AceShowbiz - Fans of NeNe Leakes have been voicing out their opinion on the lack of screentime that NeNe has in the current season 12 of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta". Now, fellow cast member Kandi Burruss has responded to the outcry, addressing the matter in one of her YouTube videos.
In the clip, Kandi could be heard saying, "NeNe was not in another episode.. one more time, let me say that correctly. That NeNe was not in yet another episode. what was going on? Bravo? truly original." She continued, "Why the OG is not on the episode again? What is happening? What are you doing?"
Kandi, however, revealed that she didn't know what was happening between NeNe and Bravo. "I don't know. I mean, clearly we don't know each other's business when it comes to contracts," she explained. "I don't know what she signed for, I don't know how many episodes she's supposed to be in or how much they pay her. I don't know any of that."
"This is something that they had already understood going into the season," she continued. "All I could tell you is we didn't understand. I didn't know that. I don't know if any of the other girls on the show knew that."
Fans noticed NeNe was not in many episodes of the show so far. "Their definitely icing you off the show slowly but surely. no matter what you'll always be the HBIC," one fan wrote to NeNe, who was also absent in the season premiere.
"The Real Housewives of Potomac" star Monique Samuels previously shared that she couldn't believe the lack of NeNe's visibility this season. AOL Entertainment managing editor Gibson Johns asked on Twitter, "Serious question: Has there ever been a full-time Housewife who has been featured *less* during a season than NeNe has been on this season of #RHOA? It's becoming absurd how many full episodes she’s missing from entirely." Monique replied to the tweet, "It's getting beyond ridiculous."