Mo’Nique denies report she’s replacing NeNe Leakes on ‘RHOA’

Mo’Nique denies report she’s replacing NeNe Leakes on ‘RHOA’

Mo’Nique won’t be replacing NeNe Leakes on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”


The Oscar-winning actress briefly addressed rumors that she’s joining the “RHOA” cast, not only denying her involvement in the Bravo reality series, but praising Leakes’ role in the franchise.


“I [wasn’t] gon’ say not a damn thing ’cause I knew it was a damn lie,” she told fans during an Instagram Live on Wednesday, “but … I … it keep on going and going and going. ‘Mo’Nique, are you doing ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ and replacing NeNe Leakes?’


“Let me let it come straight from my mouth. No, my sweet babies, I am not doing ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ and in my humble opinion, NeNe Leakes is irreplaceable. NeNe Leakes is ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ if you ask me, baby; that’s been 13 years. So no, I am not joining that cast. Though, I respect all of those sistas. They do what they do and I am not replacing NeNe Leakes.”


Speculation around Mo’Nique being cast for the hit show began shortly after a report by MTO News claimed the funny lady would be joining the series with husband and manager, Sidney Hicks.


It has been rumored that Bravo is looking to replace Leakes, 52, since the Season 12 reunion aired this May. Singer Tamar Braxton was reported to be considered for the slot but, like Mo’Nique, she denied any future involvement with the franchise.