nene leakes the view awkward
Haters gonna hate, hate, hate…
The 47-year-old dropped by the talk show to promote her second stint on Broadway—playing Matron “Mama” Morton in Chicago—but shit soon got super awkward after she started verbally sparring with Joy Behar—you can watch video right here on Popdust.
It all started off pleasantly enough, with the ever-fabulous Leakes making a suitably fabulous entrance on stage, and hugging each of the five hosts individually.
Things soon get a little awkward however, as Behar gives Leakes shit about how her heavy jewelry injured her shoulder while they were hugging.
But, a major chill started to suddenly blow through the New York studio during a discussion about why NeNe chose not to appear in season 8 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta—and, if she would consider returning for season 9.
Leakes admits that she found season 7 “really hard” and that there were times when she felt “really ganged up on.”
“I can handle myself, you know that,” NeNe explains. “But it’s not cool for everyone to come at you at once, it’s not cool, it’s not fair, for everyone to come at you at once, and everyone try to make you appear to be something that you’re not.”
“You’re making a cameo later in the season, are you not?” NeNe is asked. “Is this strategy, that you may be coming back?”
“Is there a contract involved here perhaps?” Behar interjects.
Cue major eye roll, with added dramatic hair flick for good measure.
“You know Joy loves to dig honey,” NeNe retaliates. “I’m only saying, maybe, maybe not..Housewives has been very good to me. The platform has been amazing.
“It’s opened up many doors and opportunities for me, as you can see. And lots of girls would like to imitate the NeNe Leakes brand.”
“She’s very modest isn’t she? Very modest,” Behar digs. “No wonder you’re friends with Donald Trump!”
“You know, I don’t have anything against Donald,” NeNe responds, attempting to laugh it off. “I like Donald, I think he’s very true to who he is… I didn’t say I was voting for him honey, I said I liked him.”
Cue another hair flick and very dramatic head turn away from Behar.
But, the awkwardness—and tension—ramps up yet further, after Behar gives Leakes shit about not having any furniture in her new house.
Leakes explains it off as being “a security measure” but Behar just keeps on digging, digging, digging.
In typical NeNe fashion, the reality star-turned-actress wasn’t going to let sleeping dogs lie—and, after finishing the interview, she took to social media (of course) to air her grievances, tweeting:
Just sat with a bunch of mean girls turning up their noses, looking u up & down as if u don't belong. The HATE was so real & SAD.
In very UN-typical NeNe fashion though, she quickly deleted the angry tweet, presumably to prevent any further drama occurring.
Who says a leopard can’t change its spots?
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