In the latest from the world of the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ it appears that Kandi Burruss isn’t having any of NeNe Leakes comments that she is the reason why the well-known reality star hasn’t received consistent offers for her own spin-off programs.
Burruss, who has hosted six of her own spin-off programs, ‘The Kandi Factory,’ ‘Kandi’s Wedding,’ ‘Kandi’s Ski Trip,’ ‘Xscape: Still Kickin It,’ ‘Kandi Koated Knights,’ and now ‘Old Lady Gang,’ clearly has a solid track record with original programming. Leakes on the other hand has only had one spin-off, ‘Dream of NeNe: The Wedding.’
The drama ensued after a candid Instagram Live session where Leakes and Tamar Braxton referenced a YouTube video she had previously posted suggesting Burruss is the reason for her lack of subsequent spin-off programs.
“I think me not having my own show has been due to certain people not wanting me to have a show. I have gone to Bravo about different show ideas. Why only one person gets to do a show every season after our show [RHOA], is weird,” Leakes said.
Leakes did not mention Burruss by name in her accusations, but fans were quick to draw the conclusion given their tension and Burruss’ many Bravo shows outside of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta.’
“To me, it looks really shady for one person season after seasons after season, gets to do a show and none of these other girls get to do anything, it really isn’t my choice,” Leakes went on to say, suggesting that Burruss has received preferential treatment from the network.
“There’s definitely a reason why someone is trying to hold you back from not doing something. It feels like somebody is afraid that you will be bigger than they are. A threat, basically, which is so ridiculous, so thirsty of them. It makes no sense to me,” she concluded.
In a since-deleted post, Burruss responded to the accusations made by Leakes, saying “This video won’t be up long but I wanted to address this. So Nene Leakes said on her Live with Tamar Braxton that I misunderstood what she said on her YouTube… Now I don’t know about y’all but on this video it sounded like a bunch of hating and blaming of a ‘certain person they keep giving a show to’ as the reason her show ideas aren’t happening.”
“Am I trippin’? Who is she talking about in this video then? FYI: I don’t have the power to stop anyone from doing anything on Bravo. I show support to every project that my castmates do. TV, business, or whatever they are doing, I always post for them even if we don’t get along. I don’t understand the shade towards me. I stay in my lane and I’m not blocking anyone,” the reality star continued in her rant about Leakes.
“Anyway Nene, we can discuss this at the reunion but since you talked about it on your Live, I figured I’d help the people get a little clarity on why I feel the way I feel,” she concluded.