NeNe Leakes says life in Atlanta has been a little shady since it was announced that she’ll be appearing on the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars” – the first cast member to do so from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
NeNe and pro partner Tony Dovolani stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Thursday, where she revealed that two of her co-stars have yet to reach out to her following the “DWTS” announcement.
“Phaedra texted me and said, ‘Congrats,’ and Porsche called me and Cynthia and I talked it about before I was on. So she was supportive,” NeNe explained to Billy Bush and Kit Hoover.
But who failed to make the congratulatory call to her?
“The rest of them,” NeNe revealed, referring to one-time on-air BFF Kenya Moore and Kandi Burruss.
“They don’t want me to be the queen bee, honey, but you have to call it like it is!” she said.
Even former “RHOA” stars and other Bravo stars sent their well-wishes her way.
“I had other Housewives from other franchises [contact me]. Lisa Vanderpump reached out to me,” she said. “Kim [Zolciak] reached out. She texted me, ‘Congrats.’”
And, moving forward, NeNe (who was an exotic dancer in her 20s and said she would love to drop 20 pounds during the competition) explained that she’s in the competition to win it!
“I think we are going to be great,” the 46-year-old told Billy and Kit. “I’ve been dancing my ass of for the last four days.”
-- Jesse Spero