Kandi Burruss and NeNe Leakes: The Claws are Already Out

at . Comments

The Real Housewives of Atlanta premieres on Bravo tonight.

But two of the show's stars are already involved in a heated exchanged of words as veteran cast member NeNe Leakes says she doesn't get along with newbie Kandi Burruss.

“I did not know her before the show and I still don’t know her now,” Leakes said. “I think she was hearing negativity from somewhere else because she does not know me well enough to treat me the way that she does. But, it’s okay. I find that women who are very weak cannot stand up to a strong woman like me.”

Leakes was responding to Kandi's assertion that the former "called me ghetto at one point. She has a lot of nerve. Isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black?”

Burruss added:

“Her mouth is just way too much. I cannot take the loud talking and the waving of the finger in your face. If you do that to me, I am ready to go after you.”

Kandi Burrus Pic
NeNe Leakes Picture

Ding! Ding! It's already on between Kandi Burruss and NeNe Leakes!

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.