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Why is Everyone Hating on NeNe Leakes?

Entertainment & Celebrities / From the Editor / July 9, 2013

You’ve seen her…the blond hair, give it to you straight, hold no punches, force to be reckoned with, NeNe Leakes on The Housewives of Atlanta.  She has been the talk of all social media, be it the “horrible” way that she portrays Black women on television or how loud and crass she is but at the end of the day the fact remains true, people are STILL talking about her, thus she remains relevant.

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What promoted this article was a post that I read on Facebook this morning about Ne Ne showing off her 15 carat wedding ring.  I say, “So what!”  Hell, if I had been through all that she had in her life, being a single parent, a stripper and an abuse survivor, who had “started from the bottom” (singing in my Drake voice), I would be doing the same damn thing.

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Regardless if you like NeNe or not, you have to respect her hustle.  She is the last original cast member of The Housewives of Atlanta AND the highest paid housewife in the franchise, making $1 million plus bonuses. Let’s all be clear about one thing, she’s “Rich Bitch!” She has managed to turn her “5 minutes of fame” into roles on 2 popular television shows, Glee and The New Normal and has an upcoming show, I Dream of NeNe, which follows her nuptials, as she remarries her ex husband, Greg.

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I have watched Housewives of Atlanta from day one and I have had seasons that I liked NeNe and seasons when I thought that she was doing too much. One thing that I have to say is that through all of those seasons, she has remained the same. She has always kept it 100 and she has never been two-faced. Can she be loud? Yes and so have many of us. Does she represent a bad image for black women on television? She may have her moments but hell, haven’t we all? The difference is that we aren’t on television but that doesn’t mean that someone wasn’t watching you act a fool. Besides, who says that she represents ALL black women? At the end of the day, people need to stop being so damn condescending and let people be who they are. Love her or hate her, NeNe isn’t going anywhere so stop hating and let her live!

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Ty Knighten knows a thing or two about relationships and dating. A single mom from Calif., Ty decided to turn her experiences in love and relationships into a blog. Written with plenty of sass, her mission is to help women empower themselves to realize love, success and confidence through her articles. She writes about dating and relationships from the perspective of a single mom but adds insights that will help women and men as they maneuver through the confusing world of dating and relationships. You can reach her on Twitter @UHeardMeRight, on Facebook at The Sexy Single Mommy or connect with her on Google+ and Instagram at chocoty.

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on July 9, 2013

I don’t really follow her but from what I’ve seen there’ too much bickering going on about her. It makes no sense. She’s rich, remarried and happy as hell. She got her life and people need to get theirs. #blmgirl

    on July 9, 2013

    Hey #BlmGirl! I totally agree. People are so “into” what the next person is doing…let them live their lives!

on July 9, 2013

Well I dont know enough about Ms. Leakes, but it is good to see her remarried. We need more marriages in the Black community. Not sure if she calls herself “Rich B*tch” or the media, but it would be sad if any woman referred to herself in that manner. Where are our classy women of old?

    on July 9, 2013

    That reference was one that she made during an argument, telling someone that she is “VERY RICH” then called the woman a bitch.

      on July 9, 2013

      Ah, in that case it sounds like a true woman of class. Very nice.

on July 9, 2013

I stop following her via twitter weeks ago. Her pompous tweets began to annoy me.

    on July 9, 2013

    Oh my!

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