NeNe Leakes wasted no time stomping on former friend and fellow cast member Cynthia Bailey as soon as she signed a new contract to remain on Season 12 of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
As Leakes is prepared to appear with Andy Cohen, Bailey and other Bravo personalities to appear on the Bravo float for a pride parade, Leakes sat down with Lore’l of “The Morning Hustle” to throw more shade at Bailey for allegedly backstabbing her.
Leakes said she plans to remain cordial to Bailey, but she intimates she will never get over Bailey’s disloyalty.
“No, I do not plan to talk to her. I feel sorry for her. I can say ‘Hello.’ I can stand beside her.”
Leakes believes Bailey has allowed herself to be ensnared in the trap of doing desperate things to have a storyline and remain relevant on the show.
“I was a friend to her. No matter what the show portrayed. She knows that and I know that. I feel like she was a friend to me and I feel like I was a friend to her. I feel like she has definitely fallen victim — she needs to do whatever she needs to do to stay on the show. And I’m not that girl. I’m never going to do whatever I need to do to stay on the show.”
Leakes also believes that the behind-the-scenes whispering from producers got Bailey out of character.
“I’m this kinda girl. If you are my girl, if we down — we down. Now, the producers ain’t gonna be able to tell me nothing and they know they ain’t gonna be able to tell me nothing. They would be able to come to me and be like ‘You need to turn on Cynthia’ and I’d be like ‘You know that ain’t never going to happen.'”
In the end, Bailey was not strong enough to stand up to Bravo execs not to betray her friend, Leakes claims.
“They can tell her that though, because she’s weaker. She’s definitely weak. She’s doing whatever she needs to do. She looks really desperate. ‘