachy Over At ‘The Rickey Smiley Show’ For Claudia Jordan?”
Blogger, Talking with Tami posted,
“…my source has went on to tell me that when they are at the studio and everyone is eating, Claudia goes into another room to eat because she is not allowed to be in the same room with him. He is also trying his best to find a way to fire her and get her out of that contract. This is all alleged but my source is pretty darn spot on and in the industry, chile! Story developing. xoxo”
A couple of days later after Tami posted the above article, Claudia took to Instagram to refute the blogger’s rumor and posted an Instagram message written by Rickey Smiley. Claudia posted,
“For you lying ass blogs trying to start mess between me and @realrickeysmiley Yall gotta at least TRY to gather an ounce of facts when you decide to put people’s names in stories. I know when I was a reporter for the Providence American Newspaper we HAD to verify FACTS before going to print — and reach out to both parties before we ran any stories. Now I understand that integrity isn’t as hot a commodity NOW as it once was back in the day but GOT DAMN! Yall affect people’s lives and state of mind — and it seems almost all of these sites goals is to tear people down, to humiliate and expose all day long and rarely balance it with some positivity. Ok just had to vent! I been hearing bout this wack ass story all week and Yall was really trying to mess with my relaxing piña colada/ beach time this weekend. I got a multi-year contract folks! Shit– I got two of them! Now print that!”
Plus, Rickey Smiley actually backed up Claudia’s claims with an Instagram post of his own, telling listeners and followers that “Claudia is an absolute pleasure to work with” and the reports are “lies, lies, lies.”
But during her interview on the breakfast club, her tone changed and revealed what really happened on being asked to eat her breakfast separately from the rest of the morning show crew. Claudia says,
“We’d all eat breakfast every day. But, then one day, I was told that it was annoying that I ate and I should eat in the other room.”
“So, everyone is eating every day and then one day a hand was put over my food. Then, I was pulled aside by one of the producers and it was just like, ‘It kinda annoys someone that you eat. So, can you not eat?’ I thought it was a joke.”
Basically, she was told to eat in the break room and not with the rest of the employees, not sure why or how long she was wrongly treated this way. Claudia also explained how quickly her role on the morning show was diminished and maybe that’s why the ratings for the show were low and her contract was not renewed after only being on the morning show for one year. Claudia says,
“The first three days I was there, I killed it and that’s how I got the contract. I went hard. I remember being told, ‘Be the voice of reason.’ Then, Rickey said, ‘No, no, no, no! Let this muthaf**ka go! She goes!’ And then, I went and my Twitter blew up!”
“Then, a couple of weeks later, it was like, ‘You know–you don’t always have to try to be funny. Just read the news.’ Then, it was, ‘Don’t speak during sports.’ I got reduced and I felt like–listen, I’m not here to slander anyone. This is true stuff.”
When asked about her relationship currently with Rickey, she didn’t hold back her disappointment from rumors that were set in place by Rickey Smiley after she left. Claudia says she was told by current Rickey Smiley Morning Show employees rumors about her having an inappropriate relationship with a member on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show crew, Special K, the Head Comedy Writer on Rickey Smiley Morning Show.
According to Claudia, she wrote a letter to Rickey to try to clear the air and found out he changed his cell phone number. Damn! Nevertheless, during her interview, she appears to be in good spirits.
Now here’s the problem Detroit Chatter has with Claudia Jordan attitude. During the Breakfast Club interview, Charlamagne asked Claudia why don’t they hire Porsha Williams for the position on Rickey Smiley Morning Show because she does a great job on Dish Nation. Claudia says,
“Porsha Williams works fine in Dish Nation, where things can be rehearsed but wouldn’t work as well in a live situation because she’s not well versed, her priority isn’t there.”
Detroit Chatter doesn’t think it’s wise or the time to begin to shade people again. Especially when Porsha still have her job on Dish Nation and has helped increased the ratings versus lowering them. In addition, she’s using the platform to actually advance her career. You can catch Porsha Williams not only on Dish Nation but on your local FOX 5 news a couple of times per week. Oh yeah, let’s not forget, she still apart of Bravo Real Housewives of Atlanta cast. To Detroit Chatter, Porsha sounds well “versed” in the job market. “So Bye Felicia!”
Okay, what are your thoughts on Claudia Jordan not returning to the Atlanta Housewives season-8? Do you believe she was the reason for lower rating on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show? We want to hear from you so hit the comment button to chat about it.