So who do you believe? NeNe Leakes or Kim Zolciak?
Too bad Bravo missed taping the choking incident between NeNe and Kim at Atlantic Station we reported a few weeks back. Kim filed a police report but never followed up and pursued charges. They argued over NeNe not being on the song “Tardy for the Party.”
NeNe claims Kim wagged her finger in NeNe’s face and then slapped her with her hand. Kim says NeNe responded by choking her. NeNe admitted she may have gotten physical (”I went bananas!”) but never used the word “choking.” “When she hit me, my instinct was to protect myself,” NeNe added.
“You don’t hit NeNe Leakes,” said NeNe, in third person. “When people betray me, I instantly go off. I think betrayal is wrong. Just tell me what the deal is.” (Somehow, NeNe defines the fact she’s not on this silly little song as “betrayal.”)
“She’s lucky she’s not in jail,” Kim said. “She choked me.” When Kandi said why didn’t she pull away, Kim said she couldn’t because NeNe is a [expletive] “moose.”
“Kim has a personaltiy disorder. I’m not even a [expletive] doctor. I’ve already diagnosed it!”
With no camera proof, this was truly a “she said, she said” situation.
The pair try to hash things out later on camera, but neither person was willing to apologize. Kim denied she ever touched NeNe. NeNe felt she was provoked. The friendship appears to be irrevocably broken. “Have a nice life,” Kim said.
“I’d rather clip my toenails one by one…than be friends with Kim,” NeNe said.
Otherwise, the show focused on Sheree Whitfield’s fashion show, which ended up working out fairly smoothly (whether you like her fashion or not.). I attended the show and saw no drama and apparently, there wasn’t much. Kim avoided NeNe and all was good. I loved Lisa Wu Hartwell’s quote comparing her fashion show with that of Sheree’s and how they matched their personalities. “Mine was artsy,” she noted. “Her’s was stuffy and cold.”
We also have learned over the summer that Lisa and her hubby Ed “downsized” to a Chateau Elan nine-acre property Ed had lived in before. “I want to stay wealthy,” Lisa said. “You don’t want to live beyond your means. It’s very selfish.”
And in the most touching (in retrospect) moment, Kandi’s mom Joyce finally reconciles with AJ on Mother’s Day.
“You do your best to make things happy,” Joyce told AJ. “You’re the best for Kandi and Riley [Kandi's daughter] and your kids. You seem to make her happy. That’s all I want.”
When AJ told Kandi, she seemed visibly relieved. “That was a major step,” Kandi said. “We can have some peace around here. We can breathe!” Then she hugs him.
But AJ and Kandi do end up breaking up a few weeks after taping ended in June. Then AJ’s death earlier this month. Very sad.
There was also a rare on-air disgreement between NeNe and her hubby Gregg. Being protective, he did not approve of NeNe meeting with her possible biological father Alan from last week’s episode. She feels he is not supportive and gets angry, that he does not understand her need to know who her father is. (The post-show summary of what they’ve done since the taping ending indicates NeNe has not followed up on the paternity situation.)
As for Gregg and NeNe, Lisa said something sage: “Let time pass.” In other words, NeNe and Gregg will work it out.
NeNe also demanded an apology from Kandi for the last argument or some word that NeNe was talking bad about her (which she was.). I still have no real idea what her real beef was with Kandi besides jealousy. “She doesn’t get paid for thinking,” Kandi said. “NeNe wants to come with this drama. I don’t have time for that.”
So season two is over. But it’s not over because we have TWO reunion shows. The first part is next Thursday at 10 p.m. The taping was this past Monday.