As we previously reported, producers of the series are said to have sidelined the reality star for next season, but an insider revealed to Page Six that NeNe’s contract is still being hashed out even as her castmates currently film for the upcoming season.
“The only reason why she’s not currently shooting is that she is still in active negotiations with her contract,” her rep told ET.
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As the FIRST black woman I’m happy to say, WE ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN GIRL inside @mgmnationalharbor Come thru TOMORROW for our first Sip, Shop Party with me and a few other familiar faces! 2pm to 7pm Swagg Boutique located across from Starbucks on the food court #Swaggdmv Thank you for all the love
Amid her feud with the cast, the producers are also giving Leakes an ally for season twelve, according to reports.
Meanwhile, a source told Love B. Scott that NeNe has been placed on a suspension for violently attacking a cameraman during her “Bye, Wig” party last season.
“For that reason, in addition to NeNe’s ‘bad attitude’ in dealing with producers and execs behind the scenes, sources tell LoveBScott.com (via thejasmindbrand.com) that NeNe has been forced to ‘sit out’ for at least the first part of the season — maybe longer — as the ladies begin filming.”
Insiders have also spilled to Bossip that NeNe is filming a “Vanderpump Rules”-esque spinoff show about her Swagg Boutique’s three locations. The source dished:
“The show will be like Lisa Vanderpump’s famed ‘Vanderpump Rules’ and follow NeNe’s sales associates as they ‘work, party and deal with drama.’”
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