NeNe Leakes

NeNe talks about her relationship with Kim, Kandi's singing, and her visit home with Lisa!

on Aug 28, 20090

 

Thanks to all of you who went out and purchased my book Never Make the Same Mistake Twice! The book tour has me really busy and I haven't been able to blog so I have a few things to touch on briefly from last week's episode.

Kim and I have never been as close as the show portrayed us to be. So whomever Kim decides to befriend is NOT a problem for me. I know who my true friends are!

King Tut
I had only been around Kandi one time prior to her coming to King Tut. I'm a very fun and outgoing person and was trying to be a gracious host for an event I put together. From the moment Kandi entered the room, she was giving me nasty looks, which continued throughout the night. I had no clue as to why or where this was coming from. I'm a strong woman so for women who LACK STRENGTH I can be INTIMIDATING!

Kandi's singing
It always tickles me how people change things around! I don't walk around giving my opinion. I was asked what I thought about her singing. I CLEARLY said that she didn't blow me away, she sounded alright! How that got changed into she couldn't sing, I have no clue. I just love it when somebody ask you your opinion, you give it to them then they get mad and call u a hater because you didn't give them the answer they wanted to hear.

107 comments
MARY DAWKINS
MARY DAWKINS

NeNe... You are a trip, I love you, you make me laugh. I like hanging AROUND fun people. All of my friends are fun people like you. I am sorry about your marriage! I love watching you & Andy in the Club House... Stay the same... I am a big fan.

Your Fan
Your Fan

I like you NeNe because you are so outspoken and you keep it real and you speak what ever is on your mind, you are a strong black woman and yes people who are weak minded can find people like you imtimidating, continue to do you and im your biggest fan....Love Ya!!!!!

victoria_guevara
victoria_guevara

With out NENE the show would not be HOT!!!....Real Housewives of ATL would not be what it is... you all need NENE!

Yolonda
Yolonda

NeNe, I like you, you bring a lot of spunk and sass to the show. I do applaud you for keeping it real but sometimes you take keeping it real to another level. Kandi wasn't really giving you nasty looks. your personality is strong and out there. Sometimes its a lot for a person to take in at first. As for calling her ghetto I don't think so. How would you have felt if she said that you were country ghetto. I didn't see anything that would have given you the impression that she's ghetto. Kandi seems to be quite reserved. She also is an observer she watches people and whats going on around her. So NeNe try to look at it from my point of view. Don't judge a person to quickly.

sendy
sendy

HI NENE. Words can not express the way I feel about you.my mother die 4 years ago.you look like her,you act like,you dress like her.every-time i saw you in the show i keep asking my self if you not really my mother.

December7112
December7112

Nene,

Words can not express the way I feel about you. You bring Reality to REALITY TV. Thank you my big beautiful sister. I say big because you are tall, heavyset and beautiful (LOL) Just like me. I really wish I could get to meet you and hang out one day. Maybe have a drink or something. I would fly to HOTLANTA just to meet you!!

Keep on doing what you do, you are doing it great!!

lori s
lori s

Hi NENE, You are the best,Love watching HWOA because of you, you make the show. keep being blessed and take care of yourself and family. OH! tell your hubby Greg he's a real COOL&SPORTING LOOKIN MAN,TAKE CARE OF HIM AS WELL.

deb
deb

Nene, You are very strong. I like that. Suggestion, pull away from the other housewives, and get serious, You need a show of your own that is informative about woman issues, You know where I am going..Keep me informed. I have a lot of ideas!

MRS TYLER
MRS TYLER

NENE I LIKE YOU ALOT; YOU ARE VERY OUTSPOKEN AND HONEST BUT THERE ARE TIMES YOU SHOULD BE SLOW TO SPEAK AND YOU DONT HAV TO RESPOND TO EVERYTHING THAT IS SAID ABT YOU; START BRUSHING THAT OFF BCZ MOST PEOPLE THINK OF YOU AS GHETTO; I DONT THINK SO, I THINK THAT YOU CAN BE LOUD AND OVERBEARING; BUT FAR FROM GHETTO; WATCH OUT FOR SHEREE AND KIM BOY THEY ARE SNEAKY ANSOMEWHAT JEALOUS OF YOU. DO YOU AND DON;T STOOP TO THERE LEVEL; JUST APPROACH YOUR HATERS W HUMILITY NOT DRAMA. YOU HAVE A GOOD MAN AND YOU ARE A REFLECTION ON HIM. STAY LUKEWARM NENE (LOL)

