NeNe Leakes claims the real reason Wendy Williams allegedly axed her talk show with Tom Arnold goes beyond the frenemies’ 2014 Birkin bag debacle.
While the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” alum tells Page Six exclusively that “there is truth” to the story the former “Roseanne” star told us, she insists there was an underlying implication that triggered her scathing blog post, which both she and Arnold believe cost them the gig.
“Wendy saw that I had defaced my Birkin bag, and yes, she posted a comment on her show’s social media page about it,” Leakes, 54, recalled.
“But that wasn’t the trigger. The trigger was what she said about it and me on her ‘Hot Topics’ [segment].”
“Kim Kardashian had done the same thing around the same time, ‘defaced’ her [Birkin] bag,” Leakes told us. “Wendy said Kim can do that because she had the money to do such a thing, but basically I didn’t.”
“I responded by saying something like, ‘Now, Wendell, I have four Birkin bags, and I can do the same,’” Leakes recalled, noting that the name “Wendell” quickly went viral.
“Wendy didn’t like it,” she claimed, adding that she allegedly never heard from the production company again.
“Debmar-Mercury pulled the deal and stopped all communication with me. Our deal went dead.”
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