Nene Leakes And Cynthia Bailey Reconcile in Season 7 & Nene Talks About Apollo Nida’s Prison Sentence

Posted on Aug 5 2014 - 3:02pm by Editor

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Star of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Nene Leakes did a recent interview with Madame Noire and she spilled the tea on everything from her broken friendships with Marlo Hampton and Cynthia Bailey to Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida’s prison sentence.

Nene refers to former friends, Marlo and Cynthia as “TV friends” that were bridesmaids in  her wedding for TV. The reality star hints to a reconciliation with Cynthia Bailey in season 7. She also reveals that Phaedra and Apollo are “going through something” [in their marriage]. 

Check out the interview below:

What made you come back to RHOA, when you felt like you were made into the villain?

“Every single season, somehow people think I’m not coming back. Somehow, I’m the only one who people ask ‘Is she coming back or not?’ It’s like why do you guys consistently ask if I’m coming back, what about the rest of the girls? But I think that people don’t understand it’s not really our choice like that. When I signed on for season 1, I signed on for a number of seasons.  We’re like actors, we sign for a number of seasons and they’re either going to pick you up at the end of the season or drop you, unless you finish out your contract. You finish out your contract, then you’re out.  You become a free agent like Lebron James. So I have obligations. It’s not like I can just walk away from something like it’s just that easy, it’s really not.

And I have to say, listen, although the show can be very negative, it truly, for me–now I know it ain’t happening for everybody because I looked and I’ve got two big ole eyes– but for me it has opened many doors of opportunity. It has been a major platform for me. It is a negative show from time to time. And it does suck from time to time but it’s also an amazing platform and it definitely opened up doors of opportunity for me.

Everybody on these shows are not smart. Everybody isn’t smart. Trust me. A lot of girls are on the show and they walk around and they’re not that smart. They’re not…that…smart. They’re not business savvy, how about that?”

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What can you say you’ve learned from the ending of your friendships with Marlo and Cynthia?

“I think the people who watch these shows, they don’t see everything, one. Two, Marlo, first of all, has never been a housewife, she’s never signed on. She doesn’t have a contract. We’re all contracted. She’s just a character that just comes around to play. When we do a show like this, there will be new girls that come on these shows all the time. I will give you a good example: when Kenya came on the show I never met Kenya Moore a day in my life, until she came to Atlanta and they signed her to be a housewife. They obviously have to connect her with somebody. And then when the shows air, you guys watch the show and think ‘she fell out with her friend.’ It’s like girl, I’ve only known her for six months and she talked about me, she’s not my friend!

Same thing for Cynthia. Not saying that Cynthia and I did not have a friendship. We actually formed a real friendship in real life. They signed Cynthia up to do this show, I never met her a day in my life. I know people said she modeled, I’m just keeping it real, I’d never seen her model, I never knew her name, I never knew anything about her. They brought her to my front door step and said ‘This is who you’re shooting with today’. It was the first time I met her a day in my life. Outside of that we did form a real friendship. But people who watched “I Dream Of NeNe,” know I have real friends in my real NeNe Leakes life, who I have been friends with for 15-20 years.

Some of my newer fiends or my tv friendships, they showed up as bridesmaids because we are doing television and so they were there for tv.

As far as Marlo, she’s a non-factor, really. She really, really is.

Cynthia I honestly had a real friendship with her. I don’t know where all this is coming from. But it was sorted out on season 7 for all of your guys to see. But I must say I feel like I’m a great friend to everybody who’s really been a friend in my life.”

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What do you think about Apollo’s situation?

“You know things happen when you break the law. I like Apollo and I really do hate that this happened. I think Apollo is smart. And they have to little young boys…eight years is a long time. That’s a long time to give your life away. I can’t give these people seven days. I hate it happened, I really do. And I also hate that it’s public. They’re already going through something, he’s got to be going through something and she’s going through something and now the public is all in it.”

 

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  • cait

    Didn’t she crawl all over Marlo’s butt when Marlo took her to that fancy “Society Do” ? Neigh-Neigh was drooling over the people who were there !

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      Cait,
      I’m sure you’ve seen those Brahma Bull’s that are part of the Professional National Rodeo circuit, yes? Lots of times they have the yucky greenish goo flying out of their gaping mouths and flaring nasals. Was Neigh-Neigh looking like that??

      • cait

        Xactly ! But she was also pissed because Marlo “in” with these people despite criminal past !

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          I guess there’s just no accountin’ for taste, ay!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Apollo is smart? Really? Maybe by NeNe standards.

