For months, there have been rumors that Kenya would not come back for season 11. The drumbeat has hit a seriously fevered pitch as the show readies production for the new season. Right now, the only four castmates back for sure are NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey and Porsha Williams.
StraightFromtheA said Kenya was not in attendance for a recent mandatory cast meeting and when people on staff inquired, they were told she was no longer on the show. Bravo has no confirmed this officially.
Kenya went on Instagram four days ago denying she was fired, along with rumors that her pregnancy was not real.
At least be effing original with your hateful lies
I'm used to you all making up stories to get clicks off my name but
LEAVE MY FAMILY ALONE
Sheree Whitfield has already been cut, according to some very reliable gossip and news sites.
The show is hunting for new faces and has struggled to find fresh cast members in many years. Since Kenya and Porsha joined the cast season five, "Real Housewives" has promoted only two new women to full-time status - Kim Fields and Claudia Jordan - and both lasted just one season.
Others have been given part-time status but have not been promoted e.g. Shamea Morton, Demetria McKinney and the ubiquitous Marlo Hampton. This past season, the show introduced Eva Marcille and she is certainly in the running for a full-time peach role this season.
Bravo typically doesn't announce its cast until later in the summer and sometimes changes decisions during shooting.
The show attempted last season to jazz things up by bringing back Kim Zolciak part time but it blew up big time. She clearly did it for the money and only sowed conflict until the blockbuster reunion show where she was pilloried by the other women. The gambit didn't work. In the end, ratings slipped off in the second half of the season and overnight ratings were down more than 20 percent year over year.