So the drama that is filming RHOA finally got underway. And there were several interesting yet conflicting stories about Nene Leakes.
Let’s start with Love B Scott’s report. According to their sources filming started two weeks ago and Nene is being forced to sit out of a few episodes as punishment for her violent behavior. There has only been a bit of independent filming.
As you know, Nene Leakes is not being punished for anything. She actually managed to renegotiate her contract to get an extension and a raise. That has never happened with any other RHOA. Ever. They are kissing her ass. At least at the Bravo level. Production has lost many employees over Nene Leakes. The showrunner was one of them. Again.
Nene Leakes Is Not Being Punished
Nene Leakes is not being forced to sit out of anything. She’s getting her ass kissed. Again.
Then “a rep for Nene” (probably the little “Maloof” sycophant) gave a statement on her behalf. I thought it was on People but I can’t find the story. The gist of it was that the Love B Scott report was completely untrue and that the reason Nene hasn’t been filming is because she was completing contract negotiations.
That is not true either. Her contract was signed, sealed and delivered on May 24th.
Other than some minor independent shoots, filming for RHOA proper didn’t start until the recent Women’s Expo in Atlanta last weekend. Kenya, Porsha, Cynthia and Marlo all had “keynote speeches.” Because the bizarre “Women’s Expo” exploitation doesn’t know what a “keynote speaker” is. Anyway…
Do You See The Problem Here?
So, Nene Leakes told the producers she will not film with Kenya, Porsha or Cynthia. It seems Marlo gets a pass for “upstaging her.” Nene is trying to produce herself. This is exactly what they hate about Kenya Moore. But, Nene Leakes has a Bravo suit that kisses her ass.
So my sources say that as of now they will be shooting Nene independently. The will either add her into to the episode or give her a spin-off. (GRRRRR!!!!) to meet the required number of episodes for her contract.
However, they have Joye Chin and two “housewives whisperers” on hand this season to try to keep Nene and Kenya from going off the rails. And they have just filmed one event where the housewives were together. Maybe one of the housewives whisperers can tame Nene. We shall see.
But I promise you that Nene Leakes is not being punished for a damn thing. She’s calling the shots. Unfortunately.