It has been an ongoing war of words between The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes and talk show host Wendy Williams. And now NeNe is opening up to offer some perspective on what's really going on between the two after Wendy dissed NeNe's graffiti'd Birkin bag on her show last month.
"The deal is I supported Wendy, I was supportive of Wendy," NeNe told Madame Noir. "If you rewind the tape all the way back to season one, when she first opened up her show for the first week, I sat on her show for a full hour. And I helped her when she launched her show that week. I would like to think that I've been on there more than any other reality show star."
NeNe further explained that she also later appeared on Williams's 500th episode—and gifted the talk show host with a Celine bag to mark the occasion. The RHOA star noted that whatever Wendy thinks of what she did to her Hermes purse, or her place among other celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, she is a business woman out there working hard.
"Whether Kim and Kanye have way more money than me or not, I'm out here getting money," she says. "So you should at least give me props. Girl, you know I ain't been out of a job. I have worked my ass off out here. I wouldn't have even cared if she criticized my bag. But she tried to lower the cost of my damn bag and then she tried to act like I'm not out here working everyday getting money. Girl, bye. I'm so done with you right now. I know why you're doing this and you know why you're doing it too. You just another one of these haters, just hate to see another sister come up. Women need to support women more often, we really do."
She added, "If you are out here doing something big, I will never put you down. Just don't try to take nothing from me. You don't have to like me but don't take nothing from me. Now though, thinking about it, I wish I hadn't responded."
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[Source: Madame Noir]
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