The new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta is not even on the air yet, but the show might already be losing a cast member. Producers brought back star NeNe Leakes this season with a huge $2 million deal, but after her comments on-stage during a recent comedy show, the reality star may be fired.
During a performance in Oakland over the weekend, Leakes told a female heckler, “I hope your Uber driver rapes your a** tonight b***h.”
Bravo executives are not sure how they are going to handle this controversial situation, but according to a Radar Online source, Leakes is now considered to be a liability, and the network “can’t stand behind her statement,” so her future with the show is up in the air.
The source goes on to say that there has been a backlash from Leakes’ comment and her co-stars want her fired. The punishment could be anywhere from a leave of absence to termination.
RHOA is currently filming the upcoming season, and producers are reportedly trying to find the video that shows Leakes’ comments to get a release, just in case it becomes part of the storyline. The show’s cameras “were down” at the time of the show, and did not catch the rape joke.
If producers do decide to fire the 49-year-old, it will result in her losing out on a ton of money. Leakes’ paycheck is significantly more than any other cast member.
Just two days before her Oakland show, Leakes waged a social media war with Brielle Biermann, Kim Zolciak’s daughter, after the 20-year-old posted a video of a cockroach in Leakes’ home.
The RHOA star responded to the Don’t Be Tardy star by saying she doesn’t have roaches in her new house, and the only way one could be is if Biermann put it there or it fell out of her p***y. The insults continued when she said that Biermann needed to let the air out of her lips, boobs, and ass because she will never be Kylie Jenner.
She concluded her rant by saying Biermann’s mom should have raised her better, and called her disgusting, adding the hashtags racist and KKK.
Bravo producers have not commented publicly on NeNe Leakes’ comments and how they may affect her future on RHOA.