NeNe Leakes

NeNe gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Alter Ego photoshoot and her altercation with Kim.

on Sep 8, 20090

Thanks for all your support week after week. It means a lot! Yes you can add director to the list of many things that make up NeNe Leakes.

Lisa and Kim meeting: I always find it interesting to watch a person wiggle their way out of a LIE! (Note the person that's ALWAYS having a meeting and or explaining something. Jesus.)

The Alter Ego Shoot: This was something I was planning to do with photographer Derek Blanks. During our meeting, Derek and I came up with the idea to invite all the ladies and we decided I would be the director! Loved it! Trust me, I have my differences with the girls but as far as being fair and genuinely wanting all the girls to look beautiful and have a good time, I was the one for the job!

I was surprised to hear the girls saying things about me being director when it was my event and I was the one extending the invite. My idea was for all of us to poke fun at ourselves based on the things people had said or thought about us. I asked Kim to be a black girl in one of the shots. If you remember, last year she said she was a black woman trapped in a white woman's body. I put in a call to Kim because as I said earlier, I wanted all the girls happy. We ended the call by agreeing to sleep on it and try to come up with something that works for the both of us. I never called Kim and she never called me back.

When I arrived at the shoot, I was told by the producers that Kim agreed to be a Stepford wife and mistress! I didn't question it, I just moved on (note kim's comment about the short black wig.) Needless to say, working with the girls in the end turned out GREAT!

Love,
NeNe

PS: People will find fault in anything and I could comment negatively on some of the things Kim is saying in her blogs, but I usually step on TRASH not pick it up! I love my fans!

1361 comments
Travis Warren
Travis Warren

to the person who said NENE was not as respectable as Richard Hatch. NENE unlike Richard, whpo served jail time for tax evasion from the winnings on Survivor. I think NENE is tyhe most real person on both shows. The low blow about her dad, You have no right to throw your opinion in there like that, what if was you trying to find your dad on national t.v. and her marriage. Yes NENE said some very funny things about LaToya, but be real you know you made a few yourself,( or laughed at them, so your no better than the rest of America) they have since made up on the show mind you (i.e LaToya giving NENE a hug good bye). If you look what happened when LaToya was fired you can tell it truely hurt her feelings. And you don't know what happens when the cameras are off, or behind closed doors. Star is not an angel herself, and has burned alot of bridges(i.e. The View) . There is always a reason for everything. Even though I disagreed with her leaving the show, I do understand where she is coming from. I don't know NENE but if I did, I would be more than happy to call her my friend. I like that she will speak her mind and i love that the most about NENE. If she does'nt like you she will let it be known I think NENE a strong black woman and I have a great deal of love and respect for her. And as far as Greg is concerned all I have to say is you get whattyou give. i wish her all the best. Travis warren

Travis Warren
Travis Warren

I love you on the real housewives. You and Kandi were the only real ones. People are going to say what there going to say. Don't let them take away NENE, the strong black woman. You have delt with alot of tragedy in your life and having to work it out in national t.v. . I saw you on apprentice and I don't like that you quit, but i know how that is. Stay you. If I had a friend like you like you I would be set for life. You know I knew my father and he was not the best father in the world I feel you and your pain about it. Please stay up, and let the haters say what they want. I value friendshiop as well, so it tends to make you alot more sensitive and i can relate. be sides everyone knows that star is as fake as they come,her rep is bad in the media world(just look what she did to the VIEW, that just tells you what kind of person she is. You just do you and keep holding on:) lots and lots of love Travis

Jeri Lee
Jeri Lee

I got so tickled when I saw Nene on "Watch what happens live" and Andy asked her about Trump running for president and without hesitation she stated she was an Obama girl and a dem-o-crat! Yet last season, she got so upset with Kim treating sweetie like a 'slave', yet that is exactly what the democrat party has done to decades of black people. So ironic....and all the while I thought she might be a leader, NOT a follower. I was truly disappointed.

