During part 2 of her appearance on Reality with The King, the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star said that she believes she’s been unjustly held back in her career on multiple occasions.
NeNe suggested that she should “absolutely” be on Kim K’s level if not bigger but she wasn’t properly “pushed” like Kris Jenner’s daughter.
“I felt like they pushed Kim, and they didn’t push me,” NeNe told Carlos King. “Kim came on after me, and they opened up every door and every opportunity for her. She was able to get opportunities and walk through doors that they just did not want me to walk through.”
Technically, Keeping Up With The Kardashians premiered in October 2007 and The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 1 premiered on Bravo in October 2008 but both shows are under the NBC Universal umbrella.
According to NeNe, she was held back intentionally.
“They pushed Kim to the front and pushed me to the back, and I don’t think that was by chance,” she said. “I think that was the way they wanted it to be.”
The reality TV titan pointed out that both she and Kardashian held Shoe Dazzle deals but only Kim’s line was promoted and added that in the early seasons of #RHOA, the cast wasn’t allowed to promote their outside business ventures.
As you can imagine, NeNe’s words are sparking a debate on social media.
Some people think she’s being absolutely delusional and kan’t kuite grasp the concept…
Nah for real. Nene has taken up real estate in De-Lulu land. Cuz girl wtf is you talkin bout?
How do you really think you should be bigger than Kim Kardashian? https://t.co/v6VqG18kQ8
— جميلة نجمة (@BeaucoupMila) August 1, 2023
Now Nene, I LOVE you and you’re my all time fav but let’s not be delusional now lol.
Kim Kardashian is the most famous woman on the planet lol “they” didn’t do anything for her. She’s not a billionaire because of the reality show lol. This is when she just talks out of her ass https://t.co/HfaGV3w2YS
— Top Tier Housewives (@TheTopTierHWs) August 1, 2023
Kim Kardashian was in elite social circles before Linnethia even became Nene.
KUWTK premiered before RHOA.
Kim was on E! – Nene on Bravo – 2 different companies with different interests
Kim’s success comes from her focus on branding/business, Nene focused on being an actress https://t.co/qIb133Omu3
— kaomi (@kaomi_k) August 1, 2023
and others see her point considering that she’s one of the biggest reality stars in the world yet still not on Kim’s level.
The way the black community is disrespecting Nene Leaks over fucking Kim Kardashian??? I better not ever see y’all quote any Nene saying again. Y’all turned on her over that white woman so fast.
— Dai ✨ (@ThatsForAIITime) August 2, 2023
Nene Leakes is the undisputed Queen of reality tv + is a major contributor to pop culture solely off of her likeness.
I feel like that’s more than valid. She should be bigger. https://t.co/zcut8tQHXx
— 𝕮𝖔𝖚𝖗𝖙 𝕶𝖎𝖒💥 (@TheCourtKim) August 2, 2023
I don’t think y’all are giving Nene the real credit for what she did for reality tv. Carlos asking Nene about the Kim Kardashian situation makes so much sense. Kim isn’t big FOR reality, but she is big because of it. After KUWTK Kim was pushed as a HUGE reality star.
— musiq ☆ (@musiqofsoul) August 1, 2023
What do YOU think about NeNe Leakes’ Kim Kardashian komparison?
Do YOU see her point?