“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya More is spilling the tea on the real reason she’s feuding with NeNe Leakes and it has to do with her daughter. Sitting down with Wendy Williams on Tuesday, Kenya Moore cleared up several things about their strained relationship. In regards to the accusations that she’s trying to come after NeNe Leakes’ paycheck, Kenya paints a different picture. “Kandi makes the most money, so if I was coming for anybody’s purse and bag, it would be Kandi’s,” she told Wendy. “Kandi is the real HBIC on that show. I’m just a player. I have a nice coin. I love the little bag I take home at night and it feeds my child very well. So I’m not coming for anybody’s money.”
NeNe Leakes and the former Miss USA have been at odds for years with their oversized personalities. Although they appeared on good terms during “RHOA” season 10 they experienced another falling out when Kenya Moore decided not to return to the Bravo show the following season. When she showed up at the season’s finale party, NeNe Leakes wasn’t pleased but the two kept their distance from each other. Their feud goes much deeper than what fans see on “RHOA.” When Wendy Williams questioned Kenya if her relationship with NeNe was able to be repaired, the 48-year-old dished on what really happened between the co-stars.
Following the announcement that Kenya Moore was expecting her daughter — Brooklyn, who’s now 1 — their relationship spiraled. “When I had a high-risk pregnancy, that I wanted my entire life, she never once called me,” Moore told Williams. “When I did show up, she never checked on my child. She never said, ‘Is everything okay?’ when she learned I wasn’t going to be on the show. She never said, ‘Are you okay girl, do you need anything?’ And then when she did see me eight months pregnant, she called me a monster and said that my child was a buffalo and she was hurling insults.” Kenya Moore then basically called NeNe Leakes not genuine. “I like people who are genuine,” she stated. “Through the years, I felt like I was a friend … she made such a big issue about being friends but she’s the one who is not friends with people. She has allies.”
Fans were able to witness just how bad things have gotten between the two “Housewives” on season 12, which made its debut this past Sunday. Kenya Moore alleges that NeNe Leakes even spat on her. “She tried to act like she was going to spit on me,” Kenya told Wendy. Going into detail, she says NeNe was “hawking up” her saliva and even stated that her accusations will be justified because “you will see that on the show.” Kenya appeared on “What What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen on premiere night where she took the feud one step further and said NeNe Leakes was “dead to her.”
She also addressed their ongoing issues to PEOPLETV’s Reality Check on Monday. “[Leakes] is not happy for other people’s success,” Kenya Moore stated. “I think she wants to be, as she always proclaims herself to be, the HBIC. When you have to proclaim something so much? You either are or you aren’t. You don’t have to try to claim it. I think she’s a very jealous-hearted person.” NeNe has yet to address the “buffalo” comment but did speak about their feud last week. “There’s no similarities between Kenya and I. She’s completely different,” Leakes told PEOPLE. “Yes, we’re both big personalities. It’s one thing to have a big personality, but it’s another thing to be one bean short of a taco. Those are two different things.” “RHOA” airs on Bravo Sunday nights at 8PM ET.