Kim Meyers
Kim Meyers

I couldn't agree more! When Celebrity Apprentice announced that she was to be on, I questioned 'Why?'. She is the Richard Hatch for the women. Although, Richard is way more respectable! She is so abusive on Real Housewives, but took it to an all new low. Angered me calling LaToya Casper and berating her...but had to laugh OUT LOUD when she had the nerve to say that the only reason LaToya was there because of her last name....PLEASE! NeNe, don't be hating on her because she knows her Daddy and he made a name for his family! There is a difference between being a Strong black woman and horrible bullying amazon black woman! Congratulations to Greg and wishing him all the love and respect that he deserves.

Claudia Kennedy
Claudia Kennedy

I think Nene is a NoNo! No Class that is. She is an embarrassment on Apprentice. Not a team player, Out for herself in every way. Big mouth & nothing to back it up. Shame, Shame

Yvette lyles
Yvette lyles

hello Nene, it is really messed up what you are going through but keep your head up you will win in the end!!!

tireemali@yahoo.com
tireemali@yahoo.com

nene , you are a real and crazy women you are just like me and that is what i like about you. I wish I could meet you so we can talk about somethings. i'm going through the samething like you and gregg and i need someone who could be real to me.

THE REAL SPOUSES OF TEXAS
THE REAL SPOUSES OF TEXAS

NENE I adore your husband however he is wrong for not supporting you in finding your father. YOU ARE A SRTONG BLACK WOMAN AND YOU ONLY HAVE ONE FATHER. LOVE YOUR FATHER IT'S NOT HIS FAULT,GIRL LIFE IS TOO SHORT, DO IT FOR YOUR KIDS. THEY NEED TO KNOW THIER ROOTS. BEFORE YOUR SON'S START HAVING BABIES BY THIER FIRST COUSINS. YOUR HUSBAND WILL GET OVER IT.

Miss Tara
Miss Tara

NENE!!! Help going to a xmas party with my doctor boyfriend

Jo L
Jo L

First of all out of all the house wife shows this is number one. I watch it over and over, and I always see something I missed in each one. Nene, a Father is not the doner, but the man who loved you as his own. Candy my husband is a Dentist and he said you have the most Beautiful smile he has ever seen. (Sorry about your loose), Kim, Big Daddy is what you need, women are just jealous that you have the perfect life, you can be a wife without marriage and get all the luxuries of a queen. It will end someday and you may be on the other side of the table so put some of the money away for you future, build a kingdom with the resourses you are being giving. Set the girls up with College, so they can use their brains to acheive their goals. Sheere' love ya, your a strong women no matter what race, I admire your strength, and your willingness to live, loved your fashion show. Lisa, Beautiful, so together, such a lady. Dwight you go girlfriend you carried that fashion show off I hire you to do mine if I ever had one, CLASSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

annita
annita

Hi nene, I just want to say im happy that things went good for you after you left your abusive x-husband,I also am trying to get my life back,but its been so hard I dont know what to do,I live with my son and its a struggle just to have a proper dinner but every night, I see your show it gives me a little hope,I admire you so much,I wish I was as strong as you are. I think thats why your haters are jelous of you,they are not as strong as you are I mean that in every sences of the word. God bless you nene,you are helping people in ways you cant imagine.Can you tell me where in the bronx I can pick up your book.

S.A.T   Detroit.
S.A.T Detroit.

Nene you are a outstanding person, I feel for you when you found out about your father. I think you and Lisa are so real and funny. You guys make great friends, And I think you and Kandi would make great friends too. But you all need to let all the lies go down the drain. Even if you all know who is saying all of these things. You all know who you are and what you are about. Let it roll off, and keep going.

Kim Bobb
Kim Bobb

I agree w/ the viewer above. I think Kandi and Nene would be great friends if Nene would just give her a chance.

Ms blacky
Ms blacky

NENE I love you and your attitude. And i think the other viewers are just haten. Let your haters be your your motivators. Keep doing what you do.

