NeNe Leakes Still Hasn’t Signed ‘RHOA’ Contract: It’s Not Me It’s Them + Says Bravo Has An Issue With Her Calling Herself The ‘Queen’
Many fans are on the edges of their seats waiting to hear the fate of NeNe Leakes‘ future with the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” franchise. In June, NeNe Leakes seemingly laughed at rumors that she was fired from the show.
Fellow housewife, Kandi Burruss, revealed she’d be disappointed if NeNe didn’t participate in the upcoming season:
“…she and I, we’re like oil and water sometimes, but I definitely would love for her to be back. I definitely feel like she is a major part of this show, I feel like it would suck if she decided not to come back.”
But the OG peach-holder recently took to Instagram Live and explained on what’s holding her contract up. She says that Bravo reportedly takes issue with her calling herself a queen:
“Every single season, when it ends- for at least he last three to four seasons – I’ve been dealing with this. Going back and forth? It’s not me; it’s them. I know a lot of people think it’s me. [They say,] ‘NeNe holds out ’til the last minute…’ A negotiation does take time, but I cannot move their pens any faster than they move them themselves…there’s so much issues with NeNe…one of the issues we have addressed that one side said to my side is, ‘She calls herself a queen- the HBIC. And, quite frankly, we are tired of hearing that.’ Well, I am a queen. I am Gregg’s queen. I am Brent’s queen. I am Bryson’s queen, and I am a Black queen. So, you won’t be not hearing that anytime soon…I wonder did Porsha get that same call. ‘Cause I know for two reunions, she has worn a crown. So I wonder if she considers herself a queen.”
NeNe highlighted a contrast between violence between her closet-gate incident and Theresa Giudice from “Real Housewives of New Jersey:”
“Another thing I know was addressed was that I was told that I hit one of the producers, and they could’ve prosecuted me for that if they wanted to. They showed the tape to everybody that was watching. I never hit any producer. It was my camera guy. I grabbed his t-shirt, adn his t-shirt tore…I wonder would they prosecute Theresa [Giudice] from [‘Real Housewives of] New Jersey’ when she pushed Andy down at the reunion. Wnder if they had that same conversation with her.”
Lastly, NeNe Leakes says Bravo is using her recent reunion walk-off as a point of contention – adding that she was offered more money when alongside white castmate, Kim Zolciak-Biermann:
“Another thing they addressed was that I closed my computer early at the reunion…I closed my computer early- and rightly so…do you remember season five when all of us girls were talking to Kim about her not wanting to shoot as much?…do your remember she walked out the entire season, and walked into her own show? So I closed my computer, and it’s a big deal. But this other person quit the whole show in the middle of the show, and got her own show…you need to make it make sense, you know what I’m sayin’? I was offered a $100,000 development deal for my own show…after working here for all these years. When they offered me to do ‘Road to Riches’ with Kim, they offered me a million dollars. You know what that reminds me of?…Remember Netflix offered her [Mo’Nique] like $500,000 and all of these other comics or talents…tens of millions of dollars? That’s what that really feels like.”
Yikes! Watch NeNe Leakes’ Instagram Live below.
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