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In promotion of her role as the Evil Stepmother in the Broadway musical Cinderella, NeNe Leakes stopped by Huffington Post Live.
And while you might assume this interview would be drama free, NeNe still managed to sneak in some messiness.
In fact, she wanted fans to know that the tension people are currently seeing on the show is real. She told the HuffPost Live host that “As of today, no housewife of Atlanta has been to the Cinderella Broadway show.” And…“none of them have sent a gift.”
This is a bit surprising, considering NeNe still gets along with Porsha and Phaedra and Kandi…although her relationship with Kandi has had its ups and downs.
NeNe expounded: “I think I may’ve gotten a text from Phaedra and Portia saying, you know definitely from Phaedra, saying ‘congrats’ or something like that.”
But what’s interesting is that stars from the other Real Housewives franchises have been there, including New York, New Jersey, and Orange County. (New York and New Jersey we understand…but Orange County is impressive.)
Phaedra and Porsha did say that they were going to attend this week…And Kandi has certainly been preoccupied with the recent death of her mother-in-law.
And even though NeNe spent some time talking about it, she said she’s not upset.
“It doesn’t hurt my feelings. I kind of look at it as–I don’t really know any other way to sit other than: the hate is real. The is really real. Because you know we have our differences, but I, in some big instance, I would be there to support.”
And then she plugged her role, “If they don’t wanna come it’s fine because I’m killin’ the character. I do it to the tee.”
While it certainly would be nice for some of her cast mates to come see her in the production because Broadway is a big deal, there’s something that rubs me the wrong way about NeNe trying to guilt them for not coming yet. NeNe might attend their events but she also might talk trash about it in the confessional. So…
What do you think about NeNe’s cast mates not having shown up? Should they attend?
During Sunday night’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” fans witnessed an emotional meeting between former friends Nene Leakes and Cynthia Bailey. The pair has been at odds with one another since last season with their feud finally coming to a head at the reunion show taping. Both have gone on record say that it’s a wrap for their friendship, so many were surprised when both women broke down and expressed a desire to forgive and move on with their relationship.
In her cast blog, Cynthia shared her hopes for the future in regard to mending her relationship with Nene.’
“As grow, successful and professional women, I pray that we can make peace through forgiveness of each other’s faults, and can arrive at a true place of support and respect for each other,” Cynthia wrote.
While these two probably won’t go back to being BFF’s overnight, as Cynthia stated in the episode, the wall that Nene put up since the two fell out last season appears to be gone.
“There is an unspoken trust and confidentiality between friends regardless of the state of the relationship,” Cynthia went on to explain in her blog post. “Honesty between friends should always be appreciated, especially when it’s coming from a loving place.”
Obviously, feelings are mixed when it comes to this little make-up session. As previously reported, Cynthia’s husband, Peter, has expressed that he’s not really in favor of this little reunion.
What were your thoughts on their stab at making amends?
If you watched Sunday’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” you know that Cynthia and NeNe were finally able to make peace after falling out around the season six reunion. Afterwards, Cynthia was giddy about the chance to possibly be friends with NeNe again, but Peter wasn’t feeling it. He busted Cynthia’s bubble by reminding her that NeNe did some really foul things during their friendship that Cynthia doesn’t seem to want to hold her accountable for. Basically, they had been living good without NeNe (and having more sex), and he didn’t think Cynthia needed to bring her back into their lives.
Watching that scene, many people felt that Peter was putting his nose into business that doesn’t concern him, as usual. But according to Thomas, he had good reason to let Cynthia know how he felt. As he puts it, NeNe tried to take food out of their mouths by encouraging Andy Cohen to fire her from the show, so she’s not a good friend or a good person:
Thomas, as far as I know, is most likely referring to the time that NeNe was on “Watch What Happens Live” after the RHOA reunion and said that Cynthia brings nothing to the show and could go. While that’s not the same thing as putting a bug in Andy Cohen’s ear to cut her, especially since he was the one who asked the question, it’s definitely not cool.
