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Lisa Vanderpump Shuts Down NeNe Leakes’ Claims That She Convinced Her Not To Buy Pump Restaurant, Sources Says!

Last week, NeNe Leakes shocked fans when she called out Lisa Vanderpump. It all went down when the Real Housewives of Atlanta star revealed that she reached out to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star to seek advice since she was interested of buying a bar in West Hollywood during the time that she was living in L.A. when she was working on Glee and The New Normal.

But Leakes claims that LVP convinced her not to buy a property, which the SUR boss owner later ended up buying the property, which his now Pump restaurant.

However, sources close to Vanderpump are shutting down Leakes claims. “Five years after PUMP opened Nene needs this to get press? Lisa and Ken were well aware of every potential restaurant site in the area and really wouldn’t need her input, around the corner from their own SUR restaurant, on what they could transform into another hit establishment,” the insider told Page Six. “There are so many more pressing issues in the world today.”

Meanwhile, another source close to the Vanderpump Rules boss revealed that she did nothing wrong. "The landlord of the SUR headquarters is the same landlord as the Pump Restaurant so the Vanderpumps were well aware of this premises as it sits on the most prominent corner of West Hollywood and had been available for years," the insider told The Daily Mail.

"The Vanderpumps did not need anyone to draw their attention to it as they have an eye for locations with potential throughout West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, London and now Las Vegas."

The source slammed Leakes' claims as untrue, concluding: "It bewilders us that these egregious claims have surfaced six years later."

But other sources claim that Leakes seems to be taking it as a personal attack. "Of course NeNe is upset," an insider told In Touch Weekly. "It was a lowdown, dirty move on Lisa’s part and NeNe wants her to own what she did. NeNe wants an apology. She says the rumors about Lisa being shady are all true and what she did to her proves it."

The source added: "NeNe never holds back and now she’s got Lisa Vanderpump in her crosshairs."

As previously reported, Leakes revealed during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that she wanted to to go “head to head” with Lisa Rinna, but the Georgia peach later revealed that she actually meant to say Rinna's co-star Lisa Vanderpump.

"You know I actually said the wrong name. … I meant Lisa Vanderpump. I did not mean to say Lisa Rinna," said Leakes on Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM show, according to Us Weekly.  "She knows that we have a little something, something she did to me. I’ve never really addressed it. … She did some real foul s—t to me."

After McCarthy encouraged her to “address” the topic regarding Vanderpump, Leakes revealed that she initially wanted to buy the space on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood that the Vanderpump Rules boss now owns and turned into Pump Restaurant.

"At the time, Greg [Leakes] and I were living in [Los Angeles] and I was working on Glee and New Normal,” Leakes told McCarthy. "We ride down that West Hollywood area where all the gay bars are — and I have a large gay fanbase — and I kept thinking, ‘It would be so cool if I had a bar right in here somewhere.’ And that space was empty and kind of raggedy-looking and torn down."

Leakes then claimed she called Vanderpump to get her opinion on the idea, since she owns restaurants in the same area, which are Villa Blanca and SUR.

"She said, ‘Oh darling, darling, it’s a piece of crap and they’re charging so much for it, darling,’" Leakes said. "She talked me off of it and then went and got it. … That’s so f—ked up."

Leakes added that she and Vanderpump have never talked about the incident. "Now when she sees me, she has this little dog that doesn’t even crawl and she’s like, ‘Hi NeNe,’" Leakes told McCarthy, referring to Vanderpump’s dog Giggy. "She just looks at me funny. … We’re gonna get Lisa Vanderpump. Lisa Rinna, I’m sorry I didn’t mean you, I meant Vander-lump."

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