    • cait

      Sorry but a bunch of these people were in cahoots about something sordid !

      • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

        Bah Dah BOOM!

      • classycns

        Ding Ding Ding!!!. My feelings as well. I believe that Gregg, Peter and Todd are involved someway. You would think that a reasonable person would distance themselves from Apollo.

  • Bonita Gee

    Yaaaaasssss!! Thank you WestCoastFeed!! WFT?? Did she really utter the words. “Apollo is SMART” ?? WOW!! …….. Okay.. well that comment is wrong on so MANY LEVELS! Haaaaaaa haaaa!!

    Any who, I just hope that Cynthia Bailey is smart enough not to be drawn in by NeNe again! Please don’t make friends with this HATER again Cynthia!!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Sherri Shepherd has landed the role of the wicked stepmother in Cinderella. Is that the role that she and NeNe were competing for?

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      If they both were vying for the role, it’s a sure fit that NeNe would fit that wicked act to a “T”.
      There’d be no “acting” necessary on her part.

  • Nene’s dumb butt would view Apollo as smart. Consider the source. And I’m sure Cynthia crawled back whimpering, begging to to be her friend again. SMH!

    • cait

      Neigh-Neigh secretly lusting after Peter !

      • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

        Oh my…if the Nayster got on top of Peter in some kind of fit of ecstasy…he’d be gasping for another breath of air. Flat AND expired.
        That would be some kind of ‘splainin that NayNay would be fast peddling to get someone to believe.

        • cait

          Well, Yer Honour, I was just coming out of the shower when I tripped and Peter hit the deck to save me, the brave man !

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            That was a POIFect, confession!

      • LOL! Yes, she is and vice versa.

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      Hey Seuss,
      How the heck are you?

      • I’m well, thanks. Hope you had a good day, love.

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          My Day is Fabulous!
          Had a great time with family yesterday and worked out today. Gotta keep the trim and slim goin’ on!

          • cait

            WORKED OUT ! WORKED OUT ! You been watching Sheree too much ! What’s wrong with sofa book and T.V ?

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            That’s AFTER the workout. Maybe, with a few (4 or 12) dark chocolate covered almonds. And then, I’m wired from the caffeine in the dark chocolate.
            Great Combo!

    • SummerBreeze14

      Ain’t that the truth! It’s funny how Nene has also made inappropriate comments about Apollo but everyone is cool with because she’s not attractive. However, Nene was not his type. Kenya was! Lol

      • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

        I don’t know about that…I sort of think that if the human has female parts (down there), “it’s” his type.

        • cait

          Bit like meself, if the guys got a pulse suits me ! Even a little bit of rigor mortis wouldn’t be objectionable !

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            What’s zat…A Stiff with a Stiffy???

            Ya still got the magic GURL!
            Every time I read what cha right, I start crackin’ up!

  • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

    Did anybody take a look at the Nay’s clothing line? Not very impressive and one gal who bought 3 pieces is returning all three pieces. Just not very interesting.
    And for a few moments, by mistake I saw her presenting her line. I have to admit, I found myself furrowing my eyebrows and looking at her with disbelief, like I used to, when I watched Bravo.
    The woman thinks Apollo is smart…. Really?? Well, that about says enough for me in terms of how damn smart SHE is. And beside that, she’s just disgusting…on so many different levels!

    • Hi hon…I read someplace that Nene’s clothing line sold out. Can you believe that nonsense?

      • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

        Not from what it said on the HSN shopping site like 20 minutes ago!
        That isn’t nonsense…it’s Hog Wash (get it).

        • cait

          Surely you mean Moose wash !

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Pardon-em-moi. (That’s BiHilly Frrrehnch.)
            Yessss…but of course you are correcttttt!

        • Like Cait said…moose wash!!

      • cait

        There’s obviously a lot of Mooses in the Hooses !

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          Hey Cait, a question.
          Is there a Brit or Irish or UK phrase that matches “Bless Yer Heart”??

          • cait

            Think it’s “Feck Off You Phoney” ! ! !

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            So Feckin’ appropriate!
            I’ve got lots of places to use that phrase! Do ya mind???? I’ll give ya full race credit for the contribution!

          • cait

            Royalties please !

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            What cha want???
            I can send ya my copy of the Angela Stanton book….

      • RonnieIsBack

        Moose had Greg buy them all…

    • cait

      Well he’s going to prison and nobody else is !

      • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

        Nobody else is, “Yet”….

        • cait

          Yes, still think of the mysterious Gregg/Dwight $10, 000 “loan” and Peter’s $1m wedding when he was broke a couple of days before !

