NeNe Leakes isn't just a Housewife. The Real Housewives of Atlanta breakout star is a bona fide actress. She recently said in an interview that, unlike her, past cast members of the show simply weren't smart enough to stick around and parlay their fame into a career.
When asked whether she knows why Sheree Whitfield left the show, she was frank in saying that the producers simply didn't want her.
"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 shit at the end of the day," she said.
While talking about Sheree Whitfield, she also threw past cast members Lisa Hartwell and DeShawn Snow under the bus. Saying that none of them were invited back, she said that they just weren't smart enough to figure out how to stay on and make a name for themselves beyond the show.
"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," she said.
While her words are harsh, they're true. The women who get selected to be on the show need to realize that they need to live glamorous lives, bring the excitement and create drama if they want to stay on. NeNe Leakes has done quite a good job fighting it out with Kim Zolciak and the other women. That's a big reason why The Real Housewives of Atlanta gets the ratings that it does. Whether or not any of it is real is debatable. Her words suggest that it's not; she's just smart enough to create the fights.