*When you look at VH1, BET, E! and the rest of the sports and entertainment world, there is no shortage of black celebrities we love to hate.

Whether it’s you-know-who pictured above or NBA superstar LeBron James, the community is not short on polarizing celebrities.

So what is polarizing? We’re talking celebs whose brash actions spark arguments everywhere from morning talk shows to your beauty salon.

Number 1 on the list is the lady pictured above from the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

We all know her name:

The self-described “mouth of the South” NeNe Leakes has made a name for herself by telling it like it is on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Like many reality stars the public loves to hate, Leakes’ antics keep her at the top of everyone’s criticism list. But guess who’s still watching her week after week? Polarizing score: 8

Check out the rest of the list at Essence.