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'Real Housewives' star NeNe Leakes slams Brandi Glanville: 'She's just a train wreck'

May 6, 2013 at 2:17 PM ET

NeNe Leakes from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."
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NeNe Leakes from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes threw some serious shade during her hour-long sit-down with Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens Live" Sunday night.

We can always count on NeNe for her candid -- and catty -- comments about her "Atlanta" co-stars (especially former cast mate Sheree Whitfield). But she didn't hold back when Cohen quizzed her about the Housewives in other franchises either.

She singled out "Beverly Hills" star Brandi Glanville, whom she met at the network upfronts in New York City, for her most scathing critique.

"Brandi's just a train wreck -- just wreck," NeNe told the host and Bravo exec. "She's just off the chain -- she's just off the hook. All of the things she has to say and just so talkative."

"A lot of stuff that she needs to not say," NeNe added about the notorious "truth bomber." "She's gonna get read. Just negative stuff. She thinks she's a gangsta or something. She thinks she can get in people's faces and say whatever she wants to say."

NeNe did backtrack slightly: "I like her when she's not drinking," she qualified. "Her drinking -- Brandi and drinks don't work for me."

The "Beverly Hills" star responded to NeNe's slam on social media.

When a "Housewives" fan suggested that Brandi's been known to stir the pot herself, Brandi shot back again.

Brandi, who only joined "RHOBH" this last season as a regular, is just one of the newbies for whom NeNe has no love.

"You need to respect the veterans," said the self-proclaimed "RHOA" "madam." "I feel like we're the boss. … You were watching at home, and you wanted to be just like me. That's why you joined the show.

"I feel like we have a work ethic that is very different than the new girls coming on the show," NeNe added, comparing herself to franchise originals, such as Ramona Sanger, Teresa Giudice and Vicki Gunvalson.

But when it comes to her own show, the "New Normal" star insisted: "I'm head of the class … I'm the star, I'm the boss. Is there anybody else? I am definitely it. I think when people think of Atlanta 'Housewives,' they think of NeNe Leakes."


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