Kandi Burruss says NeNe Leakes once called her the racial slur “c**n”. The former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star — who quit to star in her own show, “Kandi & the Gang,” on Bravo — revealed the incident to Raquel Harper on the “It’s Tricky” podcast on Wednesday.
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Kandi insisted her old castmate called her a “c**n” when they had beef right before Bravo took Kandi’s side and gave NeNe the boot.
At the time, NeNe accused Kandi of creating “fake beef” for a plot line.
In May 2020 NeNe wrote:
“I will NOT let the fake beef YOU made up to stop me from wishing you a Happy Birthday & posting my favorite pic of us Kandi. Everybody go wish @kandi a Happy Birthday! Then tune into #RHOA to watch Kandi have the fakest, want some smoke, beef wit Nene segment at 8pm TONIGHT on @bravotv.”
NeNe, who will be featured on BET’s reboot of “College Hill: Celebrity Edition,” announced she was departing RHOA in the summer of 2020.
Their longstanding beef may have something to do with Kandi being favored by Bravo TV’s executives.
When Raq asked Kandi to explain where the bad blood comes from, Kandi claimed she doesn’t know why NeNe hates her.
However, she guessed that it may have something to do with their respective success on the network, or NeNe’s lack of success, according to TMZ.
In September 2020, NeNe accused Bravo exec Andy Cohen of being racist: “The racist is the master manipulator! They using me for ratings like they have always done.”
In a separate interview on SiriusXM Urban View’s The Clay Cane Show, Kandi said she disagreed with NeNe‘s allegations that Cohen was “racist”.
“[A]t that time, we still had like, four or five of us, who had been there for a while, making some real good money,” said Kandi.
“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.”