NeNe Leakes

NeNe explains why she wanted to reason with Kenya about Porsha.

on Apr 2, 20130

What a season it was! We welcomed two new ladies and one original cast member exited to the left in the middle of the season, LOL! I'm the last original standing, and I can't say that I'm surprised. I might not be the best in the game, but my work ethic can beat most!

As far as Kenya throwing Porsha out of the party, one word -- ridiculous! It felt like I was watching Season 1 of our show when Sheree wouldn’t let me in her party! Kenya, did you watch all of our previous seasons?

Let's talk about Kenya's Hollywood Party. So Miss Kenya asked all of the ladies to come as iconic Hollywood actors. It was strange to me in the beginning to be told what character I needed to come as, and just like Porsha, I had a feeling that she was throwing shade when she chose the characters. I consider myself to be a pretty smart girl, so I said to myself, Grace Jones is fierce and fabulous! If there is any shade being thrown by giving me this character, I’m going to flip this and completely transform into Grace Jones! I researched her and became her that night, which is what a real actress would do.

614 comments
mary1440
mary1440

@nene  I really love who you are, you are honest, forthright and open. I know you are a Christian and as a Christian myself, I must say that each time I hear you take the name of the Lord in vain it grates on my spirit.  You say "God" a lot. Please be aware. I think it becomes a habit. Don't you?  Anyway, love you and appreciate you.

Lisag33
Lisag33

Please tell me that you guys replaced kenya   honestly she is not a housewife and she is the fakest one on all the housewives shows that i watch. 

sassyfied
sassyfied

NeNe- I want the "old" NeNe back. It seems as if you have let your success go to your head. I am waiting at any moment for you to say, "I was once one of the 'little people'', as you waft through a room giving orders and taking names. I loved you from the beginning because you had such a sense of humor about yourself and others, but that seems to have been lost. You are extremely fortunate to have been selected for bit parts on a couple of series, but as we all know, it can all be gone in a flash. I just do not understand the attitude that you are exhibiting as if you are a long- standing film star with years and years of quality work behind you. You have allowed all of this to go to your head more than a little bit. I was shocked at how you treated the ladies when they arrived late at your dinner party. Yes, they were late and it was inconsiderate, but they were not accustomed to LA traffic. YOU could have easily called them and explained that because it was so late it would be better that they not come because you had to get up so early the next day. However, you derived satisfaction in playing the Grande Diva and humiliating them by scolding them like children and sending them away. NO hostess with manners would think of doing such a thing! Come on, NeNe. Come back to earth, and let's have the real, lovable NeNe that we first fell in love with!

sassyfied
sassyfied

Kenya is the most delusional, annoying, and useless character on TV. Seriously, bad writers could not make this stuff uo and if they are, they should be fired. I record Housewives, and after I became aware of just how cra-cra Kendra is, I fast-forward through any segment that includes her. She adds nothing to the show, and in fact, detracts from it. She claims to be a brilliant business mind, yet she has not demonstrated one original idea yet. I see now, that she has piggy-backed off Porcha's hair products to create HER hair products, just as she copied the exercise DVD last year. Whatever happened with the millions that were going to roll in from that DVD? The only thing that I have seen about it, review wise, is that it got panned, big time. Kenya does not belong on the show. Her 15 minutes are long overdue. It is time for her to take her tarnished crown and hit the road. By the way, if she wishes to establish a relationship with a loving, mature man...she might want to consider canning the crazy, desperate behavior. That will make men run for the HILLS!

korby
korby

i was shocked that nene says she is good friends with marlo.  my guess is that nene is trusting and marlo is cultivating that friendship and figuring out how to best use nene.  i know she doesn't want to hear this but watch your back nene.

sillytv
sillytv

Hi there Nene, just saw the second reunion show for season 5 (living downunder).

