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‘Checkmate’: Kandi Burruss Hits Back at Nene Leakes and Her ‘Struggling’ Season on ‘RHOA’

It looks like the door may be closed on Kandi Burruss and Nene Leakes’ acquaintanceship.

The two “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars found themselves in the middle of an online feud on Wednesday after Leakes accused Burruss of being scared of Phaedra Parks returning to the show.

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Los Angeles, Calif. – February 26: NeNe Leakes (L) and Kandi Burruss attend the annual Mercedes-Benz + ICON MANN 2017 Awards viewing party at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on February 26, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz USA)

A few years ago, Burruss and Parks fell out on the Bravo series after it was learned that Parks was the person who told Porsha Williams that Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker planned to date rape her. The rumor cost Parks her job on the show. Leakes, however, has said multiple times that producers should bring Parks back to “RHOA,” but Burruss threatened to leave the series if that happened.

During a recent YouTube Live session, Leakes called out Burruss for being “nasty” in her interviews and blasted her for supposedly running from Parks. She added, “Ain’t nobody over here did nothing to her. … But you so happy to sit here and see me beef with someone. Let us see you and Phaedra go toe to toe girl. Let me see you get your reads together. … Let Phaedra come back. Why you scared?”

After the live session, Leakes commented on an Instagram fan account who reposted her video. She claimed that she didn’t have an issue with Burruss, but she felt like the Xscape singer had “hateful things” to say about her in their confessionals. She also said that she supported Burruss, adding, “I supported Kandi when she had her ‘bad season’ as you call it. But you can’t recall Kandi supporting me during any season.”

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Nene Leakes. @housewivesofatl/Instagram

Burruss accused Leakes of trying to “play victim” and shot back, “I can’t tell she doesn’t have an issue with me. She been steady talking about me lately & we haven’t had an argument the entire season. What have I said about her other than the joke I made about the ladies at her luncheon not being her real friends??? & I wasn’t the only one on the episode who joked about it so what’s her real issue?”

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Kandi Burruss @housewivesofatl/Instagram

Leakes then addressed her co-star head on and claimed she was “struggling to find drama with someone this season.” She also said Burruss and the rest of the “RHOA” ladies talked smack about her the entire season.

Clearly fed up with Leakes’ comments, the former Kandi Koated Nights host fired back at her, “🤣 @NeneLeakes you we’re struggling to make it in all the episodes. Sounds like you need more than drama. Just sayin…”

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Kandi Burruss @housewivesofatl/Instagram

Fans instantly had mixed reactions to the melee.

“Checkmate kandi 😭Nene has no storyline. Kandi storyline is her expanding family with the surrogate. Nene has never liked Kandi. Always been jealous that others looks at her as being successful.”

“I am shook by this tea 😩🤣 this reunion needs to happen ASAP😤 i love both of them they need to make up”

“The reality is that no one’s talking about Kandi…period. She should thank Nene for getting her some attention because she’s been boring asf this season. Same with Eva lol, I forgot she was even on the show! 😩🤣 Nene, Kenya and Porsha are carrying this season!”

“Facts. Because we know kandi storyline. Nene doesn’t have one other than beefing with Kenya so 😴 yeah go find that ‘audio’ “

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