Kenya Moore appeared on Watch What Happens Live on February 17 and NeNe Leakes shockingly tweeted in a question to ask why Kenya claimed she is being phased out of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Andy Cohen defended NeNe and Bravo in the discussion.
“NeNe tweeted in a question for you,” Andy, 51, revealed. Kenya, 49, shot back, “Oh, really? So she's a fan now?”
Andy continued, “She wants to know why you are doing press saying Bravo is phasing her out? She says it's not true. She's great.” NeNe’s full tweet stated, “Here’s a Q for Ken @andy.... Ask her why is she out doing press saying BRAVO is phasing me out? BRAVO hasn’t told me or my team that! Why is she out saying I have lost money from NOT being in episodes. I negotiated my episodes & money upfront? I have NOT lost anything #shady #hater.”
Kenya responded, “Oh, well, then I guess she would need to ask Bravo why they're cutting her out of many episodes this season. I'm not the one behind the editing. I'm not the one doing the editing and figuring out the show.”
Andy continued, “Okay, but you're saying that she's being phased out?” Kenya admitted, “I think she is. That's not something that I can absolutely say. I mean, if you're being cut out of episodes, clearly the sign is you're not as important as you think you are.”
“I don't think she's being cut out of episodes because I think everything that was shot with NeNe is in the show,” Andy said defensively. “We're not cutting anything out. I'm saying everything that we shot with her... There's nothing that's been left out.”
NeNe, 52, continued to call her RHOA castmates a “group of haters” on Twitter. “I HAVE NOT been cut out of any episodes! I negotiated my episodes just like everyone else did! I'm getting every dime I asked for!” she added. “Thank you for asking and clearing that up @andy That means a lot to me.”
On January 20, Kenya told Us Weekly, “I think leaving RHOA is ultimately what needs to happen because the show’s just not a good place for NeNe right now.”
The following day, NeNe sparked rumors that she was quitting the show after Wendy Williams told her audience that the RHOA star texted her about wanting to leave. “Show execs do not want NeNe to leave. NeNe is the driving factor in ratings,” a source told RadarOnline.com on January 23. “The network does not want to let her go because it is her drama that everyone tunes in for.”
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