“The Real Housewives Of Atlanta” is a ratings bonanza and the best of the “Housevives” franchise to date. Nene Leakes, the break-out star of the Atlanta series, positions herself as a down sista, always ‘keepin’ it real’ in whatever the situation. Season one, that attitude was refreshing.
Season two, not so refreshing. This season of “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta,” Nene Leakes shows her arrogance and immaturity in spades. Showing off for the cameras instead of ‘keepin’ it real,’ has been the mantra for Leakes. From fighting with Kim, starting ignorant crap in upscale restaurants, and general backstabbing antics, Nene Leakes’ behavior has peaked along with her gigantic ego. If ‘keepin’ it real’ means acting petty and ghetto, well Leakes is doing a great job at it.
The episode currently airing features Nene getting loud and obnoxious at Sheree’s independence party. Nene is apparently upset that Kim has decided to record a song with out her as planned. Egomaniac Nene goes on to tell Kim that the record won’t sell without her voice on it because, in her mind, she’s famous enough to carry the both of them. I don’t know if Nene is acting for the cameras or what, but the tirade that follows is unbecoming of the class act that she claims to be.
Calling Kandi Buress a ‘country bumpkin’ is like the kettle calling the pot black, Nene! The last time we checked, you were born and raised in Georgia, and currently reside there. What does that make you, sistafriend? That is straight up insulting to Kandi, her mother, and every other sista born and bred in the South! Not only that, in past episodes, Nene has called Kandi ‘ghetto’ or ‘a little ghetto.’ It is interesting that she would call Kandi out on qualities that she herself exhibits frequently.
In her book, “Never Make The Same Mistake Twice,” Nene Leakes dishes about her acting aspirations and various acting gigs, saying that the ‘Housewives’ show isn’t based in reality tv, but pure fiction. If Leakes is claiming that she is merely ‘acting’ when she shows her behind being ghetto, she should enroll at the Strausberg School of Acting and learn method acting. I am not feeling Nene Leakes right about now. The class act that she insists on being is obviously not the real her.
At this point, Nene Leakes has proven herself to be as fake as the seven figure smile Sheree wears and the shiny blond wigs that Kim is selling.