Iconic reality star and meme legend NeNe Leakes finally confirmed that she won’t be appearing on “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Season 13 after WEEKS of speculation, loud whispers and shady reports.
The reality star, whose been noticeably missing from social media, returned to Instagram where she dropped a viral video revealing her departure from the wildly popular Bravo franchise.
“I have made the very hard and difficult decision to not be a part of Real Housewives of Atlanta” season 13,” said the O.G. while seemingly holding back tears and calling it “not an easy decision.”
“I started on the Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2008. We took off like a rocket, you could have never told me that I would star ton this little show and it still be going strong 13, 14, years later. It has been hard, I’m just so happy that I can say that I was part of a genre that opened up doors for black ensemble reality shows to step up and be a part of what we all now love so much—reality TV.”
She also thanked her fans, Bravo for “all the memories, laughs and tears” and the Truly Original production company.
Earlier this summer, LoveBScott reported that NeNe was fired from the show but both NeNe and her attorney said it was untrue.
Still, the blogger doubled down on the fired reports and said this season will be her “farewell” to the show especially considering that she plans to file a “discrimination” lawsuit against Bravo and the production team behind RHOA. NeNe and her team have since denied the lawsuit reports.
NeNe previously skipped out on RHOA season 9 so there’s a chance she’ll eventually return but it certainly appears like she’s DONE done with the show.
How do you feel like Nene exiting RHOA? Do you think it’s a wrap for the popular franchise? Tell us in the comments and peep the chitter-chatter on the flip.
“Kenya and Kandi after seeing Nene’s announcement” – it’s going to be interestingggg
“Nene leaving RHOP is a death blow to that franchise. Don’t nobody wanna watch a full season of Kandi making faces, Porsha crying over that hot dog n*gga, Cynthia traipsing around Lake Bailey, and Kenya pretending that n*gga ever loved her. No thank you” – messyyyyyy
“Producers: who do y’all want?
Producers: oh Eva?
Us: o…kay, but we want Phaedra!
Us: Okay, she cool! But bring Phaedra back!
Producers: you know what? Nene gotta go, and we’ll add a Canadian youtuber our audience doesn’t know or care for” – life’s not fair
“So NeNe won’t be on the upcoming season of RHOA? So now boring Cynthia, goat singing Kandi, and miserable Kenya gotta entertain us? Yeah they can keep this season in the vault” – RHOA fans are soooo pettyyyy
“No nene on #RHOA…. so what is the point of the show exactly?” – excellent question
“etition to cancel RHoA since nene is gone!” – you know it’s coming
“Nene came back for hardly THREE seasons and y’all acting like she left for the first time. Where was the sadness for the true queen of #RHOA” – the show could use a sprinkle of Sheree
“Quiet as it’s kept, RHOA gotta about 2-3 more seasons left in them anyway, whether NeNe was on the show or not.” – yikessss
“YES RHOA is an ensemble show but Nene Leakes WAS the STAR who CARRIED the show! The Kandi Kenya & Cynthia clique will not I repeat will NOT live up to the standards that we are accustomed to! They’re probably so hype right now but little did they know they on a sinkin ship” – a thesis!