Veronica James
Veronica James

Hey girl it's me again. I just wanted to say that I think inspite of your differences with Kandi you might need to set them aside and offer some comfort in her time of need. I know exactly what she is going through, in feb of 2008 my husband was murdered in our home the morning after my birthday. my birthday was feb 7 and he was murdered at 5 a.m on feb 8. I never got to tell him I love him that morning and it's like losing a part of your soul. my heart physically ached and I still feel empty without him. so offer some words of condolences, she really needs it right now. love you.

veronica james
veronica james

Hey girl! Nene I just want to say that you and lisa are my favorite on the show. I love the way you keep it real and don't let anyone get you down. You stay true to yourself and do you. oh, I love the new look this season. you always look classy and keep up the good work. I love you girl.

The Preacher's Wife
The Preacher's Wife

Nene, luv u lots girl! I don't care what the haters are saying you are still best in my eyes, you do keep the show exciting and I look forward to seeing what is going to happen next. Never a dull moment with you around and I can appreach that. Your realness is very much warranted and people keep real it different ways. Not all of them end up getting rich off of it. Do your thang gurl!!!! P.S. You are the reason I watch the show and can't wait until Thursday night comes, I even watch all the reruns up until the new episode!!!!

Gabrielle Barnett
Gabrielle Barnett

Nene hi girl my name is Gabrielle im from a small town called osceola ark an i love to see wat u doing with the batter women ive went through abuse since i was 15years old ive been in out of the hospital an im finallly gettin out of it imnow 19 no one does that round here but its good you are trying to help people you are to real for people to understand you im the same way so i just stay to myself with my two sons lol keep up the good work i love you

Lynda
Lynda

Nene, your a very strong woman, with great ideals, But I just wish you knew how to carry yourself better, not always so ghetto, ignorant, you can still be strong, express your point of views without always going over the top, Its not the Nene show.

Viewer
Viewer

Nene, i love you, i am from Brazil, i just watch the show because of you, i wish you the best..

San Diego Fan
San Diego Fan

Nene,

You are my favorite girl!! I loved watching the heals to heel the souls episode. You are incredibly funny and witty and the main reason why I watch the show! xoxo

Chiniqua
Chiniqua

Nene you are a beautiful person. I support what you are doing for woman in domestic violence situations.

Viewer
Viewer

Nee-Nee where is your blog??

nicky
nicky

DEAR NENE: HELLO ONCE AGAIN!I LIKE BLOGIN YOU.BECAUSE YOU ARE A COOL DOWN ASS WOMEN.NENE MOST PEOPLE SAY BAD THANGS,ABOUT YOU. BUT I DONT CARE .I LOVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.KEEP GOD IN YOUR BLESSING.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.BECAUSE WITHOUT YOU,MOST VIEWER WOULD NOT WATCH IT.SO GIRLFREIND I HOPE YOU READ THIS,AND LET THE HATER ROLL OFF YOUR BACK.'''BRUSH THE HATERS OFF'.MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT.!!!!!!!!!!NAPTOWN

Viewer
Viewer

NeNe: I was an adopted child, and I feel for you, but the father that you called Dad is your father - it does not matter if it is DNA or not. I could not have asked for a better father in my life, be proud of what you have and don't worry about who may proclaim to be your father. Just love and take care of the one you have.

Sweet Leinani
Sweet Leinani

NeNe, loved you on ET, when will you be on again? Also, on being a strong woman, in this day and age women can use alot more like you. You show straight talk without a chip on your shoulder. I just love that about you, I wish I had your drive to be honest about people in general, you always seem to give people a chance to relate to you in an honest way and if they decide to hold back their TRUE self, thats their loss.

Thanks Sweet Leinani

drsilercity
drsilercity

NeNe:

Girl keep the laughts coming. Seeing Dwight and all of you running in those heels made my day.

Alicia D from CA.
Alicia D from CA.

