NeNe Leakes recently appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and she dished on everything! And I mean everything. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star opened up about her situation with Lisa Vanderpump, the closet freak-out, RHOA drama, and wanting Phaedra Parks back on the show. As for the rumors that NeNe is fired from the show, she laughed it off and said would she be sitting in the clubhouse with Andy then honey?! NeNe spilled all the tea. It was a good episode!
For starters, everyone has been wanting to know more about the situation between NeNe and Lisa Vanderpump. This comes after NeNe claimed that Lisa talked her out of buying the lot that became Lisa’s hot spot PUMP. According to NeNe she was in Los Angeles filming Glee and The New Normal when she contacted LVP to ask her about the vacant lot. NeNe addressed it on WWHL, “It was raggedy looking, but I thought it was great because it’s right by The Abbey.” NeNe said LVP told her, “It’s a dump. It’s way too expensive … I wouldn’t get it.” NeNe said that she trusted Lisa V.
NeNe clarified that she did not want to get PUMP, she wanted to get the location. PUMP did not exist at the time, it was an empty lot. NeNe clarified that and then said, “Listen, let me just tell you this, there’s nothing going on between Lisa and I. I just spoke the truth. The truth is I was living in L.A. doing Glee and New Normal. I reached out to Lisa Vanderpump because she owns a restaurant.” NeNe continued, “I thought because Lisa owned restaurants in L.A. that she would be telling me the truth. So when she said don’t get it I was just like honey Lisa knows L.A. so I just kept it moving.”
NeNe explained, “Next thing I saw, Pump, Lisa Vanderpump. Really girl?! Girl, you just told me don’t get the location. That is 1,000 percent true.”
Next up is NeNe’s party ‘Bye Wig.’ It all started when she invited her co-stars over for the party. During the party, Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss went into her closet. This did NOT go over well with NeNe at all. “Can I see your closet now?” Kandi asked NeNe. She replied, “Oh, hello no! It is not together. My closet is stupid.”
Kandi said during her confessional that NeNe always talked up her closet and after years of hearing about it, she wanted to see it for herself. Marlo Hampton even encouraged Kandi to go into the closet. So she did, and then in Porsha went. When the cameras were capturing this, NeNe grabbed crew members. Someone even shouted, “She’s pregnant!” in reference to Porsha. Everyone was shocked by this situation.
So did NeNe overreact? This is what she had to say: “No, I did not. How are you going to overreact in your own home? If I tell you to visit me and sit right here, you need to sit right here. You don’t have the right to go through my house to open up my doors, my closets, my pantries, none of that. When you come to my house, you’re not going to disrespect my home. They were not in the right. Because you can’t come in someone’s house—First of all, they weren’t even invited upstairs. They just came upstairs on their own.” The WWHL poll showed that viewers sided with Kandi and Porsha. NeNe said, “I don’t give a damn whose side they’re on. I don’t give a damn about this poll. I don’t even know why I have to explain anything in my house. If I tell you that you can’t go in my closet, you can’t go in my closet.”
When NeNe was asked who she wanted to return to the show, the answer was obvious – Phaedra Parks. Why did NeNe invite Phaedra to Andy’s baby shower thrown by the OG’s and not invite Kim Zolciak-Biermann? NeNe answered, “First of all, lets be very clear. That’s almost a question for Andy. Andy’s request was that he wanted the people from the current season only to be at the baby shower.” NeNe said she text Andy that she had a surprise for him, which he thought was Marlo Hampton. However; the surprise was Phaedra!
As for the news about the arrest of Peter Thomas, NeNe was joking around with Andy that she’s been in Canada and didn’t get the news. What is her reaction? NeNe said, “My reaction is ‘wow.'” NeNe did add that she loves Peter.
My reaction to this entire episode? Wow!
Thoughts on everything NeNe had to say? Thoughts on the drama with the closet? Do you want Phaedra to return to the RHOA? Thoughts on the situation between NeNe and LVP? Sound off below!
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