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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes recently went on Instagram Live to inform her 3.5 million followers that she will not be discussing her friendship with Wendy Williams via social media.

“I’d love to do a Q&A with you guys but if you’re going to ask me anything bout Wendy please refrain from doing so,” Leakes said during the Instagram Live session. “I will not answer any questions concerning Wendy.”

“I will not answer any questions, once again, concerning Wendy,” Leakes continued. “And for the third time, I will not answer any questions concerning Wendy.”

“I am not that kind of friend. I have never been that kind of friend, despite what you think. Any questions that I have, I will direct them to her. I wish she would have done the same,” Leakes continued.

Nene Leakes

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Nene Leakes attends E! + ELLE + IMG party to celebrate the opening of NYFW at Santina on September 7, 2016 in New York City.

“I am always loyal. I will always be loyal. I am not a snitch. I will never be one. I am not going to hash out a friendship over social media. It won’t benefit me at all. And it won’t benefit any friendship that I have.”

Leakes’ short rant regarding the television host was in response to Williams throwing shade at Leakes during the Monday (Apr. 6) segment of her talk show. After Williams’ talked about Nene Leakes’ new rap song, she recalled when Leakes called her on Friday (Apr. 3) and asked her to be on her new Instagram Live talk show.

“Norman, I have to share something with you and all of my co-hosts. So on Friday evening, I was in the house minding my own business and the 10 o’clock news was on,” Williams said. “So my phone rings shortly after 10 o’clock. It’s Nene. ‘Wendy!'”

“I said,’ Hi Nene, why are you screaming and why am I on speakerphone?'” Williams explained before saying that Leakes said, “Wendy, I miss seeing you.”

“Norman, I hear a bunch of people in the background going, ‘How you doing?’,” Williams continued before explaining that Leakes asked her to go on Instagram Live with her during her new show.

Wendy Williams

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 20: Wendy Williams attends Spotify x Cash Money Host Premiere of mini-documentary New Cash Order at Lightbox on February 20, 2020 in New York, New York. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Spotify)

“If I don’t do it with my own parents or the show, why would I be doing it for somebody that’s over there. And Nene, she’s an over there person,” Williams said. “I said, ‘Nene I did it for you that one time. You asked me to, and I made it very clear. I am not a Housewife. Sorry, my career is a bit different than being a housewife. I don’t need that kind of attention,’ and I hung up on her.”

“When you call somebody and you want them to participate, you call them in the other room,” Williams continued. “The fact is I worked 35 years of my life to sit here for 11 seasons at this (Williams looked around her apartment). It’s a full-motion picture over here.”

Williams then referred to the RHOA show as “slumming.” “For me, that is slumming,” Williams said. “She never called after or even texted to apologize and now here we are on Monday. That was Friday. I would love to know what Wendy watchers think of this. She’s seeing it right now. You better not use any of that footage Bravo.”

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Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.