When the explosive trailer for Season 12 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta trailer dropped, there was one glaring absence amongst Bravo’s favorite Georgia Peaches: last season’s newbie Shamari DeVoe.
While fans were quick to assume that the Season 11 rookie had been fired in favor of Kenya Moore‘s return to the franchise, Shamari took to social media to claim otherwise.
“I was not ‘fired’, sweet face,” the famously open musician tweeted in response to a fan asking why she had been fired from the show. “I chose not to return due to personal reasons. ‘The sun sets and rises when it’s ready…'”
Shamari joined RHOA during Season 11 as a longtime friend of Kandi Burruss, with both women coming up in the music industry as members of ’90s girl groups Blaque and Xscape, respectively. From the jump, the newbie shocked her fellow ‘Wives with her open nature and hard-partying ways. (At her first all-cast event, Shamari revealed she and her husband, New Edition singer Ronnie DeVoe, had experimented with an open relationship.)
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Throughout the season, the singer butted heads multiple times with perennial Friend of the Housewives Marlo Hampton over her outdated fashion choices . She clashed with Porsha Williams over accusations of shade on the cast’s trip to Destin, Florida. At the Season 11 reunion, she also tussled with Eva Marcille over vomiting on the America’s Next Top Model winner’s shoes while drunk. (Remember that $70 Zara gift card?)
While Shamari may be headed the way of fellow ATL one-season wonders like Kim Fields, Claudia Jordan and alleged fraudster DeShawn Snow, it appears that she’s walking away from the show on good terms. Following the Season 12 announcement, she even tweeted out a sweet comment about the glam new cast photo, writing, “Puuuuuuuuuuussssssh all the way through!” in support of her former cast mates.
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One thing’s for certain though. Even if Shamari is no longer holding a peach, she will always and forever have been “an A-list while you was an alias!” So boom that like an 808.
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