Everyone's favorite reality show diva NeNe Leakes returns tonight in the second season premiere of Bravo's hit show The Real Housewives of Atlanta. ATL Housewives became America's guilty pleasure last year as we watched the outspoken NeNe go head to head with her co-stars Kim Zolciak and Sheree' Whitfield. Who could forget the infamous reunion show where Kim lied about having cancer and NeNe commenced to breaking out a can of whip *ss on her? Say what you will about Leakes but she makes for an entertaining evening of TV.
Leakes recently sat down with loldarian.com favorite and David Atlanta Magazine Editor Ryan Lee to discuss a new addition to the cast, Kandi formerly of 90's R&B group Xscape, what fans can expect during the new season, being embraced by ''the kids'', and why she doesn't like closeted gays.
From David Atlanta:
What’s the status of your friendship with Kim?
Well, Kim and I, we do have a glass of wine, but you’ll have to watch and see what happens.
And what about this beef between you and the new Housewife, Kandi?
I don’t know Kandi — I didn’t know her before ‘The Housewives of Atlanta’ and I still do not know Kandi. I filmed with her once when we were all in a group or something. I never got the opportunity to really know her, and I think Kandi pre-judged me.
She just judged me based on what she’s seen on TV, and the fact that she has a lot of conversations and hangs out with Kim a lot. I find that women who are very weak, they tend to judge ahead of time instead of getting to know you and finding out who you are for yourself, because the relationship I have with you may be very different than the relationship I have with Sheree.
You’ve been spending a lot of time with the gay boys in Atlanta and WassupNATL, what has that been like for you?
The kids, they absolutely love me. They always call me up to host their events and I absolutely love it. I didn’t know the gay community was going to receive me like that — I actually think I was a gay man in my past life. I don’t know what it is, I just have more fun with them than I do with girls.
Let’s be clear, I do not like the ones that are not out of the closet. I don’t know the situation, and I don’t know what it’s like to be a gay guy, but when they’re not out of the closet, it bothers me. So they can’t hang out with me, honey, unless they’re out of the closet because I speak out too much, I been done told on them!
I really like people who are real, and people who are just being themselves — that’s the kind of girl I like, that’s the kind of guy I like. Don’t be superficial, don’t put up any fronts, let’s just be real and tell it like it is — I love it!
The Real Housewives of Atlanta premieres tonight at 10PM EST on Bravo.