Kim Zolciak probably thought she'd washed her hands of NeNe Leakes and Real Housewives of Atlanta after her cameo appearances on the reality TV series last season.

But Kim's cameo appearances did little to spark viewer interest in the scripted series. Kim, 40, is an original cast member who landed her own spin-off series, Don't Be Tardy, in 2015.

Bravo reportedly begged Kim to return to RHOA after the network's top-rated series stalled in the ratings race.

According to MTO News, Kim will reprise her role as NeNe's "friend" on "a majority of episodes."

NeNe reportedly begged Kim to return to the series after TLC's T-Boz, left, and Chilli turned down "multiple offers" to appear on RHOA's upcoming season.

A production insider tells MTO News, "NeNe asked to bring Kim back. She's trying to build a coalition, against Porsha, Cynthia, and Kandi - whom she regards as her enemies."

He continued, "NeNe considers Kim a loyal friend - like Marlo - and wants her win her coalition."In addition to signing Kim for one season, the producers brought back Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks for the new season.

Series regular Kandi Burruss (pictured below) made a little noise about leaving the show if Phaedra returned, but she won't stay gone for long. She knows her relevancy is dependent on RHOA.

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  • sunni_daze

    Best friends?! Didn't Kim say Nene had roaches and some other un-best friend things. Nene must be desperate. I think you mean Kandi was gonna leave if Phaedra came back.

  • stav

    Obviously! This is too thirsty!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile females still looking at male strippers chile ...... all I got from this ... I remember in my 20's had stripper parties (male) dancers ..... chile Kandi grow da fawk up ..... those men like men and women too ... smh .... I don't watch RHOA and want ever again ... I have tuned in to Potomac one ... Candice mother is damn mess ..... https://media1.giphy.com/media/8mndEBLsg9Whg2Sduv/giphy.gif

  • xxxgracious

    I thought Kandi was upset about if Phaedra returns...not Kenya

  • stav

    Right!

  • Browneyes

    This is designed to be messy. Trying to ruffle feathers. and Lord why Phaedra of all people. I wanted Sheree back

  • Yoni7

    un-best friend things
    ______________
    LOL THIS is funny.

  • Nita Pie

    If PHEDRA returns I think Kandi will fall back to friend of cast, the women got bags. It will lose anyway because of NENE shes late, lame, and loathed and Kim is all of the above as well. They bring her back I'm done done with RHOA.

  • Yoni7

    I think I caught the season premiere of RHOP when Gizelle kept trying to go to Karen's house. That was it. If it's been on anymore after that episode..........I missed it.

  • luVn_liFe…

    ewwh Kim/Kroy are racist pigs

  • Seldomseen

    I don’t believe Kim is 40!

  • Yoni7

    In dog years....

  • Seldomseen

    Lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I think they are on the 3rd episode ... I saw when Candice had her wedding .... and Sherman stood Gizelle up

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Agreed ..... she pulling a Rashida possibly .......lolololol you know how Rashida still claiming 30 something and really in damn near if not 50

  • tintin

    never trust a MTO source.

  • Tammie Reed

    Bolo (on the right in Kandi's pic) the stripper from Cleveland... lawd have mercy!

  • Coy little wink

    I ain't got time for these fake azz hoes...

  • Sha

    I've been done. Too much for my liking, scripted at it's best.

  • Coy little wink

    He's quite the specimen ?

  • KcoolMuziq

    Chili totally shaded Taraji & Mary J Blige earlier this week.

  • Pamela

    That heifer was born the year Dr. MLK got killed by one of her people. She ain't 40. Lying piece of mushroom -stuffed green pepper .

  • Karen Brady

    Me too..

  • Karen Brady

    I watch only Potomac.. a litlle NYC when I'm bored but they are so silly now so... meh.

  • Karen Brady

    Yeah there's been 3 episodes thus far. The wedding episode is good :-)

  • Karen Brady

    Periodt.

  • Karen Brady

    T-Boz said in an interview she's not with all that arguing and fighting and no one will be putting a blow horn in her damn face. Speak on it T.

  • Reina1718

    ??? after nene said she would NEVER lol thats one lady who will do ANYTHING to be relevant & on someone tv lol & i mean Nene cuz Kim was able to get a spin off

  • Reina1718

    Tboz & chilli house wives???

  • Reina1718

    Ya kno!

