May 3rd, 2011
05:32 PM ET
Star Jones’ tiff with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes seems to be aiming for the title of most heated as Jones moved the mud-slinging to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Tuesday.
And if she seemed tame in her recent on-camera spat with Leakes, Jones says there’s a reason for that.
“I was thinking my grandmother is going to watch this,” Jones told DeGeneres. “[I was thinking] Star, if you don’t stand in the space you were raised in and if you start acting ghetto your entire family, every teacher you ever had, your pastor, his wife and their Mama is going to have a big problem with you.”
It turns out she was also thinking about a few survival tips.
“I was thinking I need to keep calm because...when you're confronted in the wild with an uncaged animal you’re supposed to retreat,” Jones said. “You’re not supposed to attack.”
When DeGeneres clarified that if that animal happens to be a bear, one should actually attempt to appear larger, Jones quipped, “If you can tell me how to get bigger than that, I got money for you….”
The ladies, Jones said, have not mended their relationship.
"Well, the lawyer in me would say, we were not friends before, we were clearly not friends during, we are not friends after,” Jones said. “I don’t know that girl and I don’t hang with people like that.”
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