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Following rumors of a recording of Cynthia Bailey badmouthing Nene Leakes, we were wondering right along with the Georgia Peaches about what was said on this alleged tape, who recorded it, and if it actually exists. Every time the RHOA ladies tried to get to the bottom of it, some major drama broke out before we could get any of our questions answered.
We finally found some resolution in the Season 12 "Secrets Revealed" episode when all of the women gathered with the supposed "snake" Yovanna Momplaisir at Kandi Burruss' house to settle Snakegate once and for all (clip above). "What was revealed to me today and Kandi was that Yovanna pretty much made it up," Cynthia announced before Eva Marcille confirmed, "There is no recording."
Kenya Moore then broke it down like so: "So what you're saying is, she admitted to telling basically a lie about an audio existing because she was pissed at you from the Bailey-Que?"
Yovanna showed remorse for her actions. "I was trying to come clean in Canada when I said that to [Cynthia] and Kandi earlier today," she explained to the group. "I told them, and I've been apologetic to them. It was a big misunderstanding, and it was taken way out of proportion."
However, Nene implied that Yovanna wasn't being truthful to the rest of the ladies. "Girl, what the f--k are you doing? Why the f--k are you saying that? That doesn't make sense," Nene said in an interview during the episode. "If Yovanna wants to sit right here and lie for the rest of the time, she can sit right here and lie for the rest of the time. As long as Yovanna apologizes to me, I don't give a f--k what she does with the rest of these girls."
Cynthia isn't ready to close the book on Snakegate just yet, either. She posted a rather cryptic message that seemed to touch on the situation on Instagram on May 7. "Never explain yourself. Your friends don’t need it [and] your enemies won’t believe you," Cynthia wrote in the caption to a throwback photo of herself modeling with a snake necklace around her neck. She also included "#snakegate" in the post.
Cynthia commented further in her Instagram Story, posting the same photo and writing, "I'm still confused #snakegate."
We'll get the latest on Snakegate during the RHOA Season 12 reunion, which kicks off Sunday, May 10 at 8/7c. Get your first look at the drama, below, and catch up on this season of RHOA through the Bravo app.
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