Earlier this week, “Real Housewives of Atlanta & Celebrity Apprentice” star Nene Leakes phoned into the Russ Parr Morning Show for what was supposed to be a pleasant call-in-interview. However what ended up transpiring was anything but pleasant once Nene became defensive when Russ Parr’s co-hosts Alfredas and Shaquanna began to suggest that she was nothing more than an on air bully and was only on reality TV because producers knew she would drive up ratings due to her drama fueled antics.
Here’s the play by play of the rather confrontational interview below :
Alfredas: “You seem like you are a bully.”
Nene: “I don’t know what you been watching because nobody has said that I seem like I’m the bully on “Celebrity Apprentice.” 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.”
Alfredas: “You’re being a bully now, I’m just asking you a simple question.”
Nene: “And I’m just answering your simple question.”
Alfredas: “I think that you’re on [Celebrity Apprentice] because of the role that was portrayed in the Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Nene: “I’m on the show because I’m very popular.”
Shaquanna: “Exactly, and you’re very popular because you try to over-talk people and sass them, and people like that, you know. Yeah you do. You over-talk and you get loud with people, and I think you do that to the right ones because people have been backing down from you and I think that’s why they say that you’re a bully.”
Nene: “Okay, so what’s your question?”
Russ Parr managed to calm things down a bit and get things back on track until later on in the interview, when he decided to ask Nene about her on-air nemesis Star Jones which set her COMPLETELY off:
Nene: “I also want to say this: It’s really hilarious how people like to pick the bad things out and they have nothing good to say, as in your co-host that’s on the radio with you, because I came on the show to interview and you’re just strictly talking about a bully. You haven’t said that I was positive at all.”
Shaquanna: “You know what? It’s not us, it’s the editors and how they portray you.”
Nene: “You see you need to say that to your listeners and also if you haven’t seen Star be manipulative, evil and conniving. She was calling me uneducated. She likes to pull the “I’m more educated than anyone” card all of the time. Just because you went to school for 10 years doesn’t mean you are smarter than me because we are on the same show getting the same check.”
“I don’t like people who like to put out bad information. That’s not cool to the listeners. I have a very big heart, I’m a very good person and there’s nobody you can talk to that has ever been around me that would tell you anything other than that. That is who I am and what you see on TV is TV.”
Shaquanna: Do you feel like you’re being attacked and that’s why you’re bullying people?
Nene: “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.”
For someone who can dish it out with no problem- – – Nene sure as hell is pretty bad at receiving it. SMH.