Nene Leakes Says She Hires and Fires & Deflects About Not Donating To The Detroit Public Schools

Posted on May 4 2015 - 2:44am by BeachSpin

Watch What Happens Live - Season 12

NeNe Leakes teamed up with SNL’s Cecily Strong during the post-reunion part 2 airing of “Watch What Happens Live,” and it didn’t take long for a caller to push one of NeNe’s hot buttons. When the million dollar question was asked, questioning if her aging donation promise targeted to the Detroit Public School Foundation was honored, NeNe was off to the verbal races. A response to the curious viewer morphed into a rant against Andy Cohen, for daring to approach the touchy subject.

“Please stop asking me about that. I don’t care what these people ask you. I will do what I want to do when I want to do it.  Let’s be very clear about that. They can Tweet and ask you anything they want to.  I do what I want to do.  I’m not going to be forced to do anything.” 

NeNe reiterates her asserted reunion position adding,

“I’m gonna tell you this.  When it comes down to charity, it should not be made out of a mockery.  It shouldn’t be anything you’re talking about constantly on your show, on social media.  The idea was that you don’t make charity out of a mockery. You’re doing something from the goodness of your heart and want to donate to charity, you donate the right way. Who writes a check and posts it on social media and tries to say ‘I’m donating to charity’? People donate to charity in private.  Nobody does that bullshit.” 


Any regular viewer will remember that this challenge was issued by NeNe, not Kenya, during last season’s reunion show. Both women procrastinated completing the challenge, but Kenya did eventually make good, writing the promised check last October. Kenya posted the update on social media likely because of the endless back and forth banter, which essentially questioned both cast mates’ integrity and true intentions. The bottom line is that NeNe challenged Kenya…Kenya paid…and NeNe did not, soundly answering that question, no matter what shady excuse NeNe throws. NeNe responds to a viewer question, asking who she would boot to the Housewife unemployment line, if she had her way.

“I’m like the show runner I guess. I hire and fire everybody. I have been given that position for some reason. As soon as I say something, everybody’s like ‘oh she tryin’ to get me fired.’ Apparently they’re not secure in their jobs. The moment I say a name I get all this flak about ‘she’s trying to get me fired.’  Who do I think should go? I already said it before, I think we have too many girls that are single around the show. I think we should have more married women around the show.” 

NeNe asserts that the single angle could be interesting, if dating was part of the storyline.

“They ain’t been on a date that we can see. That would be great, that as a married woman we could be like ‘oh my god girl, so what happened on your date last night.’  We don’t need to do any of that because none of them are dating.  But they’re all fine and beautiful and think they can catch everything.” 


A caller asks NeNe has she changed since season one?

“I don’t know.  I think I’m still the same NeNe, but I have to say I’ve definitely grown from season 1.  You have to grow. I get asked this all the time.  ‘You’ve changed’ and was thinking ‘damn, was I supposed to be the same’? You have to change over the years.  There’s no way possible I could still be the same person as seven years ago. That’s crazy.” 

Someone who is reportedly not impressed with Leakes is Wendy Williams’ husband, who was allegedly heard throwing some shade of his own this past weekend.  NeNe made an appearance at the Atlanta Women’s Expo, and evidently not everyone in attendance was a fan. Stay tuned for details. 


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  • rasta

    I thought Nene looked scrumptious on WHHL last night! LOVE her new hair!

    • Baylee Case

      Can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear!!

      • cait

        Those poor pigs, getting bad press again !

  • fred

    secret-its not her hair sshh

    • cait

      Silly fred, she’s the epitome of a Strong, African American Woman, with her lovely blonde hair and slimmy-jimmy snoz ! Should call her Kim-Ne !
      Saw a rt-side shot of her head once, and her head looked shaved, under the wig !
      PS: Has her nose gone back to original S.A.A.W proportions ?

      • fred

        and her butt is getting bigger also,you could maybe land a helicopter on that!!

        • cait

          Hey fred, Dimmi Kartrash should twin up with her ! How many homeless families could they house in those BUTTresses ?

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    Nene isn’t giving up $20K to no charity!

  • itsjustme

    Nene is just a nasty, vile, horrible person. I’m by no means a Kenya fan, but from what I can tell the reason Kenya posted that check was so Nene wouldn’t be able to say she never paid her share of the bet. Nene will NEVER pay that money, EVER! She ain’t as rich as she likes to claim to be. I can’t stand that woman!

    • Bad Barbie

      Nene was saying that Kenya didn’t pay and so was everyone else. When Kenya did show proof, Nene said that it took her months to pay and that the “statute of limitations” had passed. UH?! What “Statute of limitations”????????? when she was called out she said right on WWHL that she didn’t have to make nay payments that it was not an agreement, that she didn’t owe anything to Detroit because she could care less that it was not her town. She went on and on… the fans on twitter went in on her. She has come up with every single excuse to not make the payment. She has said it on her blogs, interview, WWHL, etc. She is a POS!

