Williams made a point of clarifying her prediction about Leakes’ chances of winning the current season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” as she stated that her belief that Leakes would not be victorious on the hit show was a general prediction, not a personal shot at the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star.
“I always predict who is gonna win “Dancing With The Stars.” Now, I’m not saying I’m right. All I’m saying is no, NeNe’s not gonna win, but neither is Billy Dee Williams,” the talk show host said. “I told them all they won’t win. But I get it, people enjoy when Black girls fight with one another. But I’m not fighting with Nene.”
Despite the flare up over her prediction, Williams thought Leakes did pretty well on her first dance of the season during the first episode of ‘DWTS’ new season.
“She danced fabulously… Yup, when she pooched her lips, I knew that she was really having fun with it, instead of dancing with the struggle face, which I danced with,” said Williams.
Although she set the record straight, Williams’ prediction didn’t go unnoticed by Leakes, who relayed how she felt to Essence.
“Wendy was not going to win because she had two left feet. That was her issue,” the reality TV fixture said. “I know she might want to put me in the same box that she’s in but I’m not. I don’t have two left feet. I have a left and a right foot.”