NeNe Leakes: Sheree Whitfield was definitely fired
'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star says former cast member is 'gone for a reason'
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member NeNe Leakes has insisted her former co-star Sheree Whitfield was fired from the docu-series, despite what she has said in the past. The reality TV star-turned-actress is one of the two original cast members, alongside her rival Kim Zolciak, who have been with the franchise since Season 1.
Whitfield would have joined that exclusive group had she not been fired at the end of last season. And now Leakes is setting the record straight on what happened to the former housewife. Leakes tells Vulture.com, "The producers chose not to pick up her option for this past season. I know she's out there telling people that she decided to leave the show, but from what I know that is not what she decided to do. That is what they decided to do. She put out whatever reports she wanted to put out, and I don't think they tried to challenge it because they don’t really give a s---t at the end of the day."
And Leakes believes that Whitfield, along with past Atlanta Housewives like Lisa Hartwell and DeShawn Snow all have a common denominator as to why they're no longer on the program. She explains, "I feel like they're all gone for a reason, and I don't think any of them were smart enough to stick around for this long, and I don't think any of them were smart enough to use this platform in ways they could have used it. They're gone and I don’t think that they're missed. Both (current cast member) Kandi (Buruss) and I have a business sense. That’s one thing a lot of girls on the show don’t have. Some people come on these shows to be famous. I was never interested in fame. I was always interested in supporting my family."
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.
All of you need to stop hating period! I made my comment based on what I see out of these women on TV which is not a good thing to do because you can't believe every thing that you see on TV. The only one that I was really scathing on was Sheree and that's because even in moments where a person might be sympathetic to her, I found myself not being able to be. I believe she was the person that Outkast had in mind when they wrote their song "Roses" But all of them have good points, and bad. You shouldn't judge someone by what you see on reality TV. Because you never know what their direction is. The ones who have over the top personalities were chosen to be on that show for that reason. It's a reason why you love to hate them. It's no different than that old 80's television show Dynasty People loved Linda Evens' character because she was nice, and the equally loved Joan Collins character because she was a bitch. The show would have been nothing without either one. The formula is no different now a days even though this is supposed to be reality TV. So stop hatting on them. I guarantee you if they all were church going bible toting soccer mom's, no one would watch.