NeNe Leakes walks away from Celebrity Apprentice!

May 9, 2011 at 11:48 a.m. ET

NeNe Leakes walked away from Celebrity Apprentice, but she didn't hear the words "You're fired!" Read on to find out what happened.

NeNe Leakes is used to reality show drama being a cast member of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. But apparently, Celebrity Apprentice was a whole different kind of drama for the star.

NeNe Leakes

Before Leakes could even hear you're hired or fired, she walked off the set of Donald Trump's show and isn't looking back. So, why did NeNe Leakes walk away from Celebrity Apprentice? We've got two words for you -- Star Jones!

During the show's airing on May 8, the teams were told they had to put together a comedy show and sell the tickets. NeNe Leakes disappeared from her team, which included John Rich, Lil Jon and La Toya Jackson. When she couldn't be reached, Donald Trump took it upon himself to reach out to Leakes via a phone call.

"I've never called anybody but I'm calling you because I think you have great ability," Trump told Leakes over the phone. "If you quit, it's going to follow you for the rest of your life. For you to quit at the end is stupid."

Not able to move on after her big fight with Star Jones from last week's episode, Leakes felt her decision to leave was right.

"I really feel that Star got her way," NeNe Leakes revealed after her call from Donald Trump. "Mr. Trump bought into her bulls--t. I don't have to stay with BS to raise money for my charity. The best thing for me to do is leave."

John Rich was not happy about losing Leakes once her exit was confirmed. "Star ran her off and that's so amateur," he said. "I can't say I have a healthy amount of respect for that. You can't just abandon your team. She didn't even say goodbye to us!"

Despite NeNe Leakes' decision to leave Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump still fired two people -- La Toya Jackson and Star Jones! Surprise!

What do you think of NeNe Leakes' abrupt exit from Celebrity Apprentice?

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