Deborah Winn-Smith
Deborah Winn-Smith

Hi NeNe, I just wanted to say that you rock!! I am the Program Director for a 12 bed Domestic Violence Shelter in Jesup GA. I go to Atlanta quite a bit for training with the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence. I commend you for coming out with your story (both you and Lisa). I am on-call 24 hours a day/7 days a week. I commit my life to this job. I love what I do and what it stands for. I would love to have a copy of your book for my shelter. If you would have any suggestions that I could pass on to my "girls" (as I call them), please email me. Again, God Bless You and please keep bringing awareness to this issue. My saying is "Domestic Violence Affects Everyone, Not Only One"!! Sincerely, Deborah Winn-Smith Program Director WCPA, Fair Haven Jesup, GA

Blacky
Blacky

I love your spirit Nene, I am at the moment going thru so much you wouldnt believe. A weeks ago I was depress because my illness isnt improving then along comes Season 2. You inspire me to be strong. Thank you for that and dont change (its ok to tone it down a little though, lol). You entertain me and make me smile on my saddest days. God bless you Nene and thats to you and Lisa for staying REAL on the show. Good friends are so difficult to come by and I believe Lisa is a true friend to you. Careful to the 2 of you not to let and Bullcrap come between you.

Viewer
Viewer

I only can say is that you need to adjust your attitude, and stop playing the victim. You are always bullying Kim, and have no idea what friendship is and especially loyalty! You give black women a bad name, those who are professional and have also have been through abusive relationships and have over come them. You need to focus more on NENE, and less on demaning Kim. By the way, why do you not attack the other women? I think your spouse may have an attraction to Kim, and you are jealous. Get over it and yourself. And why you are at it, lose some weight and fix your teeth. I love how "SISTER" magazine painted you and fixed all your flaws for their magazine. BRAVO! You notice they wanted your mouth closed. Make sure you get a bridge or inplant for your teeth. From a real black woman.

Kamm
Kamm

Does anyone know where NeNe bought the wrap red and black dress she was wearing when she was talking with Lisa in her back yard.

I absolutely love her red wrap dress and must buy it!!!

Thanks for your help.

Viewer
Viewer

NeNe, you are my favorite housewife. I love your personality and you are real and honest. I think it was very selfish and wrong that Kim kept you out of the song "Tardy for the Party." Kim's singing is horrible and she just cant sing. From an Iowa housewife fan

deb
deb

Nene,You are a strong beatiful woman with a grat sense of humor!

Viewer
Viewer

Your are a jealous person and evil. You have talked about all of the housewives, including Lisa. You have gotten into it with all of the housewives and soon it will be Lisa's turn. You might want to check yourself Boo!

Angie
Angie

I just love your personality NeNe!! I think you absolutely make the show! I've never thought of you as a hater at all and you spoke the truth when you said people get mad and call you a hater when you give your honest opinion about something and it's not the answer they want to hear! I wasn't blown away either! LOL! I really think your honesty and strength sometimes intimidates people and maybe they don't know how to react. I wish you all the best! Love the show!

plfd n.j.
plfd n.j.

Hey ne-ne,Girl i watch the show every week,dont miss a week while i'm watching the show i dont take no calls i just dont wanna be bothered child!Girl if it wasnt for you just being you a lot of people probably wouldnt tune in,basically what im sayin is you make the show very interesting,and continue to be you,How's Bryce and your hubby all well to your family.God bless you stay head strong and dont feed into that nonsense from those scavengers!Im gone go 2 every book store until i find your book.GOD BLESS

Viewer
Viewer

u going girl!!!!!!!!!!!

fort wayne girl
fort wayne girl

personally, all the girls are beautiful! However: some need attitude adjustment more than others!

B.C.C.
B.C.C.

