Paul Mooney is not impressed with NeNe Leakes‘ side gig as a standup comedienne. The legendary comedian, 76, took to Twitter.com to drag the 49-year-old reality TV star for not knowing who he was when she met him.
“Sometimes? grin n bear it. I met NeNe, she never heard of me, Paul Mooney/ Godfather of comedy? How is she a comedian?” he tweeted on Friday, Oct. 13.
Mooney attached a photo of NeNe hugging his neck, as if she was very familiar with him.
In response to a follower who suggested NeNe was joking, he tweeted: “No joke, her husband took her aside, whispered in her ear and then the fake began!”
Mooney’s Twitter followers and fellow comedians criticized the former stripper who is currently on tour pretending to be a standup comedian.
Comedian Bobby J tweeted: “She’s NOT a Comedian… She’s just using the Standup Comedians platform to talk her gossip on our stage!”
NeNe made headlines last week after she told a female heckler she hoped she was raped by an Uber driver.
Days later, Xscape dropped her as the opening act for their upcoming Reunion Tour.
Sometimes? grin n bear it. I met NeNe, she never heard of me, Paul Mooney/ Godfather of comedy? How is she a comedian? pic.twitter.com/FGaJepaOqf
— Paul Mooney (@PaulEalyMooney) October 14, 2017
how has she NOT heard of you? Analyzing White America ALONE is classic, let alone all your legendary work!
— Daria Morgendorffer (@Viva_La_Vee) October 14, 2017
— Carol Hoskins-Burks (@CrazyCarolHB) October 14, 2017
Maybe she was joking
— Master Fundi Fe (@FundiFe) October 15, 2017
No joke, her husband took her aside , whispered in her ear and then the fake began!
— Paul Mooney (@PaulEalyMooney) October 15, 2017
— BlackFilmsonNetflix (@blknetflix) October 14, 2017
At the age she is….no excuses. My teen sons learned you after reading the book "Black is the New White." She need several seats. pic.twitter.com/yaXA5h3wTQ
— Readers Learn (@readerslearn) October 15, 2017
What black person has never heard of your infamous Negrodameous skit. It's a classic and one of our favorites. Ok here's the reason :
— Imax (@ImaX_Carolj) October 15, 2017
Damn shame, does NeNe know Richard Pryor at least? Cause if she knows him she should damn well know The Great Paul Mooney. ??????????
— Chak_1 (@Chak_1_is_Live) October 14, 2017
She's calling herself a comedian now??
— Dionna Humphrey (@MadeMePretty) October 14, 2017
— Direct7 (@Direct7E) October 14, 2017
When I heard she was doing "stand-up" I was like…"But Nene not even funny…"
— akwesi & akosua. ? (@FirstBornSunday) October 14, 2017
She had heard of you her husband is old enough to be your dad .. What she sad about rape even the worst comedians never go THEIR! SHE DEAD FOREVER IN ENTERTAINMENT! Trust me!
— penny white (@kmcBU0tkfqKd3r2) October 15, 2017
She probably didn't have a TV. She used to work the pole.
— Mr. Yeah (@WontonSan) October 14, 2017
y'all missing the point, not only has she not heard of him, she's on stage acting like a comedian and not heard of him, that's the problem
— Dean (@thedeans_list) October 14, 2017
You can’t be a black comedian as old as that bitch is and not know the greatness of Paul Mooney. So disrespectful.
— Nigzo Amore (@VegasZay) October 14, 2017
And I’m the whitest white lady and I know you and would recognize you anywhere! She needs to learn her history/mostly of her “career.”
— Jewels ? (@jewels_love_sea) October 14, 2017
She didn't know who THE LEGENDARY Paul Mooney was? pic.twitter.com/NPScDjU3Ha
— Sean (@datson1992) October 14, 2017