ATL Housewife defends her "Celebrity Apprentice" behavior.

on May 6, 2011 - The Dish

NeNe Leakes of Celebrity Apprentice and The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Whether it's the ATL or the boardroom, it seems like drama and dust-ups have a way of finding NeNe Leakes. But she says the NeNe you see on Celebrity Apprentice and The Real Housewives of Atlanta isn't the one her friends see. "I have a very big heart, I am a very good person, and there is nobody that you can talk to who has ever been around me that can tell you anything other than that," she told The Russ Parr Morning Show recently. "What you see on TV, is TV."

And let's just clear this up: even though a few fellow boardroomers have felt unjustly attacked by the 'Housewife, NeNe would not call herself the b-word. "I'm not bullying anybody," she said. "I stand up for what I believe in, and I'm very honest and I always tell the truth. I'm not a liar, I'm not manipulative, and I don't stab you in your back, because I will stab you in your chest."

And what about rumors that she landed on Celebrity Apprentice solely because of her ability to stir things up? Let's squash that one too. "I'm on the show because I am very popular and Mr. Donald Trump handpicked me himself," she said.

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