Cynthia Bailey spoke with Ebony.com about the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She revealed that “there may or may not be a couple of new housewives in the mix,” but she won’t say anything else about it.
What she will talk about, though, is her thoughts on Sheree Whitfield leaving the show. She was also asked about that other popular Atlanta-based television show, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.
Check out the excerpts:
EBONY: We’ve heard about Sheree Whitfield leaving the show, but are any of the other housewives not coming back?
CB: The only one that has been confirmed, that we know for sure is not coming back, is Sheree Whitfield.
EBONY: How do you feel about Sheree leaving the show?
CB: Sheree and I were never really close friends on the show, but I never want anyone to—I mean—if it was her choice not to come back, then great, but I never want to see someone get fired. You know, this is our livelihood. This is how we work, so, regardless of whether or not I’m friendly with them, I know it’s a job for them. I never want to stop someone from getting a check.
EBONY: There is another reality show currently on the air that’s based in Atlanta and the reception has been mixed. How do you feel about ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta?’
CB: The great thing about reality TV is that if something is a little too much for you and you just really feel like it’s not your thing, you don’t have to watch it. I think there’s an audience for all of these different shows. Some people are going to relate to the ‘Housewives’ and some people are going to relate to ‘Love & Hip Hop,’ and some women are going to relate to ‘Basketball Wives.’ It’s all very individual. My opinion is that if I don’t feel comfortable watching, I just turn the channel.
EBONY: So…do you watch it?
CB: (smirking) Anything I don’t feel comfortable watching, I just turn the channel.