AceShowbiz - NeNe Leakes made a triumphant return on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" season 10 on Sunday, November 5. Despite being gone for two seasons, NeNe proved to the viewers that she's still Bravo's first lady of shade we remembered the last time we saw her.
The 49-year-old reality star didn't waste much time to jump into the action. She quickly got into a heated argument with co-star Porsha Williams in season 10 premiere, titled "50 Shades of Cynthia".
The feud between NeNe and Porsha stemmed from the former's interview on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen", during which she said that Porsha was just as guilty as Phaedra Park in a scandal involving castmate Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker.
Porsha spread rumors of Burruss and Tucker intentionally drugging her and Shamea Morton in order to take advantage of them sexually. It turned out that Porsha heard it from Phaedra, and when the former was confronted in season 9 reunion episode, Phaedra revealed that she had heard the information from an unnamed source. Phaedra was fired from the Bravo reality show, but NeNe seemed to think that Porsha needed to be fired as well.
"Porsha is not innocent at all," she said during her appearance in a May episode of "Watch What Happens Live". "As I've said to so many people, if you and I decide to rob a bank together, I mastermind it, and you carry out the plan, and we both went before a judge, we both would be sentenced to life in prison. Porsha is just as guilty as Phaedra. She ain't that damn dumb."
Porsha obviously wasn't thrilled to hear what NeNe talked about her as she thought that they were friends. "In the past, NeNe and I have uplifted each other, encouraged each other, and been there for each other," the 36-year-old star said in Sunday's episode of "RHOA". "Now all of a sudden because we haven't spoken for two years, you drag me? Just because you and I don't have a relationship anymore doesn't mean you don't have to ruin me."
She went on slamming NeNe as she told fellow Housewife Sheree Whitfield, "She's the one who has been doing interviews and coming for me. … You want me fired from my job? I have not talked to NeNe for almost two years. You can reintroduce me to her because she sounds like a whole new person. Looks like one, sounds like one. You're going to have to point her out for me."
Toward the end of the episode, NeNe and Porsha were finally coming head-to-head at Cynthia Bailey's 50th birthday bash. NeNe approached Porsha and tried to confront her about the Go Naked Hair owner's comments regarding her while co-hosting "Dish Nation". However, Porsha also used the opportunity to counter-attack NeNe after the latter stated that Porsha had to be fired.
NeNe denied though, prompting Porsha to slam her for being "fake as hell." Porsha told NeNe, "You done sat on that show and say you wanted me fired. So your thing is to build someone up and then tear them down and then say you wanted them fired? 'Cause I think that's very low down."
"If you can't take it all the way back, I really don't want to have the conversation," NeNe responded before walking away. "I'm here to talk about everything."
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" airs on Sundays at 8 P.M. on Bravo.