NeNe Leakes Talks Blossoming Friendship With Kandi Burruss, Explains Beef With Porsha and Phaedra & Shades Marlo!

Posted on Jan 23 2017 - 2:10am by Terri L. Austin

Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Nene Leakes, will return to the Fashion Police and she also made her return to Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

On tonight’s episode of RHOA, Bob hired a burlesque dancer to perform for Sheree Whitfield. But Bob wound up taking the stage, fondling both himself and the pink boa wrapped around his neck. Nene doesn’t think Sheree and Bob should get back together.

“I don’t think Sheree likes Bob — at all.”

The flash poll agreed with 62%.

Last week on WWHL, Porsha Williams said she and Nene were no longer friends, that Nene couldn’t be bothered to call her back. Nene spilled the tea to a grinning Andy.

“Well, we all know that’s a lie, including you. You know the last time…Porsha hasn’t spoken to me since the reunion. Remember I was trying to give her advice about fighting, and all that? She took offense to that. She left the show and went on her radio show and bashed me along with the rest of her coworkers. And I was simply just trying to give her good advice…that’s the reason why we haven’t spoken.”

Nene talked about last season when she showed up for Cynthia Bailey’s trip to Jamaica.

“When we got to Jamaica, she [Porsha] really wasn’t talking to me in Jamaica either. Because I was back on the show and of course these girls, they want to be the queen. You know when the queen is there, you can’t shine.”

Nene’s still in touch with Cynthia, Kenya Moore, Sheree, and even Kandi Burruss. Andy was surprised that Nene and Kandi were speaking.

Kandi just texted me about a week ago, inviting me to her baby’s birthday party. He turned one.”

Nene performed a one-woman show, and the only Atlanta Housewife who showed support was Cynthia.

“However, they all have reached out to me saying they wanted to come.”

While Nene claimed she hasn’t had any work done to her face or body after her last nose job, she thinks some of the women have had a little nip and tuck — actually, all of them. And she thought it was time they started admitting the truth.

Nene hasn’t heard from her old “boss” Donald Trump since he was elected. And if he asked her to come and work for him, his check “wouldn’t be big enough this time.”

On tonight’s RHOA episode, the women met up for dinner and talked about going glamping. But Kenya wanted to make sure she wouldn’t be stuck in the forest with a crazed Porsha. Naturally, talk turned to Porsha’s anger management. Porsha left in a huff, and later said Kenya provoked her. Sheree agreed.

The flash poll confirmed that opinion with a whopping 95% of the viewers thinking Kenya sometimes provokes her castmates. Even Nene admitted:

Kenya can definitely stick it to you over and over and over again.”

Nene gave her opinion on Sheree’s new romance novel. Could one of the characters be based on Nene?

“People have been telling me it’s supposed to be me, and I’m not surprised, because everybody wants me in their book. They want to sell, honey.”

On Cynthia and Peter’s divorce, Nene said she still talks to both of them.

“I think that happiness is number one. And if this is going to make her happy, get a divorce.”

On Phaedra’s gossip that Kandi had a girl fling with Shamea Morton:

“I don’t know about Shamea, but I think Kandi has admitted in the past that she’s dipped in the lady pond.”

And when Mama Joyce dropped by a lawyer’s office to get concrete proof that Phaedra had been lying about her divorce, Nene said:

“Isn’t that my divorce attorney? He’s been with everybody. That’s Randy Kessler. They obviously think it’s going to bring them up a notch, so go Randy…thirsty self.”

Kandi’s baby daddy, Block, popped up on the show and has talked about reentering Riley’s life. Nene had an opinion — of course.

“I think it’s never too late for a parent to step up…if he wants to step up, I say Kandi, let him step up.”

Nene also gave her judgment on the fashions of the RHOA ladies. Take for instance Sheree’s “Mama Joyce” wig. “I think it ages her.” Kenya’s confessional look shows a lot of underboob. Nene thought a little flash of underboob never hurt anyone. She hated Porsha’s big bun look, calling it a “mess.” And Kandi’s pink corset didn’t meet with Nene’s approval. “I just think it looks like it’s way too little for Kandi.” When Phaedra went to see Apollo wearing black and white stripes — a little lockdown fashion humor — Nene wondered if Phaedra thought she might get arrested before the visit was over.

In the sneak peek for next week’s show, Porsha brought a doctor’s note, saying she wasn’t a danger to the other women. Porsha finally admitted that she’s in anger management, but felt as though the ladies were attacking her when the discussed it over dinner.

Nene and Kim Zolciak are still in contact, but not close. She texted with Kim just two weeks ago. For Nene’s birthday, Kim sent her some of her skincare line. Nothing tells a woman Happy Birthday like getting the gift of firming lotion!

Last week, Marlo Hampton referred to Kenya as Nene Jr.

“I can’t believe we’re talking about Marlo. When are you going to give her a peach? If you were going to give her one, you would have gave her one a long time ago.”

