NeNe Leakes Reveals Feud With Cynthia Bailey, Dishes On RHOA Reunion And Says Kenya Moore Is Good For The Show


After Sunday night’s finale of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe Leakes sat down with Andy Cohen in the WWHL clubhouse to dish on All Things Real Housewives of Atlanta. NeNe talks about the controversial reunion taping, a shocking rift between her and her former BFF Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore and who she wants to see leave the show.

Speaking about the reunion taping, “There was just a lot going on,” NeNe said. “I know there’s a lot of rumors out there like there’s a lot of violence… it wasn’t like that. It was just a lot of conversations and stuff to work through.”

“There was an incident involving Porsha and Kenya,” Andy reveals. “In your mind what happened?”

“It ain’t even been in my mind. I was there. So it’s in my eyes,” NeNe says. “I saw everything, ok? Let me think about how to say this without you thinking I’m picking sides. I think that sometimes people try people… over and over and over again. And you can’t keep trying and pushing it. I felt like Kenya kept trying Porsha. You can’t sit here all night, Andy, and have your paper in my face. That’s just not cool to me. I feel that is like a violation and I felt like Kenya violated her over and over and over again.”

NeNe continues, “Now, I’m not condoning violence. I’m just simply saying you can’t violate and not expect anything. She got up and she confronted Kenya and Porsha’s reaction was Porsha’s reaction, not necessarily my reaction.”

Revealing that she has spoken to Porsha since the taping, NeNe says, “I know she [Porsha] felt bad. I know she wished she could have handled it in a different way.”

Next, Andy asks NeNe about her relationship or friendship status with her longtime BFF, Cynthia Bailey. NeNe and Cynthia had friction during filming the season, and NeNe is spilling the beans. “Even if I did sign the friendship contract, contracts are made to be broken,” NeNe says. “And I feel like in a friendship… I’m still human. I get to make mistakes. You get to make mistakes… we’re not always going to agree.”

“I feel like people would like to think that Cynthia is innocent,” NeNe reveals. “And she’s not… and we discussed it at the reunion show so viewers will see and hear more about that but I feel like I’ve been a great friend to Cynthia.”

As far as #bitchgate between her and Peter Thomas. NeNe says, “I didn’t call him a bitch. I said ‘you’re acting like a bitch’ and I went to him in that moment and apologized. So after that we all went to dinner and apologized. This is my problem with it. Since then when the show comes out and everybody starts judging and giving their opinions you start feeling some kind of way and it brings back old feelings.”

“So that episode aired and she stopped calling me, I stopped calling her,” NeNe reveals. “And when she got to the reunion show she started acting like she was an innocent little victim.”

In a surprising statement Andy asks NeNe who she think should be fired from the show, and when asked if it was Keyoncè, Leakes replied, “No! Absolutely not. Honestly, you can ask anybody that knows me. I personally do not like Kenya, but I am all for the good of the show. I have been here since day 1 and I think she is good for the show.”

When asked why, NeNe says, “Because she’s drama. She doesn’t take her medication before shooting and so I think she is great for the show. If I was the creator of the show, I would have a ding dong like Kenya on the show. I think she’s great. She brings great drama, I think she’s delusional, I think her medication is much needed.”

Throwing some major shade at Cynthia, NeNe asked Andy if he thinks the show should have crazy and then some balance mixed in. When he said he thinks there is balance, NeNe tells him, “I think the balance should be gone and new balance brought in.”

“I have been on this show for a very long time and I feel like, I don’t think it’s fair when one person gets to tell all this stuff, their story, their children, their husband, their life and then somebody else is over here holding back or pretending to have a life that they don’t have,” NeNe says. “I feel like people that do the show and talk about the same thing over and over and over and over again, it’s like, ‘Girl, goodbye!'”

When Andy says it’s sounded like NeNe was referring to Cynthia, she dishes, “Listen, now that you’ve brought her name up, I think everybody knows Cynthia is okay. It’s not like she’s really bringing anything to the show. I mean to be honest, she talks about The Bailey Agency and Bar One.”

“I think Cynthia’s a good friend, but she just blows wherever the wind blows,” NeNe concludes. “When you have a friend and they do something you don’t like, I don’t think you align yourself with the enemy. I think you stick with your friend.”

“We’re just not cool anymore,” NeNe says. “That’s just what it is.”

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