‘RHOA’: Nene Leakes Recognizes That Kandi Burruss Finally Had Her Back in Kenya Moore Fight

Nene Leakes and Kandi Burruss from The Real Housewives of Atlanta don’t always see eye to eye. The Bravo stars have been feuding on social media lately over “playing the victim” on the show. Leakes had been accusing Burruss of not holding Kenya Moore accountable for her actions, something the singer disputes. On Sunday night’s episode, Burruss proved that she’s fair and Leakes could only recognize it.

Kandi Burruss and Nene Leakes
Kandi Burruss and Nene Leakes | Steve Dietl/Bravo / Prince Williams/WireImage

What happened?

On Episode 19 of Season 12, the RHOA ladies are in Greece. Porsha Williams and Tanya Sam organized a circle so they could hash out any differences they may have had. When it came to Leakes and Moore, things got a little out of hand.

Moore said that she was upset at Leakes because she called her daughter a buffalo. The OG of the ATL clarified that she didn’t mean to call baby Brooklyn names, the comment was directed at Moore. Although Leakes apologized for the mixup, they continued to feud until Burruss intervened.

“If we’re trying to have a conversation where we are trying to clear the air, [Leakes] can’t keep apologizing for the same thing,” Burruss told Moore. “If you said that’s the thing that made you so upset, are you going to accept the apology about Brooklyn or not? We shouldn’t have to keep going on about that point.”

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Leakes then told Moore: “I would never say anything where her child is concerned. When you beef, you start saying all kinds of stuff to each other. I didn’t even realize I had said that.”

It was this moment that Burruss made Moore realize that Leakes was putting her best foot forward to mend things. When the episode aired, a fan pointed this moment out and Leakes replied.

“Kandi finally had your back in this instance by reassuring Kenya that your attempts to squash things were genuine,” the fan tweeted.

“Yes, she did,” Leakes replied.

Nene Leakes calls Kandi Burruss ‘fake’

The relationship between Leakes and Burruss is a little turbulent. Although they don’t feud on the show itself, it seems that Burruss’ comments in the confessionals is what is making Leakes upset. When the latter appeared on Watch What Happens Live, a caller asked about what Burruss said referencing Leakes’ friends.

The fan was referencing the ladies’ brunch Leakes organized where she invited businesswomen to network. Burruss attended the event and although she was nice to everyone in person, she made shady remarks during her interview for the show.

“Kandi wouldn’t know who my friends are because she’s never around me with my friends,” Leakes replied to the caller. “No shade, but shade at the same time. I have lots of great friends and I don’t share them with her just like she doesn’t share her personal friends with me.”

Leakes went on to say she was taken aback by what Burruss said on the show about her friends.

“In fact, when she was at that brunch she was very nice to everybody. I was really surprised to see her get in her interview and say those things… fake a**,” Leakes added before being cut off by Cohen.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.