While discussing Celebrity Apprentice, her new stage play and the upcoming new season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe Leake’s conversation with some members of The Russ Parr Morning Show got more-than-a-little tense.
When told that she “seemed like a bully” on the Donald Trump-produced Celebrity Apprentice, Leakes hit back with, “I know I’m not a bully and everybody has their opinions and that’s fine with me. You’re not on the show; I am. So you don’t know what goes on.”
She also rejected the insinuation that she was tapped for Celebrity Apprentice because of her behavior on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, saying, “I’m on the show because I’m very popular.”
She went on to add that Star Jones has been “manipulative” on the show and called her uneducated.
After being asked if she felt “attacked” in interviews, Leakes said: “Let me get you to understand I don’t bully anybody. I stand up for what I believe in and I’m very honest and I always tell the truth. I’m not a liar, I’m not manipulative and I don’t stab you in your back because I will stab you in your chest.”
Let's make sure NeNe stays clear of sharp objects.
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