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Awesomely bad video: Simon van Kempen debuts I Am Real single


What can we say about Simon van Kempen’s debut single, I Am Real, while following the Golden Rule? Not every middle-aged white guy has the guts to put on shiny blue pants and belt out his musical passion live for the Internet to devour. He’s brave. There, that’s nice.

Simon van Kempen is apparently making a run at a second career. The husband of Real Housewives of New York alum Alex McCord has debuted his first single, I Am Real, by performing live on a tiny stage under a disco ball.

Real Housewives husband Simon van Kempen spit out his hand-crafted rhymes with remarkable sincerity in the roughly two-minute video clip, filmed during Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live on Thursday.

A sampling of the lyrics (as best as they could be heard) follows below:

Here in reality
I practice duality
I kiss and hug

Cause I am a celebrity
You know I do my best
I dress up to impress
but she’s causing me stress
… in a cocktail dress

I am real
I ain’t gonna change
I am real
I am who I am
and that’s the deal

I say what I feel
and love me or hate me
I don’t give a damn

Gold and diamond glitter
but the taste is slightly bitter
when lies attack behind my back
they trash me on the Twitter

As I Am Real concludes, Alex McCord joins her husband on stage. Show host Andy Cohen can be heard saying, “Wow, Simon. I can’t believe that… that was really something.”

What do you think of Simon van Kempen’s music video debut?

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