  • Alextra Ballard

    I am absolutely dunT wiff Nene

  • Reina1718

    Mhmm nene desperate

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Agreed .... same here .... the NY had me rolling last season .... then broads stay high on pills and drunk smh lololol

  • Tlowe89

    Most of their stories are lies.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lmaooo

  • Tlowe89

    Agreed. I will not watch another episode, eventhough it is stale anyway

  • Guess Who

    I am not into the male stripper thing but Bolo has a huge dyck. IJS...it's nice to look at.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lemme scroll byke up tew see if chilli still rockin baby hairs

  • Nita Pie

    I like Porsha

  • Calikush
  • hottlanta

    Kandi gurl looking good . welcome 2 the kandi sex dungeon. Make that money gurl. Luv u soooooo much. Must b nice 2 have over 1000 associates 2 restaurants reality show n clothing store. She is the only one on the show with some serious coins.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Ion like skripper type men,but if somebidy put a gun tew my head it wud be the one wearin the blak cap

  • EasyBreezy

    Sooooo, they resolved the 'roach caper?'

  • YellowSauce

    Ground Hogs Day ....We've been here before lol ......

    They'll start out as friends and then try to kill each other by the end ..... furthermore NEVER join forces w/ people because you have common enemies ... They are not your friends ..... Just happy someone else hates the person they hate ...........

  • EasyBreezy

    Exceedingly difficult NOT to notice..... Chile.... Happy Friday to those who care about 'this.'

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile Rashida ain been 30 som’n since Diana Ross left dem Supremes...and yew know how long dats ben

  • EasyBreezy

    "...lying bowl of potato salad with raisins."

  • Tiffani Zumba

    Kandi said she wouldn't return if Phaedra was coming not Kenya. Kandi and Kenya are friends.

  • EasyBreezy

    LOL #noChillFridaycontinues

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile yew can have them big digK menziz

  • EasyBreezy

    As long as everyone's paper is $right$, who cares who returns.... that's what scripted is all about.

  • Parent

    The many faces of Kim Bierman..

    Kandi look gooder than a muh.

  • Alextra Ballard

    In mah Toni the Tiger voice....she looks GGGrrreeaat!!!!

  • Jessy

    I’m wondering how much of this true considering how many details you got wrong. For one, Kandi made noise about Phaedra returning to the show, given that horrid lie she spread, not Kenya. Nene is the one that has the problem with Kenya. Also, Kim’s racist tail didn’t appear on any episodes of RHOA this past season. I know, because I wouldn’t have watched. Just like I won’t watch if she really does come back next season. Lol

  • Seldomseen

    Lmao

  • Ladyshopper

    Right and Kim calling them the N word...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    lmao rofl ...... lololol

  • Ladyshopper

    ROFL...

  • Ladyshopper

    You're right...Kandi and Kenya are friends.

  • Topic Influencer

    Kandi Burruss
    ^^^^^^
    I cant stand you sometimes, but you are my fellow Taurus. Happy birthday girl. Enjoy your day today queen

  • Ladyshopper

    100% agree...

  • Guess Who

    LMAO. I said to LOOK at! HAVING a thick 10.5 inch pipe bulldozing your diaphragm is a whole 'notha story. OUCH and NO THANKS.

  • Kanyade

    hmmm. okay.

  • TriniHarlem

    Kandi is on tour with her dungeon show hence male strippers.
    Kim I got nathan for your 58 yr old ass.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I dont like them either...its just so seedy and the thought of them writhing on the floor in baby oil while rubbing the legs of 500+ lb women in the front row then walking over to lil ole me for a tip....Chile...Next Caller....

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I dont like strippers but he fine as hell...and he can keep the hat on for me cause I like props...

  • Yoni7

    NEVER join forces w/ people because you have common enemies
    _____________________
    What's the saying? An enemy of my friend is friend of mine.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    This is for her Dungeon party tour which stopped in Philly a few weeks ago...they going from state to state putting on a show...

  • Reina1718

    ??? its sad how they NEEDED left eye

  • Sid

    If they bring Kim bigot azz back. I will not be watching. Kandi looks extra juicy and tasty in this picture. What happened to Tamar Braxton joint the cast?

  • Reina1718

    Right?? Thats when she said she would never. She kno she need them “coins”

  • Shira Harding-James

    When did they become “friends” again last we saw they were at each others throat....,we don’t want to see her on there. I’d rather see T-Boz and Chilly to be honest. If this is true I won’t be watching!

  • Jay

    Yawn.... Anyway ill be going to T.I. escape the trap this weekend everyone have a good weekend!

  • Reina1718

    ???

  • Browneyes
  • A D N

    To the guy in the red hat, thank you for your profession. Now Todd knows he should give Kandi a hall pass on this situation lol.

