Saturday, September 25, 2021

NeNe Leakes Given Huge Raise and Spinoff to Stay on ‘RHOA’

NeNe Leakes attends Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief Charity Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 14, 2015 in New York City
NeNe Leakes attends Naomi Campbell’s Fashion For Relief Charity Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 14, 2015 in New York City

*Every year…the same story.

NeNe Leakes was reportedly ready to leave “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” fed up that her career has outgrown the Bravo series, but the network ponied up some huge coin to keep her around – and this time a spinoff series was part of the deal.

All of this, according to Radar Online:

Leakes announced her new reality show with Kim Zolciak, called “NeNe And Kim: The Road To Riches” last week, and a source revealed what the behind-the-scenes negotiations were.

“NeNe absolutely hated Housewives this season. She hated almost all of the other women and wanted off the show entirely,” the source told Radar.

“But she is the most valuable person in the entire franchise and Bravo was going to do whatever she wanted to keep her. So they offered her the spin-off, which she gladly took,” said the source.

As Radar previously reported, Leakes did the bare minimum to promote RHOA this season, but the Bravo execs didn’t care and made her return virtually impossible to turn down.

“They want NeNe and so they offered her a HUGE raise. She already makes the most and now they’re giving her even more money per episode and her bonuses will be bigger too,” the source claimed.

Leakes was already making a whopping $1.5 million for this season and she made sure she leveraged her unhappiness for her upcoming shows.

“NeNe is a really smart business woman,” the source said.

“She even got Bravo to pay her more than they’re paying Kim on the new show. NeNe knows she is the one people want to see and so she’s going to make Bravo pay up to keep her around.”

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Ain’t this some shit! I guess Kim doesn’t have a brain in her head. She said NeNe choked her. NeNe has disrespected her time and time again. Yet she is going to do a show with her. Some people really will do anything for money. That is just stupid!

    How is NeNe the most valuable person in the entire franchise?! I guess people love ghetto, ratchet hood rats.

    I can see her now throwing it up in Kim’s face that she makes more money than her. #RichBitch

    I won’t watch this crap. I’m sure there will be something on Investigation Discovery that I can watch in that time slot.

    • I see where people, me included, say they aren’t going to watch anymore, but we always do because even though they don’t represent the vast majority of Black women, they are Black women making a living by an honest job. We may not like the story lines, but most of what we watch on TV or in the movies is make believe. So if you don’t watch I am sure there will be those that will.

  2. Go Nene!

    I am impressed with how long and how diverse… her 15 minutes of fame has been!

    Go Nene! Make that $$$.

  3. I say CONGRATULATIONS Nene. I know you and Kim will have a fun filled “whose wig is it” trip. I will be watching. Now, I wonder what envious Kandi has to say about your staying around with a big raise to boot. We’re not going to mention Poor Cynthia, thirsty Claudia or Kenya. I hope those two do not return. I guess all that snickering Kenya and Claudia did at the reunion backfired huh? Oh well. Good things will ALWAYS flow for Nene because of the wonderful spirit shows in dealing with people. I noticed that kind giving spirit about her two years ago, when I tried to watch this show.

  4. I am glad to see that there are still some NeNe fans out there. I like her and the way she can make people dislike her but that is part of her valuse. Go NeNe!!!!!

  5. NeNe is the realist person on the show. She is working her job to the fullest. Don’t hate and congratulations to you NeNe and all your successes, now and in the future.

  6. I find it so cringe worthy that all the RHOA canNOT speak the English language in a grammatically correct manner. Speaks volumes on the Atlanta education system.

  7. Give me a freaking break. This B is full of herself and looks like a fool with that blond hair. She is disrespectful and really thinks her stuff doesn’t think. I certainly will not be watching. I have had enough!!

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