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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 29: Reality TV Star Nene Leakes speaks at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 31st Anniversary Awards Gala on October 29, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Nene Leakes recently spoke with Tamron Hall and got emotional regarding her qualms with Bravo and the network’s recent negotiations for the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

“I can see you in the commercial break. You’ve been crying this entire break. You’ve said that you want to meet with the folks over at Bravo potentially behind the scenes.  Do you think that something could be worked out?” Hall asked Leakes.

“These allegations are very serious. Discrimination. Bullying. What is there to be worked out? What is it that you want from them?”

“I can’t tell you everything that I want from them but I can tell you that I want fair treatment. I deserve fair treatment. I haven’t done anything that no one else has done there or hasn’t done even worse,” Leakes replied while shaking her head after wiping tears from her face.

HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 04: Television personality NeNe Leakes attends the 30th Annual Leigh Steinberg Super Bowl Party on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Leigh Steinberg)

“I don’t deserve this treatment. I’m just as confused as you are.” Hall asked the reality TV star if she wanted to return to RHOA, and Leakes had no interest. “Do you want to be back on the show?” Hall asked. “No. I do not,” Leakes replied.

As we previously reported, Leakes will not be returning to Real Housewives of Atlanta for season 13. The “HBIC” of RHOA made the announcement on her YouTube channel.

“First I want to start by saying thank you. Thank you to all of you guys who have been showing me a lot of love and support as of late. I feel you. I hear you. I have been on an extremely long exhausting tiring emotional negotiation. There has been a lot of emotion flying from both sides. It has been hard and I have made the very hard and difficult decision to not be apart of Real Housewives of Atlanta season 13,” Leakes said.

“It wasn’t an easy decision for me. It was hard. I started on the RHOA in 2008. We took off like a rocket. I mean we took off. You could have never told me that I would start on this little show and it still would be going strong 13, 14 years later. And it is. I’m just so happy that I can say that I was a part of a genre that opened up doors for Black ensemble reality shows to step up and be a part of what we all now love so much reality TV.”

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Cynthia Bailey and NeNe Leakes attend BET’s Pre-Grammy Brunch at The Four Seasons Hotel on February 12, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET)

“I want to thank everybody that has looked up to me over the years. Thank you so much for your love and your support. I want to thank Bravo TV. I want to thank Bravo for all of the memories, the laughs, the tears. Thank you to my production company, truly original. Thank you so very much. You guys are like family to me,” she continued.

“Thank you to the cast for all of the memories. And thank you so much to my team who has stood with me during this team who has supported me and pushed me. Thank you guys so much.”

Leakes then thanked her fans before addressing a previous report that made headlines that the reality TV star said she was not privy to. “It has just been amazing. Thank you guys so much. I also want to say that I think it was last week when a report came out that said that my team or someone from my team had released a statement on my behalf. I have no knowledge of it. I did not approve it. When something is this important and this near and dear to my heart I always want to be the person to address you,” Leakes said before concluding her video. “I will see you again real soon. Love you guys. Love you. I’m going miss you. I love you.”

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Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.