Evelyn Lozada and NeNe Leakes are incredibly important to their respective “Wives” shows (“Basketball Wives,” “Real Housewives of Atlanta”), which is why you’ve likely heard rumors and seen news stories surrounding their threats to leave their shows for good. Royce Reed and Kim Zolciak may be loud-mouthed instigators, but they’re the undercards. Lozada and Leakes are the main event.
On part 2 of the “Basketball Wives” reunion show, Evelyn was spitting venom. By show’s end, you had to put your ear to your speaker to make out anything coming out her mouth, as every other word was censored by VH1.
Getting into a heated argument with Royce Reed over each other’s sex life, Reed said, “I wait six months” before having sex with a man. To which Evelyn said she’d have sex with any man–at time, day or location–whenever she pleases.
NeNe Leakes’ celebrity has risen so far beyond “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” she’s now seen on a different network. Currently competing on “Celebrity Apprentice,” Leakes has surprisingly behaved herself over the first few episodes. But we all saw the trailers for the show. A NeNe storm is coming, and it’s heading Star Jones’ way.
Lozada and Leakes say what’s on their mind, unfiltered and often times politically incorrect. While we don’t admire them, and might not want them in our social circle, you appreciate the fact that they don’t bite their tongue. They say what’s on their mind, even to their own detriment.
And that’s why they’re compelling to watch, if for no other reason than to see their volatile nature at play. They’re the anti-Claire Huxtable. The ones you don’t bring home to mama.
Evelyn Lozada and NeNe Leakes won’t win any awards for being refined and dignified, but who watches reality television to see classy individuals interact with one another?
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