We already reported that the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is feuding so hard that Bravo was scrambling to get it all.
Unfortunately, that feud has worsened in a less entertaining way -- and on set drama has never been worse.
NeNe is refusing to film with Porsha or Kenya, and the other Housewives are fuming over it.
Filming on Season 12 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is underway, but drama is already going down on set.
Unfortunately, it's the bad kind of drama -- the kind that you can't capture on camera.
RadarOnline reports that NeNe Leakes is at the center of what's proving to be a nightmare for Bravo.
"NeNe is refusing to film with Porsha and Kenya," an insider divulges.
The source explains her motive: "She is not going to let them stir the pot."
NeNe is central to the show, and she knows it, and she knows that her castmates -- even her enemies -- know it.
"NeNe knows that they all just want to use her for fights," the insider explains.
"And," the source continues. "She wants no part of it."
In other words, NeNe isn't just avoiding Porsha and Kenya.
She is actively trying to punish them, by sabotaging their careers and causing them deep personal and professional frustration.
Now, why is she so mad again?
"Porsha made claims that NeNe grabbed her when she was pregnant," the insider reminds the world.
The source notes that this alleged grabbing went down "during the infamous closet fight."
"But the unedited footage shown during the reunion vindicated NeNe," the insider says, adding: "She believes."
Suffice it to say that NeNe holds a hefty grudge.
"NeNe wants nothing to do with Porsha," the source characterizes.
Their friendship has thoroughly soured and they have not mended fences behind the scenes.
The same goes for Kenya, of course.
According to the insider: "NeNe knows that Kenya is only coming back for drama."
That's why any Housewife comes back. The network gets drama, the Housewife gets fame and money. That's the deal.
"And," the source says. "She is not going to entertain it."
This entire ordeal isn't making NeNe any new friends. Quite the opposite, in fact.
"The issue is," the insider explains. "All of the other ladies feel like they had to film scenes that made them uncomfortable."
"And," the source adds. "They’re mad that NeNe doesn’t have to film them."
This is where NeNe's massive salary of $2.85 million for the season, more than that of any other Housewife in the franchise's history, comes into play.
"They think it is unfair that the highest paid person on the show wants do the least amount of work," the insider explains.
That's a fair gripe, though they'll find that reality television isn't the only business sector where income is unfair.
NeNe Leakes is gambling that her entertainment value is more important to Bravo than that of the women she now despises.
In other words, she's icing them out for more than just a desire to avoid them.
She wants them off of the show, and she doesn't want to clash with them in person -- even if it will help their careers.
It sounds like NeNe could be shooting herself in the foot.
There's no sense in cutting off your nose to spite your face, right?