Last Sunday, NeNe Leakes made a surprise return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which caused everyone’s faces to fall to the floor.
“Yes, bitches, I am back!” exclaimed NeNe, who had left the show after season seven.
Apparently the episode did pretty great, because now the show’s executives want her back full time.
So much so that they are blackmailing her, according to a new report by Radar Online.
When asked to return, NeNe refused, as she wishes to pursue other endeavors.
The Bravo execs were none to happy with her answer and reportedly got the bigwigs at NBC Universal to threaten to take away NeNe’s new co-hosting gig at E!’s Fashion Police unless she commits to Housewives.
NBC Universal is the parent company to both Bravo and E!, so they’re really pulling the strings. And acting like jerks.
“NeNe loves being a part of Fashion Police, but the network is ready to cut ties if she doesn’t agree to their terms,” a source told Radar.
Easily the show’s most famous Housewife, Bravo realizes that the show just isn’t the same without NeNe.
“Bravo execs want to bring NeNe back full time next year,” a source told Radar. “The fans miss NeNe and even though there is tons of drama this year without her, with her back, it would just take the show to the next level.”
However, NeNe wants to move on to bigger and better things.
“NeNe seems to think she is better than doing reality television and has moved on from RHOA,” said the source. “Going back would be a step back in her plan to become a global brand.”
Now that this cat is out of the bag, will NBC Universal reconsider?
If fans know NeNe was doing RHOA against her will, would they boycott the show?
Ehhh, doubt it.