What do you make of what Thomas had to say, and his issues with Cynthia and NeNe trying to make up on Sunday night’s episode?
If you watched Sunday’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” you saw that Cynthia Bailey and NeNe Leakes finally had the chance to confront one another about the issues that pulled them apart as friends.
According to Cynthia, the women were at odds after Kenya’s charity event last season because she felt that NeNe behaved poorly in front of everyone, and NeNe felt that Cynthia and Peter were defending Kenya’s shenanigans. Cynthia claimed that they had a rough text correspondence following that event, and after that, she was basically over NeNe. But to NeNe, she felt their friendship suffered because Cynthia played the victim in public after she told Peter to stop acting like a b***h. Though NeNe apologized and Cynthia and Peter accepted her apology for using the b-word, NeNe felt that Cynthia let people outside of their friendship get into her ear: “You let your husband get into your head!”
All in all, NeNe seemed genuinely hurt by Cynthia, saying in front of everyone, “I’m dumb because I thought you were a real f**king friend!”
But that scene was filmed months ago. As it stands now, NeNe and Cynthia still aren’t getting along, and at this point, NeNe isn’t interested in mending fences. She’s especially not feeling the idea of trying to be friendly with this new and improved Cynthia, who has been telling folks off left and right. NeNe says in her Bravo blog that Cynthia is trying too hard, it’s not cute, and she no longer has the energy to entertain her or any other negative women on the show:
Going into dinner with these ladies will never be a fun thing for me, and that probably will never change, but I’ve made a few changes of my own. I have come to a place in my life where I just don’t have the time or energy to entertain people who don’t like me or support me, people who hurt me and that pull energy instead of giving energy. Those that never compliment but always ridicule. Those that manipulate and lie. The people you know who are willing to turn on you for so called opportunities or the almighty dollar with no explanation! The people that want everyone to believe you’re the bad guy when in reality they are. The people that stab you in the back and watch you bleed with no sympathy. The only people I need in my life are those that need me in theirs, even when I have nothing to offer but NeNe. You want to come into my life, the door is open! If you want to get out of my life, the door is open. I have simply come to a place where I do what’s best for me and my little life. Not because I’ve changed, not because I’m better than. Yes, growth is a beautiful thing, yet I’m still that girl who will get you together. Still that girl who will give you a good read. Still that girl that speaks her mind. But a smart girl always walk away from those that are looking for a MOMENT! I will no longer coexist with people who claim to be loyal yet betray.
I’m doing what’s best for me and my life, but I do have a word or two of advice for my former friend. This pit bull act you’re putting on is not a good look. I know you’ve got to make yourself feel better about losing me as a friend and selling out, but I have to tell you, it’s so sad to watch and I have been praying for you. If I were you, I would get a real team around me with real advice, because it’s obvious your advice is coming from your wife! Girl bye!
I just can’t with people bringing God into their insults. I doubt you’ve been praying for someone if you call them a sell out and refer to their husband as a “wife.” But anyway, what do you think about NeNe’s feelings on Cynthia and what she will no longer stand?
In case you missed it, check out Cynthia and NeNe’s heated chat from Sunday below:
“I’m Dumb Because I Thought You Were A Real F**king Friend”: NeNe And Cynthia Finally Come Face-To-Face; RHOA Recap Ep. 5
On this week’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” all the ladies finally come face-to-face for the first time this season (minus newbie Claudia Jordan) to hash out their issues, and let’s just say that there wasn’t a kumbaya moment for anybody…
Let’s chat about what went down!