I just had to comment when I saw you pull out the 'racist' card. Respect works two ways. That was unfair, a low blow, and it made you look cheap. In fact, it made you seem a hypocrite, happy to hoist the blonde up on a petard. Please, play fair. And respect yourself!

bunnie492
bunnie492

NeNe, I applaud you for turning your character to a positive. Porsha does not know how to handle an animal like Kenya. I say animal because; she eats her young!!! Please fire Kenya Mentally insane Moore!! You know she wants to be the star of this show right? You better watch her!!! Twirl, Twirl Kenya nut job!! She a nut waiting to crack!!!

quette432004
quette432004

Congratulations Nene! The New Normal will be returning as if there was any doubt that would happen. It's a great show that I watched every week. Plz talk to Bravo to add Marlo to the show. Omg can you imagine Marlo and Kenya! That's a cat fight waiting to happen. Lol already. Ms. Nene you going to be a busy lady - The New Normal, Glee, RHOA and I Dream of Nene wedding. Ms. Nene you are doing the damm thing. Mighty proud of you, lady - mighty proud.

charlenef
charlenef

I don't care if Kenya  has made money by her antics, her behavior is disgusting and a turnoff for viewers! ! Bravo will have to take notice sooner or later when viewers stop watching the show because of Kenya and now a Big Headed Nene. This show has been my favorite until now but if Kenya is still on the show when it returns I will not be watching. She needs to be told to stop saying that SHE is a ROLE MODEL for young women. I have three daughters and I would lock them up if they behaved as she does! Nene is not a big time movie star although she seems to think she is. Those sitcoms come and go and hers will too. Her EGO got the best of her in her interview with Andy and she blew it by bragging so much and trashing other housewives. Watch out Andy , it sounds like Nene is running this show and calling the shots!!

hannah79
hannah79

Glad to hear that you and Kim Z are on speaking terms.  You both had a wonderful friendship and although you both had you disagreements it was too improve the other. 

EloiseM
EloiseM

Well, well Nene, I just read from very realiable articles that NBC has picked up The New Normal.  This news is about two hours old by now.  You must be jumping for JOY.  How on earth are you going to be on Glee and the New Normal too?  Any how, happy for you and I will be watching for your segments especially on GLEE.  Love that show because I love musicals and this is the closest I can cvome to Broadway at present.  Best wishes to ya.  Let's see......New Normal, Glee, RHOA, I Dream of Nene.   Do  hear "I need rest...SAVE ME!!!!!!

Ittbittit
Ittbittit

Nene, I watched you on WWHL. Your performance seemed very fake. There is a certain way you talk and mis-pronounce words when you are speaking in your "fake" voice. I think Andy felt the same way as well. It s odd that your tag lie is "keeping it real" yet you can be very fake and contrived which makes you look dishonest. However, I hope you and Kenya return next season. I don't think Kenya really likes you. I think she has figured out that you are the "star" of that show and she has figured out you are the one to beat. I can't wait to see the fireworks. May the best woman win.

TeamNLeakes
TeamNLeakes

NeNe, I am so happy for all of your successes. I really enjoy HOA, and I am never ready to see a season end; can't wait for the next season to start. You are truly my favorite housewive (I do not watch the other Housewife shows). Also, adding Porsha to the cast was a good move, and I don't want to believe that they (Porsha & Kordell) came to the show under false pretenses, as this is a "reality" show. I absolutely feel that you are keeping it real on the show, and anyone who comes to a reality show under false pretenses (Kenya/Walter) should know that the fans of the show does not view them as authentic, and those segments where those cast members are included are not as enjoyable. Just like when you kept saying they did not seem like a couple, the TV audience could see that as well. Your decision to change your mind about replacing Porsha was good to hear. Porsha should keep her spot on the show, as well as the other remaining ladies from the previous seasons...hint, hint. So, I am in agreement with you that one of the ladies should be replaced, and keep you (of course), Cynthia, Kandi, Phaedra and Porsha....forever TeamNLeakes

cutetay7
cutetay7

I wish Sheree was on the show. At least she did not let you walk all over her. The other girls are scared of you.

mompayne58
mompayne58

So glad I taped and watched the one-on-one between you and Andy.  I am now a NeNe fan again!  Your attitude and the way you presented yourself and your opinions earned my respect and admiration.  Keep doing what you are doing and renew friendships!

annie.brucato
annie.brucato

NENE...I saw the watch what happens live... I have a new respect & appreciation for you after seeing this season & the one on one interview.  I didn't watch RHOA because I thought you were loud & obnoxious until recently.  You are a big heart who's been stepped on by those who you tried to lift up.  I would be mad too.  I am like you in that if I have something to say to a person I say it.  I don't like sneaky manipulators either. 

