Tensions between CNN anchor Don Lemon and “Celebrity Apprentice” alum Omarosa are heating up after a tense on-air exchange between the two on Friday.
Approached by TMZ about her run-in with the openly gay cable news host, Omarosa accused Lemon of “queenish behavior” and offered him the advice: “Stop being such a queen,” in video posted by the gossip site on Tuesday.
In a Friday appearance on “CNN Tonight,” Lemon cut off Omarosa after asking her about a new-infamous retweet by GOP presidential frontrunner and former “Celebrity Apprentice” personality Donald Trump in which side-by-side photos compare his own wife to that of his political rival Ted Cruz.
“I don’t think we should start there,” Omarosa replied.
“No, no, no, no, no,” Lemon responded, “I’m not going to let you do that.”
The two spoke over each other for a number of tense seconds before Lemon eventually declared, “Omarosa, stop!”
“I want everyone on this panel to answer questions directly,” Lemon continued.
After more back-and-forth, Lemon abruptly cut to commercial.
Watch the initial exchange, and Omarosa’s response, below.