If there is anyone more thrilled to see Nene Leakes go down than those who don’t favor her return to the show, it’s mortal frenemy Kim Zolciak. The 49-year-old “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star has gone from making a triumphant return to being kicked off the Xscape Tour with co-star Kandi Burruss in the matter of one week. The bad decision to make a “rape joke” couldn’t have come at a worse time for Leakes who was painting Zolciak as a racist nearly days before.
Kim Zolciak has hired law firm Lavely and Singer to demand a public retraction from Nene after Leakes called Kim and her daughter Brielle Biermann racist. Leakes even compared them to the KKK after Brielle recorded a Snapchat video where a roach was in the background.
Nene claims that Kim has a long history of being prejudiced and she’s addressed it before. Although the 39-year-old denies sending out the video to other “RHOA” stars, Nene has stuck with the claim that she was the source of circulation.
The wife of Kroy Biermann, along with everyone else, has seen the fallout from Nene’s poor decision of telling a heckler that she wishes that she gets “raped” by her Uber driver on the way home.
When TMZ caught up with Zolciak to get her thoughts on Nene getting the boot from hosting, the reality star said: “She should [have been fired]. Kandi don’t play honey. [Nene] could lose fans over it”
It’s more than likely that the decision wasn’t just Kandi’s alone. To have Nene host the tour reflects badly on the group as a whole and their PR person or manager probably made the decision.
As far as the racist claims, Kim stated: “I think dealing with racism in this day in age, people are dying over it, and you need to be careful and tread very lightly. My lawyer is handling it for sure. I don’t take this lightly. I’ve dealt with a lot of things over ten years with her, publicly, but this is a different ball game.”
Rumors are spreading that Nene is in limbo with Bravo. The network may be considering removing Leakes from the show.
It wouldn’t be a surprise because Phaedra Parks was taken off the show for accusing Kandi of plotting to drug Porsha Williams.
Do you think Nene deserves the consequences that she’s facing right now? Are people being too sensitive over the joke?