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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: NeNe Leaks (L) and Kandi Burruss attend the Annual Mercedes-Benz + ICON MANN 2017 Awards viewing party at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on February 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes has recently spoken on her issues regarding her co-star Kandi Burruss, during a recent interview. During the interview, one of the interviewers brought up the fact that Burrus said that Leakes was “only going to therapy as a damage control tactic.”

“I am currently in therapy. What I feel about the reunion is I am consistently attacked. For some people looking at it, it is entertainment for them but it’s not entertaining for me to be sitting in a seat where people are constantly attacking everything about you.  So that alone, you need therapy. You have to need therapy after doing it for so long,” Leakes said prior to being asked about her opinion of Burruss’ commentary.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 16: (L-R) NeNe Leaks, Debra L. Lee, Cynthia Bailey and Kandi Burruss attend Pre ABFF Honors Cocktail Party hosted by Debra L. Lee & Jeff Friday at Cecconi’s on February 16, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for BET)

“Therapy is only for me after this to center myself and make sure I don’t run over to no one’s house and knock it down and run in there and choke the [expletive] out of them. ”

“What damage do I need to control? I didn’t do anything. You guys watched the show. Kandi just wants to be number one,” Leakes said regarding Kandi Burruss’ commentary about her going to therapy.

“You know she’s never been number one at anything that she’s done, so coming over here to my house. This seat is not available yet. It will be available when I give it to her. She’s number two.”

Leakes was then asked when exactly did she and Burruss begin having issues with each other. “Kandi and I have never had an issue. We had our little issue years ago we let it go,” Leakes said before explaining that she has a YouTube channel where she indirectly called someone out and Burruss spoke on it stating that Leakes was talking about her.

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 04: (L-R) TV personalities Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks, Nene Leakes, and Cynthia Bailey of the Real Housewives of Atlanta attends the Bravo Upfront 2012 at Center 548 on April 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Leakes said that she texted Burruss regarding the video that she made and assured her that what she said wasn’t about her. However, Leakes claimed that Burruss still decided to believe and claim that it was, in fact, about her.

“I knew she just wanted some smoke with me. She’s been boring for a while now and so what a better way then to have someone call your name, Kandi, than to put it in line with Nene Leakes,” Leakes said.

Leakes was then asked who exactly was she talking about then, and the RHOA star said that if she wanted to name names she would have done so in the Youtube video. “Who is she [Kandi] for me to walk around on tip-toes?” Leakes said, stating that if she had something to say to Kandi she would have.

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Vivica A. Fox attends the FOX Winter TCA All Star Party at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 07, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Leakes also spoke on Vivica Fox’s recent comments, as we previously reported, where the actress insinuated that the RHOA star was using drugs.

“That was really [expletive] up, okay! Let me tell you how [expletive] up that is. I have never done any drugs,” Leaks said. “I have never even smoked a cigarette in my life, okay. I have family members. I’ve spoken about it on the show, that has been on drugs before. Now, I’ve had plenty of vodkas but I’ ain’t never been on no drugs before. I will never do drugs, okay, ” Leakes said.

“That’s nothing that I’ve done. I don’t smoke cigarettes, cigars, weed, do coke. I’ve never even tried it, so for somebody to go so low and insinuate something like that to defame your character is really [expletive] up. And I thought me and Vivica were cool. Is she on [expletive] drugs? Don’t ever put me in that category, okay. You can put me in a lot of categories but a drug category you will never be able to put me there.That’s disrespectful and that’s defaming your character and it’s [expletive] up!”

Leakes was then asked where did Vivica Fox and Claudia Jordan get that from and she said that “they have fallen from grace.”

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