Nene Leakes may have departed the ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta,’ but she’s certainly not bowing out quietly.
Despite making a graceful departure announcement, the reality star has spent the days and weeks following slamming Bravo, Andy Cohen, and even former friend Wendy Williams.
Now, in an interview on the Tamron Hall Show, Leakes continues to unpack her grievance.
Tearful, she claims unfair treatment and intimates that she just wants equal parity with ladies from other ‘Housewives’ franchises. Yet, when asked squarely if she wants to return to RHOA, her response is baffling – in light of what she says she’s lobbying for.
See what we mean below…
In the clip above, Tamron asks Leakes:
“NeNe, you didn’t know I could see you in the commercial break. You’ve been crying this entire break. ..You said you want to meet potentially with the folks over at Bravo behind the scenes if you think that something can be worked out. These allegations, again, very serious. Discrimination, bullying. What is there to be worked out? What do you want from them?”
To which Leakes responds:
“…I can’t tell you everything that I want from them but I can tell you that I want fair treatment. I deserve fair treatment. I haven’t done anything that no one else has done there, or haven’t done even worse….so, I don’t deserve this treatment. I’m as confused as you are.”
On whether or not the Real Housewives star wants to be back on the show:
“No, I do not.”
This is growing more embarrassing by the day.
It goes without saying that Ms. Leakes is a foundational figure when it comes to putting the ‘Housewives’ franchise on the map. That much is indisputable.
That does not come with lifetime privileges.
As an ensemble show, she’s tasked with proving her worth each and every season. From being present, to meshing with her castmates, to making for an entertaining watch.
And yet, Nene has flopped on each front over the last few instalments of ‘Housewives.’
Put simply, she’s been insufferable.
From walking off key scenes, ditching fun shade for gutter-level drags, to scuffling with production, she’s been…off. And that’s not the fault of anyone but…her.
Disparities in the media sphere shouldn’t be minimized, but the messenger matters. So, we can’t see Nene soliciting much sympathy.
From our vantage point, she’d be best served laying low, exploring new ventures, giving Housewives a breather. Because, who knows, a break and building her stock back up, might be the perfect sequence of events to lead to a comeback.
At the moment though, she seems intent on burning bridges to ash.