Monica Brown and her management team are in talks to replace Nene Leakes, as the "lead" housewife on the Real Housewives Of Atlanta.
According to multiple sources connected with the Housewives, Nene Leakes WLL be fired at the end of this season, and Bravo is looking for a big name to replace her on the top rated show.
The person close to the network told MTO News, "Nene is very expensive, she's a diva, and her storylines are getting old. It's time to move on."
Bravo and production has come up with a short list of Atlanta women that they want to join the cast, and at the top of the list is R&B singer Monica Arnold.
The Bravo insider explained, "Monica is well known, she's got a lot of personality, and has some messiness in her life. She's perfect."
Monica, we're told, is interested in joining the cast IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT.
Negotiations are going well, MTO News has learned.
Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, she began performing as a child and became part of a traveling gospel choir at the age of ten. Monica rose to prominence after she signed with Rowdy Records in 1993 and released her debut album Miss Thang two years later.
She followed it with a series of successful albums, including the global bestseller The Boy Is Mine (1998) as well as the number-one albums After the Storm (2003), The Makings of Me (2006) and Still Standing (2010). Throughout her career, several of Monica's singles became number-one hits on the pop and R&B record charts, including "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)", "Like This and Like That", "The Boy Is Mine", "The First Night", "Angel of Mine", "So Gone", and "Everything to Me".
Monicas's popularity was further enhanced by her roles in television series such as Living Single, Felicity, and American Dreams, and films including Boys and Girls (2000), Love Song (2000), and Pastor Brown (2009). A contributor to the NBC talent show The Voice, in 2008, she appeared in the Peachtree TV reality show special Monica: The Single which tracked the recording of the song "Still Standing" along with her personal life and resulted in her own highly-rated BET series Monica: Still Standing, containing a similar concept.