NeNe Leakes sat down with the LadyGang crew for their podcast and spoke on lovebscott.com’s exclusive report that Kandi Burruss is the highest-paid housewife on Bravo’s ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta.’
“You know, I heard rumors that Kandi [Burruss] was the highest-paid Housewife,” NeNe replies. “So, I don’t know. I don’t know. We don’t know. I think everybody kinda assumes. What I do know is that I like my check. I don’t know what whoever’s making. I don’t really care!”
At the start of the current season of RHOA, Kenya Moore told Wendy Williams she believed Kandi to be the highest-paid Housewife. While exact figures weren’t discussed, Kandi told ET she wasn’t exactly a fan of that information being reported.
“When I see those reports that will come out about how much each person makes on the show, I’m like, ‘Who’s giving them this information?'” she shared at the time. “Like, who’s really sending it in to say, ‘Oh, this person makes…’ I know I’m not telling anybody how much I make!”
“Bravo has treated me well, as well as they treat everybody well on this show,” she added. “They take care of us and I’m happy with what they pay me and I’m leaving it at that. I do not care about what everybody else gets paid, so then I don’t want them to care what I get paid.”
NeNe shares a similar sentiment to her co-star.
“When I negotiated my money, I negotiated the money that I wanted,” she says. “You can’t worry about the next person, ’cause that’s gonna mess you up. You know, you’re gonna be thinking about how much money she’s making, $2 more than me… If she is higher-paid than I am, she’s not getting much more than me, baby. It may be $5 more, so she can keep it.”
“Listen, I’m a real hustler,” NeNe notes. “I literally have, I think, 10 jobs. Working on 15. And I always tell people that you have to make sure that you have something else. When one thing goes away, you can grab at that … You gotta have other things!”
Whenever the reports say she’s the highest-paid Housewife she’s certainly quick to claim that title, but now that we know she’s not it’s “I don’t care.”