NeNe Leakes is again going after Cynthia Bailey. In her latest Bravo blog post, NeNe slammed Cynthia for bringing up, during a group dinner, the rumor that Phaedra Parks was cheating on Apollo Nida with an African man nicknamed “Mr. Chocolate.” NeNe believes that Cynthia’s action shows her true colors.
“When the info was brought up about the Phaedra cheating rumor from Miss I Don’t Have a Story Line, the first thought that came to mind was something my aunt told me last year after the reunion show. She said, ‘NeNe, you might be hurting now and she may have fooled some people for the moment, but the truth will surface. You sit back, be quiet, and her true colors will show up. People will see her for who she is!’ “
NeNe also told The Real Housewives of Atlanta viewers to make it known that they don’t like how Cynthia, Kenya Moore, Claudia Jordan, and Demetria McKinney behave. NeNe dubbed them “Team Petty,” a riff of the group nickname that they have given themselves, “Team Pretty.”
“You guys saw with your own eyes what Team Petty does week after week, so speak on it! Blow their a** up!”
Cynthia Bailey has yet to blog about or reveal her thoughts on the latest The Real Housewives of Atlanta episode via social media, but someone very close to her has spoken up to defend her. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, as the episode aired, Cynthia’s husband, Peter Thomas, lashed out via social media at NeNe Leakes for criticizing Cynthia. In one Instagram post, Peter directly addressed NeNe’s comment that Cynthia should mind her own business and continue holding pageants at Walmart.
“Cynthia Bailey didn’t chose bravo TV network, it chose her, before that, she was one of the top African-American model in the United States for 25 years, and still going strong, now given opportunities to young girls across the country, yes also at Walmart, The country top retail store. By the way this is us having fun at my new sports bar in Charlotte… [sic]”
In her blog, NeNe also responded to some viewers’ skepticism over her new friendship with Phaedra. NeNe pointed out that she’s hardly suddenly best friends with Phaedra and simply reached out to a woman who clearly needed support. She also issued a thinly-veiled dig at Kandi Burruss, long considered to be Phaedra’s closest friends on the cast for years. During the dinner confrontation, Kandi didn’t say or do anything to defend Phaedra.
“Let’s be clear about a few things: Phaedra and I are not close! We’re not BFFs! One of the great things about NeNe Leakes is that I have a heart. Phaedra is a woman, and woman to woman I felt her pain… I could clearly see Phaedra was going through something and she was in pain… so I had to reach out. I wanted to give her advice on how to get through during tough times like these… It’s always during times like these when you get to see the true colors of those that call themselves your friend!”
Will Kandi Burruss’ friendship with Phaedra Parks survive Season 7 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta? The preview for the next episode shows NeNe Leakes and Porsha Williams questioning Kandi Burruss’ loyalty and Phaedra pondering it herself.
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