Just when you think you’ve got NeNe Leakes pegged, she goes and does something to totally switch up the game. The OG Real Housewives of Atlanta star has been feuding with co-star Kenya Moore all sixth season — both on-screen and on social media — but that doesn’t mean she wants to see her ejected from the show. Actually, it’s the exact opposite!
During a post RHoA finale one-on-one with Andy Cohen, NeNe threw out a number of wild reveals — She and Cynthia Bailey are no longer friends! Kenya “violated” Porsha Williams at the reunion! — but when Andy asked her who she thought should stay and who should go next season, she was less forthcoming. (Note: The WWHL host and Bravo exec made a point to clarify that NeNe does not have any say in the hiring and firing of people.)
At first she played coy: “I will be in trouble for saying the next person… so I’ll tell you off-camera.” But Andy was not going to take that as her final answer, and probed the RHoA star with, “I think it’s obvious that it’s probably Keyonce.” That’s where it gets interesting...
“No!” NeNe denied adamantly. “Honestly, you can ask anybody that knows me, I personally do not like Kenya but I am all for the good of the show. I have been here since day one, and I think she is good for the show. She is drama. She doesn’t take her medication before shooting. I think she is great for the show.”
We didn’t see that one coming! Sure, it’s a totally shady, backhanded compliment, but still. And NeNe wasn’t done yet: “If I was the creator of the show I would have a ding-dong like Kenya on the show. I think she’s great. I think she brings great drama. I think she’s delusional. I think her medication is much needed.”
All that medication talk aside, we have to agree that Kenya has certainly done a killer job of inserting herself into almost all dramatic situations this season. If that’s what the producers are looking for (and we’re guessing that’s true), then the twirling diva isn’t going anywhere.
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