DO-WHAT-YOU-DO, AND BE-WHO-YOU-ARE! I FEEL YOU ARE VERY SMART AT A LOT OF THINGS AND YOU KNOW WHERE YOU COME FROM. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO MISUNDERSTAND YOU NE-NE BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT THEM TO UNDERSTAND YOU ANYWAY. WHAT MATTERS TO YOU IS YOUR FAMILY AND WHAT GOES ON AT HOME. I FEEL IT WILL BE HARD FOR ANY OF YOU TO REALLY BE CLOSE BECAUSE EVERY LITTLE COMMENT WILL BE TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT. ALL THE LITTLE COMMENTS ALONG WITH THE SIDE LAUGHS ARE STILL DISSING JESTERS, ENCOURGING A NEGATIVE VIBE BETWEEN OTHERS. I LOVE THE WAY YOUR HUSBAND STAY ON THE SIDE LINE, YET LET THE WORLD KNOW HE HAS YOUR BACK. FROM ONE STRONG WIFE TO ANOTHER, IT'S ALL OUTSIDE YOUR HOME AND DON'T OPEN THE DOOR.

Evalichy
Evalichy

Hi, I love you NeNe, you're my favorite housewife, because you have been through ups and downs in life; you know what is suffering and you know what is triumph; and that makes you different and unique; you're the life of the party, so keep up the good work!!!

Viewer
Viewer

Nene,

At the end of the day your real friends and family know who you are and you know the type of person you are; however, I have to say that you are not coming off in a good light this season.

Loved you last season!You are hilarious and the life of the party. You seemed real, but not mean. Maybe part of it is the editing, but this season you come across mostly as mean, petty, jealous and egotistical. It seems like you've said something negative or sort of negative about everything the other ladies have been involved in this season -- from Khandi's singing at the museum,where she wasn't even trying to impress and only sang a little because she was asked to, to Lisa's fashion show.

We loved you for who you seemed to be last season, but you're coming off as extremely negative this season. Remember that the American public likes their celebrities with a dose of humility. They love you now, but that often turns on a dime if you always come across as egotistical and negative, and they'll easily dislike you. I don't want to see the Atlanta housewives go the way of "Jon and Kate plus 8," where people are completely turned off. Please show some balance.

By the way, Sheree, is backstabbing and hitches her wagon to whoever will help her and make her shine. Look how quickly she turned on Kim and embraced you after all the rotten things she said about you in the first season, including that you were not in her class. Kim never said even one-eight of the negative things behind your back as Sheree did.

You know, you never apologized for mocking Kim about her singing that caused the big blow up. Can you not see how that would hurt someone that thought you were her friend? It's not that you questionsed whter she could sing or not,it's the fact you did it behind her back. If you had doubts about her singing, you should have told her in person, should have been real and told her to her face as you like to say you always do. Anyone would have been very hurt by the behind-the-back mocking.

Also, from body language and eye contact, Sheree was so lying at the blowout at the restaurant with you and Kim. You did say you did not know who to believe, and Kim may very well have not been telling the complete truth, but as far as body language and eye contact, etc., Sheree was not telling the truth either. You should definitely watch your back with Sheree.

One more thing, how could you say to Lisa on your walk that Sheree just touched Kim's wig outside the restaurant? Sheree yanked at her wig and Kim had to readjust it. And what's the big deal about the wig. As long as it looks good it shouldn't matter. A wig is the same as having a weave. The only difference is how tightly it's attahced to your head.

Still, I like you. I like your sense of family and the fact that you try to be honest, but sometimes honesty is a crutch for telling people whatever you want and not caring how much those words will hurt people.

Gretchen Broom
Gretchen Broom

I absolutely love you NeNe that is the only reason why I watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta; the other ladies are not real they pretend to like one another, they pretend to agree with one another and they play dress-up in front of the cameras all of the time. NeNe I saw how to tried to reach out to Kandi and she treated you like you were a big joke. Kandi has an attitude problem and I knew you would be the one to set her straight. Lisa told Kandi to leave the whole matter between you and Kim alone and she just had to put her two cent in it.

nicky B!
nicky B!

Nene,hey girl you are my big fan.keep up the work on the show,if you was not on there I would'nt watch it.so girl keep viewer guessin!!!

Tee Time
Tee Time

"how I stay on these girls mine" - Don't you mean MIND!

Teresa
Teresa

Congrats on your book and I LOVE you all... You girls are crazy! I come to Atlanta on business twice a year to the Americas Mart and would LOVE a night out with you girls!

Keep giving them hell..

from Va.......