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Maybe they got the cash from Duh-pollo…you know from his “skinn-flick and strip club” kitty jar, that the fool’s going to prison for…AGAIN!

          • cait

            Oh yeah, Peter, you wanted a million dollars ? no probs ! Like he could do this without the Fed-ex seal of approval ! How many bodies can you secretly bury in a private cemetery ?

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Well, now that depends….
            Flame ’em and they’re a lot lighter to transport and you can stack em on top of each other…flame em to dust and then there’s no diggin’ necessary, at all.

  • SummerBreeze14

    I think Nene is very fake and phony and full of it! If Cynthia chooses to befriend this vile woman than I think this should be her last season. I thought Marlo and Nene had a real friendship too but now Marlo is being thrown under the bus. Nene better get ready for the shade from Marlo! This leads me to Kenya. See everyone thought Cynthia would be a good buddy for Kenya. I think those two are decent towards each other but let’s be real here. Cynthia was looking for someone to film with and someone to have on her side. This show is just a dying train wreck at this point and that horrible reunionlast season proved it. I don’t think the ratings will be good. I think it will be a boring season.

    • Kenya Moore is a very beautiful woman. I really think she settled by joining RHOA. We all know the Kenya we see on RHOA is a scripted character she’s playing. They all are acting including Nene. I really hope Kenya leaves & spread her wings.

      • Jennymckitty

        I agree with you, Doc. I have seen Kenya on other shows and she is sane, calm and nice. She is nothing like the character she plays on Atlanta.

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          Yoh Jennymckitty!
          What I find interesting…is the ROL/Blog site McDiagnosis contingent that keeps “deciding” and “screaming” that someone is like whatever sort of “mental/psychological/physical/animalistic” head case diagnosis that they want to shout out loud. And lots of fools are very willing to listen to that crap!
          The Jerk off’s don’t know “YOU” from whatever! Then, because they say it on some show or on some rag gossip board, some other idiot believes their crap and jumps on the Bullshite label train along with the other A$$holes. So then, it’s a gang up mob mentality against a singular sane person.
          Kenya Moore is a very bright, well educated and attractive woman who doesn’t fly off the handle with dumb accusations that she can’t back up.
          It’s hard to combat when loud mouthed fecking buttheads spew all sorts of unethical unsubstantiated filth into the air and onto the various electronic air and word waves.
          Oh well, Fecking phoney A$$wipes are a dime a dozen.

          • Jennymckitty

            I don’t base my opinion about HWs on how they act on the shows. Most of them, especially recently, come on playing a character that will get them noticed and guarantee themselves more air time.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            You are a very smart individual who obviously makes cogent well founded decisions.
            What you said is Spot On!

      • SummerBreeze14

        Hey Seuss I do hope Kenya spreads her wings! She shouldn’t settle for this negative crap. Hope she does like Chrissette Michelle. She decided to quit R&B Divas LA cause she felt it was having a negative impact on her career. Cynthia needs to do the same but she just doesn’t get it. I just can’t ride with Cynthia. How can you be almost 50 and just bow down to people?

        • I agree with you here. I hope Kenya leaves the show, she can do so much better. Cynthia has no backbone and she’s a puppet.

          • SummerBreeze14

            Yes and I just can’t ride with no one who is that daggone weak, no matter how pretty they are! Most people who do like Cynthia ONLY like her cause she’s pretty. She blows with the wind just like Nene. Two seasons ago Nene would have rejoiced at this Apollo story! There’s no loyalty with this group at all. Everyone is all about opportunity and money.

      • RonnieIsBack

        I agree. I hope she used this as a platform to reignite her career and get the hell away from this trash..After what Fakedra and Apollo-Con did to her reputation..I would be hauling azz.

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      Yoh SummerBreeze (BTW-love your name),
      These folks go which ever way the swingin’ door is moving.
      They gather up their cronies for a day or a week or a couple of months and use ’em ’til they need to find someone else that will get them what they want for that “moment”.
      Loyalty, integrity, character, honesty, consideration, care, etc. doesn’t really seem to mean much to way too many folks. It’s slim pickinz’ to find someone that really has your back.
      But, if you’ve got a good heart, ya keep trying to make it happen. When it doesn’t, you’ve just got to try to let the water fall of your back like those proverbial ducks feathers.

      • SummerBreeze14

        Hi, thank you! Well said too! No loyalty among these crooks. Watch when RHOA goes off the air how close these chicks will be.

