AceShowbiz - NeNe Leakes claims she's cool with Kandi Burruss, though it may not be the case for the latter. During her appearance on "Larry Reid Live" on Tuesday, October 25, the "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" alum reflected on her relationship with her former co-star.
"You and Kandi didn't get along or maybe I'm looking at it wrong. Maybe you do, it's just on the show you don't," the host said. To that, NeNe responded, "Honestly, I don't have an issue with Kandi. This is God honest true. I really feel she has an issue with me."
While NeNe said that she didn't want to go on what she thinks the real issue is, she elaborated, "I'm an original Housewife, I feel like that was an issue. I feel like I was noticed a lot. I'm not saying this, but people say it all the time. When we think of 'Real Housewives of Atlanta', we think of NeNe. And I think that didn't sit well with her."
When Larry noted that Kandi is competitive, NeNe agreed. Of the Xscape singer, NeNe said, "She is very competitive, and I'm not competitive like that. I don't see the purpose."
Upon catching wind of the interview, fans had mixed responses. Showing disagreement, one person wrote in a comment, "I mean at this point KANDI is an OG also… so I highly doubt that's the reason - doesn't matter if u been on a show from the first episode - Kandi is the longest running cast member on the show. So how about Nene worry about tryna get back on the show, cause a lot of people miss her!!"
Defending Kandi, another user said, "Kandi came in thinking she and Nene would be friends. Nene always looked down on Kandi calling her hood and talking crazy to her. I love them both but Nene always remembers ppls reactions to her but not what she does to cause that reaction."
"Nene always low key hated the fact that Kandi never bowed down to her like everybody else. Kandi stood up to her and didn't back down. That's what that was. And when does Kandi speak on her these days," someone else opined. Echoing the sentiment, one other added, "Nene always talking about Kandi jealous or Kandi has an issue w Nene but when has Kandi ever started with Nene?"
Back in June, Kandi addressed her feud with NeNe in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. "We don't talk. We don't have a good relationship in that sense," Kandi said at the time. "I don't know what the future would hold, but as of now, we don't have a good relationship, so we don't communicate."
"You can never say never, I would suppose, but as of now, we just aren't on the same page," she continued.