The beef between Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes and popular talk show host Wendy Williams has flared up once more, with the two recently reported to have been going at each other for a second time since their infamous battle of last summer. Their most recent fight is said to have taken place today, May 3, at the Atlanta Women’s Expo, where both women were registered as keynote speakers.
The organization schedule most likely did not help diminish any chance of an altercation between the famous rivals; Leakes was scheduled to speak at 1pm, and Williams at 1:30, thus making it so that the two had little choice but to be around each other. Whether or not this was planned beforehand in order to up press coverage of the event is not yet known, but there is no evidence suggesting that this was the case.
Details surrounding the confrontation are scarce at the moment, but sources say that strong language and name calling were exhibited quite freely by both parties. This is not the first time that the two have gone at it with each other; in fact, the rivalry between Leakes and Williams stems back for almost two years.
Near the end of July 2014, Leakes made headlines after informing Williams to “be scared” and threatening to steal her talk show from her if she did not watch her back. The original issue began over a Birkin bag of which the 47-year-old RHOA star personalized to her own taste with what have since been referred to as “NeNe-isms”, which essentially mean personal expressions of which the reality television actress has become famous for over the years. The fashion accessory, which can reportedly cost up to 10 grand, had things like “I’m a very rich b***h” and “close your legs to married men” written on it. The photo detailing these custom altercations to the bag was posted on Instagram by Leakes herself, with various hashtags detailing her delight at being able to detail the item to her personal liking.
Williams was not impressed. Shortly following the publication of the written on designer bag, the 50-year-old took to Twitter to share her opinion on Leakes’s choice in fashion graffiti, posing the question to her followers as to their opinion of the actress “defacing” her Birkin bag.
Leakes did not wait long to fire back at the talk show host, releasing a series of tweets expressing her discontent at Williams’ comments towards her. Said updates included the RHOA‘s thoughts that Williams must obviously believe that she had made a move towards a male to which the talk show host had feelings for, as well as that she was clearly frightened Leakes would come and steal her spot on her highly coveted talk show. She went on to say that she had been nothing but nice to Williams, a gesture which reportedly included gifting her a $3200 handbag in celebration of her 500th episode, only to be treated with such disrespect.
Tonight, May 3, the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion special airs. For those invested in the ongoing beef between NeNe Leakes and Wendy Williams, this event may provide them with further information as to why the two recently began going at it again.
By Rebecca Grace