Real Housewives of Atlanta newbie, Tanya Sam has not had an easy introduction to the group.

During the show, we've already seen her lock horns with show veteran, Nene Leakes and we are only a few episodes in.

Sam spoke to OK! Magazine about her appearance on the show.

"When the opportunity came around, I mulled it over in my head. One of the things that impassioned me coming onto the show is that it’s so diverse in terms of the rock star women who make this city as amazing as it is. As a black female, I work in technology, have a diverse background from RN to technology, I travel all over the world from San Francisco to here, and so many times people are pretty amazed by where I am in my life and I said this would be an interesting thing to showcase on the show," she said.

She also opened up about her clashes with Nene, saying:

"I was pretty surprised. Ignorant is a strong word and when I realized she was directing it at me I was pretty shocked. I can’t say anyone has ever called me that before. Now we understand where she came from and where my intentions were. It’s like a family or a sisterhood, there are days that are sunny and there are days that are shady."

Click here to read the full interview.