The “snake-gate” investigation on Real Housewives of Atlanta came to an explosive climax during the latest episode. As the ladies struggled to get friend to the show, Yovanna Momplaisir, to identify herself as the person responsible for recording Cynthia Bailey talking badly about Nene Leakes, tensions reached an all-time high and had almost everyone in a verbal war.
Momplaisir refused to admit she had anything to do with taking the information to Leakes and Leakes would not confirm that Momplaisir was the culprit in front of the group – but she did so in her confessional. Momplaisir is now alleging that Leakes is spreading an exaggerated version of the story and she’s not happy about it.
Nene Leakes alleges that there’s a recording of Cynthia Bailey talking badly about her
Bailey and Leakes haven’t been as close this season due to their fallout from Bailey inviting Kenya Moore to her event. Leakes and Moore aren’t friends and Leakes believed Bailey should have given her a heads up that Moore would be in attendance. The two argued viciously during the season 11 reunion and have both vented about one another publicly.
Things took a turn when Leakes revealed to co-star Kandi Buruss that a mutual friend of her and Bailey’s had an audio recording of Bailey trash-talking her. Leakes claimed to have heard the audio. Buruss then informed Bailey of the alleged recording and though Bailey didn’t deny that she had spoken about Leakes, she was irritated that someone who she considered a friend would record her without her knowledge.
It was revealed in a later episode that Momplaisir was the one who shared the information with Leakes and Marlo Hampton. During a cast trip to Toronto, Canada, the ladies attempted to get to the bottom of who recorded Bailey in an attempt to sniff out the “snake” of the group. Momplaisir denied any involvement.
When asked in her confessional whether or not Momplaisir was the “snake,” Leakes responded, that Momplaisir wasn’t technically a “snake,” but she “is the one with information.
Yovanna Momplaisir says Nene Leakes is the real culprit behind “snake-gate”
Momplaisir is not happy with Leakes for calling her out for sharing that she was indeed the one who spilled the beans about Bailey. She also isn’t taking too kindly for being left to fend for herself and put in the hot seat while in Toronto. Momplaisir appeared on TV One’s Sister Circle on Jan. 14 to clear her name.
“I’m here to set the record straight. I have never said that there was an audio or recording,” she said. “I have never recorded anyone, that is not my character, that is not who I am. Just because I said I had receipts, that did not mean that that was the definition of an audio or a recording. That is a rumor that was started and it spread like wildfire.”
Despite the fact that Momplaisir was caught on camera revealing the information to Leakes, host Quad Webb asked Momplaisir who she felt was ultimately responsible for things going as far as they did. Ironically, she blamed her good friend (or once good friend) Leakes.
“She [Leakes] said the word audio recording. I said I had receipts,” she said. “I never used those words with her.”
Momplaisir also claimed that she’s not even sure if audio of Bailey exists as she hasn’t heard it for herself.
“Not to my knowledge. Have you heard one? When y’all hear it let me know ’cause I ain’t heard it yet,” she said.
Geesh! Hopefully, this is cleared up at the reunion special.