Kandi Burruss is talking up concerning the alleged racism on the set of the “Actual Housewives Of Atlanta” claimed by her co-star NeNe Leakes.
Leakes, an OG Housewife alongside Leakes, claimed that Andy Cohen and the Bravo crew had been racist in direction of her, inflicting her dramatic exit from the present after season 12.
NeNe Leakes Accused Bravo Of Racism, Urged Followers To Boycott Present
In September 2020, Leakes shocked followers when she introduced she wasn’t returning for season 13 of the hit actuality present.
She was an authentic housewife current for the primary seven seasons, earlier than a short exit in 2016, an eventual return in 2017, after which one other exit in 2020.
On the time, Leakes gracefully bowed out of the present, saying, “It wasn’t a straightforward choice for me. It was exhausting. I’m simply so joyful that I can say that I used to be part of a style that opened up doorways for Black ensemble actuality reveals. I wish to thank all people that has seemed as much as me over time.”
Shockingly months after her exit, Leakes started expressing her displeasure with Bravo. As The Blast reported, in a Twitter rant, the truth star referred to as for followers to boycott “RHOA.”
“Y’all prepared to start out this boycott but? What has occurred behind the scenes is WRONG! Whereas others had been being promoted, BLACK WOMEN who created reveals, created genres, constructed franchise and constructed networks had been being DEMOTED … TURN OFF YOUR TV’S,” she wrote.
Leakes didn’t get into particulars about what went on behind the scenes, however she additionally urged her followers to boycott Cohen’s New Yr’s Eve countdown broadcast that 12 months.
“Be Good and DO NOT SUPPORT rely down reveals TONIGHT that aren’t supporting or respecting BLACK WOMEN creativity/equality and blacklisting us from working if we converse the reality abt their wrongdoings,” Leakes tweeted on the time.
She even went so far as to construct a case in opposition to Bravo for “unfair remedy” asking her followers to direct her to somebody that works within the US Division of Equal Employment Alternative in California, New York, or Georgia.
Leakes is but to make her return again to the truth present, but it surely’s not sure if issues ever obtained settled between her and the Bravo Workforce.
Kandi Burruss Denies Claims Of Racism
Now, two years after Leakes’ allegations, her “RHOA” co-star Burruss is talking out concerning the racism claims, calling it a blatant lie.
Burruss appeared on a latest episode of SiriusXM City View’s “The Clay Cane Present,” to advertise her new actuality present and shared her ideas on Leakes’ racism claims.
”Realistically, I don’t agree… All people can have their very own opinion. I didn’t agree,” Burruss shared.
She continued, explaining that Leakes would at all times boast to everybody that she was the highest-paid on “RHOA.” Nonetheless, Burruss acknowledged, “You may’t brag about being paid essentially the most out of anyone after which say that they’re not treating you proper.”
The Xscape group member then dished on how the present has accomplished effectively to verify all the ladies earned adequately.
In her phrases, “I do know, plenty of the ladies, particularly at the moment – now we obtained plenty of new folks, it’s not as many people left on the present – however at the moment, we nonetheless had like, 4 or 5 of us, who had been there for some time, making some actual good cash.”
Burruss declared that it was by no means a case of 1 particular person doing effectively whereas the others weren’t. She concluded, “it’s sure issues that you could be not like, sure issues that you could be wish to attempt to do higher, however, general, to say that they had been racist – I didn’t agree with that in any respect.”
The Destiny Of ‘RHOA’ Season 14
Burruss’ revelation about Leakes comes days after she opened up concerning the destiny of season 14 of “Actual Housewives of Atalanta” with out some primary members.
As you would possibly know, it’s been sealed that OG Housewives like Cynthia Bailey and Porsha Williams received’t be returning for the brand new season.
Regardless of viewers’ fears that issues received’t be the identical on the truth present, Burruss assured that it will likely be higher than ever.
She mentioned, “They’re positively cherished by the followers, and coming into this, I used to be type of nervous doing it with out them. However it seems that we would have liked this variation on this present. We wanted to combine issues up and it turned out actually, actually nice.”