Well isn’t this interesting. Season 12 of Real Housewives of Atlanta has gone into production. Minus one
giant inflated ego NeNe Leakes. How could that be, you might ask! Why NeNe was essential last year when the world literally revolved around her life! And her closet… Last season, we watched the cast console NeNe over her various troubles. NeNe has openly blasted her former best friend and husband. In a particularly low-class moment, she fat-shamed Porsha Williams, two seconds after she gave birth. Those who might have felt sympathy for her, saw it fade away.
As she sat on the reunion stage, defending her coarse attitude throughout filming, she offered no apologies or feelings of remorse. NeNe also saw friendships go down the drain. Then news broke of an alleged salary increase for NeNe’s presence on the show, despite her unpleasant behavior. Now cameras are rolling for the next journey in Atlanta, but
the rich bitch NeNe is nowhere to be found.
To say NeNe isn’t on great terms with her co-stars is an understatement. But one thing NeNe does is stand her ground. That said, if you’re standing alone and no one will film with you, you might have a problem. The streets started saying NeNe was being shut out of filming. According to Entertainment Tonight, NeNe’s representative stated, “I can say with authority that there is absolutely no truth to this. The only reason why she’s not currently shooting is because she is still in active negotiations with her contract.” Oh, well I’m glad it’s that and not because the rest of the cast is sick of being treated like crap. I can’t imagine Kandi Burruss is exactly crying over the length of these “negotiations”.
NeNe has also made cryptic social media posts, barely hinting she might not return. She captioned an Instagram photo, “Nawww Happiness over everything #byeforever #putsomerespekonmyname.” If there was ever a time to use the phrase, “the thirst is real”, this would be it. Some fans have turned on NeNe as well, so perhaps she is trying to win sympathy support. As the primary caregiver during husband Gregg Leakes’ cancer battle, the support aspect had potential. Unfortunately, NeNe made Gregg’s illness all about her too.
Page Six recently revealed an insider spoke with them regarding NeNe’s return to the show. “Her contract is still being hashed out even though her castmates are currently shooting for the upcoming season.” Translation, Kenya Moore is
definitely probably back. I doubt it would surprise many if NeNe is sitting out in protest of her arch nemesis returning (insert maniacal laugh here). After all, she literally ended her friendship with Cynthia Bailey because Kenya showed up to a party.
At this time, it is not clear when the negotiations will be completed. This must sting for NeNe though. Last season in Atlanta, if you said “victim” three times in the mirror, NeNe would appear behind you. It is pretty suspect that she would still be in contract discussions at this point. Is this the end of her OG street cred?
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TELL US- DO YOU REALLY THINK NENE IS STILL NEGOTIATING HER CONTRACT? DO YOU THINK NENE SHOULD COME BACK AT ALL? IS NENE NOT FILMING DUE TO KENYA’S POSSIBLE RETURN?
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