During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star insisted that she initially tried to keep an open mind about Jones upon meeting her at the beginning of Celebrity Apprentice.
"When I walked into the situation, I tried to walk in with no preconceived notions. I was just thinking, 'OK, I'm going to do the show. I'm going to get to know who Star is'," she explained.
"I think she had preconceived notions of who she thought I was just from watching me on the Housewives... I tried to get to know her. Some people are difficult to get to know. She's not the easiest person to get to know. She is a disaster."
Asked about the real reason behind their feud, she replied: "Well, I just think Star is manipulative.
"She is bossy, she is manipulative, conniving. And I'm not even being funny. I think that is real. I honestly think that is who she is."
Leakes previously called Jones a "backstabber" and suggested that she is an arrogant person.
However, Jones has mostly remained quiet throughout the rift, promising that she would not engage in a feud with Leakes.