In a new interview with PEOPLE, NeNe reveals that she won’t be holding back during the season 12 reunion and admits she’s looking forward to confronting her ongoing issues with co-stars Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Eva Marcille, and Porsha Williams.
“These girls … they’re gonna get it, let me tell you,” says NeNe. “This isn’t a threat, it’s a promise.”
“And I’m going to be beat from head to toe while I do it, sitting there with a full face, wig, dress, high heels this tall, looking fabulous, and tearing the house down,” she adds “I’m going to get these girls and do it very good and walk right on out and sleep just fine. Is my money in my account? Thank you. The queen is here, you can never wear the crown. They’re all wearing tiaras.”
NeNe warns that no one should expect to see a repeat of the season 11 reunion where the RHOA OG was docile and subdued.
“I was emotionally done then,” she recalls. “I had just, hours before, seen footage of my best friend [Bailey] betraying me. I couldn’t but put two sentences together, I was so upset. I just totally shut down. It was like I wasn’t even there.”
“That is not going to happen again,” NeNe stresses. “All season long, these girls have had one nasty thing after the other to say about me. They have sat in their interviews and just literally tried to roast me. All of them! And you really expect me not to say anything back? Do you really think I’m that girl? I laid low for a bit, but now, I’m coming for your wig. You’re never going to talk to me and think you’re not going to get it back.”
Much of NeNe’s anger is aimed at Kenya. The two have had a long-running feud but their issues have only intensified over the last several years. And according to NeNe, there’s no reconciliation insight between the two.
“She’s mean,” NeNe explains. “She plays dirty. She hits below the belt. She’s not authentic. She is strategic about how she is going to come into each season. She plans it out in her head: ‘This season is going to be great for me to argue with NeNe.’”
“Anybody arguing with me is newsworthy, it’s just facts,” she continues. “I think she thinks, ‘This will be great, NeNe and I can argue and I’ll make headlines.’ At the end of the day, what the f— are we arguing about? Do you know? Because I don’t.”
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; I think she’ll be the demise of the franchise in Atlanta,” NeNe adds. “I don’t think people like her.”
As for rumors that she’s thinking about quitting RHOA, NeNe insists she’s not leaving the show anytime soon.
“I’m here for the show being around for a very long time,” she says. “This is a show I built, on these shoulders. These are doors that I opened so that these girls could walk through it. Be very clear about that.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs on Sundays at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo.
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