When two divas are under the same roof, you can expect things to get ugly…
That’s what happened when NeNe Leakes and Wendy Williams crossed paths at The Ultimate Women’s Expo in Atlanta on Sunday, May 3!
The two ladies were once friends. (Photo Credit: YouTube)
It was the first time the one-time pals were in the same room since the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star, 47, vowed never to appear on the 50-year-old’s talk show again — so understandably, things got nasty!
Tensions first arose when Wendy’s husband/manager Kevin Hunter demanded that his wife’s dressing room be moved further away from NeNe’s, the ‘Daily Mail’ reports.
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“Kevin was adamant that he wanted his wife nowhere near NeNe,” a source, who was at the scene, explains. “He told them to move her as far away as possible.”
Wendy then took the stage to deliver a keynote address, which allegedly included “Ten Rules Every Woman Should Live By.” When it was the reality star’s turn to take the stage, she took a jab at Wendy’s speech.
She allegedly said, “I’m your homegirl! I live my life as an open book and I’m happy I don’t need ten rules to live by.”
Wendy’s husband/manager, Kevin, was NOT happy. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Apparently Kevin was less than amused with NeNe’s comments!
The eyewitness claims he stormed the backstage area and was cursing at the top of his lungs, demanding, “Get her mother--king ass off the stage! We don’t f--k with her! Wendy don’t f--k with her! Cut that bitch’s mic off!”
While NeNe and Wendy never actually came face-to-face, the onlooker alleges that Kevin had a confrontation with Diana Gowins, NeNe’s best friend, who has appeared on ‘RHOA.’
NeNe’s BFF Diana came to her defense. (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Eventually, Diana defended her bestie, reportedly telling Kevin, “What the hell is your problem? If you have a problem with NeNe, take it up with me!”
The one-time Broadway star continued her presentation, unaware of the chaos going on behind the scenes. And once Kevin realized Diana wasn’t going to let him go after NeNe, he allegedly backed off. During this time, Wendy was in another room, holding a book signing — which was cut short after drama ensued.
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The source explains, “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 officers escorted them off the premises and to their waiting car.”
Later that night on ‘Watch What Happens Live,’ the ‘RHOA’ star confirmed something went down without her knowledge.
NeNe confirmed the drama on ‘WWHL.’ (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“I didn’t even see Wendy or her husband today,” she said. “But a lot happened backstage with her husband, I heard. Just because I was on stage, he went completely crazy, I heard.”
The two ladies were once close friends, but came to blows in July 2013 when Wendy criticized the mom-of-two for tweeting, “Just saw a list of all the new reality shows that [are] coming soon! Everybody is a reality star now! WOW! I gotta go!”
During her "Hot Topics" section on her talk show, Wendy called her then-friend out for being a hypocrite in the aforementioned tweet — and NeNe was furious, as she felt her "friend" betrayed her by attacking her without reason.