Shameful: NeNe Leakes Turns Her Back On The Kids — REFUSES to Donate 20k to Detroit Schools

Posted on Nov 10 2014 - 5:04pm by BeachSpin


The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” premiered last night, and Bravo decided that a double dose of NeNe was just what the viewer needed to start the season off right. NeNe Leakes appeared on “Watch What Happens Live,” and dished on how she relates to the Bravo felons, their often shady counterparts, as well as the sad state of her friendship with the clearly happier, Cynthia Bailey. It was a bit of a dirty trick by Bravo to allow us viewers to think that our eyes and minds were heading into the crucially needed week-long recovery from witnessing NeNe scantily dressed and drag queening it up, only to sock it to us with her current new a la Gretchen Rossi look.  Evidently, NeNe will not be muzzled, and had lots to say to the adoring Andy Cohen.


When asked about how she felt about the apparent desertion of Phaedra Parks from her prison bound hubby, Apollo, NeNe shared that she had been in close contact with Phaedra, and that she felt badly about their plight.

“I had mixed feelings about it,” NeNe said. “I started to try and put myself in that place. I am married, I would want to support my husband in the good, but I can understand how it might have been difficult. I feel like she should have then I feel like, ‘You’re right, you don’t have to go and support him.’ So I don’t know. I just know if it was Gregg… I would be there.” “All I can do is pray for them,” NeNe continued later on in the episode. “Because I know what it’s like to to publicly divorce and publicly going through something. It’s tough… people judge you, so I understand when she says, ‘What about my good name and what about people judging me?’ Because sometimes people only see one side. They don’t get to see the other side of it. I feel bad for her, but I must say, I like Apollo so I feel bad for him to”

She also commented that she offers Phaedra only her very best advice.. Yikes! Leakes also revealed that she has spoken frequently to Bravo sister, Teresa Giudice, since the trauma of facing her new impending normal in the Big House.

“We’ve talked a lot,” NeNe says. “She called me for some help with some other things and I helped her out. We’ve talked, and I feel bad for her as well. I feel like when Teresa calls me she knows she’s going to get real, true advice.”

It appears that NeNe is the go-to drag queen for the wisest and most heartfelt counsel.

“She’s just asking me for help and what I think about certain things. I don’t really want to put her business out there, but I want to be able to say this… Teresa from the day she got sentenced I did not call her and I did not text her. I said to her when I spoke to her, ‘I know so many people are texting you and calling you and I don’t want to be that person.’ I want to talk to you because I will talk to you very real and we did. We had a very real conversation and she’s called me several times and I’ve done everything I can do for her and I hope she comes to see the show with the girls and I love to hang out and have a drink before she goes. I would even visit her… I really would.”

The most shocking revelation of the interview came when NeNe admitted  that she chose to wheedle out of an agreement she had made to cast mate Kenya Moore, breaking a promise to match a donation Kenya had committed to the charity of her choice. Kenya chose the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, and followed through by donating $20k to the charity. Leakes promised to match the $20k, but admittedly reneged on the deal, cryptically citing that the statute of limitations had run out on her promise.  The disgusted president of the foundation assured the press that there had been no communication with Leakes, and the foundation would be more than happy to accept any donation from the self proclaimed rich bitch.       

She and Andy then agreed that they would both love to visit Teresa in the slammer…fingers crossed that Bravo captures that behind the gates love fest! Leakes went on to share how she felt about Cynthia’s gleefully expressed freedom from the pair’s turned stressful friendship.

“That’s the first time I saw that,” NeNe admits. “I just think it’s a sad little Cynthia trying to act like I knocked her over or something as if she didn’t knock me over with a bunch of lies. Look, let her have her moment. I don’t have the time… I’m on Broadway. For somebody to sit and act like now her marriage is better because she is not friends with me… really Cynthia? Girl cmon.”

Leakes went on to bring up the (good for her) Broadway gig up for the tenth time, and when asked about possible cast jealousy, implied that her perceived superiority is probably true due to her obviously  fierce success.She also drearily reiterated for the millionth time that she is SO over the show drama, but will undoubtedly always come back, as long as the wigs hold out, and there’s breath in her body. Phew…what a relief!


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  • Bonita Gee

    Nene need to STFU about Cynthia…… Cynthia said what she wanted about Nene in front of the cameras because she’s a GROWN WOMAN… and Nene was a bossy, suffocating friend who acted as if Cynthia owed her some type of undying loyalty… Lady please GTFO here with that $hit..
    And I bet Cynthia’s life and relationship with her other friends are BETTER since she distanced her self from MOOSE………..

    • luvsbnagrammy

      NeNe needs to remember where she came, she thinks because she got a few breaks that she is all that and better then her castmates, please, she is only a “Legend In Her Own Mind, but she better remember what happened to Humpty Dumpty, he fell right off that wall, nobody could put him back together again, she needs to be more humble!!