    • classycns

      Everyone on the show likes Cynthia except Nene. Actually Kandi and Cynthia have been hanging out more that with Kenya. Nene is the one that doesn’t have anyone that really wants to film with her. Kandi can’t stand Nene. Phaedra and Nene never liked either. Nene and Kenya hate each other.Nene and Cynthia are no longer firends. So that leave Porsha(LOL). All the ladies will film with Nene but her only true friend in the group was Cynthia and she messed up.

      • SummerBreeze14

        Very true! She needs to humble herself. She let this show go to her head, just like Kenya is doing now.

  • cait

    Neigh-Neigh wants to own everyone, but if they don’t jump to her command, she bad-mouths them to the others !

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      Brilliant Cait!
      Without a doubt, you nailed it.

  • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

    I’m sending a Shout Out to NAWS!
    Hi Sweet One! I’m personally hoping and wishing that you are feeling better soon! I miss YOU Girl!!!!!

    • Yes!!! Miss you my dear sweet Naws.

  • cait

    Looks like Neigh-Neigh thinks she’ boss of Bravo and thinks she should call the shots (A La Nose Picki) SHE decides on the friendships Tells you the wedding was false as she says it was contrived !

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      🙂

  • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

    Hey did anybody else notice that in the pic above, Nene is standing in front of 2 “Milania Collection” logo ads??
    Is that a connection to our dearest Teresa Giudice???

    • Good eyes. This must have been many moons ago when people actually bought Tre’s crap and Milania Haircare still sponsored events.

      • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

        Yeah, I like to pay attention to lots of little details that some folks don’t think I’m tuned into. Know what I mean?

        • Oh yes! And I see your eye is always watching! 😉

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            🙂

    • veronica

      I thought the Milania Collection was Donald Trump’s wife.
      Why is Neneanderthal Leaked talking about contractual obligations since season 1? If that the case Andy is being fake when he asks them if they are returning next season. I really don’t believe they signed her on for over 5 seasons during the first season. Girl stop it. They’ve fired a lot of HW with contracts as well and some have quit i.Kim Z.
      She talks about things being fake on the show that’s she on, so she’s fake as well. She changes her voice according to what show she’s on. I can’t stand to watch her chew up the English language and try to “educate” the public on what’s “real”. Girl bye.

      • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

        ITA

  • SummerBreeze14

    Also I heard on another blog that Oxygen supposedly owns Bravo now so after this next season a lot of things may change because Bravo’s reality shows mirror the image of VH1 which means Cynthia won’t be able to get away with that passive, wind-blowing crap she does now and Nene will probably no longer make demands. It will probably be “do as I say or get fired.” Wouldn’t surprise me!

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      Wow! That’s pretty interesting info to think about. Bravo owned by Oxygen/Oprah/?/etc.
      That could REALLY change the dynamics of the RHW franchises!

      • SummerBreeze14

        Yep! Not sure how true it is, so take it as a grain of salt LOL…let me check it out on Google…

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          Yoh SB14,
          I just checked it out. As it appears, both Oxygen and Bravo are owned or subsidiaries of NBCUniversal/Comcast. From that I take it, that NBCUniversal is the umbrella for loads of different media broadcasting.
          I wonder if there is more updated information that you’ve found. Since, stuff gets bought and sold on such a regular basis of late, it’s hard to actually know what is correct and who is the head cheese to report to.

          • SummerBreeze14

            Thanks for your input! Ok that’s interesting…they need to let me be head of this stuff…I’d have this mess right! LOL

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            I’d vote for YOU!

    • classycns

      Cynthia was never wind blowing. Her mistake was she thought that after watching Nene mistreat everyone on the show she never thought that pit bull would turn on her. Nene “implied” that Cynthia’s daughter would turn into a hoe because she allowed her to have chaperoned dates at a young age.

      Nene “implied that Cynthia husband was a bitch because she corrected her when she was wrong. Nene never though Peter was a bitch when he was checking other HW’s. But when is dared to correct her now he’s a bitch.

      Nene is nothing more than a workplace bully that throws people under the bus when they disagree with her or they don’t cosign her “bs”. Nene does not have any real friends because they are all afraid of her and that is why she always looks so terrible.

      • RonnieIsBack

        Agreed. Nene knows also that she has not control over who she films with so she has to suck it up and act like they are friendly again…they all get on my nerves

        • classycns

          Yes, it looks like Nene is trying to revamp her negative image again. She needs that Bravo check worse than any of the others. She has
          alienated the gays and they are the only ones throwing their left over crumbs of jobs that real actresses don’t want. She knows she has to make up with Cynthia if she wants to hold a peach in Season 7. Nene ain’t running a damn thing but her mouth. LOL.