 

So I just want to say best to you & your future... and may your re wedding be full of joy & hope.  You deserve happiness.  :))

holyroller66
holyroller66

NeNe...wow. WWHL, I hope you took time to watch it back. I hope you follow it up with an apology letter, It was as crass and nasty as you could have gotten. You are not the Housewife of all housewives, yet you made it perfectly clear that you made this franchise and just rudely chastised everyone from every franchise...ouch.  Not a fan anymore...In fact, if you remain I feel terrible saying this I will not watch Atlanta anymore. You have ruined it for everyone with you ridiculous diva attitude. So hateful when you have so many to thank for where you are. How sad.

 

alexceeia
alexceeia

ne ne----i am so glad your happy and doing well---i hear people saying she needs a piece of humble pie----well nene-u finally belive in yourself and thats a good thing----some people  might not understandu blowing ur own horn-but i do----you did it u made it.and its not a sin to have  pride in ones self--and ur not stupid as far as i am concerned never was--u know who your friends are.and i know the thing between you and kim hurt---u two were really close. i am glad you two are talking

blondilocks
blondilocks

This is the second time I have heard you speak negatively of Lisa Vanderpump on WWHL. You're jealousy is soooo obvious. Lisa has more class in her little toe than you will ever have!! I used to really like you but you are so jealous of everyone. I have heard you say over and over how the other women don't support your success but I have never heard one negative comment from them. But I have heard plenty negativity out of your big mouth. You just wish they were jealous. Enjoy your time in the "spotlight" because I have a feeling it's going to burn out as fast as it started.

Maggietish
Maggietish

I saw your one-on-one with Andy and have to say I agree with most of what you said about some of the other Housewives. You are my favorite and I really liked you this past season.  Glad Sherree and Kim are gone--they added nothing to the show at all.   I don't agree that Prosha should be the one to leave but rather Kenya.  Porsha has the right to be married to whomever she pleases (I know her marriage is over) and to go to a strip club or not - that's her right and you shouldn't gang up on her for believing differenlyl than you do.  Kenya lied to get on the show and has been nothing but obnoxious and arrogant to everyone on the show.  She is a thief with no honesty, integrity or ethics.  She continues to claim she is a multi-million dollar producer but yet refuses to name one project whenever she's asked to do so.  No one I know has ever seen or heard of her in moves, etc.  She damaged the brand by lying and if Bravo keeps her, they are allowing everyone/anyone else to  the same. Also, NeNe really--you're the boss of the show and Ramona and Vicki are the bosses of their shows?  That's just dumb.  You are not paying any of the other ladies out of your pockets so they don't have to kiss your butt or  pay homage to you, Ramona or Vickie at all.  Please don't let Hollywood change you--you are a straight shooter and I'd hate to see you turn into a phony who is ego tripping on her current fame.  Stay the way we, the viewers, like to see you.  You're theo nly reason I watch the show at all.

EloiseM
EloiseM

I watched you last night on WWHL with Andy Cohen....One on One with Nene Leakes.   I enjoyed watching the show and found it very informative.However, I see you are STILL VOICING YOUR STUPID OPINION REGARDING PORSHA AND KORDELL.   Not good, Nene, not good.  His stipulations on what HIS WIFE was allowed to talk about while filming was his RIGHT.  If he didn't want his son involved or mentioned in a REALITY show, then so be.  Let's be real here, he  only went along with being on this show because he is a giving husband and giving in to his wife on this decision showed what type of husband he really is.  EXCELLENT regardless of how you and the Man Haters rate him anothers like him.  Your reccommending that Porsha should be invited back, but without Kordell is ludicris, don't you think?   All in all, with  exception of the Porsha and Kordell part, I really really enjoyed your one on one with Andy. Entertaining and Informative.  Best to ya.  Looking forward to seein you on Glee and your wedding spin-off.

