The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: Did Cynthia Bailey Lie to Nene Leakes?

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Nene Leakes has had a rough season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. 

From her random meltdowns to her fights with cancer-stricken husband, Gregg Leakes, we think it's fair to say she was looking forward to filming for the season ending. 

Cynthia Bailey Caught In a Lie

Sunday's season finale found Leakes upset once again, and it made for some good TV. 

Nene's BFF Cynthia Bailey threw a party to celebrate her cocktail collaboration with Seagram's Gin. She also invited former housewife, Kenya Moore to the lavish event. 

Kenya and Nene have been at war for several years now, and Cynthia didn't give Nene a heads up, presumably because she knew Nene would flip her $hit. 

Nene admitted that she and Kenya did manage to find a way to put the past behind them, and they maintained a friendship throughout the latter's pregnancy. 

Nene Leakes at a Gala

Nene was subsequently blindsided when she was left out of Kenya's baby shower. In true Nene fashion, she did not take the diss well and hit up social media to rant and rave. 

Kandi Burruss showed up at the event of the season with Kenya, who was very pregnant. Nene was blindsided and felt betrayed. 

Nene was so mad that she refused to let Gregg go up on the stage to speak about his cancer battle, resulting in an awkward scene that really should have been left on the cutting room floor. 

Nene and Marlo proved to be the Queens of shade when they made fun of Kenya for the entire night. 

Childish? Yes, but it was just par for the course with these two. 

NeNe Close-Up

The party caused a clear divide between the ladies, but Nene wanted to hash things out in the aftermath. 

As such, Cynthia wanted to make sure she was on the "same page" as her friends before meeting Nene. 

Kandi said that Kenya wanted her entrance to be a surprise, presumably so that Nene could not pull out at the last second. 

Cynthia tried to imply that she did not know Kenya was making a surprise appearance, but she was exposed when some footage from the party confirmed the truth. 

"I'm supposed to act like I didn't know Kenya was coming," she whispered during the party.   

Cynthia then called Kandi, and when the latter answered, she yelled "I'm mic'd." repeatedly, but that wasn't enough to shut Cynthia up. 

Cynthia Bailey and Her Hair

"I just want to make sure we was on the same page setting up how Kenya got there," she yelled. 

Cynthia later maintained her stance that she was in the dark about Kenya to Nene. Nene did not care about Kenya's surprise appearance, and it was more that Cynthia didn't tell her she invited her. 

"Honestly, after I went to Kenya's baby shower, I hadn't really heard from you that much. I'd call you, but you wouldn't respond. You were being a little distant," Cynthia told NeNe, adding:

"This was my event, NeNe. This was my event. I can invite anybody to my event. The only thing I wanted was for my friends to come on my night, but I didn't think for one second that you couldn't be in a room with Kenya."

"Wasn't I in there?" NeNe shot back, and the back and forth continued until Nene realized that she was incredibly sad about everything. 

NeNe Leakes Reaction Image

Cynthia tried to apologize, but Nene seemed done. 

"I hope that Cynthia and I are in a good place and that our friendship is as tight as I think it is, but she's just made me see her in a different light," NeNe later said in a confessional. "And that light is dim."

As we already know, Nene made her feelings heard by unfollowing most of her cast members, so the reunion should be fun, especially with the footage of Cynthia lying. 

RHOA airs Sundays on Bravo.

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta Quotes

[to Kenya Moore] You best hope nothing happens to me, because you might not have a job. I'm your storyline. I sustain your career . . . I built you, so stop playing games.

Apollo Nida

[to Kenya Moore] "You a sneaky, trifling slut."

Phaedra Parks