In last night's episode of Bravo's Fake Housewives of Atlanta, the crew (except Kim Zolciak) traveled to South Africa. Kandi and the rest of the cast pretended not to know that new cast member, Marlo Hampton, would be riding shotgun on the trip. As soon as they arrive in the Motherland, Marlo and original cast member Sheree Whitfield promptly begin to argue on cue. You could almost hear the director yelling "cut!" between takes. It's obvious that Marlo is replacing NeNe Leakes as the loud mouth, ghetto antagonist, just as NeNe replaced Sheree Whitfield as the aggressor in season 2. NeNe is probably tired of playing the gangsta role, so the producers brought Marlo in to play that role.
And just so you don't forget, the script calls for cast members to repeatedly mention the fact that Marlo "has a criminal past." But the public is growing wary of the constant bickering and the staged fights. The ratings for RHOA are steadily dropping and the show trails behind Kourtney and Kim take NY for the 4th straight week.
Source: @AshleyShyMiller and FinallyBrave.com