Since NeNe Leakes announced her exit from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, numerous reports have come out regarding why she quit and if it was truly all her decision. Now, a new report has surfaced showing that her exit could have been prompted by the lack of compromise between NeNe and Bravo.
A source revealed to Media Take Out that NeNe’s demands for being a full-time cast member for the eighth season of RHOA were just too high for Bravo to agree to.
Her first demand was the money she would receive for being involved in the next season. Allegedly, NeNe was offered $2 million from Bravo, but she wanted $5 million. Even though these two amounts were way off from one another, the source says a deal between NeNe and Bravo could have been made.
“Bravo would have came up on their offer significantly, if NeNe hadn’t asked for all the rest of the stuff,” the insider explained.
NeNe’s second demand was creative control. Apparently, NeNe wanted to be much more than just a housewife for the eighth season.
The source continued, “NeNe felt that the producers would edit the show to make her look silly, or to encourage other cast members to attack her. So she wanted to be an official executive producer – with a say in how the show would be edited. She basically wanted to be able to write her own storyline, and edit it, and then have it air.”
NeNe’s reasoning for leaving was that she had a primetime show coming out in the fall, which ended up being ABC’s To Tell the Truth with Betty White. Other sources said she left due to her relationships with the other women and her family.
No matter why NeNe really left the show, her exit may not be concrete yet. According to the source, NeNe’s exit is not a done deal yet as NeNe and Bravo are still negotiating a deal.
What do you think about what this source had to say? Do you believe NeNe really wanted to be paid $5 million for the next season of RHOA along with being an executive producer? Do you think she should be an executive producer of the show?