  • Eileen

    umh... where is Toddler I ment Tod is he ok with his wife swamped around three tatooted beefed up men that are bigger than he is. Kandi must remember she has a daughter.

  • bemetoo

    Chile bolo dick ain’t that big TRUST ME

  • Hazel

    Bad move for TLC to turn down bravo money and exposure. I understand why they wouldn't want to be a part of the craziness, but being broke CAN'T be fun either. Besides TV is about the only thing that will revive them from the land of 'dead' entertainers.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Fawking mess .... that shyt so early 2000's smh

  • currvalicious

    Right....

  • currvalicious

    You ain't never lie. Even to look at makes my stomach hurt....

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    All male skrippers give me ghey vibes I went by force one time to see make skrippers for a bachelorette party there was like this lady lock in type thing and I just couldn’t get with the men all buff prancing around in costumes with peen swanging to and fro ????? It’s just not my cup of tea

  • Not a Housewife & Neither RU

    What year is this? What time machine did this story come from? Can we put Kim BACK in said time machine?

  • Kimberly King

    Ugh. I hate male strippers. When I have my bachelorette party I don't wanna see anything but women who like women ! Speaking of women who like women, Kandi looks sexy in that pic.

    Why is Kim coming back ? I thought Nene said THE DOOR IS CLOOOOOOSED? Lol

    I haven't watched the show since Phaedra left. Phaedra was my fave and the Queen of nice nasty shade. Kandi's storyline is boring AF so if she left I'm sure she wouldn't be missed. Go raise them kids.

  • Meagan Good’s Eyebrows

    The du-rag and choker? It’s a no for me dog

  • Indies beauty

    Kandi loves kenya. She was talking about Phaedra! Also im confused, I thought Nene and Kim were not friends??

  • Lucky8

    I still dont know why they got rid of Sheree.

  • Lucky8

    Thank you lady time I checked they weren't

  • sunni_daze

    Hey Yoni! How you been?

  • Jordan’s Memory

    That's what I thought too. The entire cast was against Kim last year. Nene would look like a fool fake being friends with her again. As for Kandi, Chile please absolutely no cares if she stays or go. Apollo is about to get out of jail and that's when the drama gonna start so it makes sense for Phae to come back. They need to bring Lisa Wu back too. I'm sure she is not doing much of nothing or is she?

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I thought about that too. They could have kept it cute and got atleast one season of cash and exposure before they get the boot for being too boring or not ghetto enough, by that time they could have promoted their music or whatever they are into. Keisha Cole kept it keep on lhhatL got her coins promoted her music and rolled out in one season.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Chile Kandi probably gonna bend Todd and those beefy men over when they go home. lol

  • Listen2Me

    Lol!! Your STEM partner has turned you out ?? ( Hope you can take a joke).

    Hopefully this means NeNe can forgive Cynthia also.

  • Renee26

    No story line

  • morenYAHdelsur

    They really should just get rid of Nene ????? If they want viewers they should step it up cast wise.

  • Renee26

    I love it ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Them some fine menssssss LOL.

  • Renee26

    Baaaby!!!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Nah, Chilli would never do a show like this. I follow her on SM and she appears to be on a spiritual journey and not about nonsense or petty living. Tboz fights, so they may want to give that some thought.

  • Renee26

    The daughter... But yeah

  • Renee26

    Of course

  • morenYAHdelsur

    She been 40 since 2009 ? That heffa at least 47! At the LEAST!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Why though?

    I’d be proud of being any age and still a sex pot LOL. Life’s a blessing!

  • Logan Roberts

    They need to cancel the whole show.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I do agree.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Sometimes when you have to throw shyt against the wall to see if it sticks, it very well may be time to cancel the show. until then I guess I will continue to watch the train wreck. lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I'm a little different ..... Ive actually dated da stripper hosted da party ..... it is now a turn off ... I have grown from that ...... if you like that ... that's what ya like !!!! Besides ..... I have some excellent eye candy ....

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I concur!

    Seems fitting for some. It’s low key cheesy IMO LOL no shade, just cheesy. I wouldn’t want to be in a room of scantily clad adults. Like tf for?

    Rasheeda better stop lying about her age. The woman is gorgeous at any and every age!

  • Let them eat cake

    Amazing how this racist gets chance after chance smh

  • Dowoop

    Wasn't Kim taking shots at her on SM about bugs in her house?

  • Guess Who

    GIRL! Woowee! Folks always talk about we have babies so huge peens shouldn't hurt. SHIIIIIIIIIID. When you have a baby, you releasing hormones, it's an exit ONLY, you might have an epidural or extremely power pain pills and your body is doing what it's supposed to. A peen the size of a police baton going in and out is NOT the same.

