Kandi Burruss could be bummed if Nene Leakes decides to exit ‘RHOA,’ she instructed MeSlop in an unique interview concerning the upcoming Season (13)! ‘The Chi’ star weighed in on solid shakeups, in addition to the beginning of filming amid COVID-19 considerations.

Kandi Burruss is aware of the worth Nene Leakes brings to The Actual Housewives of Atlanta. Regardless of their ups and downs, particularly once they confronted off on the Season 12 reunion, Kandi would like to see Nene return for Season 13 — which the solid just lately started filming. “Pay attention, she and I, we’re like oil and water typically, however I positively would love for her to be again,” Kandi, 44, instructed MeSlop throughout an unique interview on July 19 — whereas discussing her position within the hit Showtime collection, The Chi, airing Sundays at 9 pm.

“I positively really feel like she is a significant a part of this present,” Kandi mentioned of Nene, 52, who helped launch the present in its November 2012 inception. “I really feel like it could suck if she determined to not come again. I really feel like why wouldn’t she come again, however I really feel like in the end that’s as much as her, so we’ll see…. I’ve not talked to Nene both and I have no idea what her plans are, so I don’t know and truthfully.”

Nene Leakes & Kandi Burruss.
(Picture credit score: Steve Dietl/Bravo)

Rumors about Nene’s future on RHOA have swirled ever since she aired her frustrations with the present on the finish of Season 12. Nene expressed that she wasn’t glad on the present for a variety of causes, together with final season’s narrative of the solid feuding together with her. And, with the drama got here rumors that Bravo is planning to fireplace Nene — although, the community has not confirmed or addressed the latter.

Nene’s supervisor Steven Grossman shot down the firing rumors in an announcement to MeSlop, calling the gossip “completely not true.” A manufacturing supply beforehand instructed MeSlop that Nene is concentrated on different initiatives — together with her new E! present, loosely titled Glamsquad Showdown — although, she’s figuring tips on how to make all of it work together with her position on RHOA.

As for different rumors that Sheree Whitfield might return as a RHOA full-timer? — Kandi is unclear about any new or returning faces in the mean time. “Actually, I don’t know. As it’s now, I haven’t talked to Sheree in a short while, however that’s my lady. If she was to return again, I feel that may be enjoyable. It could be cool,” Kandi mentioned. “We’re so early in taping I wouldn’t know who’s coming again and who’s not. I do know that they’ve thought of bringing new individuals on, however I don’t know who these persons are but.”

She continued, “It’s too early for me to know as a result of at first, you type of tape a few of your personal private stuff that you just’re coping with after which unexpectedly you begin having the group scenes and that’s if you begin assembly a number of the different people who find themselves all going to be part of the present. So, I don’t know who’s all going to be part of this.”

Sheree Whitfield on ‘Watch What Occurs Stay’ in Might 2020. (Picture credit score: Bravo)

Kandi went on to notice that every RHOA solid member has been examined for COVID-19 earlier than filming. — One thing she mentioned has been a sizzling matter on social media because the begin of filming the brand new season.

“I positively was filming this week. I simply need to deal with this as a result of I see it in my feedback, ‘Did y’all do COVID testing?’ Let me simply say, sure we did,” she confirmed, explaining that Bravo, in addition to her Actually Authentic manufacturing firm have taken steps to make sure the security of everybody on set.

“We’ve been [testing], and we’re testing each week. As for me and Todd, we’ve had a number of assessments,” she mentioned, admitting, “I did assessments by myself earlier than the present began and because the present has began, I’ve already accomplished two and so has Cynthia [Bailey], in addition to the opposite women, clearly. A few of them went out of city and now that they’re again on the town, they usually need to do the identical. We’re all examined.”

Nene Leakes on ‘RHOA’s October 22, 2019 episode. (Picture credit score: ‘RHOA’/Bravo)

As a result of international pandemic, it’s unclear as as to whether or not the solid will embark on their common worldwide journey — a present staple every season. However, Kandi’s hoping they’ll do one thing particular for Season 13.

“I feel we are going to do one thing extra native simply which means shut by, I feel — and thoughts you, I don’t have any say, so that is simply my ear to the streets, that’s what I’ve been listening to,” she mentioned. “I don’t know. I don’t know if that’s going to be true or not, however I want it might’ve been on a world scenario. I don’t know if it might nonetheless be. I don’t know, however the motive why I say that’s as a result of I really like the worldwide journeys that we’ve had prior to now. We’ve had some actually wonderful journeys. I really feel like regardless of the place we go, when you have us collectively for days at a time, you’re going to get some good TV.”

Season 13 of RHOA doesn’t have a premiere date. Showtime’s The Chi airs each Sunday at 9 pm.