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    I (kinda) like Cecile Strong on SNL…but n WWHL she was SO out of place, she looked nervous and a complete lost of words…which was WEIRD coming from a comic!!!

    • Bad Barbie

      Anyone sitting next to a beast will be nervous and lost.

      • WaWaWaWHAT!

        It did seem like she was kissing up to Nene

    • Baylee Case

      Leakes has that effect on ppl! Lol

      • cait

        She has that effect on me, and I’m 3000 miles across the ATL and a few more from ATL !

  • Fritz the. At

    Nene is not rich. She doesn’t make that much from bravo. All these salary numbers bandied about come from the publicists of these clowns. That why they shill everything, that’s why most are bankrupt. Until bravo confirms these salaries, I believe they get paid peanuts.
    Lisa bloom confirmed that they get paid very little to sell their souls.

    • honeybunny

      And from what I’ve read…Bravo get a good chunk of all the money and deals they make as a result of their notariety on the show….meaning Bravo got a piece of ther Trump checka, DWTS check and Cinderalla check…..she’s not that rich. let’s see if she can keep up on those mortgage payments.

    • Bad Barbie

      Even if she did make $750k…. half of that goes to the IRS, 15% to her weave chick and 10% to her dentist for all those exotic imported horse teeth she got and $50k for the Birkin she drew on.

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  • honeybunny

    She made it a mockery when she proposed the bet…..This woman really fails to see her or acknowledge her flaws….and bravo’s continued reaction by allowing her to return, enables her childish behavior

  • Marsbars09

    Nene will never go beyond Bravo. Her ass is too ignorant & evil to interact with regular celebs.
    Nene’s behavior on WWHL was disgusting. With the exception of Cecily, she treated and spoke to Andy & the callers like sh*t. You can tell Cecily was uncomfortable interacting with Moose.
    And no Moose, you didn’t “grow” from season 1. What happened is as your “fame” grew the microscope got closer to the real b*tch that you are.
    Andy & Bravo have got to have it in for her in order to allow her to disrespect them the way that they do.

    • Bad Barbie

      I think Andy is the type that gives you all the rope for you to hang yourself. HE lets Nene shine bright like the highlighter yellow nasty bish idiot she is.

  • HoyesMiGente

    She’s just as nasty as she ever was, the only thing that’s changed is that she thinks she has approval for it. #donatethemoneynene

    • Bad Barbie

      The whole “I do what I want when I want”. No not really. You send the check to a charity when you pledge you would. She is trash.

  • Bonita Gee

    Nene Leakes a always bragging about she’s such a RICH BITCH but now that she was supposed to donate to Detroit Public Schools, now all of a sudden she says, “I’m poor….” You’re a sorry excuse for a woman. I’m just done with the whole show now any way. Everyone is acting ratchette.

    • rasta

      Come on now Bonita, if Nene thought for a hot minute that there was hope for Detroit she’d have been wrote that measly $20ty k check. Hell, even I would have matched it.

  • cait

    In a shop, with my, then, small son, an elderly lady was so rude, and then pushed me to get to the front of the queue ! My son was upset and asked me if everyone got nasty when they got old ! I told him that if she’s nasty now, then she’s been nasty all her life !
    Are you listening Me-Me ? You been practising a long time. Hope you don’t mess up Brent the way you did Bryson !

  • Bad Barbie

    WHo writes a check and posts the proof? Someone that you said was lying and had no oney to donate, that is who, Nene.

    Go play that semantics game with the dumb idiots of your servants. You are not impressing anyone with common sense, hunty.

    She looks very slim, btw…

    • rasta

      And just what does that tell you about a married man peeling her off that pole? Nene’s got that “good good”. IJS

      • Bad Barbie

        That good good Viagra?

  • Baylee Case

    “You don’t make a charity out of a mockery” Leakes REALLY??

    • cait

      I’m sure her “Personal Pet Charity” (now vanished) has been made out of a mockery !
      Anyone know ?

  • chacha1

    She really is a lowlife, she put out the challenge for the donation and then didn’t do it, NeNe is all BLOW NO SHOW

    • rasta

      Thanks to Nene, Detroit received $20ty k! Kenya only antied up to challenge Nene. She took almost a year too because she was broke! And now she’s mad because she’s STILL broke and probably wants to ask those kidz for her money back.

  • requiempoet

    She’s got crazy eyes.

  • Jessica

    I rarely watch WWHL, but when I saw Mister Ed was going to be on there, I said Oh h’ll to the NO, I will not watch. NeighNeigh, needs to get her horses teeth sawed down, is one wretched cow. Disgusting, inside & out.

  • Carmen Mitchell

    Nene you look ridiculous at this point, you can dish it out but you can’t take it. If your so tired of hearing about the $20,0000. You offered to the Detroit schools, just hurry up and donate and shut us up. If you had paid before Kenya you know damn well you would have let everyone know and put it on twitter as well.

    Congratulations on your new show with Kim, I hope this means you will be leaving the Atlanta show. I cannot bear the thought of seeing you on two show, I can barely tolerate the one show with you on it.