    You feel me, Fellas who have poles? It ain't the same!

  • Wreckognize Game

    If Phaedra comes back and Kandi leaves she will get her own show. The ratings for her spin-offs were high. Before this last season of RHOA It was said that Kandi was producing a show about Marlo but Marlo couldn’t get right. So whatever happens she will make money moves and I will be watching because she is my fav.

  • Wreckognize Game

    You sound like me. But I did watch Aunt Viv’s show and the guy with the hat is nice with it.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I wonder if they would’ve been a better option for the Ladies Night with Salt N Pepa because Coko ain’t for it.

  • Wreckognize Game

    ?

  • Junkanoo

    Who still watches this scripted soap opera needs their heads examined why not hire actual actresses for more enjoyable acting

  • Wreckognize Game

    That’s all she has. Of course she is.

  • Kimberly King

    I been hunching and freaking on women here and there since I was in the the 11th grade Chile lol. My love for women ain't nothing new. Lmao

    I was team Nene during the reunion. Cynthia was wrong and it look shady AF on TV. Telling her man she's supposed to act like she didn't know Kenya was coming. Cynthia is a phony air sign. I stay far away from those. All 3 of em.

  • Evillene

    I am sooo sick of NeNe. I don't watch RHOA anymore but somehow she manages to be everywhere. Like a f*cking virus...

  • Evillene

    She was the 'bone carrier.' Super messy

  • Curtis

    Is there a chance men don't find you attractive anymore and you decided to change teams?

  • Evillene

    If there is such a thing as too freaky it could be Kandi.

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Two faced ignorant fame whores doing what they do best..Forever Chasing attention!! Ugh

  • Listen2Me

    Lol!! Ok...

    See I think Cynthia is so afraid of NeNe she didn’t want the “smoke” (even though it backfired) that’s why she didn’t tell her Kenya was coming. However it did look shady on camera.

  • ??Dotty??

    Never. I doubt it.

  • the guest

    There once was a time where tv shows had actresses who actually acted.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    #Boothrowstomatoes How Sway? Wig Zolziack complains constantly and brings absolutely nothing to the show.???

  • Tee Tee

    Exactly #FreeSweetie

  • Tee Tee

    Lol. Chilli don't want them to bring up her old dirt?
    Bringing up Usher and his Lil situation won't be a good look for her she is very private.
    NeNe and Marlo would have a field day with that?????

  • Tee Tee

    They need to bring women who aren't "pretending" or "faking it until they make it"
    Most women of color can't relate to their lifestyle because it's all fake.

  • Marlika

    They could promote their sorry new music?????

  • GuestSTAR

    And out of jealousy she accused NeNe of having a roach infested home.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    ??? Lordy don't tell me you one of the volunteers that get spun around and legs thrown over the head and picked up in buck style. ? ? I think I would feel violated.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Soooooo glad I quit watching this season.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Sooo contrived ????? I agree. Folks don’t want that!

  • Prince Zuko

    Shout outs to t-boz & chilli (T'L'C) for not degrading themselves for that rachet reality crap. They are definitely Hall of Fame for hip-hop and R&B

  • Renee26

    Maybe... Just maybe ?

  • Karen Brady

    This.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Haven't watched this JUNK in 5 Years!! And back then it was hit or miss.

  • monique

    Her money's funny.
    So, there was no other housewife in Atlanta or the surrounding areas?

  • monique

    And Nene's sumb ass is going to be bffs with this mayo for a check but mad at Cynthia for befriending Kenya.......ok.

  • JENNYJONES1

    THEY AREN'T SO IT'S OBVIOUS THE OTHER WOMEN WON'T SHOOT WITH NENE IF SHE'S BEGGING KIM TO COME BACK TO BE HER MESSY BFF AGAINST THEM..........JEENNY JONES!!!

  • Yoni7

    Very well! And yourself?

  • sunni_daze

    I'm good.

  • Sassie

    Tboz will slap a bitch, huh? LOL..maybe she should be on Love and Hip Hop, LOL

  • Decked Out

    Nene ain't LOYAL so why do others have to be.

  • Let them eat cake

    the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

  • more

    This is scripted and corny

  • Yoni7

    THIS.

  • Lovely517

    Producers found out that prison bae wasn’t coming home for another 2 years and kicked her to the curb. Plus people got sick of her wearing sweats and her dry conversations.

  • mamidearest50

    They all sell their souls to remain relevant and the all mighty dollar. Even singers rappers and actors etc sell their souls to remain relevant. That's just how it goes. If they lose relevance they lose money , a lot of money at that.