Claudia Gets A Visit From Kenya And Talk Apollo
Claudia Jordan, who I can say that I like so far, starts this week’s show with a visit from Kenya Moore. Jordan’s new ATL apartment is pretty awesome, and includes some amazing views of the city–the only thing missing is some furniture. So when Kenya comes buy, dressed up in a maxi and some Louboutins, Jordan gets her to help put together some pieces while she waits for the rest of her furniture to arrive. During their building (or lack thereof), Moore tells her that despite Apollo Nida’s apology, many of the women in the cast think that Nida lied about lying on her. Jordan defends her friend, saying, “You’re not a liar. You’re not a whore. A little cray cray? Yes. A little ashy? Yes.”
Any time grown women resort to attacking each other’s appearances, it’s safe to say that things have gotten completely out of hand. Last week, we told you that Kenya Moore expressed that she found it to be extremely hypocritical that her cast members had so much to say about her interactions with Apollo Nida and basically turned a blind eye when Nene flirted with ex-friend Cynthia Bailey’s husband, Peter Thomas. She eventually concluded that no one reacted because Nene isn’t pretty enough to pose a potential “threat to anyone’s marriage.”
“Several seasons ago, Nene blatantly flirted with Peter and was greatly criticized,” Kenya wrote. “However, no one took her seriously because of the way she looks. Clearly, she’s not a threat to anyone’s marriage. Lucky for her.”
Nene has since responded to Kenya’s comments and apparently, she doesn’t think the former pageant queen is all that attractive either.
And the season is only beginning…
After it was revealed on episode two that Apollo Nida lied on Kenya Moore about meeting him in Los Angeles and offering him a blow job, Kenya Moore was hopeful that her reputation would be redeemed. She was also hopeful that everyone who called her a “whore” would finally see her in another light.
But not so fast.
NeNe Leakes shared on Sunday night’s episode that she thinks Apollo actually lied about lying on Kenya, and that they did in fact engage in something inappropriate. In her mind, she thinks that in an attempt to hurt Phaedra, Apollo bent the truth in order to make Kenya look good, and Phaedra look bad (and in the end, make himself look worse). Later on in the episode, when Kenya found out about this theory, she broke down crying in anger over the fact that the ladies were “still trying to throw dirt on me.”
In her Bravo blog, Phaedra shared her thoughts on NeNe’s theory, and said it’s not so farfetched…
Given the circumstances, I believe that NeNe was being a very supportive friend to me. Hurt people, hurt people. And NeNe observed that Apollo was coming from a place of anger and self-inflicted pain. All in all, I think NeNe made a fair observation. She has also witnessed Kenya’s unladylike, disrespectful behavior with men so it was easy for her, and anyone else, to conclude that Kenya is not innocent. There has been so much lying and manipulation going on and it is not a constructive use of my time to keep score. In the end, it really doesn’t matter to me whether Apollo was telling the truth about what happened with Kenya. What matters to me is that I have two fine young boys who are growing up without a father, and the person I thought was going to be my life partner decided to take another path.
She also said that she wasn’t moved by Kenya’s emotional breakdown at the end of the episode. In her mind, Kenya was trying to play victim as usual:
Kenya is being Kenya; twirling on an emotional rollercoaster in an effort to gain sympathy. Playing victim is a tool of distraction people use to get others to forget the role they played in a situation. Kenya wants everyone to forget that she is the person who brought up the texts in the first place (and beat the subject to death), flaunted inappropriate, flirty behavior with numerous men, and repeatedly lied about her male suitors or lack thereof. You cannot make it so easy for people to believe salacious stories about you and then expect pity when one story may not be true.
And when asked what she thought about Apollo putting their past on blast (including his claims that Phaedra was visiting him in the projects and sleeping on a blowup mattress with him when he got out of jail the first time), she kept her comments concise:
All you needed was one more person and it could have been a Three Stooges movie.
