It's been widely acknowledged that Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes is the highest paid cast member in all the franchise. Last we heard, NeNe was pulling in over $750,000 a season, but now, turns out, the leading lady has negotiated a raise. According to RadarOnline, the reality star has penned a deal with Bravo that will bring her over $1 million a season, plus bonuses, for the upcoming sixth season.
And wouldn't you know it, her cast mates are pissed.
Allegedly, they "understand" that NeNe's the star, but want to make what she makes because they think that she wouldn't be as famous if it weren't for the fights she had with them.
Aww, isn't that cute. The girls think that NeNe's so popular because they're giving her a springboard of crazy off of which to jump.
No, no. That's just not how it works. It pays to be crazy all your own and, ladies? NeNe's on top. She doesn't need your help, which is why she's getting a million dollars and you're not.
She's the only reason people tune in. I mean, she could have a fight with a sassy umbrella and it would be entertaining. She doesn't need Phaedra's drama, nor Kim's, nor lord only knows Porscha's to elevate her game. NeNe could quip a one-liner to a table lamp and I'd laugh. Hell, the show could just be her snapping and I'd still set my DVR.
Point is, her cast mates shouldn't be jealous, they should be thankful. If Bravo didn't give NeNe what she wanted, she can focus on her other projects like Glee and The New Normal. She doesn't need the Real Housewives. The Real Housewives of Atlanta needs her.
The sooner her fellow Georgia peaches realize this, the happier they all will be ... as they fight and bitch each other out, of course.
Do you think NeNe deserves her $1 million a season?
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