NeNe Leakes

NeNe explains her relationship with Phaedra back in Athens.

on Jan 60

What is Phaedra's problem? Why is she saying she's so glad I finally acknowledge that I know her? Please show me where in this episode I acknowledge that I knew her back in my Athens days. I'm still waiting. You haven't found it yet? It doesn’t exist!

Let me remind you once again, I don't practice lying, and in this case there's no need for it. What would I get out of saying I didn't know her if I did know her? Here's the story for hopefully the last time. Chuck, Phaedra, and I are all from Athens, Georgia. Did I know Phaedra when I was in high school, NO! I say clearly on this episode that I am the class of ‘85. Chuck says he's the class of ‘88 and the innocent Phaedra is the class of ‘89. Think about high school! It's generally 9th grade through 12th grade. When I was a senior in high school that means Chuck was a freshman, right? Phaedra would have been in 8th grade at that time, right? I left Athens at 18-years-old. I have lived in Atlanta longer than I have lived anywhere.

OK, so you tell me how I would have known her in high school? I didn't even know Chuck. I knew of Chuck by face just like Phaedra only because he was best friends with a friend of mine’s brother. I knew of Phaedra by her face and unusual name because she went to school with my cousin. What senior hangs out with an 8th grader? Being from a small town, after football games and parties we would hang out at The Dairy Queen. I don't ever recall hanging there with Phaedra. The Dairy Queen was a hangout spot for years and I’m sure she was there like all Athens kids, but we were hanging there at different times in our childhood. I grew up on Dearing and Billups Street in Athens. We played kick ball, baseball, hop scotch, etc. I don't ever recall seeing Phaedra. My Aunt raised me and I asked her if I was forgetting something. I asked her if she knew Phaedra's family, her mother, or her father, and my aunt who has raised me since I was 3-years-old said no.

455 comments
chynastone
chynastone

I love you, you need to take responsibility for your part in the pajama party -- you were the host and set the tone for the party and just say sorry so everyone can move forward.

Jreenz
Jreenz

Nene! Girl... I'm proud of you for all of your success but let's be real that you're the one to blame for the drama that happened at your Pajama party. Normally I don't like to log on here to feed into negative drama, but just watching how you ladies were trying to blame Kenya for everything was like, Really? Lol. You all are adults and you should be able at this point in your life, to man up to your faults. I don't favor Kenya and she really isn't one of my favorites. However; you had it out for her because she arrived late to your  pajama party. I don't think you guys should be getting crazy over someone's tardiness when the events taking place really isn't of high priority. Not everyone arrives on time for a party, so I don't understand what the big deal is. I think you are letting a lot of things get to your head and if I were you I would take Kandy up on her offer to be on her show because any opportunity is better than no opportunity and you aren't that big that you can't take her up on her offer. This may actually help your career even more. Anyways... If I had to vote who's fault it was for the "crazy whacky party," It'd be you! 


I wish you nothing the best tough... Just remember how to be a lady and cherish your friends and love even your enemies and yes... That includes Kenya. 


Tardiness to an event isn't the end of the world. Stop nip picking at the little things in life because you think or feel that you are entitled. Life is more than entitlement, it's giving of oneself when you are in a place of advantage. Give back to the world and the world will treat you fairly. Continue to take without giving thanks or appreciation and you will find that your glamorous world can be taken from right under you. So treat people with respect because no one is below you... You are in a great place to be a positive role model. 


I think that you're a great actress and I wish you the best. 


lulugriffin
lulugriffin

A pajama party….pass the age of12? Really!  

Why such personal questions?  You were looking to create a disaster and you did it.  You should be ashamed of yourself!

Leah008
Leah008

you hate Kenya because you dont like the attention she gets. You are low class and got exactly what you wanted with the low class PJ party. You and cynthia are the poorest of the lot. Im sure thare have not been any new doors opening for you cuz you look pissed all the time. you deserve it because you exude negativity. 

littlemsdivadiva
littlemsdivadiva

you are too much! your ego is over the top this season! I used to think you were so funny! How can you sit there and blame everything on kenya! in the words of  Brandi(lol) "The higher you climb, the farther you fall"

darma34
darma34

If you ever do blog there isn't ONE thing you can say to justify your pot stirring party. It was all you and all these women think it was Kenya?! Watching the show now, and trying to say it was Kenya's fault unbelievable! Team Kenya All The WAY!

