Drama, drama, drama! Things got heated between NeNe and Wendy’s entourages at The Ultimate Women’s Expo in Atlanta on May 3, reigniting the ladies’ 2013 feud. Cops were called, and dozens of tickets had to be refunded due to Wendy’s husband’s backstage meltdown. Get the scoop!
Former friends Wendy Williams, 50, and NeNe Leakes, 47, were at it again while both attending Atlanta’s Ultimate Women’s Expo on May 3! While the ladies didn’t personally tell-off one another, they were at the center of a massive confrontation between members of their entourages — and it got so bad that cops had to come to break things up!
Wendy Williams, NeNe Leakes Fight: Cops Called On Reignited Feud
The drama reportedly began immediately upon Wendy’s arrival, when her husband, Kevin Hunter, noticed the talk show host’s dressing room was right next door to NeNe’s. “Kevin was adamant that he wanted his wife nowhere near NeNe. He told them to move her as far away as possible,” Daily Mail reports.
At 1:00, Wendy took the stage and shared with the audience “ten rules every woman should live by.” NeNe followed, and threw some shade at her old pal by saying, “I’m your home girl. I live my life as an open book and I’m happy I don’t need ten rules to live by!”
Oh, snap. S— just got real!
Kevin allegedly flipped out over the reality star’s statement, and even tried to storm the stage, yelling, “Get her motherf—— ass off the stage. We don’t f— with her! Cut that b—-‘s mic off!” NeNe continued her speech, unaware of the chaos ensuing, but her friend, Diana Gowins, stepped in to defend her.
Once Kevin gave up on getting through the curtain, he interrupted his wife’s book signing and made her leave. “By the time Kevin and Wendy got through the other side of the curtains, the event organizers and security were waiting for them and four police offers escorted them off the premises and to their waiting car,” a source explains to DM.
Later that evening, NeNe addressed the situation on Watch What Happens Live. “I didn’t even see Wendy or her husband today,” she admitted. “But a lot happened backstage with her husband, I heard. Just because I was on stage, he went completely crazy.”
NeNe and Wendy were actually friends, until a falling out in July 2013. Then, a year after their friendship ended, the feud heated up again when Wendy reportedly asked her then-1.2 million Twitter followers, “What do you think about @NeNeLeakes defacing her Birkin bag?”
She deleted the tweet, but NeNe wasn’t having it — and went on a major rant on her website about it!
“Wendy, I am sure people think that I’ve done something to you, maybe we had a beef or I slept with your man but none of that is true! I’ve actually only been nice to you! I gave you a beautiful black $3,200 Celine Phantom Bag to celebrate your 500th show but you haven’t spoken of that! But what you have chose to do is constantly speak negative of me and lie on me! What you need to do is stop spewing hate! When it comes to gossip you are the lowest of the low! I know you hate because I turned down the chance to come on your Talk Show and I am sure you’re scared I will take your place (I know you have heard! Ummhmm wink wink) BE SCARED! I have a clothing line on hSN coming out in a few days and I know it must be hard for a black woman to support another black woman but you should try it sometime.”
Looks like this one isn’t ending anytime soon!
HollywoodLifers — what do you think about NeNe and Wendy’s feud? Do you think they’ll ever be friends again?
— Alyssa Norwin