The Atlanta Housewife stopped by The Real on Wednesday and chatted about speculation that NeNe’s leaving the Bravo franchise.
Kenya asked, “Does she still have bills that need to be paid?”
She added, “No, I don’t think so. I think that’s fake news. Listen, there’s not a lot of jobs out here that will pay a woman in their 50s — a black woman, especially — close to or over a seven-figure salary. So no, I don’t think she’s gonna quit any time soon.”
Said rumor came about after Wendy Williams read a text message from NeNe on-air that read: “I’m quitting.”
Wendy then added, “I know something about NeNe that you all will cry, be sad, feel bad for her. She’s carrying the weight of a huge thing on her shoulders.”
However, Kenya thinks the situation was orchestrated by NeNe as a way to “leak” the story to the media in hopes of gaining sympathy from fans.
“I do think there’s a sympathy card involved,” Kenya admitted.
“But listen,” she continued, “she’s been on the show for a long time, since the beginning. And I think the last two years have been really hard for her. I mean, #SpitGate is coming up, where she has issues spitting things at people, including myself. And I just think that that’s not the NeNe that we fell in love with. Like, we wanna see the fun, fun-loving, homegirl NeNe. And I think maybe it’s just time for her to take a step back from the show and just get herself together.”
And while Kenya doesn’t think NeNe’s quitting RHOA anytime soon she does think it’s time for the RHOA OG to take a break from the show.
The daytime talk show hosts then asked Kenya if she thinks NeNe has ever leaked stories about her.
Kenya replied, “What stories has she not leaked about me?!”
“I think a lot of them come from her,” she insisted.
As for those rumors about her RHOA salary and her taking a huge pay cut for season 12, Kenya said they couldn’t be further from the truth.
“They actually gave me a nice little raise to come back,” Kenya added.“So I’m proud of that.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs on Sundays at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo.
Thoughts on Kenya’s claims? Do you think NeNe needs a break from RHOA?