NeNe Leakes addresses ‘RHOA’ exit in Tamron Hall interview

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Now, an actress, Leakes gets emotional as she talks about The Real Housewives

Love it or hate it The Real Housewives has been entertaining America since its premiere on March 21, 2006. Ever since the show has continued to grow into a big franchise with several spin-offs show based in different cities such as New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, D.C., Beverly Hills, Miami, Potomac, Dallas and Salt Lake City. 

The immense popularity of the show has even landed them version broadcasted in different cities of different countries such as Athens (Greece), Vancouver (Canada), Paris (France), Melbourne (Austalia), Cheshire (UK), Auckland (New Zealand), Sydney (Australia), Toronto (Canada), Budapest (Hungary), Johannesburg (South Africa), Naples (Italy), Bangkok (Thailand) and Jersey (UK). 

NeNe Leakes’ exit from The Real Housewives of Atlanta:

NeNe Leakes was cast as one of the original members when she first appeared on The Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2008. She continued to be a part of the show for the first seven seasons and did not appear until season 10. She did briefly appear in season 8 as a supporting cast member. 

However, On September 17, 2020, Leakes announced that she won’t return for Season 13 and is leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta for good. The Glee actress shared the news on her youtube channel and thanked the fans for their love and support. She didn’t extensively cite the reason for her exit but did reveal that “a lot of emotion (has been) flying on both sides “.  

The reason behind Leakes’ exit:

On September 27, 2020, during a Twitter fan exchange, Leakes’ went on to reveal the inside politics and claimed that the show “forced” her out. She even called Andy Cohen, a “racist master manipulator” and Wendy Williams an attention seeker and “cocaine head” when they discussed her exit on Watch What Happens Live, earlier in the week, 

Earlier in August, Leakes’ also hinted at the network, Bravo for trying to make her feel “insignificant for the last few years”.

In a recent clip from Tamron Hall’s interview, Leakes’ addressed her exit and the reason behind leaving. Hall brought forward the allegations NeNe made of discrimination and being bullied at during her time with The Real Housewives of Atlanta

A teary-eyed NeNe who had been crying since the commercial break, as also noted by Hall, replied that although she can’t reveal everything she wishes from the network, Bravo, one thing she strongly wants is a “fair treatment”.

She further revealed that there is nothing that she hasn’t done that others haven’t but is still subjected to unfair treatment.

When Hall asked if she would ever return to the show, Leakes simply stated that she wouldn’t. 

For fans who wanted to see more of her in the show, unfortunately, there won’t be any more of that. However, Leakes’ has expressed her interest in wanting to work things out with the network and have her own show.

Until further details, check out the Tamron Hall interview clip below:

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