Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes get a serious case of road rage and end their friendship

By Aaron Parsley
January 17, 2011 12:00 PM

Talk about a case of road rage.

Sunday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta exploded when NeNe and Kim had their worst fight yet on Kandi’s tour bus.

The road trip, which took Kandi and Kim on a tour of nightclubs in Southern cities like Charlotte, N.C., and Orlando, Fla., started off on an sour note with Kim complaining about the cramped quarters on the bus, yelling at her assistant Sweetie and asking the driver to stop frequently so she could smoke cigarettes.

But things got ugly when NeNe met up with her costars to see their show in Orlando and ride to Miami, where they were to meet up with Sheree, Phaedra and Cynthia for a girls’ weekend.

NeNe started rolling her eyes early on over Kim’s diva behavior and the way she treated Sweetie. “Lord have mercy, Kim thinks she is a real pop star,” NeNe said, later adding, “Kim is not a singer. She’s not a vocalist. That’s just the truth.”

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The next day on the bus, Kim and NeNe started to argue about whether Sweetie and the tour manager were welcome in Miami. NeNe thought it would be odd to have them along on the girls’ getaway while Kim insisted they come because she was there “working.”

“What Kandi does is work,” NeNe said. “What you do, that’s not work.”

From there, the argument escalated to a full-blown brawl, with Kandi and her tour manager forcing Kim and NeNe apart at one point. They traded insults and accusations of jealousy until permanent damage was, apparently, done.

“As soon as she got up off that seat, I knew that our friendship was done,” Kim said.

“I am dying to get off this bus,” NeNe said, “I am disgusted.”