Wendy Williams slams NeNe Leakes, says filming ‘RHOA’ is ‘slumming’ it
Wendy Williams and NeNe Leakes are feuding. Again.
The longtime friends only recently let bygones be bygones after Williams, 50, accidentally implied on her daytime talk show that Leakes was likely leaving “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Now, it appears that the duo is in yet another spat after the Bravo star allegedly ambushed Williams into an Instagram Live session on Friday.
Leakes, 52, chatted with friends on Instagram Live after her scheduled chat with former “RHOA” co-star Kim Zolciak-Biermann had to be rescheduled due to technical issues. It was then that Leakes decided to give Williams an impromptu call. Though Williams has appeared on “RHOA” via a speakerphone conversation with Leakes before, Williams made it clear she never wanted to participate again.
“You know I don’t have face or time for FaceTime, period,” Williams noted of the incident on her Monday show. “If I don’t do it for my own parents…why would I be doing it for someone over there. I like NeNe, but she’s still an over-there person to me!”
“Honestly, here’s where the ambush comes in. She said, ‘Wendy, look’ — she was in hair and makeup and wardrobe with all her people — she said, ‘We filming and I want you to be on the speaker.’ I said, ‘NeNe, I did that for you one time.’ Remember my appearance? One time!”
Despite the fact that Williams has made headlines over the past couple of years for her own tumultuous personal life — including her now ex-husband’s infidelity, subsequent divorce and numerous stints at sober-living facilities — Williams insisted she didn’t want reality TV-style attention.
“I made it very clear, I am not a Housewife,” Williams said. “Sorry, my career is a bit…different…then being a Housewife. I don’t need that kind of attention.”
“The Wendy Williams Show” host continued, “Like, I know I make this look easy and I know I have my ratchet ways, but the fact is I worked 35 years of my life to sit here for 11 seasons. It’s a full motion picture behind the scenes.
“I’m not slumming for being some add on out the suitcase for some Housewife. And yeah, for me, that is slumming. For where I am.”
Williams said she and Leakes haven’t spoken since she hung up on her and explained that even if Leakes had followed “protocol” — asking permission before cold calling her on social media — she would’ve declined because she’s not a Housewife.
Reps for Leakes didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment, but she did appear to throw shade at Williams on Instagram.
“Public disrespect and private apologies don’t mix,” Leakes shared in a post.
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