If Phaedra Parks returns to Real Housewives of Atlanta next season, Kandi Burruss says she will leave the popular Bravo reality show. After multiple reports claimed that the network was in talks with the Georgia attorney to come back for Season 12, Burruss admitted that she wasn’t ready to be on camera again with her former friend.
What Kandi probably didn’t see coming is RHOA fans being totally ok with her taking a break from holding her peach and let their feelings be known on Twitter.
— lovebscott (@lovebscott) April 30, 2019
“Im fine wit kandi leaving tbh.”
During a recent sit-down with The Breakfast Club, the Grammy-winning songwriter denied the rumor that she called producers to prevent Parks’ return, but she did say she would take a break from the show if Parks re-joined the cast.
Following Season 9, Bravo fired Parks from RHOA after she told Porsha Williams that Burruss was planning on drugging and sexually assaulting her.
“In real life… if somebody says to you or says about you that you tried to drug somebody and sexually assault them… and it comes back that person was lying on you, would you want to work with that person? That’s how I feel about it,” Burruss explained.
— Urban Belle (@UrbanBelleMag) May 8, 2019
Fans again came to Parks defense, saying that fans knew that all of the drug drama wasn’t true and it was just a bunch of rumors and could never really hurt Burruss’ business ventures.
She went on to say that the thought of Parks returning to RHOA is “kind of scary” because she could do the same kind of things, but better. She would know not to tell anyone and “let the cat out of the bag.”
Burruss also told People Magazine that if Bravo wants to bring Parks back, that would be fine. But she won’t be a part of it.
RHOA is currently on hiatus, and producers are in the process of negotiating current cast members’ contracts for Season 12. It is not yet clear who will return, who will leave, or if fans can expect new faces.
— david (@avaloncl) May 2, 2019
Insiders claim that NeNe Leakes wants someone in the cast next season who is on her side, so she has lobbied for Parks’ return. During Season 11, Leakes turned most of her co-stars into her enemies, notably Williams and Cynthia Bailey.
A source says that Parks would fit right in with the current cast, and she would be Leakes’ only friend. However, she will have to bring the drama if she wants her peach back.
New episodes of Real Housewives of Atlanta will return to Bravo later this year.