NJ-Roses
NJ-Roses

NeNe, when are you going to sincerely apologize to Kenya? You had no right to set her up and then blame her for the fight that ensued.  JUST KEEPING IT ALL THE WAY REAL!

jarmintor
jarmintor

NeNe I knew you couldn't be nice for very long.   Back to your real trailer park self.  You have not arrived, you are still stuck in the ghetto.  

cherry1
cherry1

NeNe, I can't believe that you have the nerve to blame Kenya for the ridiculous events that took place after it was clearly staged that you wanted your friend Chris to stand up and accuse Kenya of being sick or on drugs for telling everyone what Chris said about Natalie BITD.  How many mushrooms did you eat before you got up enough nerve to prance around in that ridiculous, too small, tutu you were wearing?  I'm here to tell you, Greg was not the only one that looked appalled.

shoptilyadrop
shoptilyadrop

YOU were the one who instigated this whole fight with the ridiculous Pajama Party.  Anybody with an ounce of common sense would know it would not end well. YOU were the one who brought up Kenya's comment about Chris & Natalie.  Chris got up first and Kenya followed suit.  The whole mess is NOT KENYA's FAULT; it is YOURSt!!!!    JUST.....KEEPIN.....IT..........REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  BLONK!!!!!!

MsCookie2124
MsCookie2124

Do you ever watch yourself and are you as horrified with what you see as the rest of us are? 

methinks
methinks

What's wrong with you? Are you dabbling in drugs?

cbennett1
cbennett1

Did anyone else see how Gregg Leakes looked at Nene when she came out pacing back and forth, even he looked at her sideways, like what the hell. Lol.

MoniLA
MoniLA

I just don't understand who your fans are?

taffi
taffi

Nene, You still have no control of your temper, get some help.  BTW, I think that your divorce was fake and used because you had no other story line.  The ridiculous wedding was a Publicity Stunt and I bet that Cynthia uses the same story line next season.......she will divorce Peter and then have a Bravo produced wedding spinoff.

taffi
taffi

Nene, The Pillow Party episode was ridiculous plus someone seemed like they were in an ALTERED STATE OF MIND.

1eccentriclv
1eccentriclv

We see you Nene and some of us don't like what we see!!!!!! What's going on with you lately??? I use to really like you.... you always tell it like it is, but lately you seem just plain out mean and bitter. The more you put the blame on Kenya.... the more we look at you like... WHAT????? In my opinion you instigated the entire fight. Shame on you! Kenya is not I repeat NOT to blame. Hollywood does strange things to people....I don't know if you are stressed out or if it's...."something else", but please get it together soon before The New Normal isn't the only show that gets cancelled.........

cbennett1
cbennett1

Nene, a jealous, ugly hater who will take down anyone who is getting more shine than her.  If you were more humble you would shine.  You get in the way of your own self.

NRegina
NRegina

Nene you started that fight at pillow talk night. You knew exactly who you were inviting to that party. You were very strategic in the way you posed questions: a bisexual question to bring up Kordell drama, the question about "being around someone who slept with your partner " was clearly to bring up Kandi drama, and even the situation with Christopher and Kenya, YOU BROUGHT IT UP. Christopher was intimidating when he stood up to "address" Kenya, he insulted her by saying "did you take your meds" clearly referencing Kenya's mother who has mental illness. Than one thing lead to the next.... and Apollo showed how ugly he is... so random him fighting for his life like that. Dude calm down haha

PRIMO_6
PRIMO_6

Love you NeNe!  Thank you for putting Kenya in her place.  You know tell Bravo to stop forcing you to invite her!  Also good on you for pointing out to Porsha about what it takes to be a friend.  She needs your mentoring!  BTW you look fabulous!

jane.davis.37266
jane.davis.37266

Nene, although lots of comments come through, I  hope you read and take note. The pillow talk party was sad... You walked around, seemly nervous, posing in front of men in that unlady like outfit,  while your husband looked so helpless, he should have told you to sit down and try acting more lady like, but he did not.  You really should rethink your hairstyle.  Do you have a stylist?  He/she should be honest with you. What makes it worst, you shake your head as if your hair is cute.  There's several magazines out with many different hair styles.  Check them out.  As for your set-up party to set them up, most of you continue to claim the fight was Kenya's fought. Most intelligent people understand that whether Kenya stayed in her seat or not doesn't justify your  men group's lack of self control and distastful actions.  Real men have self-control. Most understand that  when men/women act to violence, as such a way,, there.s  USUALLY something else  bothering them prior to or ongoing within them , OR they are fearful of exposing something about themselves.  Lastly, your husband is older and probably could do without the stress so, perhaps, quit the much drama.  It's not worth the money.

