Nene recently sat down with The Daily Beast and went in as she responded to criticism for being nothing more than a “reality star”, while saying that African Americans can be so negative towards their own people. She also made comparisons to how her people responded to her success versus reality star Kim Kardashian, who was featured in a sex tape.
Peep a few excerpts:
On the criticism of her Ebony Magazine cover
I absolutely deserve to be on the cover. This cover is about money, power, and respect. And it’s about a come-up story and I’m the one that had that story this year … Not only did I come out as a reality star that was very boisterous and vivacious and outspoken and all those things. I flipped that into money and respect. And a lot of people can’t do that.
On only getting negative feedback from her own race
But listen to me, definitely all of the negative feedback definitely came from my own; African Americans were the ones that were the most negative, and it’s so funny to me because I would call [the editor] over at Ebony and she would say ‘Girl please, glass houses. That’s all it is. They don’t want to see you on the cover, they don’t really understand the reason why you’re on the cover, they don’t know your story.’
On her success being no different than Kim Kardashian’s
It’s true and I know you’ve heard it a million times, [African Americans] just don’t support one another, But it’s OK for you to go pick up a magazine cover with Kim Kardashian. She’s my girl. We are cool. We talk. We do drinks and all of that. But her story ain’t no different than mine. You know what I mean? I might’ve worked at the strip club, but she made a sex tape.
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