NeNe Leakes has confirmed that she’s still in negotiations for a return, but the vibe remains tense between the reality vet and the network. Reportedly, RHOA producers were bugged that NeNe made an early exit during the show’s virtual reunion. NeNe later noted that Kim Zolciak Biermann walked off RHOA, and was rewarded with a spinoff series. NeNe also pointed out that a development deal figure dropped from one million to $100k when the Don’t Be Tardy personality was out of the picture. Bravo bigwigs were reportedly unhappy when NeNe physically pulled a producer from her closet — but weren’t upset when RHONJ vet, Teresa Giudice shoved Andy Cohen, during a reunion taping.
Mariah Huq recently called out M2M producers, after she did not receive a contract for the upcoming season. She also put production company, Purveyors of Pop, on blast for not allowing her to wear a hijab during confessional spots, and for shutting her out of spinoff projects inspired by the show she created. Mariah is reportedly ready to take her case to court.
Many viewers agree that Bravo production treats black women differently from their white counterparts, and are demanding change. Fans even created a petition on change.org and the effort has collected almost 1800 signatures.
Bravo is taking on the subject of racism in an upcoming special, “Race in America: A Movement not a Moment.” RHOA star, Kandi Burruss is an executive producer of the special, which will air on Sunday, August 9. Porsha Williams, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Dr. Britten Cole, Gizelle Bryant, Kandi Burruss, and Todd Tucker will take part in the Bravo conversation, which will explore the reality stars’ personal experiences and views on racism.
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“Race in America: A Movement not a Moment” airs on Sunday, August 9 at 10 pm, ET.
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