Shinn

housewifeforreal4
housewifeforreal4

Dear Nene,


Please pack up your things - your 15 minutes of fame is coming to a close - rapidly. I just finished watching the pillow/talk/fight episode and my! You all act like such animals. It is hilarious to see you all act like you know what class and dignity are, then to have a situation like this which starts out ghetto to begin with anyway, deteriorate even further into an all out ghetto fabulous - prison yard throw-down. Embarrassing!


Face it, Nene, it's over. Go home.


SiennaSky
SiennaSky

NeNe knew exactly what she was doing when she invited Natalie and Chris as well as Monique and Chuck - it's just that Apollo probably wanted to kick Chuck's ass for his comments about Phaedra when they went to Athens, GA.  Brandon got that misdirected anger. I'm appalled at how it escalated so quickly.  NeNe was annoyed at Kenya for being late which got her horns twisted and the rest was bedlum.  If there are fingers to point they're at NeNe.  Everyone in that room ought to be ashamed that they were part of this "Pillow Talk" event - Hood Rats in a Fancy Hotel.....tsk tsk!

southern_goddess
southern_goddess

Your VERY HIGH SCHOOL, so called "Pillow Talk" session, wasn't to help anyone, it was only done to put YOU in the spotlight, and make a mockery of the other ladies!  Ironically, YOU were the very person who lost at the foolish and immature game!  You are a very jealous woman, and if you're not getting the attention you so desperately crave, you resort to destroying others.  HOW NASTY!  And for your information, Kenya ran circles around you in her lingerie last night, and you were green with envy because of it!


P.S.  "Pillow Talk" was NOT created by you and Greg, which you've been claiming.  It's something that's been around for DECADES, and is done by HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS every now and then, NOT BY GROWN WOMEN AND THEIR GROWN HUSBANDS!!!!!  Besides, what married women is comfortable walking around another married man IN HER LINGERIE?!  The party was nothing but an attempt to TRY and make you look good, but you lost in the end!  

Calendargirl@20
Calendargirl@20

That unnecessary brawl scene at the end was so incredibly disturbing.  Shame on you, NeNe Leeks for stirring the pot as moderator. And for what?  To prove that you are forever the Queen Bee on the show?  You OWE our Black community a HUGE apology for what you stirred up.  SHAME ON YOU!!!

p-note
p-note

NeNe let me just put this out there first, you are and always will be my favorite housewife!! Teresa and Lisa V being very close seconds!! BUT dam girl you were TURNT up last night.. I don't usually agree with much of what Kandi has to say! but when she said you were acting like you were geeked I had to laugh!! but in no way shape or form do I think you were!! But you did act like you were out of sorts!! Your aggressiveness did set the tone!! You should of chilled for a bit, had some fun conversation,  smoked a fattie, doobie, joint, blunt ect. ate some good food and than  start the game..   I guarantee things would have turned out much differently... Right out the gate you seemed like you had a bone to pick,  your tone was heavy and  your body language spoke volumes!  Don't get me wrong you were owning it...  You also should have hired a better server that chicks cellulite was not cute.......  Love you though...

StrawberryChampagne
StrawberryChampagne

What a farce that was with you Nene, as the ring leader, completely in your element. I can't believe the ladies sat around and stayed for this ridiculous set-up in the lion's den, with you demanding they divulge intimate details of their personal sex lives disguised as pillow talk.


You are looking pathetic and desperate trying to hold on to your imaginary crown. 



dcnotdmv
dcnotdmv

nene if you think you are creating a 'person we love to hate' image for yourself to keep yourself paid, then you should rethink that position. Someone got hurt trying to do the right thing. You then blame the victim and ignore the injured party? That makes you just the person we hate. I promise you that people WILL NOT continue to tune in for that type of madness. It sickens me how Brandon got hurt and you have yet to address that. That makes you just the person we hate. No one tunes into that.  

littlemsdivadiva
littlemsdivadiva

@darma34  agree! as much as everyone criticizes kenya, they're making her look so good and they all look so evil and conniving!

darma34
darma34

@cherry1 Greg might have looked appalled, but everything Nene does is ok. He's a stepford wife now. Wife is always right mode, Nene took his manhood along time ago!

littlemsdivadiva
littlemsdivadiva

@MoniLA   her fans are running the other way now lol....i used to think she was funny...shady but funny but now that kenya's in the show, she cracks me up with her comments...