Unity
Unity

Nene, you really need to tone it down. Being real and outspoken is one thing. Being a loud mouth acting buffoon is another. And you had the nerve to call Kandi ghetto? Please! She has more going on for self then you ever will, so stop hateing. If Kim didn't want you on her record, it should not have been a problem for you at all. Brush it off and keep it moving. After all, you were writing a book, and good luck with that.

ChattTownChristy
ChattTownChristy

NeNe I love you and all the other girls. I love the way you tell it like you see it or feel it. You have to respect your honesty that's for sure! You aren't fake and you step up and admit what you say. I wish all you girls could be friends and just accept each other for who you are, but it just wouldn't make good tv drama! I have mixed feelings about the Tardy For The Party issue. I think because Kim had invited you to sing this song with her and you had the idea about changing the song to record it, she should have maybe followed her word with that. But, it was her daughter's song and Kim was excited that she finally recorded somthing that sounded good. I think she didn't want to share that spot light for you to bring her down and make it all about you and end up making it another hurtful expierence for her in some kind of way...but Kim may have passed up a chance in mending any problems you two have. It could have brough you two a little more closer if you both were willing. I just hope you have some kind of understanding with that and don't hate her too much for it.

Debra
Debra

NeeNee I love the show and your realness.But you take it too far that its ghetto.Not only that you talk about everybody behind their backs that's what you call being real.No BOo-Boo thats beiing Fake!!This season makes yourself come off like you aren't all that.Sit down by yourself and really look at your show.Maybe then you will see what the world see.

Holly
Holly

Nene, your name my dear should be named "HATER". You are who you are i respect that, but damn. Your rude and no your not intimidating you put on a defensive act when you meet new people. Your loud and obnoxious. I cant stand you i thought you were funny in the beginning but now i see that your typical. especially when you turned everything around on Kim saying that she talked trash about you and your hubs well no shit she was upset that you turned things around on her since you started making fun about her singing-you my dear are not a true friend. Your a hater on Kandi because shes young and new. You say she kinda "HOOD" Before she came i thought you were the most 'Ghetto' of all with your big mouth. And your book-your book is a joke just like you.

Viewer
Viewer

NeNe, I would like to first say that I applaud you for writing a book, and you did a fabulous job directing the alter ego photo shoots. I see that you are talented and creative, however I do think that you do seem to be at the epicenter of the chaos. I do not think you start chaos, but you always seem to be very close to it. You are the life of the party !

Terri
Terri

NeNe:

Your the best ever no QUESTION'S ask BOTTOM-LINE

We love you in Indiana

Brena
Brena

NeNe you make me laugh sooo hard. You are so getto, keep up da good work. Keep is real, keep it getto

Denise
Denise

NeNe you go girl you are the best wife on the show all the other women on the show don't act like you a true black woman . Lisa is good too but you take the cake.e act alike the diffence is you are rich and i'm not. kandi NOT A WIFE. THE REAL HOUSE WIVES ATLANTA. ONLY TWO WIVES. THE OTHERS NEED TO GO. WE NEED SOME WIVES ON THE SHOW NOT SOME HOPING TO BE WIVES.

Viewer
Viewer

I love you Nene................... You are so much fun to watch. I can't stop laughing..

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keisha walker
keisha walker

NeNe, what up, chic? I really like your persona and you're my favorite housewife, as a previous poster mentioned there are only 2-heehee. But I must say you seem like you could be the real peacemaker if you really wanted to. I can tell you like all of the girls, except for Khandi (why? oh y? she's cool and down to earth) I think you should open up to her and bring her into the circle/ I really hope before the season ends that you rounds all these hos up and all of you drop the mess and get back cool. what a different take the show would turn if you all somewhat got along and stopped talking about each other so much. But hence, mess sells. i LOOVVEE your attutude or should I say diva-tude and I still think you are just one of those real down home chics. I love the way you put things in check and are outspoken if needed. You just crack me up. Do you- congratulations on your book deal, and think about what I said about stepping on the otherside of the fence. Bring the love back and don't comment on everything someone else says it only goes back to whomever it was thrown. Sometime we have to just shut our traps to keep the ish down. I know- I'm quite "frank" & outspoken my damn self. O & tell greg hello. I like the fact that he is your sense of reason, but we know he can't do nothin with you!:) Keep it one hundred, girl and let's regroup. keishakat

Oklahoma luv NeNe
Oklahoma luv NeNe

NeNe all i have to say is that the only reason i watch your show yes your show is to see which bitch your going to put in there place every week. you are so real keep..... keep on doing you....

