AceShowbiz - Kandi Burruss offers some more details about NeNe Leakes' premature exit during 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta" season 12 reunion. Speaking to HollywoodLife.com in an episode of TVTalk on Instagram Live, Kandi shared what wasn't shown on the show following NeNe's exit.
"You saw [Marlo Hampton] did try to reach out to her, [Porsha Williams] did, but she did not come back to the computer but she was calling us on speakerphone," the Xscape singer said. "Now what they didn't show you [on TV] was we could actually hear what she was saying [at the time of filming], but they did not play her voice [from] the phone [on TV]."
As for why the producers decided to edit it out, Kandi shared, "I [don't] know why they didn't want to play what she was saying."
NeNe left the reunion at the end of Part 2, and she tried to talk to everyone on speakerphone during a private phone call with Porsha. "Why are you calling us on speaker phone, but you don't want to talk to us [on video]? It didn't make sense," Kandi stated. "So that was what you didn't see was that we were actually able to hear her talking on the speakerphone for a short period of time until [Andy Cohen] was like, 'No, uh uh, we're just going to go forward [without her].' "
Kandi went on saying that filming the reunion was exhausting. "Overall, I think that the funny thing was all of us were exhausted. We were pretty much exhausted after the reunion," she divulged.
Following the reunion, Kandi shared that she didn't keep in contact with other ladies. "We didn't talk that much," she explained. "I briefly spoke to Marlo, I think, and I briefly spoke to Kenya for a short period of time, but really, everybody was just so exhausted. Sitting in front of a computer all day is exhausting. Since the reunion, NeNe and I haven't talked at all."