  • Yolie

    Nene please shut your trap. You used to be a stripper so stop acting as if you don’t know what an orgy is. She is the most fake chick on reality TV. I used to like her but as time went on her true colors started to surface and they were not pretty.

  • She Stinks!

    I liked her in the beginning, but now she’s just too full of herself. She’s no longer interesting.

    • Yolie

      I agree. I use to like her also but now she’s just an arrogant loud moose.

  • italiano bambino

    Nene needs some toilet paper for that mouth! ! There’s NOTHING real with moosezila

  • Bryan

    “I’m Better then Y’all and I am still rich”

    • Nene robs kids

      And always a ghetto bitch

    • Gabby


    • Gump’s Mom

      Great picture!!! LOL

  • itsjustme

    Nene is such ghetto trailer trash. She is the reason I refuse to watch Atlanta. She is one of those who see to think the louder you get at a disagreement you obviously win. She is just a ratcheted ho’ that I just can’t give my time too.
    One thing that makes me find her an ugly, disgusting, waste of human flesh is the fact she refuses to honor the bet she made with Kenya. It was reported that she will NOT pay the 20,000 to the Detroit school that she promised she would. Can’t stand the woman!!!!

  • Nene robs kids

    Nene is a ghetto stripper and a greedy pig. She will never change. I wonder if there is a statute of limitations on her kids like the kids in Detroit?

  • Get out

    I stopped watching the day she got all Ghetto Fabulous on Kim when they were on the bus tour. I wonder if her back hurts from kissing her own ass all the time.

  • classycns


    This woman has extreme delusions of grandeur and considers herself “The Beyoncé of Reality Shows!”

    Allegedly, she cheats on her husband with male escorts.

    And it’s rumored that she’s a functional cocaine addict.

    Her priorities are crazy; she has been known to spend $5,000 on purses instead of groceries.

    Designers cringe when they see her photographed with their product, in their minds, she disvalue’s their brand.

    Outside of her reality circle, other industries, including the fashion industry, have no respect for her and she’s been blatantly disrespected by designers and models.

    They consider her classless, loud, unattractive and crass.

    But you can’t tell her that.

    She considers herself the ultimate diva and she expects people to bow down.

    It’s also been alleged that she’s pocketed appearance fees without showing up but she will tell you point blank: ‘I’m a savvy businesswoman on the move.’

    She’s not respected in the higher echelons of Black Hollywood or White Hollywood.

    According to sources, off camera, she doesn’t like being referred to as Black; she claims she’s mixed with Native American and other things.

    Who is she?

    I believe this to be about Nene Leakes

    • Awesome! Love it.

    • Babson_Chick

      yep – she’s mixed all right – her priorities for one

  • Gabby

    Nene never had any intention on doing right by these innocent children! She is about Nene, has always been about Nene and will ALWAYS be about who? NENE! She needs to be taken down a peg or two and realize even a “rich bitch” (emphasis on the bitch) like herself cannot escape KARMA.

  • classycns

    Narcissists don’t care about kids.

  • itsjustme

    This just shows how ghetto trailer trash this woman truly is. SHE and she alone is the reason I will not and have not since season one watch RHOA.
    She is the type of person who thinks if she gets louder she wins the argument. In my mind it just makes her look like the low class stripper she is,.

    • itsjustme

      sorry for posting twice on this thread and saying just about the same thing in each post…lol

  • Josie

    Nene is a typical hoodrat clown with a little money who thinks that she’s above everybody now. She’s mean, vindictive and petty. Her self-worth is measured by money and material possessions .I don’t mind her having her little beef with Kenya for the sake of the show but why bring a charity into it? Her intent was never about charity, it was to embarrass Kenya because she did not expect her to come through on it;she’s pretending there was some time limit on it. Since when there was a statute of limitation on donation? Moose is a living, walking, tired caricature. People eventually stop eating up these stereotypes and caricatures. Her arrogance and lack of humility are going to be her downfall. Linnethia no matter how much money she earned, GHETTO will always be her label!

  • Gump’s Mom

    She owes a lot to Bravo for making her famous. She wouldn’t be on Broadway or anywhere else without her Real Housewives fame.

  • murlut

    God and everyone knows that I am not a NENE fan, but what was this, 2 years ago? Kenya just paid hers. Kenya must not get as much money from “IN TOUCH” “ENQUIRER” or “STAR” as everyone else. Maybe she had to wait for another season and Bravo to pay her to dish out the money. Kenya looked like an idiot last year. The public didn’t sympathize with her and took Porsha’s side including the other housewives. Kenya did that to make herself look better.

  • Orlando Chan

    I used to like Nene. Now I just find her hateful.

  • fred

    what a pig her and guidice