Rumors started flying recently about Nene Leakes (pictured right) possibly returning to the cast of the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA).
Leakes, 49, didn’t entertain the rumors too much other than simply saying that she would return to RHOA if the financial compensation was right. Leakes hasn’t appeared on RHOA since 2015. She announced in June of that year that she would not return for the show’s eighth season.
However, she’s remained involved in entertainment by working as an actress on Broadway and making guest appearances on other popular television shows, such as MasterChef Celebrity Showdown. Leakes is also a fashion designer with her own line of clothing.
She partnered with the Home Shopping Network to sell her clothing line and the venture was very successful. With all the career moves she’s been making since leaving the cast of RHOA, there’s another former RHOA cast member who has bragged that she’s a bigger star than Leakes is.
Kim Zolciak (pictured left) told TMZ that RHOA’s producers are going to have to shell out big bucks if they want her back on the show’s 10th season. TMZ recently caught up with Zolciak, 38, when the actress and country music singer was about to catch a flight leaving LAX. A portion of TMZ’s report reads as follows:
“[Zolciak] and NeNe both make cameos on the season finale of ‘RHOA’ –and as we’ve reported, producers desperately want them for the landmark 10th season. But Kim says it won’t be easy or cheap to land her. Possible/likely translation: I’m worth more than NeNe.”
Zolciak’s claims of being worth more than Leakes are a matter of her own opinion. Her television appearance resume is much shorter than Leakes’ resume and she’s only released three singles as a country music artist. Zolciak hasn’t even released a full-length album.
Zolciak was sued by current RHOA co-star Kandi Burress for not compensating the former Xscape member for helping her write a song called “Tardy for the Party.” However, the lawsuit was later dismissed by a judge.