Nastybaby
Nastybaby

...I saw the One-on-One with NeNe and Andy, and I was disappointed to hear NeNe brag about herself and give herself (undue) credit for being a good 'judge of character'.  While it's great to see that NeNe has gotten a few acting gigs, she needs to be more humble--even if she doesn't mean it.  How off-putting it is to see someone boast so much.  I don't even see bona-fide celebrities do this.  Yet, you would think that NeNe was the Queen of England, the way she tooted her own horn. 

 

Secondly, she said that she suspected Porsha and Kordell were not being their true selves, that they were putting on a facade.  In the interview, she kept saying how she had such great perception...but then she turned around and said that she didn't see the divorce filing from Kordell coming.  Well, if you were such an oracle, how did you miss this, NeNe?  

 

thelma.cunningham3
thelma.cunningham3

Saw the one on one with Nene and I feel she was being true to herself, which was hating on her castmate.  She was down right hating on them some gone and some still there.  I get the enjoyment of knowing that she is not the producer and owner of Bravo. She is not a star when you read most of them negatively on a tv show thinking you are paying them.  Andy have a shrew way of getting people to talk about the other one.  All of the ladies have the different talents and Nene have no right to dog them, the only one she do not do this to is her friend Cynithia. This one on one showed her for what she think she is., she is only a cast member just like the others, no more, no less. Sad she has to proclaim  she is a star,let  others make the statements.

jaz_min
jaz_min

Nene! Love you!! Thank you for suggesting that bravo recast the housewives of OC. It is a toxic show. They are mean to the max. It's not an entertaining show anymore. I hope bravo takes your suggestion seriously because I for one have stopped watching these mean girls.

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

I finally got to see One on One with Nene.....I don't get to watch prime time, but DVR a lotttt...a lottt....Andy showed a piece of The New Normal.....this was hilarious....this will be a must for me to watch....so hoping I have not missed the entire season.....Nene, as for the actresses who are snubbing you because of reality show experience vs prime time....they are probably better left alone...just remember....every time a woman snubs you, that is one more time that you have shown a personality trait that someone is jealous of....women are jealousy walking on two legs.....you have likely intimidated some of these actresses because not only do you succeed in reality, you bring it on prime time.... so laffin at these petty D listers that are being snobby....

Dorrian
Dorrian

I REALLY LOVE U GIRL...

realangelanglo
realangelanglo

hey u guys nice to hear how straight up nene is i love it , who ever has to be replaced let it not be nene, let it be phedra i 've seen how laywers lie eg phedra.lol

june.johnson.98
june.johnson.98

Nene please take a bite of humble pie , your shoes don't fit anymore .take few steps backwards an look around say thank you LORD .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EloiseM
EloiseM

I just want to thank you for what you said in your interview with Andy Cohen for this week's WWHL one on one with NeNe Leakes.  You reccommended that Porsha be replaced.  Personally, I appreciate that.  I really love Porsha and Kordell and feel that this show is definitely beneath them. They are way too refined for it. They have way too many enriching, uplifting things going on in their lives in the Upper Elite Community of Atlanta to be a part of this show.  Their exemplary example should serve somewhere else where it will be appreciated and seen as TEACHABLE.  It was refreshing to watch them because of their decency, but this got them edited so much and the good had a very hard time shining through.  If ANYTHING, THEY NEED A SHOW LIKE Kim's "Don't Be Tardy".....family oriented.  So, for your suggestion, I personally THANK YOU.  Besides Kordell, never wanted to do the show anyway.  And as much as I love Cynthia and you NeNe, I will not be watching RHOA if Kenya returns.  I see Bravo has a vast selection of decent programming I can chose from now and I am thankful for that.  RHOA will not be one.  I am happy you will be back on Glee (I absolutely LOVE THAT SHOW) and I will dvr it looking for your segments which I hope there will be plenty of.  Love Ya and I definitely will be watching for "I Dream Of NeNe".   Best of everything to you and yours.

cbennett1
cbennett1

Nene the housewives of Atlanta has become the Kenya Moore show do you see that?  You are no longer the star.  It boggles my mind how you are befriending this person who will replace you at no cost.

