Nene Leakes is opening up about her expertise with Bravo because the star of The Actual Housewives of Atlanta in addition to her fallout with Andy Cohen.
Leakes was in negotiations to return to RHOA Season 13 however the events failed to succeed in an settlement and “the tastiest peach of Atlanta” left the franchise. The Glee alum would later sue the community and Cohen over “unfair treatment,” a swimsuit that she dropped in 2022.
A 12 months after Leakes dropped the swimsuit, she is opening up concerning the causes she needed to depart the present and it’s as a result of she felt she “wasn’t getting fair treatment,” she mentioned throughout an interview with Carlos King on Actuality with the King.
Leakes mentioned she was getting phased out for Season 13 of the fact sequence and was solely supplied six episodes, one thing she didn’t assume was honest. The previous Bravo star mentioned that executives instructed her the explanation she was solely supplied a part-time position was as a result of she regarded sad. Leakes questioned how they had been capable of inform she was sad and if something, what made her sad was that her episode rely was minimize quick on a season that ended up having a complete of 21 episodes.
“I’m unhappy that I got six episodes. I mean, shouldn’t I get more than six episodes? Like, why is it a phase-out when there’s other girls who are not the same complexion as me and started as an original housewife?” she mentioned. “Why are they being offered 18 episodes, and I am being offered six episodes. What did I do? Because I don’t know anything that I’ve done ever on this show that no other housewife in this franchise have not done. I’ve never done anything that no one else has done.”
Leakes cited that a number of incidents that she was being referred to as out for that different housewives have aldo accomplished however proceed to be on the community. One instance was when Teresa Giudice from New Jersey pushed Cohen throughout a reunion, versus when Leakes pushed a digital camera operator that was in the best way of her stepping into her closet attempting to cease a co-star from rummaging by means of her private house.
Reflecting on every little thing, Leakes says she’s all the time been open to having a dialog with NBCUniversal brass, and even in any case that has transpired she “still respects them for what they do” within the tv panorama.
“I want you to know that I have always from day one been very open to sitting down and having a conversation to figure out how to work anything out, how to move forward, how to just anything that we could do to just move forward. I’ve always been very open to that. I can’t say that the other side has been that way,” Leakes mentioned.
She later added, “I’ve always been open to working it out. I’ve always been open to having a conversation. They have never wanted to have a conversation or they’ve never wanted to move forward in any kind of way.”
At one level, Leakes took to social media to name out Cohen and make some incendiary feedback about him. Through the interview, Leakes assured King that she now has no animosity in the direction of Cohen and even congratulated him on his daughter.
“I don’t have any hard feelings,” she mentioned on her emotions in the direction of Cohen. “I’m a Sagittarius. So at some point, I may be mad with you, but then I get over it. I’m not the kind of girl that carries a grudge or hold[s] the grudge forever. I’m also not [an] ass kisser.”
She continued, “I hate that we’re in this place. I really wish it was a way for us to find our way back to each other because, you know, life is short and you just don’t want to carry ill feelings for the rest of your life. You don’t have to work together to do anything. But it would be nice to either just to just work through the issues.”
On returning to RHOA, Leakes mentioned, “If I had to go back it will be 100% for the fans. The check is not a bad check although I think my check should be bigger… the check is not a bad check.”
Watch the whole interview within the video beneath.