Refusing to film? Fans were anxious to catch the Sunday, March 10, episode of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta after NeNe Leakes‘ intense closet scandal. But those who were planning to see the 51-year-old on this week’s episode were sorely mistaken because she did not appear in any scenes in the aftermath of her blow up — and her bestie Marlo Hampton defended her in her absence during Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen that aired immediately after.

“You know what? Nene’s house was disrespected last year,” Marlo, 43, said while hinting at the videos that Kim Zolciak posted from NeNe’s bathroom during season 10. “So she’s the type — she wants it perfect if she’s showing it to the world. To her, it wasn’t clean. I think she was cool with the girls going in, but once the cameraman went in, it was like, no you’re not going to let America see my closet [if it’s] not exactly how I want it.”

All of the drama started when NeNe invited her costars over to her house for a “Bye Wig” luncheon where all of the guests were to attend the party with their natural hair. Things got a little out of control when Shamari DeVoe vomited on Eva Marcille after drinking too much. Eva went upstairs to ask NeNe if she could borrow a dress to change into, and the rest of the ladies followed.

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WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN — Pictured (l-r): Nene Leakes and Marlo Hampton — (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Kandi Burruss then suggested that she should go into NeNe’s closet to see it after all of the years that NeNe had been asking her to come over. NeNe repeatedly asked Kandi not to go in, but she still went and their costar Porsha Williams followed. But when one of the RHOA cameramen tried to follow her, NeNe reacted. She got up and tried to pull the cameraman back by his shirt, and she ended up accidentally ripping it.

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