Kim Zolciak hires legal counsel after NeNe Leakes calls her "racist"

October 12, 2017 - 2:00 pm

(LOS ANGELES) -- The feud between Real Housewives of Atlanta stars NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak is heating up, outside of their Bravo reality show.

After Kim's daughter Brielle released a now-deleted video claiming she saw roaches in NeNe's bathroom, Leakes went on social media to blast Kim and her daughter for being "racists" and using black people for a "come up." Kim, who later denied the accusations on Instagram, now tells E! News she's hired help to look into NeNe's accusations.

“I’ve hired a legal counsel at this point,” Zolciak said. "I don’t take this lightly.

Zolciak continued, “It’s one thing like I said to kind of banter back and forth and have an opinion. This is far beyond just having an opinion.”

According to Kim, NeNe's comments have also caused her daughter Brielle some major issues.

“We’ve had to make some changes in my everyday life with security and Brielle’s gotten a lot of threats on Instagram,” Zolciak explained. “I mean, it’s been a little rough. That’s why Brielle’s here with me in California right now.”

Kim adds that racism isn't something she takes lightly.

“People are dying over racism," she said. "I mean, this is a major issue, so I don’t want to hide this real life from them, but I definitely try to protect them as much as I can.”

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