Nene Leakes is laughing off new reports that claims she was fired from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” The television personality recently went on social media to clear up any rumors that insinuated that her Georgia Peach was revoked.
The OG Housewife posted a series of laughing emojis on her Twitter page, followed by a meme on Instagram that showed her cracking up. In the caption, she wrote: “I can’t chileeeeeeee.” Some fans agreed that the rumors were comical. One fan wrote,”Me neither!!!! They tried it. 😂😂😂😂,” while another user stated: “And we know you not goin’ NOWHERE.”
According to blogger B. Scott, Nene was allegedly not offered a contract for the upcoming season. Pickup letters reportedly went out to the ladies’ representatives on June 12. At the time, Nene supposedly did not receive her paperwork for season 13. Nene’s manager Steven Grossman revealed in a statement to HollywoodLife that the gossip was inaccurate.
“It is absolutely not true that Nene has been fired from “RHOA.” Furthermore, it was made abundantly clear prior that she will always be welcome on the series as long as she wants to be,” he said. “We are having on-going bigger picture conversations with NBC Universal and have not made any decisions regarding next season specifically. Any speculation or sources trying to create controversy by stating otherwise are incredibly inaccurate,” he added. At the end of the letter, he wrote: “Bloop,” in a reference to Nene’s famous catchphrase.
This is not the first time rumors swirled that claimed Nene was departing from the franchise. During the season 12 reunion, she left the Bravo special abruptly, and revealed in an Instagram post that she felt attacked by her castmates. Some people assumed that was Nene’s way of quitting the show. In 2015, the “Glee” actress left the hit reality show in season eight, but she returned as a full-time cast member in season 10.