NeNe Leakes may be the next cast member to be replaced on the upcoming season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Leakes, who has been on the show for all six seasons, has allegedly become a diva on set and wants a raise.
Reports claim the 46-year-old already makes $1 million a season, but wants her salary to be increased since she is the “star” of the show. “NeNe thinks she is a bigger star now, due to a recurring role on ‘Glee‘ and the now-canceled sitcom ‘The New Normal,’” an insider told the National Enquirer. Leakes had a minor recurring role on “Glee” since 2013 and made her final appearance in 2014. “The New Normal” was cancelled after one season.
“Her ego is out of control, but she is wrong if she thinks Bravo will give her more money,” the source added before saying that Leakes “is playing Russian roulette and may lose a very good payday.”
But Leakes may simply be unhappy with “RHOA” after tweeting a cryptic message on Wednesday. “Never continue n a job u don’t enjoy! Follow ur passion & success will follow u!” she wrote.
Good morning tweetie pies! Never continue n a job u don't enjoy! Follow ur passion & success will follow u! Hav a great day
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— NeNe Leakes (@NeNeLeakes) May 14, 2014
Meanwhile, just last month, reports claimed that she and the rest of the “RHOA” cast threatened to quit the show if Porsha Williams gets fired as a result of her role in an altercation with Kenya Moore, another cast member. Williams attacked Moore at the taping of the show's reunion show, and allegedly producers are prepared to give her the ax.
TMZ claimed in an April 8 report that after the fight, the entire cast, minus one, threatened to leave the show. According to the report, “The women have made it clear ... they'll walk if Porsha gets fired.”
Leakes later spoke with Essence magazine about the rumors. “I don't know where that came from," she said. "I've never said that. We don't group up together to do much. You know all of us aren't goosing up together to be going to bat for Porsha. We don't collectively do anything. But I will say this: I don't think that Porsha deserves to get fired based on the fight with Kenya. I do think she was on the chopping block before she got into the fight. Fighting Kenya did not help her case.”
For now, it remains to be seen if Leakes will be a part of season 7. Do you think she will return?