Though Nene admitted that she really wanted Marlo as a permanent cast member years ago, all that’s changed.

“Many years ago. When you’re a good friend to these folks, you want to help them out. But they’re also very thirsty. I mean it shows.”

A caller wondered why Kim still maintains she’s never had a nose job — or any facial surgery for the matter. Nene looked aghast and agreed Kim has had her nose bobbed.

When asked about Matt and Kenya’s relationship, Nene said they never crossed her mind.

“I really, honestly didn’t have a real thought on them. Honestly, I never thought he was a match for Kenya at all. It’s just a bunch of drama. It’s so unfortunate. I’ve met him and I’ve been around him a few times. Kenya seemed like she really liked him, but I never thought he was for her. He’s definitely not the one.”

On the topic of Kandi and Phaedra’s friendship breaking up, Nene was fine with it.

“I’m okay with the friendship split. It’s just the way that’s it’s splitting is the problem. I think Kandi had been holding back so long and keeping secrets. For me, I know them in a different way… I got your back, and I’m loyal to you until you’re not loyal to me. You’re not going to just keep shooting at me and not think I’m never going to shoot at you. So, I’m okay if Kandi wants to blow her head off every now and then.”

Nene compared her friendship with Phaedra to her relationship with Porsha.

“I have not talked to Phaedra. When I arrived in Jamaica — which is a lot you guys did not see — Phaedra and Porsha were the two girls I was really cool with. So, I didn’t tell them I was coming. So, when I showed up…I was surprised at their reaction. I caught them whispering…but I get it. These girls want to shine. They want to be a star.”

Andy pointed out that Nene had been there for Phaedra during her split from Apollo.

“I’m cool with Phaedra. I feel like I must be the problem for them. When I show up, I’m a problem. The last time I saw Phaedra was at the reunion. She doesn’t talk to me.”

Andy was stunned.

“You’re telling me you’re in touch more with Kandi than with Phaedra?”

Nene agreed.

“That’s right. Me and Kandi made a bet that we were going to try to be cooler with each other, just try to get to know each other a little bit more. We both have kept to that. She’ll text me. Phaedra hasn’t texted me. Porsha hasn’t said a word. Porsha clearly said that she didn’t know she lived in my neighborhood, but remember I did a ladies’ luncheon when I first moved into my house.”

Nene said that Porsha lied about calling her.

“Let me tell you something. I’m the girl that call you right back. Okay? I’m that girl, honey. So, stop believing the lies, honey. I’m going to kick it to you straight. I’m just going to tell you like it is. So, this girl ain’t called me. How she going to call me when she bashing me with her radio crew all the time?”

A viewer wondered which was better, Chateau Sheree or Moore Manor. Kenya, Sheree, and Cynthia have invited Nene to their new homes, but she’s been too busy working.

“There are two very different homes, so it’s crazy when people try and compare… I think they both have nice homes. Including mine.”

Andy asked about Nene’s “big ass mansion.”

“Ask Porsha, since she don’t know I live there. You don’t know I live there, boo, but you were over there eating?”

So, are you going to be watching Fashion Police? Have you missed Nene’s tart tongue?


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  • WeCouldBeHeroes

    Nene giving fashion advice. Look what she’s wearing. She looks ridiculous, as does her face.

    • GetReal2014

      Nene looks a mess, always.

      • Sugar in my tank

        That was one of her better wigs though, I have to say..

        • WeCouldBeHeroes

          she’s still a nobody though. I used to like Nene, but she lost me

          • Sugar in my tank

            The wig was still cute.

  • GetReal2014

    I’m glad even Nene told the truth about how much Porsha lies. No way were they talking when Porsha was dogging her out on DN.

    • Sunflower

      Lying is her second nature.
      Phaedra holds the crown!

  • sunkissed748

    Nene cracks me up still. Her facial expressions & the drawl she speaks with is too unique & original. Enjoyed it. Btw, how highed up (reefer-wise) was Cohen on this one? Haha 🙂

    • Karoline

      He really was.

  • fredalott

    Nothing worst then grow ass women playing teenage girls game you know I don’t like you but you hate the girl I hate so me and you are cool now ok we team up on them .

    • BetteDavisEyez1

      The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Nene expected Phaedra & Porsha to kiss her ass & when they didn’t she took it as a betrayal.
      Kandi is just pretending to be okay with Nene to get back at Phaedra & because Nene is no longer on the show so Kandi thinks she is HBIC.

  • Sunflower

    So…. Nene clarified the Kandi/Phaedra split.
    Didn’t we all know it???

  • Sugar in my tank

    Lawdy, I may have seen Ms. Leakes aka (Knuckles) in better lighting last night. She appears to be growing in a positive direction. I guess as long as she stays off the show, she can be a better version of herself. Now on to the tea, she exposed both Phaedra and Porkchop’s ass for lying since last season. Ha, we didn’t know that they didn’t speak to Nene barely in Jamaica but now everyone can begin to see these tv friends for who they are; TV friends.

