NeNe Leakes minced no words when she departed from the franchise that her witty responses and catchphrases built and now Kandi Burruss has been asked about something she said.
When she first left, the OG and now alum of The Real Housewives of Atlanta shared that she and Andy Cohen were not seeing eye to eye.
In the nasty split, Leakes alleged that Cohen was racist and initiated a petition calling for a boycott of him.
Leakes has sense softened her stance and has said she would be open to returning
She was on The Real last year, and when asked by comedian Loni Love if she’d return to the show that she helped put on the map, Leakes gave a surprising answer.
She said she’d need to have a sit-down with Cohen in order to seal the deal. “I think Andy and I were really close for a really, really long time and I love [his son, Ben] Benny Boo,” she said. “I helped pay for his baby shower and all those things. I think that Andy and I need to have a sit-down and talk, and then we’re off to the races.”
Burruss comments on Leakes' initial claim that Cohen was racist
“Realistically, I don’t agree… Everybody can have their own opinion. I did not agree,” Burruss shared with SiriusXM Urban View’s The Clay Cane Show while she did promo for her latest project, Kandi and the Gang.
“[She] would tell everybody she was the highest-paid on our show” Burruss continued. “You can’t brag about being paid the most out of anybody and then say that they’re not treating you right.”
She went on to say, “I know, a lot of the women, especially at that time – now we got a lot of new people, it’s not as many of us left on the show – but at that time, we still had like, four or five of us, who had been there for a while, making some real good money. It’s not like one person is doing well on the show, multiple women on this show are doing really well… It’s certain things that you may not like, certain things that you may want to try to do better, but, overall, to say that they were racist – I didn’t agree with that at all.”