First, Real Housewife NeNe Leakes accused Kim Zolciak of treating Sweetie Hughes, Kim’s assistant (above), like a “slave” on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Kim’s assistant (above), like a “slave” on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Now that allegation has prompted a “Free Sweetie” crusade that Sweetie says is ruining her life. Atlanta radio host Rickey Smiley launched the campaign on Feb. 16 after NeNe called his morning show.
“They’re doing it for Black History Month, and it offends me,” Sweetie tells Life & Style. “They have pastors calling into the radio station and praying for me. They’ve taken it too far. NeNe’s jealous that she’s not as close to Kim as I am. I’ve known Kim for 11 years, since I was a kid. Kim’s a great friend to me. NeNe’s traumatizing my life. She’s bringing hell to it.”