After a tumultuous season, NeNe has found herself on the outs with most of her RHOA co-stars including her besties Cynthia Bailey and Kandi Burruss.
Now, the RHOA OG is making it known that her co-stars are NOTHING MORE than c0-workers at this point.
NeNe opened up about this during a recent appearance on E!’s Daily Pop.
“It took me a really long time to figure this out. I’m really clear that these are my co-workers,” NeNe confessed, shocking hosts Morgan Stewart and Justin Sylvester.
“I cannot get invested into anyone that way because these are co-workers. At the end of the day, they want to secure the bag and I would never put my friendship on the line to secure no bag,” NeNe added.
“What’s really crazy is she’s out here, you know she cut me but she’s out here acting like she’s bleeding,” NeNe said of her former BFF Cynthia. “It’s ridiculous to me. Listen I was in a friendship with her for a very very long time I will not go around and bash her the way she has bashed me.”
NeNe says it was easy for her co-stars to make her the scapegoat because she has always been painted as the villain on RHOA.
“It’s easy for people to say it’s NeNe because they’ve always shown me as the villain. They’ve always shown her [Cynthia] as the nice friend so it’s easy for her to go out here write ‘NeNe NeNe NeNe’ and everyone’s like ‘NENE, she did it. She did it.’ They would never point the finger at her,” NeNe explained.
As for Cynthia’s hot mic moment with Kandi, fans can thank NeNe for it ever seeing the light of day. NeNe explains that after the finale party the season is usually over, however, NeNe says she insisted that she square things away with Cynthia and Kandi on camera following the finale party because she knew they conspired against her.
“Let me tell you something the reason they caught that clip on Cynthia and Kandi is because I pressed them to do it. They would have never done it. Have you ever seen a finale that ended that way? NEVER. The finale usually ends with everyone in one place, happy and they show what’s going on in your life. I went to the producers and literally begged for, not the producers I called all the way to New York to the executives and spoke to them and said ‘Listen, this girl is stabbing me behind my back and I’m telling you guys I want you to catch it.’ And when that happened at that finale I said ‘Please let me do a sitdown with her, please’ and when we did the sitdown that’s when they caught it,” NeNe reveals.
“What never happens is that we roll into a whole another scene,” NeNe explains. “The finale ends that’s it. I begged them to ‘Let’s go back. I’m telling you everything that happened at that party, I’m telling you she set me up. Please let’s do it.’ I begged them. They can all tell you up top that NeNe called, I bet you she can’t tell you that. I called and that’s why that scene happened that way.”
“Nonetheless we were friends for a long time. She can point fingers at me all she wants; everyone who wants to believe it – believe it. This is what you need to know: She has been saying I’m a toxic friend, I was an unhealthy friend to be in a relationship with so let’s just stick with that,” NeNe admits
“To answer your question, why would she want to be friends with a toxic friend and an unhealthy person?” NeNe points out. “So, no I don’t see any future there. I really don’t see any future there. I see her as a co-worker.”
Adding, “We’re not friends because a friend would never do that. She knows they view me as a villain and she’s riding that whole way – ‘She’s unhealthy, she’s toxic.’ I don’t like that. I would never do that to her.”
Moving forward NeNe says she will treat her co-workers and the show as a job and nothing more. NeNe also makes it clear that she will NOT refuse to film with her co-stars but instead will keep it all business.
“Listen, let me tell you something, I understand now. It’s very clear. I’m will to shoot with all of them, talk to all of them, and everything but you my co-worker. And that’s what we gonna be clear about,” NeNe declares.
As for which RHOA co-stars she is getting along with NeNe says she “cool” with Marlo, Shamari.
“I will say that Marlo is my friend. The rest of the girls are co-workers,” NeNe confirmed, wrapping her interview.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs on Sundays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.