By Sandra Rose  | 

Paul Mooney NeNe Leakes

Paul Mooney is not impressed with NeNe Leakes' side gig as a standup comedienne. The legendary comedian, 76, took to 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.

  • Ms Thang

    Come on Nene. She's catching these Ls left and right. I wonder how long it would be before she put her house on the market.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Nene get rid of the blonde

  • Noirluv45

    Nene might as well have a bulls eye on her forehead because she's been shot at left and right. I bet she learned a valuable lesson when it comes to her mouth.

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  • SumthinSweeter

    Smh. Most of the RHOA cast is ignorant asf. Honestly, most of the ladies on all the Real Housewives shows black and white come across as airheads. Phaedra was the only educated one and maybe Kenya can come off as decently intelligent compared to the rest.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Her mouth and attitude is what made her tbh. She messed up when she didn't stay in her lane by trying and failing at being a comedian.

  • jazmine

    Celebrities are sad man. Should she know him? Yes but for him to be that upset about it is a bit much

  • Hookedonblinds

    Not really, she is claiming to be a comedian then she should have studied her craft, and that would have led her to Paul Mooney. I'm younger than her and not only do i know of him I've seen him perform.

  • pecancandy

    Can we take a moment to recognize how good this man looks! Is he in his seventies?

  • jazmine

    I said she should know who he is but it’s unfortunate to me that he’s offended that she doesn’t

  • A J

    He's offended that she's all over him..after the fact.

  • SweetTEE

    The way she talks about other people is the reason she is going through this. Wendy too. You can think you're better but the universe will show you different. She needs to learn humility.

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    I saw him back in June. He looks outstanding and is still funny AF. I'm over NeNe and the Housewives?

    Happy to hear that she's in the process of opening a second boutique.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Why folks acting like Nene JUST started acting crazy? I guess her rape comments reminded everyone she’s “so nasty and so rude” ?????

  • Rayne

    Don't ever diss my guy. I love me some Paul mooney comedy. He's way to real for some tho.

  • Elevated Soul

    I'm in my 20's and even I know who Mr. Mooney is.....NeNe has no business putting on this act of being a comedian....#GirlBye!

    Comedy is about comedy but it's also requires the skill of "timing"...There are too many very talented comedians that have truly,paid their dues who deserve the stage more than an "unfunny ex stripper" does.



  • Marlika

    Welp Nene better hold on to the little coins she's getting from RHOA. ?

  • Karen Brady

    That's a nice pic of the legends :-).

  • Noirluv45

    Uh huh! I don't know much of anything about Nene except what I read from you guys, but I am familiar with Wendy's big mouth. It's funny how the universe can do that, huh? Lol.

  • Noirluv45

    Welp, she gone learn to get that mouth and attitude under check or she's in for a whole lotta tongue lashing from others. Maybe she needs to sit the stand up comedian gig in the corner.

  • Coy little wink

    I love live comedy...I go to the improv all the time and I always go see Paul Mooney when he comes...he is a living legend!

    Nene's comedy career I can't and won't support...bish please

  • Enoughsaid2020

    They should have never made her a so called star. She is a ex-stripper, with a loud mouth. I hope people are not paying to see her trash comedic show. SMH!

  • klwbaby

    Maybe she just didn't know who he was, hell Porsha thought the underground railroad was an actual railroad.

  • wiseone

    I am still waiting to hear from Andy Cohen. Had it been one of the other housewives he would be denouncing what Nene said.

  • Rahab

    She is so wrong for that mishap and will take a huge L. Paul Mooney got her good though. Patiently waiting for her clap back. Let's see if she knows who to NOT play with.

  • Rahab

    She couldn't even take the time to do research and self study before attempting to have a career as a comedian.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    If Nene DOES comment about this she will come for everybody EXCEPT Mr. Mooney. She may be blonde, but she ain't that DUMB. Her pennies are already limited.

  • ZoraNealHurstonsNiece

    Honey, coming for Paul would be like signing you very own death warrant!!! Auntie Nene knows better that!! And you all thought she got dragged today!!! When Uncle Paul finishes, we will have discovered NEW LEVELS in that art!! #LetsNotGoThere

  • Monique B

    Ms. Mooney is a old queen being shady

  • KcoolMuziq

    That is NOT nice! Mooney is LEGENDARY.. There would be no 'Sanford & Son', 'Dave Chappelle Show', or 'In Living Color' without him. L
    Learn some RESPEKKKK!!!!

  • Solstice

    LOLOLOL ??

  • Gone Too Far

    Seems like the women on that show have reckless mouthes that keep getting them in trouble though. Look what happened to Phaedra, now Nene on the same sinking ship

  • nick c

    WAY TO REAL, I have to buy his stuff I cant sit in the audience he be clowning them fools hard.