Sorreel
Sorreel

Nene I was upset with your constant laughing at Kenya's theatrical antics.  I thought as the Mom or Glam mom you would've shut it down.  However, I saw how uncomfortable you became especially when Kenya said to Phaedra "I am not the one that had sex with a convicted felon".   Kenya is not a friend; she is the next Sheree oops shade.  She will deal with you just as shady as those women were in past seasons.   Keep it real and keep it going.  If you are a good judge of character I hope you are reading Kenya.   Phaedra's apology about your sisters' incident was big of her.  I hope you accept.  She was only entertaining their views after all, she is an entertainment lawyer. 

charnorm
charnorm

Nene, you should not consider any of these ladies on the show as a friend, especially Cynthia. The best friendships in the world are the ones when you disagree, call one another names, don't speak, and then make up. But at least you know what you are dealing with. Cynthia is attempting to get on the Nene Train. She talks about everyone, but you. You yourself will say that you are not perfect and have not handled things correctly, but at least you can own up to it. Cynthia, cannot own up to anything. If she really cared about the dinner you had for them in Los Angeles, she would have told the ladies, look I am not going to be late for my "friend's dinner", but she did not. Then she comes up with this, I took one for the team. She could not act on her own and just tell them she was leaving. She was right there with them, but she took one for the team. Nene, you are your own friend. You can only trust in the Lord and yourself. Kenya and Cynthia are the only two ladies on the show who appear to want to be on your good side and attempt to ride the Nene Train. Kandi, Phaedra and even Porsha do not appear to have an agenda as far as you are concerned. Do not trust Kenya and Cynthia, they are the ones who are in need of a career and money. Take care of your own business in Hollywood, and do not bring extras with you. They will bite you in the butt.  Be your own friend, everyone else is an associate. I am going to shock you, but I liked your friendship with Kim better than these ladies. You and Kim fought like two sisters, but it still appeared that you two cared about one another, not like these phonies now.  The best friendships I have now are the ones who tell it like it is, disagree, but still accept me for who I am, and is not trying to get something from me. Kim is crazy, air head, never knows what is going to come out of her mouth, but I never thought her crazyiness came from a bad place. You and Kim were like Lucy and Ethel.  I am sorry but Cynthia is the weakest link! There is nothing going on in her life that warrants Reality TV. Sorry, Cynthia.

Meldoy98
Meldoy98

 @cutetay7 Untrue. Kandi, Kim and Phaedra have all stood up to her. The others are her friends.

Ittbittit
Ittbittit

@blondilocks I think she is jealous also. I love Lisa Vanderpmp and couldn't believe what she said. Nene, for someone who "keeps it real", she was very fake. She said, "Oh my God". No less than 15 times.

korby
korby

 @Maggietish

 kim's new show is really good and the kids are adorable.

charlie@company
charlie@company

 @Nastybaby AMEN...........what I saw in the interview was an insecure woman of no depth who is hiding behind all the glitz & glamour!!!!! I'm glad that she's sticking w/Greg, because he is her voice of reason & can keep her grounded! Cynthia is also a good friend to have in her corner, because she has more sophistication, culture, & exposure then Nene has ever had.

