The change happened over Memorial Day weekend, and it wasn’t just “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star who no longer follows The Original Hot Dog Factory owner on Instagram. Her mother, Ms. Diane, as well as sister Lauren Williams also unfollowed McKinley.
Williams’ actions took over the “RHOA” fandom so much that followers hijacked a fan account’s post about how Phaedra Parks spent Memorial Day weekend with her sons to discuss the matter.
“Porsha has unfollowed Dennis 😐😩” a fan commented leading to a flood of responses from others. Some even wondered if Williams unfollowing the father of her baby girl Pilar Jhena’ was all for the upcoming season, which begins filming in June.
“@dr.amina.s it’s true, I just looked. He’s following her but she’s not following him.”
“@dr.amina.s 👀 @suckadyck Porsha’s faking again for a storyline.”
“dr.amina.s very convenient she does that now as they are preparing for taping s12 🙄”
“@manonthemove00 It means she needs a storyline since they’re about to start taping again.”
Fans also discussed a rumor that emerged from vlogger Tasha K, who alleged to have the scoop on McKinley in a May 16 video.
“@celebslovemani oh nevermind I just saw some of the Tasha K vlog and there’s a whole LOT of drama… this is more than a storyline,” a fan said.
Tasha claimed McKinley is a scam artist, abuser and coke addict, claims she attributed to an unnamed third party.
“Dennis McKinley is allegedly a coke head. [He] is allegedly a get-rich-quick scheme artist. [He] is allegedly into animal porn. [He] is allegedly a compulsive liar and woman beater,” Tasha K alleged in the video.
After Williams unfollowed her boo, fans turned their attention to his Instagram page and lit him up.
“What did you do to Porsha 😩i was rooting for yall”
“@nubianqueenali Yes, wth happened?”
The comments came under McKinley’s newest Instagram post which was captioned, “At the end of the day it’s YOU vs YOU! Win this battle and the rest is eaaaasy! Repeat please Me vs Me 💪🏽💰🏃🏾🙏🏾❤️ #WIN.”
McKinley is no stranger to public conflicts with romantic partners. He sued ex-girlfriend Shanise Thomason in May 2015 for “trademark infringement, conversion and other wrongful acts” after she allegedly stole $5,900 worth of inventory from Queen Virgin Remy company, Radar Online reported last fall.
Thomason filed a counterclaim in which she denied stealing from the company. She said she was a partner in the company and was entitled to use the trademark.
The former couple reached a confidential settlement by July 2015.