NeNe Leakes’ claws were out on the May 5 Watch What Happens Live when she launched an attack on Housewives franchises nationwide, specifically picking on RHOBH’s Brandi Glanville and RHONJ’s Melissa Gorga. In the latest issue of In Touch, on stands now, the ladies set the record straight and defend themselves against NeNe’s tirade. NeNe, 45, “needs to check her ego”, Brandi, 40, tells In Touch regarding NeNe’s accusations that Brandi “thinks she’s a gangsta,” and “can get in people’s faces.” Brandi goes on to say: "I feel like if NeNe is going to make statements about me, she should spend more than five minutes with me. She should get to know me before judging me.”
NeNe also sounded off on New Jersey Housewife Melissa Gorga, 34, saying she should show her sister-in-law, show veteran Teresa Giudice, 40, more respect. Melissa’s response? “The vets need to thank the new girls for coming in,” she tells In Touch. “They amp up the ratings!”
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Although NeNe originally claimed the New Jersey cast is “getting too nasty” and suggested Melissa should “take a seat,” Melissa has some advice of her own for NeNe: “The show needed to be revived. It got revived,” adding, “maybe NeNe feels threatened.” For more Housewives' reactions to NeNe’s explosive accusations, pick up this week’s issue of In Touch, on newsstands now.