When the former Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star NeNe Leakes appeared on the daytime chatfest, The View, last month, she felt a chill in the air and according to her, the strongest breeze was coming from co-host Raven-Symoné’s direction. The often opinionated statuesque diva, who recently appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live show told Andy Cohen that all of The View’s female cohosts were “not kind” to her. Even though NeNe Ophelia Leakes is claiming, the chatty co-hosts guzzled hateration during her segment, Raven-Simone offered her an ‘apology’ via E! News but really doesn’t understand, how the celeb felt she was given the side-eye.
NeNe, who is certainly not known for finessing her words, spilled the tea-hee-hee on what went on during her guest segment on the popular ABC-TV show. The show’s producers asked NeNe to appear on the show to primarily promote her co-starring role on the Broadway hit, Chicago. The segment got off to a rocky start with Joy complaining how NeNe’s jewelry injured her shoulder, as she walked out to greet each of them. When the women discussed marriage, Joy threw NeNe for a loop when she asked why she divorced her husband Gregg in the first place, viewers could see discomfort written all across her over-made-up face. In true NeNe form however, she snapped back, informing especially Joy, how she had to teach Gregg a lesson. “What kind of lesson,” Joy sarcastically asked. NeNe’s retort, “A lot of them…to never cross me in the wrong way, how about that!”
The women also talked about NeNe’s recent huge manse purchase. They all chimed in, particularly co-host Whoopi Goldberg, and then Joy, on why the room shots lacked furniture. NeNe got on the defensive but her explanation for the lack of furniture made no sense to the panel, stating, she lived behind gates and they had to have security measures. Joy pooh-poohed NeNe’s lack of furniture explanation as making no sense because she was publicly showing the pictures of her home anyway.
NeNe and the panel went on to discuss what she was promoting and the hosts even pressured her to belt out a song. Even though the ladies appeared cordial enough, the cattiness was ever present according to NeNe, who also told Andy, she caught Raven-Symoné looking at her up and down. Even though NeNe felt Joy had her claws out during the whole segment, she appointed Raven-Symoné as mean girl number one. “It was more than Joy. Now, Joy was definitely throwing a lot of shade, but there was someone else on the panel that threw shade as well, as far as looking me up and down. Now, we were live, so as far as what the cameras shot or showed, I don’t know. It didn’t show everything. But I could tell you that there were a couple of people on that panel who were very shady. Now, they welcomed me to their home.” “You’re talking about Raven-Symoné Andy said. “Probably,” NeNe replied. And the former reality star told Andy that Raven-Symoné’s look was “real nasty-like.”
E! News asked Raven-Symoné how she felt about NeNe’s experience on the show, the youngest View member nonchalantly stated, “I feel sad for her. She came to my house party. I don’t understand what happened, but that’s her right if she felt that way. Just like our opinion, that’s her opinion. Sorry, girl. My bad.”
Seems like NeNe should have two axes to grind, one with Raven-Symoné and the other with funny lady Joy.
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