Could you imagine if Pump Restaurant was actually called Leakes Restaurant instead? Apparently, that almost happened. NeNe Leakes claims that she was the person who originally wanted to run a restaurant at that property.
Not only that, but she also says that Lisa Vanderpump convinced her not to pursue the project. Did she trick NeNe out of buying it so she could do so herself?
NeNe discussed her beef with Lisa on the February 1 episode of Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM show. According to an article from Us Weekly, it all began when NeNe cleared up a comment she made on Watch What Happens Live earlier that week.
During the WWHL episode, NeNe said she would want to go “head to head” with Lisa Rinna out of all the Real Housewives from different cities. Interestingly enough, she told Jenny, “You know I actually said the wrong name. I meant Lisa Vanderpump. I did not mean to say Lisa Rinna.
NeNe began, “At the time, Gregg [Leakes] and I were living in [Los Angeles] and I was working on Glee and New Normal.”
Then she claimed, “We ride down that West Hollywood area where all the gay bars are — and I have a large gay fanbase — and I kept thinking, ‘It would be so cool if I had a bar right in here somewhere.’ And that space was empty and kind of raggedy-looking and torn down.”
That’s when NeNe turned to Lisa for advice. Instead, NeNe claimed, “She said, ‘Oh darling, darling, it’s a piece of crap and they’re charging so much for it, darling.'” I’m surprised that NeNe “I’m rich, bitch” Leake didn’t just buy the property solely to brag about her finances.
The RHOA OG shared, “She talked me off of it and then went and got it.” She even remarked, “That’s so f*cked up.” NeNe never talked to LVP about the (alleged) incident before this interview. Did she just decide to jump on the “Real Housewives hating Lisa Vanderpump” bandwagon?
NeNe said, “Now when she sees me, she has this little dog that doesn’t even crawl and she’s like, ‘Hi NeNe.'” I would love to see NeNe confront Lisa in person. Just imagine NeNe’s profanity-laced rant in contrast with Lisa’s dry, British humor.
NeNe concluded, “We’re gonna get Lisa Vanderpump. Lisa Rinna, I’m sorry I didn’t mean you, I meant Vander-lump.”