Hello NENE! I just want to let you know that you have inspired me to go foward and do something like the heel for soles. My family had a tragedy in the beginning of the year and I just needed a little push. While you are fighting for battered women, I will be fighting for Child abuse awareness. If you can help that would be great. Thank you.

ivorygirl
ivorygirl

Ne-Ne

I love and respect you. You speak you're mind and "no holds barred". With that said, I am disappointed that you have not spoken about A.J. death or offered condolscenes in publiuc for Kandi. It saddens me that you can not reach out and confort Kandi in her time of need reguardless of the relationship (or lack of relationship ) you have with her on the show. Please don't let this pass without commenting

Thanks you so much for listening. Good luck with all your ventures in the future and your family as well. Keep them closee and tell them how much you love them every day!!

charlie
charlie

NeNe,

Dig down in your soul and give Khandi some love, she needs you girlfriend. Stick together as sistas, not apart.

Love and PEace!

Viewer
Viewer

NeNe, WOW!!! You are really a beautiful person, stay as you are, up front, honest, caring all of the above. Some people do not know when they really have a True Friendship. You are the best. love ya GOD Bless

THIS IS THE BEST SHOW ON BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Renee
Renee

Ne Ne girl keep doing you!! It don't matter what nobody say becauase you guys opened your lives up to us. A lot of people will try to push negativity into your life but we don't know what is going on behind there doors. I love the way you are so real and I see your husband don't have a problem with it. That is all that matters! I am the same way and wouldn't change it for the world. Boss your butt off if they let you is what I say! Love your crazy butt girl!!!

reca
reca

hey nene, you are my favorite housewife...i think you are a strong black woman and i admire you for that,make peace with kandi she needs all the love she can get right now...keep being you, i love it.

Tisha
Tisha

NENE, I GREW UP NOT KNOWING WHO MY FATHER IS? YES IT DOES BOTHER ME BECAUSE NOW I HAVE A SON, AND I WISH THAT HE COULD EVEN MYSELF TO KNOW MY FATHER . BUT IVE BEEN TOLD SO MANY STORIES THAT HE IS DEAD HE IS LIVING. I DID MY RESEARCH AND HAD NO LUCK. BUT I CAN SAY THIS I DO HAVE A FATHER , A HEAVENLY FATHER AND THATS ALL THAT MATTER THE MOST.

Amanda
Amanda

NeNe~

I love you gurl! I think you have one of the biggest hearts. Kim is really missing out on a great friend! I wish you the best with all of the charity work that you do. I think you are a wonderful wife, mother, friend, human, and daughter(where ever he is he is really missing out too!) Stay sweet and sassy!

Viewer 3
Viewer 3

You are Hilarious. Greg is a fab guy, you're a lucky woman. I like the heel run. You, Lisa, and Dwight make a good team. You need to update your blog. The public likes you, but the public is fickle, dis them to often and they'll drop you quicker than Big Poppa lol

Heather
Heather

Hello NeNe!!! I just wanted to say I absolutely love the fact that you are thinking about opening up a house for abused women. I also liked the marathon. I was also a victim of domestic abuse and took my son and left my ex-husband. I really appreciate everything you are doing!

Judy
Judy

Mrs. NeNe,

I also was a survivor of extreme domestic violence. I saw my Dad do it to my Mom and then I was involved with a man for over 8 years and we had 2 beautiful children. As you probably know most domestic violence survivors were alot of time sexually molested as children.

I am writing to you because of your wonderful awareness programs. I heard you comment about housing. I wish to share with you my dream.. Even though I know that it is not a reality for me to be able to do this may be a reality for you.

I have always stated that if I ever won the lottery I would buy a couple of houses gated off with a security guard out front. The windows would be bullet proof. No male companions would be allowed on the property for the protection of the children and the Mother's.. I would try to get Pro-Bono work from Lawyers, Therapist, Social Workers and the community. The Mom's would be given a free education and daycare. The housing would be made available for as many years as needed in order for the Mom to get her education as long as she was compling with the rules. At the end of her education we would help to get her employed and then moved out to her own home.

I would like to think that she would in turn return the help to someone else in need, no matter how small the need would be.

