Nene Leakes Throws Shade

NBC Universal 2012 Summer TCA Tour – Day 1

To me, NeNe Leakes is like that relative that wins big on a scratch off ticket and won’t shut up about how they’ve arrived. Forgive me, I must sound like one of the “haters” NeNe’s always going on about. Meanwhile, NeNe threw a whole lot of shade in a new interview with New York magazine.

Excerpts below:

Last year broke down into a war between the Talls vs. the Smalls, but without Marlo it’s just you and Cynthia. Do you like any of the women on the show besides Cynthia?

I talk to all of them. We have two new Housewives who bring their own drama, but I have a relationship with everyone, some closer than others.

Does that include Kim again?

Kim, I don’t have a … I’m not trying to have a relationship with her, but I can say that I do speak to her. Because “Hello” costs me nothing.

Do you know why Sheree exited the show? Do you still talk to her?

[The producers] chose not to pick up her option for this past season. I know she’s out there telling people that she decided to leave the show, but from what I know that is not what she decided to do. That is what they decided to do. She put out whatever reports she wanted to put out and I don’t think they tried to challenge it because they don’t really give a shit at the end of the day. She wasn’t invited back, Lisa Hartwell wasn’t invited back, DeShawn Snow wasn’t invited back. I don’t talk to any of those girls. I feel like they’re all gone for a reason, and I don’t think any of them were smart enough to stick around for this long, and I don’t think any of them were smart enough to use this platform in ways they could have used it. They’re gone and I don’t think that they’re missed.

Kandi recently said she admires how you’ve parlayed the success of Atlanta into an acting career.

Both Kandi and I have a business sense — that’s one thing a lot of girls on the show don’t have. Some people come on these shows to be famous. I was never interested in fame. I was always interested in supporting my family.

You can read the interview in full over at Vulture.

– Michael Arceneaux

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