I remember last season, or maybe it was the season before thinking that Nene Leakes had a great public relations team. She was getting lots of interview opportunities and was handling them well. Her team had gone to great lengths to coach her on what to say, and what not to say. She was dressing better. Her ego seemed to be in check. I was impressed.
All that seemed to change when her brief Hollywood stint came to a close. Did Ryan Murphy hire all of those people to keep her in line? Because lately she seems to be in total meltdown mode. She is on such a self-destructive rampage lately, I am not sure she can come back from this one. Sure, every year as contract time with Bravo approaches she starts screaming about there not being a show without her. But this year, it’s liable to be the death of her reality career. And there doesn’t seem to be a PR team in sight to get her in line. We all know Gregg is afraid to open his mouth.
Nene has posted her blog about this episode on her personal blog as well as on the Bravo site. Let’s take a gander at it.
WOW! What a show! I don’t have a lot I want to say, but I’ll start by saying I apologize for my behavior at the charity event. I definitely don’t want to teach young women that this is the proper way to respond when someone is trying to trick you into a situation and push your buttons. I would much rather teach young women to be aware of the wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Oh for the love of God. She doesn’t even have a clue what she is supposed to be apologizing for! She tries to apologize for something but then immediately blames Kenya.
Kenya used the charity’s name for her own selfish reasons. I’m the kind of girl that likes to spill the facts. Everything else is just gossip and B.S. Here are the facts. I never received a call, a text, or an email from Kenya. What I did learn the night before the charity event is that Kenya had used a PR Firm to send e-vites to everyone, which is why I didn’t see it. Fact! You heard me right, a third party! She wanted you to believe she sent me an email and she did not. FACT! If she really had pure, good intentions, she could have picked up the phone, called me, and said, “Hey let’s put our differences aside for a night of charity!”
I believe most of this is true. Clearly, Kenya was setting up the event to twist a knife in Nene. And she succeeded brilliantly. Why? Because Nene doesn’t have the class to navigate uncomfortable situations in a dignified way. Her only response to anything negative is to get loud, get rude, and blame someone else for her behavior. I also don’t believe for one moment that Nene was not told by production about Kenya’s event, when it was, what the proper attire was, and the general storyline of the event.
I’m a very rational person. I have been a major supporter to Saving Our Daughters and have raised thousands of dollars for them. Fact! All this charity B.S. is coming from a person that showed up at my charity event last year in a thong and butt pads! She even argued outside of Porsha’s charity event! She has no credibility when it comes to charity. I just hope Saving Our Daughters received the thousands of dollars she claimed to have raised.
I’m not sure that Nene knows what ‘rational’ means. Yep, Kenya showed her ass last year both figuratively and literally. But this year she is coming out smelling like a rose. We don’t need to go back to previous seasons to find many instances of Nene’s boorish behavior. #GlassHouses
I’m not surprised things have gone down the way they have between Kenya and me. She had beef with Cynthia over the whole coochie crack thing, then moved on to Porsha, then to Phaedra over a booty video, then to Apollo, and now me! I see straight through her! She’s not original. What’s she’s doing has already been done. I have always stood alone in a war! I might bend, but I won’t break, and if I stumble, I won’t fall! I see what she’s doing and so do you.
She had beef with all those people but none of them came out of the situation looking more foolish than she did. You however have completely lost your mind when someone gives you the tiniest taste of your own medicine. You are way past the breaking point and have fallen on your face. That’s what we see. And you are very close to destroying the only decent paying job you will ever have. A vintage phrase from the eighties comes to mind, “You better check yourself, before you wreck yourself!”
P.S. Here’s something else I saw: (1) Did you see the opportunist that keeps coming around? (2) Did you see my friend just sit there and indirectly support this B.S.? I have worked with a lot of women over the years, and the one thing that it has taught me is that life is like an elevator — on your way up, you have to let people off!
I suppose she is referring to Lexie. I assume she was informed like everyone else that it was a charity event to support one of Nene’s favorite charities. At what point was she supposed to intervene? You embarrassed yourself unnecessarily. Had you been gracious with your speech, you would not have looked like a fool and embarrassed yourself. Sure, Kenya set the trap, but you walked into it and clamped the jaws on yourself. How was Lexie supposed to predict that?
And that is not the cliché that most applies to your situation. The saying goes that those you step all over on the way up, will be greeting you on the way down. You constantly profess that you are above everyone around you. Don’t expect anyone to be there to catch you when you fall.