While there’s never any shortage of drama on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, this is a new one.
New footage hints at NeNe Leakes flipping out, screaming, and even going after the camera crew.
An accompanying report says that the meltdown was so much worse than the footage revealed.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta has a new trailer that teases the rest of the season.
After a lot of laughs and fun, things turn serious.
NeNe can be seen breaking down into tears, in part over Gregg’s cancer diagnosis.
She also gets into what can best be described as a screaming match with Marlo Hampton.
Trailers can be (deliberately) misleading, but it looked like NeNe threatened Marlo.
“Let’s be clear b–ch,” NeNe can be heard yelling. “I will f–k you up.”
And things from there only escalated.
RadarOnline reports on the details of NeNe’s epic meltdown.
“NeNe completely lost it that day,” an insider reveals.
And there was more than just what we saw in the video.
“She was so mad and so out of control,” the source adds.
The insider continues: “that she dragged the camera crew out of her house.”
We saw a half-second of NeNe appearing to attack, or at least tug on, camera people.
But apparently she booted them out of the house in a fit of fury.
“NeNe made the whole crew leave,” the source says.
The insider said that she banished “the camera guys and the producers.”
“She threw them out,” adds the source.
Elsewhere in the trailer, we see NeNe trash-talking Eva Marcille and Eva’s home.
RadarOnline‘s inside source elaborates on that.
“NeNe and Eva had an epic fight,” the insider reports.
The source semi-praises: “Eva really knows how to bring the drama.”
That really goes with the territory of being a reality star — especially a Real Housewife.
People do not always respond well or with dignity to stress, and cameras can be a contributor to anxiety.
It may be that it all became too much for NeNe, and she just snapped.
We are reminded of Marguerite Perrin, the infamous “God Warrior” from Trading Spouses.
After days and days of culture shock as she lived in a household with different beliefs than her own, she flipped out.
She delivered a meme-worthy rant and drove the camera people from her home.
Is this like what happened to NeNe?
It’s possible that NeNe was emotionally overwhelmed.
But it’s also possible that NeNe dialed up the drama in true Fake Housewives fashion.
She doesn’t make her massive salary purely because her facial expressions are intensely meme-worthy.
(That’s probably part of it, though)
She knows how and when to bring explosive drama and she’s developed a sense for when a feud can be blown out of proportion.
At least, we hope that this is the case.
We’d hate to think that NeNe had really lost her entire mind.