Well, one person who actually believes that Apollo lied is blogger Funky Dineva. He gets along with a few ladies from the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast, specifically Phaedra and Apollo. So when Apollo started saying that Kenya came on to him, Funky Dineva, like many people, believed him. Because of his friendliness with Phaedra, the blogger often talked quite ugly about Kenya in his stories, and she at one point, threatened to sue him. But now that Apollo has said that he lied, Dineva decided that it was only right to apologize to Kenya, and do so publicly on his blog:
Dear Kenya Moore,
Let me start off by saying when I found out that you would be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta I was overjoyed. I kept thinking OMG that history making beauty queen lady is really going to add some class and legitimacy to RHOA. Boy was I wrong. Much to my dismay, Kenya you are crazy as hell. All things constant, you fit right on with the ladies perfectly. Adding further insult to disappointment, when Apollo said what he said about you, I went from side-eyeing you, to closing my eyes on you altogether. I’m cool with Phaedra and Apollo, and just like the other ladies, I took what Apollo said as the gospel and treated you as such. For that I am sorry. Unlike Apollo was able to do, let me be specific. I am sorry my role in perpetuating the notion that you were a whore and tried to sleep with Apollo. I’m sorry for the mass dissemination of information that may have painted you in a whore light, albeit I did not know the information was false, and was just reporting what I saw on the television. Lastly, I apologize for really not giving you a fair chance because I thought you were trying to suck my friend’s husband dick. I’m sorry.
Now don’t get it twisted, I still borderline don’t see it for you. To be honest, every time you tootsie roll your ass across my screen I roll my eyes so hard that I’m now blind in my left eye, and developing cataracts in the right. Quiet a its kept, I might need to sue your ass (the way you threatened to sue me READ : Kenya Moore Threatens To Sue Blogger Funky Dineva For Exposing Her – Ohhh You Mad Huh?) because My Obama care package did not include vision insurance, and I need my vision to continue to throw shade at you in the future and make coins off it. Hopefully this whole Apollo revelation will open the door to me one day seeing it for you. Only time will tell, but I did want to offer up an apology. Again, I’m sorry…
Funky Dineva Ross
P.S., You are slaying these hoes with your confessional looks!!
What are your thoughts on all these new statements?
Y’all know how Kenya gets down. When she comes under attack, she always finds a way to deflect. And while some of her arguments might be legit, she always takes it a step further, with the insults.
Apparently, Kenya is still seeking vindication for Apollo lying on her. And instead of just directing her comments at the parties involved, Kenya went for her longtime nemesis NeNe Leakes. She was upset that when Apollo was lodging his accusations, her castmates believed him and subsequently questioned her character. She felt it was hypocritical, especially since she said NeNe blatantly flirted with Cynthia’s husband Peter.
In her blog on Bravo, Kenya talked about NeNe’s past missteps and her present hypocrisy.
I have been respectfully employed since the age of 14, managing to stay off a pole and out of jail. Therefore, for 20 plus years I have been around the block working. NeNe cannot say the same. I will no longer tolerate the thinly veiled insults aimed at my virtue as a woman. Several seasons ago, NeNe blatantly flirted with Peter and was greatly criticized. However, no one took her seriously because of the way she looks. Clearly, she’s not a threat to anyone’s marriage. Lucky for her.
Oh Kenya…so pretty and yet, so petty.
It’s so clear that she’ll do anything to keep up this ridiculous beef these two have going on with each other.
