It was a huge surprise to us on “The Celebrity Apprentice” when No. 1, Donald Trump moved NeNe Leakes from ASAP at the apparent request of Star Jones and No. 2, NeNe quit the show.
“I call my own shots in life, I do whatever I feel, and when my gut tells me to do something, I follow my gut feeling,” NeNe says on Monday’s (May 9) Access Hollywood Live.
We can see all sides when it comes to what went down. If we were NeNe and sensitive about the way our teammates were portraying us, then we may have left too. We’d also be annoyed that Trump folded to pressure from Star. Of course, some would say that Star has the right to feel safe in the workplace – even if that work place is on TV. Hands down, we feel bad for Backbone, because they could have used Miss NeNe.
“I felt like it was a toxic situation for me and for my own sanity and health reasons and everything else, I decided to leave the show,” NeNe continues to explain her departure. “Star was absolutely being manipulative and backstabbing and all those things, but the final straw for me was when Mr. Trump decided to switch me, take me out of my comfort zone to accommodate Star.”
Hm, we guess NeNe isn’t voting for Trump if he runs for president? Huh?
NeNe says she’ll be back for the finale episode and despite telling Zap2it first that she didn’t feel like going back to Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Leakes says she’s currently three weeks into shooting the reality show’s fourth season.
How do you feel about NeNe’s reasons for quitting?