NeNe Leakes calls out Wendy Williams, Andy Cohen: ‘They both need my help’
While viewing his show, Leakes tweeted comments about and references to both while not mentioning either.
Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes, lashed out at Andy Cohen and Wendy Williams as the pair discussed her departure from the iconic reality show.
During a segment Sunday on Cohen’s show, Watch What Happens Live, that she was apparently watching, Leakes tweeted comments about and references to the pair while not mentioning either by name.
“Both are f their ratings are LOW! Bye QUEENS,” she tweeted in the first of a flurry of Twitter notes.
Leakes added: “She on cocaine so they should stop using her to talk! They both need my help with their poor ratings.”
In an apparent reference to Cohen, Leakes wrote, “Keep trying me sir and imma let the world know who you really are.”
That tweet was followed by “I will ALWAYS eat and eat good! Believe that. I have ALWAYS believed in multiple streams of income so the Leakes are good you ole cocaine head and you ole racist. No one knew you until YOU knew me. Remember I’m ICON. Don’t forget.”
Leakes deleted her Instagram page in August, fueling rumors that she had been fired from the Bravo favorite. Earlier this year, Leakes left the virtual RHOA reunion show early. It has also been rumored that she had a physical altercation with a cameraman.
“I don’t know what Nene is going to be doing for money,” Williams said on Watch What Happens Live. “I’m not trying to count coins, but the Housewives is that one thing that all the girls use to promote their other stuff.”
“Yeah, it’s a great driver for promotion,” Cohen said in agreement with Williams, but he pointed out that Leakes “probably has a lot of opportunities and hopefully will come back.”
Even before her tweetstorm, Leakes had alleged that there was a double standard at Bravo between the way Black and White reality-show cast members are treated. She reiterated those accusations on Sunday night.
“They ALWAYS manipulating black women to say negative things about each other while they sit and enjoy us tearing each other down! Remember #BLM Remember #breonnataylor REMEMBER the most racist networks,” Leakes wrote.
Fans immediately balked at Leakes leveraging Taylor’s name to further her gripes with Bravo.
“Don’t compare your dispute about a reality show to #BreonnaTaylor or the #BlacklivesMatter Movement,” one wrote.
After also retweeting a number of tweets supporting her, Leakes signed off, saying, “So much you guys just don’t know! I’m going to bed now! The systemic racism is greater than you will ever know.”
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