As you may know the shelter's for domestic violence can usually only hold you for about 30 days.. I truely believe that if I had longer to get myself together at that time I would have not gone back.. No one can find a job, daycare and housing in that amount of time. Especially if you have no where else to turn.

I have now been with a wonderful man for 8 years and have barely any contact with my abuser unless absolutely neccessary.

Judy

Crystal
Crystal

In yesterdays episode (10/8/09 Heel marathon) you mentioned wanting to open up a house for women to go to when they are trying to get out of abusive relationships. I thought that was a great idea. I wish you well on finding funding and/or donations. Until then I was thinking…maybe you could set up a network of women (sort of like the under ground railroad) that are willing to open up there homes to help these other woman. This way you can touch many areas. Of course, it is not cut and dry. Both woman would need correct pairing, back ground checks, etc. Someone would need to run the network etc. Just a thought to add to your idea!

Gina G.
Gina G.

NeNe, you're the best! Keep on working for the cause!!

Viewer
Viewer

Nene,you are definitely talented and extremely beautiful inside and out. This show needs you. Keep doing what you do. Will you marry me?

Viewer
Viewer

NeNe, I think it is admirable that you want to help victim's of domestic violence. I would like to see you discussing the health care issues that DV victims face, that many insurance companies deny coverage to women because they are a victim of DV and insurance companies view that as a "pre-existing condition." Legislation has been introduced in Congress to prevent DV from being a pre-existing condition so maybe you can help bring awareness to this issue and help get support for the bill! Some women are unable to leave their violent relationships because they will lose insurance coverage and then cannot get new coverage because of their "pre-existing" condition. Please help these women by supporting the Congressional bill and bringing this issue to the attention of the American public. It is absolutely horrendous that women could be denied medical coverage because they have been the victim of abuse.

mimitta
mimitta

Nene,

I love your idea to have a heel-a-thon for a good cause. Girl, it was HILARIOUS seing you guys running with those heels. Good job Nene. it was great to see you doing something to help others and at the same time having fun with it.

Now, on the issue that you have to find your reel dad, i wish you best of luck and take care!

Love you girl!

kandi
kandi

Ne Ne girlfriend your heel the soul was very rewarding to watch i have a story i would love to share with you one day on my SURVIVOR OF ABUSE.................keep the wonderful voice you have for all of us LOUD.

Jacki
Jacki

I'm DEFINITELY on Team NeNe! Loved you in Season 1 and still think you're the best. You make the show fun to watch! Big Hugs from Connecticut!

nicky
nicky

Now,nene girl you are the reason I watch the show.I have one question,why you don't up your blog.be serious how you gone have fans!!!!I mean fans.when you don't up date.now nene.keep it real!Love nicky"naptown"

Karen
Karen

Hi Nene,

I love you on the show. You're so funny, and I love the cute way you talk.

Also I think you should try not to be so bossy. :)

That stinks about your Dad.

Karen

Snooks
Snooks

NeNe, Regarding you and Kandi and the latest over-the-top argument you both had which was so uncalled for, in the words of Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along"? Perhaps you may want to adapt those words for yourself and apply it where you and Kandi are concerned, especially now since she's having to deal with the tragic loss of AJ. Try to do the right thing by her (and yourself) by letting go of the unnecessary anger. Life is too short; tomorrow is not promised.

Snooks

Viewer
Viewer

NeNe, You Lisa, And Kandi are the Real Housewives of ATL, I am not a big fan of television, but one day I turned on the tube and flipped through channels and now I am hooked, I can't wait for Thrusday night, I set everything aside just to watch the show, it keeps grounded like a stress releaser, thank you all for doing what you do, and I also enjoy Greg, Ed, and the AJ, may God keep his blessings and peace

Kaycee
Kaycee

NeNe:

You seem to have lost the reason we all loved you so much. I hope that you can find it again. Maybe less time with Dwight would be a good thing? That attitude works for Dwight but it is Dwrong for you!