EloiseM
EloiseM

 @Nastybaby

 I wholehearted agree with your comment.  How could she miss that?   NeNe talks just to hear herself talk I feel.  But she is right about being "The Housewife" of this show.  In her mind, I'm thinking ; she's thinking that if the other  Original Housewives on the other housewife shows are viewed as "The Housewife" of said show, then why not her.  With this I agree.  Her other assessment of people were quite interesting though.  I also think it is absolutely SICK that she and Cynthia co-sign on trashy Kenya (who was a laughing stock on TMZ last night by the way)

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

@cbennett1 When they made Nene...they made one.....it takes at least 4 to 5 others to make a show....all types of personalities make the show worth watching....advice to Nene: Be careful not to listen to this poster....when a certain NY hw thought she was the entire show, uhhh...well, lets just say she has more time on her hands now.....nooo honney....you keep on just the way you are...don't worry about how much camera time someone else is getting, the viewers will hear about it and will take offense....give everyone space.....just be yourself....

Tainayosoyboricua
Tainayosoyboricua

 @charnormShe will never never ever find a real friend because she doesn't treat anyone with respect.  She feels she is above everyone, she feels she is the head honcho. She doesn't appreciate what she has, and how she got it.  Instead, she brings others down, she talks bad about others, when other women has a venture and is coming along well, Nene will not give a genuine compliment to any of the women, she is giving it half ass, she feels she is entitled she feels she deserve all the compliments, meanwhile she gives nothing to anyone else.

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

@charnorm I disagree about her friendship with Cynthia....and here is why...when a woman has a self awareness that some might consider powerful, or even a strong personality...secure or even being an attractive pulled together woman that enjoys keeping up her physical appearance, other women become "jealous" ...yeah...I said it..."jealuzzzzz" ...not envy, but good old fashioned jealous....you then have to find friends who also have a keen self esteem and secure about their looks, home and money...or you will constantly have to watch your back...that "friend" that does not look as good as you, has a junky life in general...will never fully get you....Cynthia has what appears to be self security....my term for women that can allow a friend to shine without messy jealous behavior....I have seen this and recognized right away why Nene and Cynthia hit it off...there are some women who won't even speak to another woman if they are attractive....especially if they are married...this is Womanhood 101... we all know that

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

@kennybob52 @EloiseM Whattttt? I feel cheated...I didn't even get to see it yet......Hollywood is brutal...and I am glad I don't have to deal with their fickle decisions....

Nastybaby
Nastybaby

 @charlie@company  I think it would be woefully ironic if Greg takes NeNe "to the bank" down the road--seeing as how she's sooo perceptive.  

 

You are correct though; most people who are arrogant are insecure.  I work for a manager who always brags about herself...makes herself out to be the heroine.  It's annoying to work for someone who thinks that they are so perfect.  No one really likes her though.  Yet, she doesn't realize it!

Nastybaby
Nastybaby

 @EloiseM  She may be the Grande Dame" of THIS show, but she's not the Grande Dame of acting in general.  :-/  

 

I didn't see TMZ last night.  Kenya is a laughing stock in general.  I don't think I'll be watching the next season since she's be re-signed.  She just seems delusional.  

 

Note: if you like Triumph, the insulting dog that appears on "Conan", you should see the parody that they did of the ATL show.  It was classic! I was in stitches.

Nastybaby
Nastybaby

 @piperbeau Oh, she kept it real, but she also kept it really arrogant!  She would make the perfect sales person, as narcissism is a trait that she possesses.  

charnorm
charnorm

 @FlutterBy  @charnorm There is not question that Cynthia is a classic beauty, but her behavior is sneaky. She jumped on the Nene Train very quickly. All of her money goes into her husbands ventures, so she needs contacts for her business to be successful. Her looks have nothing to do with her character. She has none. At the reunion she sat there like a statue, as though she had no idea what had been going on the whole season. I do not consider as a strong woman. I see her as a woman being controlled by her husband. She was a professional model,so she can sit there with a appearance like a piece of clay. Nene has a strong personality, and needs friends like that. She does not need someone who goes along with everything she says. I stand by my original comment. Cynthia is sneaky and a phony.

charlie@company
charlie@company

 @Nastybaby  @piperbeau People who act that arrogant are usually very insecure w/in themselves!!!! I don't think that she herself can believe where she is today, considering how badly she has behaved on Reality TV!!!!