What cameras showed was NeNe ripping a cameraman's shirt, but what happened off camera was way, way worse.
The third and final part of the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" Season 11 reunion made our eyes pop and our mouths drop.
The conversation picked up with Andy Cohen bringing up NeNe Leakes' catastrophic "Bye, Wig" party. Quick recap: NeNe had the ladies over for a nice dinner that turned to absolute chaos after Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss insisted on taking a peek inside NeNe's closet. She repeatedly asked them not to go in there, and when a cameraman tried to follow them, all hell broke loose.
What cameras showed was NeNe ripping said cameraman's shirt in an effort to pull him away from her closet door, but apparently, what happened off camera was way, way worse.
"The one thing I hated most when I watched it was all the cursing," NeNe told Andy, who was shocked to hear she didn't regret putting her hands on the cameraman.
"It didn't bother me," she said. "It didn't. I said we were not filming in my closet, and no one was to go in my closet. That was a rule said up front." NeNe also insisted she "didn't hit him;" she simply "pulled his T-shirt."
"Well, him, but the other guy got choked up, scratched up, went to the hospital," Porsha interjected.
"Did he go to the hospital?" NeNe asked with genuine surprise. "I didn't hear nothing about that."
"He absolutely did and absolutely had scratches on his back," Porsha replied. "Choked up and head drug against the wall."
"I heard his tooth was cracked," NeNe insisted, "but nonetheless, it didn't give me the right to touch him."
Weirdly enough, Eva stood up for NeNe, saying that if someone disrespects you in your home, you have the right to retaliate. Most of the ladies did not agree.
"When she pulled the camera guy by his shirt, security grabbed NeNe," Eva claimed, which Porsha said happened only "after she choked the producer."
"The producer that she choked up was [holding his hands up in the air], making sure that every move was on him from her," Porsha added.
She and Kandi swore they thought "it was a playful situation" -- until it wasn't.
"And then NeNe comes in, and she said, 'I said get out!'" Porsha explained. "And at that point, I felt a hand on my back, and my belt came off, and I went forward. So at that point, I was like, 'Okay, you know what? She means it.' And once I walked on out the closet, that's when I saw the man's shirt ripped, and then I saw her choking up the producer. And that's exactly what happened."
The only thing NeNe denied was shoving Porsha from behind.
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