  • Dee Dee

    I agree Jazmine, people like to be important. Everybody is not going to know you. It is what it us..smh.

  • ThaRealist StudioGangster

    ????? HEY, leave you air head shit for brains Porsha out of this. In the mean time take this upvote? for having me cracking up this morning.

  • Roderick2011

    Nene has had a rough couple of weeks.
    Maybe she needs to stick to her television show and off the stage for a while.

  • 1BlueStar

    I understand the angst...How can you dare call yourself a "comedian/enne" and NOT know Paul Mooney?? Clearly no research for the craft was done and there is no real passion for it. Which is why "real" comedians are pissed!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Exactly. That's like an up-and-coming rapper saying he's never heard of Nas.

  • HelloToni

    Ok So I'm not a Nene fan but maybe she knows of Mr. Mooney but when she saw him in person she did not recognize him. I know Langston Hughes but if he was to walk up to my desk right now I wouldn't know who he was. I'm just secretly hoping Nene is ntt thaaaaat disrespectful.

  • pika12

    Good point, most people are very hard on others and naturally assume the worse. At the same, we've a had our moments where it would be helpful to have the benefit of the doubt. I definitely know of Mooney and his work and how he looks on film/tv but I've never met him and I'm not sure if I would have recognized him immediately if I recently saw him in person.

  • Connie

    I can never forget Tracy Ellis Ross scurrying out of that BET event when he dragged Diana Ross!

  • Connie

    I'll never forget Tracy Ellis Ross scurrying out of that BET event when he dragged Diana Ross!

  • JoJoDancer

    Bad analogy; seeing how Langston Hughes died 50 years ago.

  • Connie

    DWL! But how u gonna use a Nene meme to diss Nene?? How

  • JoJoDancer

    I don't think it's about her NOT knowing him; more about her posing like they are longtime friends. Didn't she call Phaedra out for "pretending to know her? Even though she went to school with her brothers, and was calling Phaedra trying to get on the Bobby/Whitney reality show. LOL

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  • Reina1718

    Ppl are tired of her cuz she has no talent & boast like she is the hollywood queen... shejus needs 2 b a lil bit mire humble

  • Reina1718

    Rite she nvr saw him in chappelle show??

  • Reina1718

    Very loud mouth & puts ppl beneath her like she was born privaleged.. i rem sheree told her to get her teeth fixed lol

  • Lady_Elle

    She should've sucked it up! she is not a comedian...that I part of the reason she does not know.

  • Reina1718

    & she doesnt even do comedy i heard she just talks

  • Reina1718

    Yes looks like a muppet!

  • kennedy campbell

    i didn't know who he was until about a year ago. nene is more read funny than stand up comedian funny i think.

  • Guess Who

    *eye roll*

  • pika12

    Or she could just be happy to meet a comic legend and have the honor of being in his presence and being allowed to take a picture with him. It looks more like a "eat your heart out" type of pose that I would expect from Nene, and not necessarily a "we've been friends for life" pose.

  • JoJoDancer

    He was a nobody to her. But when she found out he was important then she wanted to pose with him. Sorry. but that's fake no matter who's side you on.

  • JoJoDancer

    Yes but it went from a firm "I don't know her" to "I heard of her but, didn't know her personally" to I knew her, but I didn't know her, know her." to . " I knew her but we weren't friends"

  • indano

    She also pretended she didn't know Kandi & never heard of Xscape ...season 2 of RHOA

  • Karen Brady

    thought I was the only person who remembers!

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  • pika12

    All of those statements could mean about the same thing. Depending on how you interpret them, the difference is minor or nonexistent.

  • pika12

    I think it's the same with many people. If you didn't recognize a celebrity at first why would you want to take a picture with them? But once someone points who the person is, some people would get excited and want to be photographed with the celebrity. It's a typical response in my opinion.

  • Dowoop

    I never heard of him until now.

  • Dowoop

    Well he there grinning to .....

  • ZoraNealHurstonsNiece

    She went to far and believe me.. She expected to get away with her antics as in times past. This time she tried it and shaded to filth!!! Karma comes and goes, honey...And ole Auntie Ne is being visited these days.....

  • Malcom Flex

    Paul is a bitter queen I know.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Now she’s distraught that nobody wants to be attached to that foolishness!

  • Judi Lauren

    Lol... I was reading like shiiid, if Langston Hughes walks up, you need to leave work now....

  • HelloToni

    My point exactly ....does not mean I am unfamiliar his contributions to literature.

  • HelloToni

    Exactly. It seems like its so hard to actually be positive and try to give people the benefit of the doubt anymore. We would rather condemn.