The library is open on The Real Housewives of Atlanta!
ETonline has your exclusive first look at this week’s all-new episode, which features the ultimate “reading” lesson from NeNe Leakes and Phaedra Parks.
For those not in the know, “reading” is when you cut someone down by exposing the truth about them -- usually in a comedic way. Basically, it’s in-person shade-throwing.
NeNe and Phaedra take Kim Fields to “Read School” in order to prep her for a face to face with Kenya Moore. Check it out:
“You don’t have to go low,” Phaedra explains. “You just have to say, ‘Listen, honey, I am Miss Baby Butterworth. I came out the womb acting, honey. You came out the womb acting a fool.’”
Phaedra and NeNe then fall into a full-on role-play, with Phaedra playing the part of Kenya, and NeNe channeling Kim.
“Do you not know I’m black Hollywood royalty?” Phaedra asks, as Kenya.
“This is when you get hood,” NeNe instructs. “I have never seen you in black Hollywood, or the white [Hollywood] either!”
The back and forth continues to escalate, eventually leading to digs at Kim’s husband. That brings NeNe to tell Kim that this is the point where she would need to go full “Kim-once,” and call upon her inner Beyonce.
“Why don’t you find a husband?” NeNe sassily asks Phaedra-as-Kenya.
The whole thing spirals into a parody of Kenya’s infamous 2013 “Gone With the Wind fabulous” moment, with Phaedra twirling endlessly as she jokingly asks security to remove NeNe (as Kim).
“School of Reads, honey,” NeNe coos in a confessional. “Don’t come for us.”
You can see if Kim picked up any tricks from NeNe and Phaedra’s “School of Reads” when The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sunday on Bravo at 8 p.m. ET.
In the meantime, watch the video below to see what Kenya had to say about what else is coming up this season when she stopped by for Housewives Happy Hour