According to Phaedra Parks, NeNe Leakes apologized for referring to her as “The Head Doctor,” but while she might be sorry she said it on national TV, NeNe insists that she did not lie.
During the most recent episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” NeNe commented on a rumor she’d apparently heard while living in Athens, the same town where Phaedra Parks grew up.
NeNe laughed as she revealed Phaedra’s alleged nickname that didn’t have anything to do with brain surgery, she clarified.
Phaedra called into “Watch What Happens Live” to address the gossip.
“NeNe saying I was some head doctor, that is definitely a lie,” Phaedra told the “WWHL” audience. “First of all, she didn’t know me in high school, as she made very clear. She did apologize for it. She thought it was funny, but of course, it’s never funny when you’re making up malicious lies like that.”
While Phaedra may have been annoyed by NeNe’s “joke,” it seems NeNe took issue with Phaedra suggesting she lied.
“A hit dog always holla!” NeNe wrote in her most recent BravoTV.com blog. “I didn’t say I knew Phaedra was ‘The Head Doctor,’ I said it was a rumor! We have all heard rumors about somebody we didn’t go to school with. It wasn’t said with malicious intent, but it was said. I’m definitely a jokester, but the one thing I don’t practice is lying.”
NeNe defended herself and countered that Phaedra is just getting a taste of her own medicine.
The two got into it during the season 5 reunion show when NeNe revealed that Phaedra had contacted NeNe’s siblings in an alleged attempt to dig up dirt on “RHOA” original cast member.
“This is the show we signed up for! Don’t get new now! I can’t count the number of times Phaedra has lied about my character. It works like this: don’t ever think you can dish on me and I can’t do the same to you.”