The Dancing With the Stars Season 18 premiere is still a few weeks away, but Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has already established herself as the most outspoken contestant of the lot, which should come as a surprise to just about no one. She's confident, she's sassy, and she's already laying down the gauntlet.

NeNe is up against some tough competition this season, including former NHL star Sean Avery and Olympic ice dancing champs Meryl Davis and Charlie White. But NeNe's not worried about her athletic competitors. Why? Because her competition doesn't have any "soul"!

"I am not even worried about them,"  NeNe told On the Red Carpet when asked about the impressive array of athletes she's going to face off again. "I had not even thought about them. Actually, I didn't even know who they were. The hockey guy, and the two Olympic skaters. I'm sure they have great endurance, and I'm sure they will do well. But they do not have soul, I can tell. They didn't have any soul, and they all look very stiff."

In fact, as NeNe explains in this Instagram post from The Insider, she and partner Tony Dovolani "are going to be bringing a lot of fun, excitement, and sooooul to the ballroom" and that's why people should vote for them.

But before you think NeNe is going too far with her comment, don't worry — she's sure her fellow competitors are going to love her. "It's going to be good competitive fun," she told OTRC. "That's all. I know they're going to do well, though. They're going to do well."

Check out the full interview below!

Source: On the Red Carpet, The Insider

Catch the Dancing With the Stars Season 18 premiere on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and genre TV expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!