NeNe Leakes Reacts To The Criticism

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As soon as I saw NeNe Leakes sitting in a tub of diamonds on the cover of EBONY magazine, I figured some of your kin would be upset about the cover. I’m sure part of that was by design, but NeNe doesn’t seem to give a single damn about whether or not you feel she belongs on the cover of the magazine’s power issue. Speaking with The Daily Beast, NeNe popped back at the criticism.

Is she right? Check out her comments below and give us your spin:

“I absolutely deserve to be on the cover. This cover is about money, power, and respect. And it’s about a come-up story and I’m the one that had that story this year … Not only did I come out as a reality star that was very boisterous and vivacious and outspoken and all those things. I flipped that into money and respect. And a lot of people can’t do that.

“But listen to me, definitely all of the negative feedback definitely came from my own; African Americans were the ones that were the most negative,” she continues, adding, “And it’s so funny to me because I would call [the editor] over at Ebony and she would say ‘Girl please, glass houses. That’s all it is. They don’t want to see you on the cover, they don’t really understand the reason why you’re on the cover, they don’t know your story.’”

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