NeNe Leakes is no longer a cast member on Real Housewives of Atlanta, but maybe someone should let her know. In September, she announced that she wouldn’t be part of RHOA Season 13 after some “emotional negotiations.” In other words, NeNe didn’t get the cash she felt she deserved.
It wasn’t a surprise when NeNe dipped out of the Season 12 RHOA virtual reunion. Then all hell broke loose. NeNe alleged that her former friend, talk show host Wendy Williams, uses cocaine. Then she accused Andy Cohen of being a racist. NeNe also claimed that Bravo forced her to exit the show.
We all know that NeNe Leakes and Gregg Leakes‘ marriage is far from conventional. They divorced, got back together, and re-married, all on reality TV. She complained about how hard her life was when Gregg had cancer. She even said he got cancer as karma. Meanwhile, she was accused of having a secret boyfriend, before she joked about having side pieces.
But, through it all, Gregg has continued to praise NeNe. Meanwhile, NeNe is busy trashing Andy Cohen and Wendy Williams while simultaneously telling the two of them not to talk about her. Now, one of Wendy’s friends, Growing Up Hip Hop cast member Madina Milana is accusing NeNe of getting inappropriate with rapper French Montana.
DAMN, GINA! NeNe Leakes has
gone nuts come out swinging, but metaphorically this time. The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star is on Twitter again and to say it’s a lot is an understatement. We get it, she’s emotional, but now NeNe is saying things that could really bite her in the ass. On the bright side, she’s already out of a job, so there’s not much left to lose. Dignity went out the door about five years ago.
Viewers have seen NeNe upset before. She kind of remains in a bothered state, so this is nothing new. This latest temper tantrum finds NeNe throwing jabs at (former?) friend, Wendy Williams and former boss, Andy Cohen. According to NeNe, Andy is racist and Wendy is under the influence of cocaine. Because clearly anything is easier than admitting you are wrong. Now, NeNe isn’t giving lessons on how to burn bridges. She’s giving lessons on completely incinerating them.
Considering that nearly half of the season had already been filmed without NeNe Leakes, it wasn’t surprising when NeNe finally made it official and announced her exit from Real Housewives of Atlanta. Girl, we all saw the photos of the cast filming. We already knew you weren’t there.
We all know that NeNe was holding out for more money. And, once again, I would just love to know how much money we’re talking here. How much was on the table? How much did she want instead? But anyway, NeNe’s exit has given her something she hasn’t had in a long time: positive headlines. Sure, the recent seasons have been rough to watch since NeNe became increasingly narcissistic and entitled. However, we must give credit where it is due. NeNe made Real Housewives of Atlanta the iconic show that it is… during the early seasons, anyway.
It’s that time of year again! The sun sets earlier, kids are back in school, and NeNe Leakes has yet to begin filming Real Housewives of Atlanta. Oh woe is NeNe, what could it be this time? Contract negotiations? Nobody likes her? Discrimination lawsuit? NeNe historically likes to make sure everyone knows she is the head number one OG and no one compares, or will ever compare to her legacy. Too bad she treats people so poorly they hate filming with her and doesn’t limit her lack of people-skills to the cast.
Production began filming Season 12 sans NeNe. She wasn’t in the first few episodes and I’m not entirely sure she was missed by too many. It was nice not to be inundated with NeNe’s perpetual sour attitude and disdain towards her fellow castmates. But, she did come back and went on an apology tour, in hopes that someone will agree to shoot scenes with her once again. Now, right on schedule, the rumor mill is humming about NeNe’s peach. Will she return to RHOA? Is she involved with a discrimination case against Bravo? Is there anything NeNe won’t do to remain relevant?
Real Housewives of Atlanta fans have watched NeNe Leakes drag all of her co-stars this season. NeNe had a lot to say about cast member Kenya Moore’s marriage and split from husband Marc Daly. But I’m not sure that NeNe should be doling out marital advice. RHOA fans know that NeNe and her husband, Gregg Leakes, divorced in 2011, only to remarry in 2013. But Gregg’s diagnosis of colon cancer in 2018 strained the couple’s marriage as NeNe stepped into the role of caregiver.
But it looks like karma is returning to bite NeNe. Maybe it is the same karma that NeNe invoked when she wondered if her husband Gregg developed cancer because he cheated on her. Damn, NeNe! That was harsh.
NeNe Leakes has never been shy about accusing people of nefarious activities. Perched high atop her soapbox on Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe has often been front and center in a quest to keep all focus centered around her. Unfortunately, sometimes those desperate bids for attention backfire and serve to diminish any redeeming quality left in someone’s otherwise questionable personality.
NeNe didn’t have a spectacular RHOA season. Much of her storyline was forced apologies because the rest of the cast was over her attitude. Now NeNe is under speculation for having a “secret lover” and the rumors are being fueled by none other than Kenya Moore. ‘Ol Ken might have a score to settle with NeNe, who ran her mouth about Kenya’s marriage. Now Kenya is speaking on NeNe’s supposed affair.
NeNe Leakes is having quite the season on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Despite bringing little to that table (in my humble opinion), she stays in the news. And maybe that’s her end game. Doing the bare minimum on the show and then staying in the lime light on her own terms.
So far this season, we haven’t seen much of her. But we’ve seen her all over her Instagram and YouTube channel, ripping her cast mates to shreds. NeNe has accused Kandi Burruss of never being number one at anything in her life. She’s called Eva Marcille boring. She even reignited an old beef with Sheree Whitfield. NeNe couldn’t even finish filming the reunion when ex-accomplice Yovanna Momplaisir showed up to tell her side of the Snake Gate story. And let’s face it, storming off made NeNe look guilty as hell for starting the whole thing, just like Yovanna was saying.