'RHOA': NeNe Leakes Calls Out Cynthia Bailey for Talking About Her 'Like a Dog' (Exclusive)
By Brice Sander
Don't kill, or try to kill, NeNe Leakes' vibe.
In ET's exclusive first look at Sunday's The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the ATL OG sits down for a drink with Kandi Burruss and pretty much proclaims that she's done with Cynthia Bailey, whom NeNe previously claimed was speaking ill of her.
"I'm in a great place," NeNe tells Kandi. "I don’t care what Cynthia has said, I'm just telling you that she has. Not only that, but she spoke to someone else that we both know in common and have talked about me like a dog, and unfortunately for her, they recorded everything you said. That's right."
When a producer asks NeNe in a confessional, "Who took the recording of Cynthia?" she fires back with, "I’m not gonna tell you that, honey."
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Viewers will likely learn the identity of the secret recorder in future episodes, and it's been hinted at that Yovanna Momplaisir may be the culprit. In the trailer for the season, it appears Kenya Moore organizes some sort of "expose the snake" party, which includes Yovanna. On last week's episode, Yovanna admitted to NeNe and Marlo Hampton that Cynthia talked trash on NeNe when she met up with her at her wine shop, which Cynthia owned, but added the caveat that it wasn't "trash talk," it was her truth. This all comes after NeNe told co-star Marlo that there is a "side to" Cynthia that the group doesn’t know. NeNe doubled down on that claim during a November interview with ET.
"I think there's another side to her that isn't that kind," she said. "Yes, I honestly think that she -- not honestly -- I know that she has a side to her that is not a kind side."
"There's a different side to Cynthia, especially season 12," Cynthia offered. "There's a happier side. There's a very engaged side, and a very living my best life side. So, this season for me is all about me being in a good space. I'm happy, I'm in love. Reciprocity is the word for season 12 for me. You will get the energy that you give you, and that is it."