Celebrity Apprentice

NeNe Leakes on Star Jones: 'She Is a Disaster'

03/23/2011 at 02:10 PM EDT

NeNe Leakes on Star Jones: 'She Is a Disaster'
NeNe Leakes (left) and Star Jones
Virginia Sherwood/NBC (2)
How does NeNe Leakes really feel about her Celebrity Apprentice nemesis Star Jones?

"She is bossy, she is manipulative, conniving," Leakes says. "And I'm not even being funny. I think that is real. I honestly think that is who she is."

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, who appears on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing Wednesday, tells DeGeneres that she and Jones were never friendly.





"When I walked into the situation, I tried to walk in with no preconceived notions. I was just thinking, 'Okay, I'm going to do the show. I'm going to get to know who Star is,' " Leakes says.

"I think she had preconceived notions of who she thought I was just from watching me on the Housewives," she continues. "I think she thought I was going to come in and take over. I tried to get to know her. Some people are difficult to get to know. She's not the easiest person to get to know. She is a disaster."

When asked if she's the only one who doesn't get along with Jones, Leakes tells DeGeneres, "I don't think anybody is getting along with Star. I don't think she's easy to get along with."

"What happened to cause the riff?" DeGeneres asks.

Leakes replies, "Well, I just think Star is manipulative."

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