  • the underground train

    I don’t care what this moose has to say! She is the thirstiest of them all! I don’t even care if thirstiest is not a real word. Trying to run a financial scam in Haiti was vile and despicable! I don’t care what this no talent heifer has to say about the other women’s fashion. Go pay your tax lien rich bitch and furnish your own house (thanks Joy Behar for that tidbit).

    • Evil Queen

      Haitian financial scam? Haven’t heard of this?

    • WeCouldBeHeroes

      she was so mad when she went on The View and they threw her under the bus. She wasn’t expecting that haha

    • donna

      What happened in Haiti? What financial scam?

  • shayvoe

    Now Kandi is sucking up to Nene…the person she hated, and who she ended her friendship with Phaedra over, because Phaedra dared to confide in Nene, when Kandi wasn’t there for her. I believe Kandi snarled “you went to Nene of all people”. And just a couple of episodes ago, she was still yelling at Phaedra for befriending Nene. And now she is cool with Nene and invited her to her kids birthday? Kandi no more likes Nene, than the man in the moon….just another ploy to get back at Phaedra. Kandi is a hypocritical hateful witch and her nasty mama made over!

    • Elle

      Absolutely, I couldn’t agree more!

    • WeCouldBeHeroes

      Karma’s a bitch for Phae tho – she’s also highlighting Phae’s hypocrisy

    • BetteDavisEyez1

      Don’t forget how she was so pissed off at Nene for telling the truth about her momma going gutter. And what about all of them saying that Nene has checked out & should just leave the show.
      Now, Kandi is cool with Nene & Kenya fans are no longer referring to her as Moose. You just can’t make this shyt up. Kenya IS rich but they shredded Nene for how many years for claiming that?!?

      • melanctha

        Do you mean Kandi is rich?

  • Evil Queen

    Nono is too full of herself. Donald Trump can buy, sell your broke ass 24-7! Don’t flatter yourself! Dumb moose!

  • Haz

    Nene knows if Trump offered her ten million dollars her behind would be there. I also think due to her ego if he offered her anything in his administration she would be there. Nene is funny I like her but she needs to get over herself. She thinks she’s bigger than what she really is. In terms of acting her most notable roles have been on two Ryan Murphy shows both she played a version of herself one cancelled after a season, and the other went out with a whimper and a sad shell of what it once was, RHOA is her claim to fame, own it, but keep in mind you can always be replaced. Honestly Andy also feeds her ego by inviting her on his show as the only guest asking her to give her opinion on Atlanta. Someone bring her down to reality.

  • Sunflower

    Nene and Kandi have banded together or at least are maybe trying to repair their relationship because of one common factor – Phaedra.
    Nene mentioned last night how Kandi had Phaedra’s back… keeping her secrets for a long time.
    Enough said…

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    I officially declare that the “fun” NeNe has officially been dead and buried, because at this point there’s nothing even remotely likable about her anymore. I guarantee she WILL come crawling back to RHOA … tick tock tick tock.

    • WeCouldBeHeroes

      She needs that check

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        Not according to NayNayCan’tPay (her taxes) …. *bloop!

  • Cookie Lyons

    She know damn well for the right amount she would show up at the white house with her apron on. WTF was she wearing? She got no business working as fashion police wearing that.

  • Elle

    Not surprised one bit that chicken shit Pandy DID NOT ask Nay-Nay about her “Cocktails and Conversations with NeNe” gigs! Or her financial woes with taxes owed to the IRS and the state of GA & CA. What she did over in Haiti in November was seriously discusting! She was there trying to milk those poor hardworking people out of their money to join a Ponzi/pyramid scheme. The products consisted of weight loss teas, sexual enhancement pills and special vitamins. She had her whole family( Brice, Brent & Greg) involved in selling this crap as she spoke to the Haitians telling them “God wanted them all to be millionaires.” And “We are setting people free with this movement.” Now she is trying to hustle some get rich quick scheme in South Africa.

    • Haz

      Your joking about the Hati stuff right? I didn’t see articles about that. The people of Haiti had barley recovered from the 2010 earthquake, then Matthew hit in October. She should be ashamed of herself.

    • WeCouldBeHeroes

      Oh yeah, I forgot that.

    • WeCouldBeHeroes

      I had no idea about this pyramid scheme stuff. Andy goes soft on his guests. He’s a fanboy

  • WeCouldBeHeroes

    I wonder how her one woman shows are going. I don’t think anybody cares anymore. Hollywood certainly ain’t calling

  • WeCouldBeHeroes

    Nene always plays victim – she used Porsha and Phaedra, so expect shit to come back to you. Porsha and Phaedra were annoyed that she came to Jamaica for Cynthia (her former BFF) and didn’t tell them about it – it’s not that hard a concept