“Everything I Have Been Thru Has Brought Me To This Moment”: NeNe Leakes Emotional Making Broadway Debut
Last night, NeNe Leakes made her Broadway debut as the wicked stepmother (Madame) in Cinderella, alongside KeKe Palmer. After launching a very successful clothing collection on the Home Shopping Network, being the highest paid “Real Housewives” star in the franchise and getting to do big things in her acting career, having the chance to star on Broadway is the cherry on top for her. Leakes shared her feelings about all that she has been through to make her dreams come true. I can admit that I haven’t always been a NeNe Leakes fan, but I thought her message was a great one:
“My name is in lights on Broadway! What a dream come true. Everything I have been thru has brought me to this moment. Thanks to all of you who has supported me! This little black girl from Athens Ga, This teen girl who entered Morris Brown College, yea that 22 year old stripper, yup that single mom and yes she just added Broadway actress to her resume! DREAMS DO COME TRUE”
When the show was over, she shared her thoughts and spoke on how emotional she was to hear people cheering her on and calling her name at the end:
Waking up this morning in a daze like what just happened! I stood before a SOLD OUT Broadway theatre screaming my name! The overwhelming amount of love & support brought me to tears! I have so many people to Thank this morning. You might get tired of me today because I will be posting lots of pictures of last Nite. I can’t believe this. Like I really can’t believe this A photo posted by NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes) on
And her co-star, KeKe Palmer, lauded the reality star: “I am so proud of you @neneleakes!! You came prepared & your consistent hard work shined through. I am so very proud of you, & it will only get better & better, it was already so amazing at that!! Love always”
Check out more photos from Leakes’ big night below, including all the famous faces who came through to support her:
#cinderellabroadway A video posted by NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes) on
All my boo thangs showed up to celebrate me last nite! YASSS hunni A photo posted by NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes) on
My Housewives sorority sisters came out with their families to support @jillzaren @kristentaekman @kathywakile #cinderellabroadway A photo posted by NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes) on
Yesss for my boo @tytryone reppin the very rich bitch with dollar signs at #cinderellabroadway to support your girl last nite #teamfabulous A photo posted by NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes) on
My girlfriend @jenniferwilliams17 came out to support last nite #cinderellabroadway A photo posted by NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes) on
My girl @emilyb_ and her cutie pie daughter came out to support me last nite #cinderellabroadway A photo posted by NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes) on
“What Happened To Your Class?”: Fans Criticize The New, Feistier Cynthia As She Takes Beef With Porsha To Social Media
I think we can all agree that it was surprising to see Cynthia Bailey throw so much shade on last night’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” After constantly being accused of being NeNe’s minion and even breaking down in tears when NeNe criticized her decision to let her daughter date so young last season, it was very interesting to watch her throw so many jabs since this new season has started. But the jabs continued once last night’s show ended, as both Cynthia and Porsha briefly had it out again on social media after their failure of a meeting on the show aired:
If you’ll recall, during her chat with NeNe earlier in the episode, Porsha said that Cynthia Bailey was out here trying to compete with the Instagram ‘THOTS’ with her new Ebony spread. Bailey didn’t appreciate that and put Porsha on blast by posting this to her Instagram page: “What are your THOTS??? Thanks @ebonymagazine for the beautiful spread”
Ironically, Bailey had a photo up on Instagram just a day ago that she took with Porsha, and things looked all good between them: “Me & @porsha4real#funtimes #rhoa”
Porsha went on to criticize her for flip flopping with that image:
And after Cynthia said on the show that Porsha was out here flip-flopping for bags and shoes from a married man (remember that old rumor?), Porsha also had this to say, calling out Peter:
And while we’re seeing a new Cynthia who isn’t taking sh*t from anybody anymore, fans and followers of the model and mom are torn on whether or not they’re feeling this side of her. Many commented on the picture she posted of herself and Porsha side-by-side and let her know that she’s better than what she’s currently showing people:
“This makes you look so stupid. Smh you have a business of young girls that look up to you that you mentor, dont damage your reputation by being childish and looking dumb!!”
“Yet you’re suppose[sic] to be the ‘classy’ one”
“What happened to your class? You’re letting these ppl make you look like a THOT in training”
“Stop it, u mentor young women, stop hanging with @thekenyamoore she’s bringing you down. Kenya is delusional, childish and desperate for attention, don’t become that person.”
“Don’t play into this it’s not worth it…you have a lovely daughter, beautiful face and personality, amazing body, #peterthomas your hubby, your fab mom and so many other things including a career spanning decades….don’t allow this show to change you or your brand.”
What do you think?