And they’re off! Just one episode into season four of Real Housewives of Atlanta, and NeNe Leakes is already picking a fight with co-star Sheree Whitfield. Although the origins of the blow-up are less than clear, Sheree accused NeNe of trying to take money out of her pocket and NeNe’s response was, “I’m rich, bitch.”

“Sheree don’t know what the hell she’s talking about because I’m not that girl. I think she knows that,” NeNe told in response to Sheree’s accusation that NeNe is letting fame go to her head. 

“I prefer money over fame. I’m very private. She wouldn’t know if fame had gone to my head or to my ass. I’m never around her. I only see her when we shoot. I know she’s gotta say what she’s gotta say because nobody’s talking about her. They generally talk about me. You make sure that everyone knows that Sheree is boring. Nobody talks about her. Bo-ring.”

NeNe is notorious for her feuds with fellow co-stars. And though she’s apologized for the infamous “bus fight” last season with Kim Zolciak that nearly became violent, the two are still not on speaking terms. Rumors are swirling around the Internet, saying the two refused to film together all season. But NeNe says she’s learned from her confrontations with Kim.

“I’ve learned that when someone says or does something you don’t like you’re supposed to address it right then and there. You don’t just let it go,” she said in the interview.

She does maintain the only other housewife she has a close relationship on the show is Cynthia Bailey and her husband Peter. With all of NeNe’s disdain for her fellow cast members, things should play out interestingly (to say the least), especially with the ladies’ trip to Africa.

Gina Pusateri

Contributing Writer

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Gina Pusateri

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV