NeNe Leakes: Why DeShawn Really Got The ‘Real Housewives' Boot

DeShawn Snow won’t be returning to “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” for its second season, she announced to Essence on Wednesday – and a day later, one of her co-stars revealed why.

[Pictured: ‘Real Housewives’ star DeShawn Snow]

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“She wanted to be a part of the show,” NeNe Leakes told “Production decided they weren’t going to option her for the second season. I think the reason… is that she wasn’t as outgoing or talkative as we were. We’re drama queens and to roll with us, you’ve got to be a drama queen.”

“I didn’t see it coming,” DeShawn told Essence on Wednesday. “I was shocked because I just talked to them in December about the new season.”

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She admitted she wasn’t the most dramatic member of the cast’s quintet.

“I’m not the type to go ‘television’ and start acting crazy because somebody’s talking about me,” she said. “I suppose the show took a different direction and they no longer see me as the right fit.”

One woman who’s been rumored to replace her is Usher’s wife, Tameka Foster, but the R&B star’s spouse told the New York Daily News she wouldn’t be on the show.

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“Although [Bravo] approached me, and I was flattered by the offer, I will not be joining the ‘Real Housewives’ cast,” she told the paper.

Bravo is indeed looking for new housewives in Atlanta for the show, a rep for the network told Access Hollywood, but would not confirm any casting rumors.

As for NeNe – she’s keeping the drama going, even if it’s just over her hairstyle.

“On the show I did have long hair and I did have extensions and people would say, ‘She’s got a weave,’” she told MomLogic. “Well, honey, I’m not denying [it]. I love weaves. I’m not denying it. I never once said ‘I’m [not] wearing extensions.’ [Fellow ‘Housewife’] Kim [Zolciak] was trying to make an excuse for wearing a wig.”

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