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Mo’Nique Addresses Rumors She Might Join 'The Real Housewives Of Atlanta'

"Y’all know my spirit couldn’t take it," she said.

Mo’Nique took a break from grilling watermelon to address weak tea. The comedian and Academy Award-winning actress responded to rumors that she might replace Nene Leakes on The Real Housewives of Atlanta while sharing a cooking video on her Instagram page. 

“I wasn’t gonna say not a damn thing because I knew it was a lie,” she began.

Mo’Nique Addressed Rumors She Might Replace Nene Leakes On ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’
Mo’Nique in MO’NIQUE & FRIENDS: LIVE FROM ATLANTA. Photo Credit: Susan DeLoach/SHOWTIME.

“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.”

Speculation about Nene Leakes possibly leaving the franchise have sparked a series of rumors about who might take her spot at regular OLG lunch dates if she does depart. Bravo recently denied rumors that she was fired from the series but there has been no confirmation that she will be returning to the show.

Mo’Nique Addressed Rumors She Might Replace Nene Leakes On ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’
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Mo’Nique made it clear she was not prepared for the intense requirements of the popular reality show. 

“So no, I am not joining that cast though I respect all of those sisters they do what they do, and I am not replacing NeNe Leakes. Y’all know my spirit couldn’t take it. I couldn’t do those confessionals talking about my sisters like that,” she said. 

She joked about the origin of the rumors being an unnamed source. “I sure would love to f**** meet ‘Source’ cause Source be saying s***,” she said. “Source is a popular b**** because she knows everybody’s business.”

Mo’Nique frequently chats with her followers while preparing healthy snacks and sharing glimpses at her on-going fitness journey.

“That was a total fabrication,” she continued. “You use words like that when you grilling watermelon. You don’t even call that s*** a lie. That was a fabrication.” 

Keeping it healthy and taking the high road. We see you Mo’Nique.