NeNe Leakes has gained fame for her classic one-liners and charismatic personality on Bravos’s reality TV show, The Real Housewives Of Atlanta. And it’s that fame that some people believe has gone straight to NeNe’s head, making her think she’s bigger than she is.
Earlier this month, the star was slammed in the press after she allegedly refused to pose with advertisers at Bravo’s Upfronts. “All the other housewives were just happy to be there, but NeNe was acting like she’s Angelina Jolie or something! It’s NeNe’s world and everyone else is just living in it,” a source said.
While on the red carpet for the world premiere of Peeples, HipHollywood caught up with fellow housewife Kenya Moore to discuss Leakes’ ego. When asked if it’s difficult to be in the spotlight while remaining humble, Moore offered this response. “What I’ve learned in my 20 years of being in the business, you have good years, you have bad years … you may do one movie one year, and none the next three years. That has a way of making you really humble.”
“When you have a career, and you go through those ups and downs, it really teaches you that this is not guarantee. You can see the same people going up as you will going down,” Moore explained.
Check out what else Kenya had to say below:
5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs
If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.
1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.
In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary.
2. He’s funny.
Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.
3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.
In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.
4. He’s a rapper.
His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle.
5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.
The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.
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