NeNe Leakes is holding onto her peach!
The Real Housewives of Atlanta OG sat down with Entertainment Tonight to dish on everything pertaining to the hit show. NeNe said, “This is my baby, I feel like I birthed this baby, and I need to see it all the way through. There are times when I get frustrated with it, and I want to give the baby up for adoption.”
Although NeNe is not appearing during the first couple of episodes of season 12, she is still a full-time cast member. NeNe addressed the rumors that she was not returning to the show this season and explained, “After talking to my family, talking to my friends, and my team, you know, they encouraged me to go pick my baby up and rock my baby. So, Housewives is my baby. And I really do want to see it stay around for 10, 15, 20 years if we can.”
With the return of Kenya Moore to the RHOA, there were reports that NeNe quit due to that. However; NeNe shot down those rumors and explained it’s not the cast. NeNe said, “I wouldn’t give her that much credit.” She added, that she “doesn’t have a feeling” or “a thought” about Kenya. NeNe was reminded that Kenya’s been speaking to the media to promote the show, to which NeNe replied, “Well, very good for her. Continue to speak openly.”
On The Wendy Williams Show, Kenya said that NeNe tried to spit on her while filming season 12 and said that NeNe is not the “top biller” of their series anymore. NeNe stated, “These girls, to me, all seem to want to be the queen or the one that everybody thinks of when they say, ‘Housewives,’ and I don’t think that that’s possible. I think there’s one queen and there’s a lot of princesses.”
NeNe added, “I’ve been here since day one.”
As far as her castmates wanting the crown, NeNe said, “There are a couple that try, and it’s OK, though. They can try, they can do whatever they do. I don’t own this platform, you know what I’m saying? I honestly want to see the show stay around, so, do whatever you do, ’cause a lot of things I’m not gonna do.”
A lot has changed since the first season of the RHOA. NeNe said they made only $5,000 for the first batch of episodes. However; their salariesnow are said to be as high as $3 million per season. They are paid to entertain. NeNe explained, “I fight with my words, but I get why people mostly think that I have gotten physical because I can say something that makes you feel like you’ve been hit. I can say a word and you’ll be like, ‘Ah! God, she hit me in the head,’ but I’m not physically jumping on anybody.”
However; NeNe said she is focusing on trying to be a better listener. NeNe shared, “I actually try a lot this season to listen to what people are saying. I really did listen to a lot of things that people were saying, and then I learned that they weren’t talking about nothing, they just talk just to be talking, and it was stupid.”
Kenya’s marriage to Marc Daly is on the rocks and they are in the process of getting a divorce. NeNe said on the topic, “I’m not even interested in her marriage. I wouldn’t even care to get any dirt on her marriage, that’s not who I am. Now she, on the other hand, would probably care to get something on me, but I don’t care about her marriage, I wish them well.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays at 8 P.M. ET on Bravo.
Hotlanta! I’m looking forward to watching this season play out. It should be a great season.
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Source: Entertainment Tonight