NeNe Leakes, star of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” is making the rounds, promoting the reunion shows. She’s also letting it be known to her royal subjects that the “Queen Bee” is tired of working with people who are “so damn negative.” Recently NeNe spoke with US Weekly and discussed what it will take for her to return for season 8.
NeNe explained that there are some “people who come on the show…willing to do anything. I want to work with people who have some respect and some limitations!”
I mean we’re talking about a woman who worked on Broadway for 2 months, she’s the epitome of professionalism. (cough, cough) But who could NeNe be talking about? Last hired to hold the peach is Claudia Jordan. Here’s what NeNe said about working with her.
“I’m really doing all I can to hold back because I know that Claudia ain’t really that girl that wants to take it to the streets.” She added, “Every time I pull up, do I have to have my wig snatched off?”
NeNe doesn’t think that everyone should be fired, but is tired of focusing on confrontations like the tussle between Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams.
“There’s some fun girls in this group,” NeNe admitted. “I would be happy to come back if we could find the right girls. If the show stays this way, I can’t see myself doing it…who wants to work in a stressful environment?”
NeNe was also a guest on “Live With Kelly and Michael,” and said, “Everybody wants to knock the queen off her throne, but she’s not going anywhere.”
So is she staying or going for the eighth season RHOA? NeNe didn’t clarify, instead, she gave more of her demands suggestions.
“You know what, I would be there if some people left. They need to get rid of some folk. Everybody that ain’t married. I mean, the show is called ‘The Housewives,’ isn’t it? So, you need to be married to be on the show.”
Under these guidelines, goodbye to: Claudia, Porsha, and Kenya. Phaedra is a maybe. Cynthia, Kandi, and NeNe get to stay. NeNe continued,
“Over the years, the show has become very negative and there have been some people that have been thrown in the mix that have been negative … so re-cast. I don’t mind if it’s one girl, maybe two girls that aren’t married, because it’s always great to see a single girl dating and all that kind of stuff. But, to have as many girls as we have on our show that’s not married … we need to get rid of a couple of them, don’t you think?”
Tell us what you think? Should Atlanta be recast? Does NeNe have a point? Should the Housewives be married?
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