NeNe Leakes Gets $500k Raise To Return To Real Housewives of Atlanta

According to BallerAlert, NeNe Leakes has reportedly been offered $2.5 Million to return to the Real Housewives of Atlanta next season. Seems like the cast needs the 'HBIC' back after it reported that ratings have dropped since Leakes' exit.  Season 8 hasn't been a total snooze fest but sources say, Bravo execs want to make sure Nene is a part of the show due to their new casting not panning out this season.

In June of 2015, NeNe shared exclusively with People magazine that she'd be leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta after seven seasons.  “This was definitely a hard decision for me. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time. This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things."  Shortly after, RadarOnline reported the true reason behind NeNe's exit. Bravo cut her $1 million salary in half. 

However, it seems like the drama from season 8 hasn't lived up to what Mrs. Leakes brought to the table. Bravo believes she is the the number one reason viewers tune in weekly.  “NeNe is always a ratings plus for the show,” an insider explained to RadarOnline. “And the producers want to make sure the show stays strong. The reason it stays strong is NeNe, so they’re throwing money at her.”  Big money at that. A $500k raise to throw shade at your co-stars has got to be worth it.