Viewer
Viewer

You crack me up. You on one hand love your girls and the next breath you are slamming them. You blame it on someone asking a question and showing it out of context - hello - don't you think the same thing is happening to Kim? Kim has always said that you both have said things to hurt each other but you are so quick to find fault - and it is never you. I love you but you need to be more open and not so critical of everyone that does not walk the walk you think they should be walking.

Peggy
Peggy

NeNe, I can only imagine what the REAL housewives of Atlanta must think of the way you and the other women on the show misrepresent them. I truly enjoyed your performances last year, but this year you have become the poster child for a loud, brash, uncouth, mean, jealous, and illiterate ghetto rat. If you are indeed "the Joneses," as you are so fond of saying, my advice to other upwardly striving young women of color would be to direct their aspirations in anoother direction. Finally, don't hate Kandi just because she has more class in her little fingernail than you do in your entire big body.

nube07
nube07

Nene, love your drama too, but don't get caught up with Kim's obviously your relationship with her is all broken up, so don't try to fix it, just let it be, and continue being your fab self. Honey, you rock!!

100% willanda aka milk dud
100% willanda aka milk dud

nene not to be rude but i really think that you be hattin on kandi,and its madd wrong that all yal be tryna attack kim but anyways to comment about kandi bein ghetto hun you seem more gjetto then her smooches

Kristal
Kristal

I think someone's jealous cause someone is taking all her fans away. Kandi is better than an alright singer. Last year everyone loved NeNe but that's not the case this year. Kandi came on the show and is showing viewers what keepin' 100 really means. NeNe sit down, shut that loud mouth of yours up for 2 seconds, get out a pad and pencil and take some notes from my girl Kandi.

Shi
Shi

Hi Mrs. Nene,

I watched the show last nite I just wanna say that u girls did extremely well on the alter ego shoots really NICE!!!! I do think Kim should have stuck with your idea on being a "black girl" her pic was the least impressive...also I do think you & the other girls were inconsiderate when Kim fell, it seems as if she really hurt herself....but on the other note u girls r truly the best housewives I've seen yet.....

Viewer
Viewer

I am not sure how you define strength. If you define it as being brash, classless, loud-mouthed and having a lack of refinement, then you certainly fit the bill. The only palatable characters on the show are Kandi and Kim. Those two are too good to be on this show. You are a 'hood girl (not a woman) who has no control of her tongue (read what the Bible says about not controlling the tongue), Sherree is just like you w/the addition of being a wanna-be-something: she is sad. Lisa, well no comment. Not sure how you have a husband...............he must be desperate.

tonya
tonya

I think NENE needs to be off the show. She has 4 faces and women her age shouuldn't act the way she does. NENE makes herself look really stupid to the public eye.

Tee
Tee

NeNe I am so shocked at how you are acting towards Kandi! I have noticed such animosity and dislike in the things you say about her and to her on every show this season and Im disappointed. I LOVED you last season, I thought you were funny, down to earth, and a great person...is that how the editing potrayed YOU last season?? Was that you or has the fame and fans you have gathered along the way caused you to have a "big" head? Honey Kandi was making dollars and in the limelight as a real celebrity, a musician, long before you came along and you should give her props where they are due. She is great person and I am shocked you have some problem with her. If anything, being you both are GA girls, as I am, you would be the close ones making the show. Instead you are turning everyone off and losing a lot of your fan base.

sherry
sherry

NeNe after watching the show the recorded show I feel that you changed. I'm not feeling you. I think you are smelling yourself. You are jealous of Candi and Lisa because they have their own besides a tired book.( really).I feel that you are a hater, shady and a want to be. Good luck being a want to be.

Kelley
Kelley

Nene, I was really feeling you last season and still like you but since Kandi been on you have somewhat changed. It's like you've knwn her even before the show and has some sort of animosity towards her. Frm the begining when you and Dwight were shopping for you home you called her Ghetto, to me she is not ghetto you seem to be the ghetto than her. I dont think Kandi ever crossed you wrong but you have crossed her on a number of shows then i think when she started getting back at you it makes you dislike her b/c she doesnt back down. I wish yall would all just get along, it's 09 and like Obama said Time for change. Luv ya Girl!!!