NeNe Leakes graces the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Out magazine and she discusses being labeled an angry Black woman, what she is looking for in a man and her feud with Star Jones.
Here’s an excerpt:
On being labeled an angry Black woman: “NeNe Leakes is fabulous, confident and she knows who the hell she is. NeNe Leakes is not an angry woman…Some days I’m angry, and everybody is, I just happen to be on television and the camera captures me when I’m angry. Just imagine doing a reality show. What would they capture about you? They’d capture you on your period, pissed off, angry with your man, happy, going shopping … but they’re only going to put in the things that are most interesting. I’m not an angry black woman; I’m actually a cool ass black woman.”
On feud with Star Jones: “I had an experience with Star. I had never met her before. I believe that any woman who gets around Star will find that Star’s not cool. And when you watch ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ you will see some sides of her that are just not cool.”
On what she’s looking for in a man: She’s back on the market, looking for Mr. Right, a man who is “confident in who he is, and stays in his lane and not over here in mine. He has to be spiritual, he has to have swagger, and it doesn’t matter if he’s black or white. I’m not in it for the money, but, if I date a man he has to have his own money. I think it’s only fair. If I’m out here making money, what in the hell am I going to do with a guy who’s not making money? Like, that’s not even cool. I don’t want to take care of a guy. If he’s out here doing his thing, I can be very supportive of him. And I’m over here doing my thing, and he’s very supportive of me. That would be great, but I cannot date a broke dude.”