We are only one episode into Watch What Happens Live in 2018 and this year really started out with a bang. Andy Cohen had NeNe Leakes and Tyra Banks in the clubhouse. NeNe did not hold back on the shade, tea, accusations, and everything in between.
Yes, it was great to have Tyra in the house, but NeNe was the real star of the show. I’m sure Porsha Williams, Kim Zolciak, and Sheree Whitfield did not enjoy the episode. Even if they didn’t watch it, NeNe had some noteworthy quotes about all of them that I’m sure they’ll have to address at some point.
Andy pointed out the obvious about NeNe and Porsha’s sit down: “It really didn’t seem like you guys got anywhere.” NeNe confirmed, “No, we didn’t.” Nope. Not at all.
Andy wondered, “Were you receptive to getting anywhere?” The OG insisted, “I really was. It really went there with an open heart. My wig was open. I was very open. I was ready to receive. I didn’t receive nothing.”
That’s definitely not how it came across. However, in NeNe’s defense she actually has very valid feelings about Porsha, she just conveyed them in a pretty immature manner during the Marlo Hampton-instigated talk.
Speaking of Marlo, a viewer wanted to know, “What exactly does Marlo do for a living? Can you be specific?” No, NeNe could not be specific, but she did say, “You’ve got to ask Marlo what she does for a living, but she’s in the fashion game. She will talk to you about it when you ask her. She’s not doing what people think she’s doing though. People always say that crap.” What does that even mean?
Tyra added, “I’ve edited her, so I know what she can do that y’all have not seen. You guys are going to very much enjoy her.” That sounds very promising, especially since this season has been pretty boring minus the Kim Zolciak appearance.
A viewer asked NeNe, “Why are you so judgmental of Porsha when it came to Kandi [Burruss] and that situation with Phaedra [Parks]?” NeNe said, “I don’t feel like I was judgmental at all. I felt like what Porsha did was simply wrong. We are a group. We are all friends. I keep it real. I tell it like it is. What Porsha did to Kandi was flat out wrong. That’s not being judgmental. That’s being ‘she was wrong.’ You’ve just got to tell it like it is and she was wrong. Nobody lies on somebody like that.”
How is anyone questioning NeNe on this? Porsha spread rumors that Kandi wanted to drug and rape her. That goes beyond a reality TV plot point. NeNe questioning Porsha’s character is very valid.
That wasn’t the most heated part of the episode though. When asked about Sheree bringing up her mug shot on Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe said, “I really don’t care about Sheree bringing up a mug shot.” She could have just left it at that, but she didn’t. She stumbled on her words saying, “Sheree is trying to… A mug shot does not equal.. Anybody can get a mug shot first of all, for a traffic ticket.” And then she really went in: “A mug shot does not equal ten years in prison for doing a Ponzi scheme. I ain’t spent a day in jail doing nothing, honey.” Obviously this is referring to Sheree’s imprisoned boo Tyrone Gilliams.
NeNe added, “You got ten years with the feds. That’s a whole other situation.” NeNe also said, “Sheree’s got to worry about her own mug shot. Her son’s got a mug shot and her man got a mug shot. She got hers expunged. She was stealing out the store. Remember?” Damn. Bringing up Sheree’s man boo and her son. NeNe really went there. Now I’m just waiting for Sheree’s mug shot to surface on social media.
NeNe also took a shot at Porsha, Kim, and their friendship: “You’re going to have to continue to watch to see where I’m at with Porsha and Kim, but as far as Kim and Porsha’s relationship, I don’t think it’s anything that will last. It’s not real.”
TELL US – DO PORSHA AND KIM HAVE A GENUINE FRIENDSHIP? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS RHOA SEASON SO FAR?
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