Judysea
Judysea

Bravo had to twist Cindy's arm the first time to get her to marry Pete. Even she is not stupid enough to repeat the mistake.

lovelymimi
lovelymimi

I think NeNe is jealous of Kenya. Her reaction to Kenyas tardiness was way to much. Slamming the door in her face, telling her she didn't look nice, calling her the b word, then telling her to leave was a bit much.

I understand the group has an issue with tardiness after the trip they took, but NeNe didnt have to do all that! Its as if she had it predetermined that she was going to embarrass Kenya. And after the fight that NeNe helped to create she again got up in Kenyas face and wouldn't let her leave the room to look for Brandon... WTF?!

NeNe has always been the queen of RHOATL I think Kenya makes her feel threatened.

NWViewer13
NWViewer13

@housewifeforreal4  I agree with everything you say except they act like animals. I work in animal welfare and these people are just plain thugs. Animals have much better behavior and any aggression is actually of importance and not for show. 

darma34
darma34

@SiennaSky I think Nene and Bravo were lining up the cast members and seeing what shakes out. Bravo's morality levels for these shows are getting lower and lower. It's really sad, a lot of little girls watch these shows and young women. I'm sure this wont get posted. (reflecting on why I watch them anymore?) The fascination for me has always been some of these women don't know how to do simple everyday things like prepping a chicken before cooking it, etc. It amazes me how sheltered some of them have been about normal life. That has always been my draw to these show's and the life style they are accustom to, what some of us well never see so when they are humble and nice I love them. But when they are fake, and totally sell their soul for fame, it's quite hard to watch.

jillyc
jillyc

@SiennaSky I agree Nene blames Kenya for standing up but is okay Chris stood up and its okay she brought up the whole thing and than blames Kenya.   Nene was mad at Kenya being late because she had plans to set her up and keep herself relevant on the show.  

EloiseM
EloiseM

@Calendargirl@20 Nene has given the whole entire viewing audience an apology.  She also explained the intent of the event which ADULTS ONLY ATTENDED (meaning adults are responsible for their own actions)  Kenya was three hours late and everybody was wanting to go home.  She should have just called off filming that night instead of entering the room anyway, so the consequences that followed should be placed where they belong.  Three hours late, charging at someone's wife, getting loud to draw attention to you causing the so-called friend to get his butt beat down.  Think people, think.  We all are going to say what we please anyway, but I am so HAPPY Nene does not depend on this show only for income.

JessMare
JessMare

@Calendargirl@20 I was worried I was the only one who thought Nene started the fight, but I can alot of the viewers are watching the same show I am watching but a different show than the one Cynthia Bailey is watching sad!

cherry1
cherry1

@StrawberryChampagne  Truer words were never said!  But, what better then an imaginary crown for an imaginary Princess.................

littlemsdivadiva
littlemsdivadiva

@lovelymimi   i totally agree she's jealous of kenya! hello remember when even Beyonce said her "Gone with the wind fabulous!" kenya is hilarious and the lines she randomly throws are so funny and lets remember that USED to be nene!

janetkath
janetkath

@lovelymimi Threatened by what exactly.  It appears that Kenya has no friends other than Brandon and Miss Lawrence.  There are rumors that she is being sued, is broke, and this is the only job she can get.  She can't get a man, or if she does, can't keep him.  She lies consistently and then has to backtrack.  Has nothing good to say about anyone but herself.  Best of all she acts like she needs to be on medication.  Is that what you think Nene is jealous of?  I think the truth is that Nene is angry because of all the trouble Kenya has tried to create in Phaedra and Natalie's marriages. 

cbennett1
cbennett1

@lovelymimi  You hit it on the nose. Nene is very threatened by Kenya.  She is also jealous of her.  Kenya is a beautiful woman and Nene can't stand it.

USA6
USA6

@jillyc @SiennaSky so true...Nene was afraid that Kenya wouldn't show up , that's why she was freaking out about her plan not working out. She definitely set Kenya up.

venisha77
venisha77

@EloiseM @Calendargirl@20 Nene is this you or Greg.  Of course there is going to be an apology I am sure she is reading the blogs, she is trying to make herself look good the reunion show is coming up soon.  In the end tho all I see is an angry, jealous spiteful woman/child.  Nene grow up and oh FYI that lingerie should be for Greg's eyes only when you came on I went blind for a minute.   

cherry1
cherry1

@janetkath @lovelymimi  Gee, all the rumors and bad things you are saying about Kenya sound like all the rumors and bad things that I have heard about absolutely everyone on that show--so they must be true, right?  LMFAO