Seen Around Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week: The Shows - Day 5
NeNe Leakes' latest gig on Fashion Police has been the focus of some major rumors involving her reported feuds with the show’s cast and production team. But in an interview with Love B Scott, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star finally revealed her take on the drama and shared what is really going down behind the scenes of the show!
Speaking on her reported issues with Kris Jenner, who replaced Leakes during an episode of Fashion Police, Leakes said it was always in her plans not to film the full season of the show. “I was only hired to do 10 of the 12 episodes for Fashion Police because I already had previous engagements. When Kris Jenner was on, I was in Canada working my clothing line. When the Oscars are coming up, I’ll be in NYC hosting an Oscars party for Samsung,” she said.
A source speaking to RadarOnline.com earlier revealed that Leakes and her co-hosts haven’t been getting along. “NeNe has really just been trying to steal the spotlight lately and because she has such a strong personality, it is making filming really difficult,” the source said. “It has gotten to the point that Melissa has had to delegate increments of time that limit when each panelist is allowed to speak!”
A Life & Style source then went on to say that Leakes was having the biggest issues with Fashion Police’s Giuliana Rancic. “Giuliana gave NeNe a very icy reception during her first appearance in January,” the source said. “NeNe felt like Giuliana was being catty toward her. Every time she made a comment, Giuliana was quick to dismiss it or fire back with a rebuttal.”
And in her interview with B. Scott, Leakes only fueled that talk, with Leakes failing to mention Rancic as one of the Fashion Police stars who was welcoming toward her! “What I do know is that I’ve been very kind to everyone on that set. That includes, Giuliana, Melissa, Brad, Margaret — now, I am not saying it has been reciprocated. What I am saying is that I have been professional and kind to everyone,” Leakes said, hinting that she isn’t on good terms with the entire cast. “All of these things that you’re hearing, I’m hearing. I don’t know if any of these things are true or not. All I know is that Margaret is super sweet. She’s kind to me.”
Leakes also exposed just who “weird” the Fashion Police set can be behind the scenes! “It’s very weird. Let me tell you what happens — when you arrive on set, everybody goes to their dressing rooms. When they say ‘come out’, everyone comes out and sits on the couch," she said. "There’s no talking, no communication, nothing,” she said. My dressing room isn’t even on the same side as everyone else. They have my dressing room way on the other side from everybody. So I don’t even see them."
Leakes continued, “I just come and sit down. Whenever they say, ‘Come and sit down, NeNe’, I come and sit down. I don’t move until they say ‘Wrap!’ and then I get up and leave. They don’t talk. No one talks between moments, really. There might be a little casual chit-chat like ‘I like your shoes,’ or something but no conversation. It’s really weird.” She went on to say that she does exactly what she's asked by the show’s producers, and that Rivers would support her claims that she is always a “professional. “If you went up to Melissa and asked her, and she was honest, she’d tell you that I’m nothing but professional on set,” Leakes said. What do you think about NeNe’s comments on her Fashion Police drama? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section.