NeNe Leakes Caught Ripping Off T-shirt Design “Girl Bye” From Local Designer?

Posted on Jan 25 2015 - 3:18pm by Avigail


Tisk, tisk…”Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, NeNe Leakes, has made indie t-shirt design brand, Tees in the Trap, very mad!

“Tees in the Trap,” is a local Atlanta designer and their brand highlights popular culture with trendy and edgy designs. NeNe took a liking to their trendy designs and purchased a black crewneck shirt at a pop up shop in Atlanta and snapped a picture in the shirt that captioned, “Girl, Bye.” She even posted a photo of herself wearing their shirt on Instagram. Interestedly enough, instead of tagging “Tees in the Trap,” for people to purchase the shirt, the RHOA star presumably stole the idea and launched her own “Girl, Bye” shirt line, essentially ripping off Tees in the Trap’s design. Below is a photo of NeNe wearing the “Tees in the Trap” shirt.


A rep from Tees in the Trap says,

“While we can’t stop her from selling a Girl Bye tee, we did legally stop her from selling a design that looked exactly like ours. She has now changed the font completely and is selling her own version of the shirt, which was completely fine with us until she had her lawyers send us a cease and desist letter saying that we had no right to have her shirt taken down and since she’s more popular and made the saying “Girl Bye” famous that she has the exclusive right to use it on shirts and we don’t, so we need to take ours down. NO ACTUAL legal defense other than, she’s more famous.”

NeNe’s “Girl Bye” shirt is pictured below. Coincidence? I highly doubt it.

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NeNe not only presumably stole their shirt design, reportedly she’s taken steps to trademark the phrase, ‘Girl,Bye.” Some may argue, the term ‘Girl, Bye,’ is NeNe’s moniker, made popular by her use of it on the RHOA. However, NeNe did not make the move to create the shirt line first therefore Tees in the Trap wins this round! Stay tuned for more to come.


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  • Norrth

    I guess she’ll try for “Bye Felicia” next?

    • Brattus Rattus

      She’ll have to rip it out of Ice Cube cold dead hand first. Damn. Now I wanna watch Friday.

      • RonnieIsBack

        I know that’s right!

  • Tola

    …”Because she’s more famous” Nene is such an egomaniac.

  • She Stinks!

    Will someone just punch her in the face already?

  • Anne Green

    Ya just can’t take the “hood” out of Linnethia…..

  • Muse.ical

    Man, this ghetto ratchet fat-ass is disgusting. I swear she looks like an overweight Michael Jackson with Horse Teeth, wearing a bathroom rug as hair. Nothing about this “it” is decent, NOTHING. No wonder why her loser son does drugs, has 3 illegitimate kids, and is in/out of jail for stealing & drugs. He had one hell-of-a-teacher.

    • RonnieIsBack

      LOL do not put that on Michael. Although he made some changes he was always handsome and became downright pretty, before he became scary LOL.

      • CoolBreeze15


    • CoolBreeze15

      Don’t insult Michael like that lol! Other than that I agree with everything you said. She is truly an embarrassment to women worldwide.

  • “I’m a very rich thief, bitch!”

  • Babson_Chick

    Can’t wait to hear what her next gig is – showing food samples at Sam’s Club, the latest in stripper heels, or…..

  • fred

    meme doesn’t have the brains to think of something herself .she HAS to rip it off

  • Trippinhhard

    Take a picture with that other wighat, with the ugly lipstick—hunni that will be one ugly shirt..
    Shame on a rich bitch stealing—-isn’t that what rich ppl do, steal from the poor, you dummy, they caught you..,Bye Bitch with the ugly wiglet…

  • TGIP>>Now That’s Mister Darcy

    Nene whats-er-face is a JERK!

  • Brattus Rattus

    I don’t understand why people have to steal. There are wayyyy too many good ideas out there to steal from honest people making an honest living. NeNe is a fraud. Straight fraud.

    • Babson_Chick

      Bye Gurl!!!

  • Babson_Chick

    Anyone catch Da Moose on GMA this morning?? She was on with Joe Zee commenting on the SAG Award fashions. “not much jewels” she said and they had to correct Moose when she couldn’t pronounce “Julianna” as in Margulies. Does someone think that she has legions of fans out there??

    • Brattus Rattus

      I just think she’s a hoodrat that gives boushetto a bad name. The cast from the Jersey Shore has more class.

      • Babson_Chick

        and that’s just sad

  • Bad Barbie

    She is as bad as Beyonce with her stupidity thinking they own the world and words in the dictionary. Lawsuit happy all the time.

    Horses all over should sue Nene, she’s got their hair and so does Beyonce. LOL

  • CoolBreeze15

    I’m telling you this chick ain’t nothing but a fraud and a big front! There will be more tea exposed on her throughout the year. The reason Bravo hasn’t let Nene go yet is b/c of ratings and they also know if she was fired tomorrow she’d be right back in country ATL jumping on a stripper pole because it doesn’t look like Greg has anything.

  • Gabby

    She is a JOKE! Nothing about this “woman” is authentic. If Kenya did something like this, Nene would jump at the chance to be all over it.