I said what I said!
NeNe Leakes will not be joining 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' season 13. The RHOA OG posted a 5 minute emotional farewell on her YouTube channel, detailing the reason behind her departure from the hit series.
She talked about how proud she was to "be a part of a genre that opened up doors for black ensemble reality shows."
Bravo TV did confirm that they could not come to mutually agreeable terms with NeNe Leakes.
Andy Cohen released a statement about NeNe's departure:
"Nene Leakes is an icon of the genre. She is a gif and catchphrase machine. In 11 years of #WWHL, Nene has been our most frequent guest, and she is always A BLAST. Nene nicknamed me 'Buttercup' the first day we met, and still calls me that today. Through her whole run, she has always had a serious concern and drive to maintain the success and well-being of #RHOA. I am going to miss Nene on the show, but I'm hoping we work together again soon and will remain in each other's orbits forever. XO, Buttercup. #Bloop #LowDownMonkeyWithAWig #CloseYourLegsToMarriedMen #WeSeeEachOthah #ISaidWhatISaid #TrumpCheck #ByeWig #SoNastyAndSoRude #Buttercup."
NeNe has been a part of the series since season one. We have watched her blossom and come into her own through the years. She became a "very rich bitch," with catchphrases that won't quit. BLOOP!
Not gonna lie, ya'll. This one stings. I have been such a fan of NeNe's since season one. She is loud, funny, and just plain fabulous. She is the Queen of Read!
NeNe, thank you for sharing your life with us.
Below are some of NeNe's greatest moments on RHOA. The shade will live on!
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