Fantasia To Join 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'?

Entertainment | 07/07/2015 | 09:33 AM EDT

Producers of the reality show are after the Grammy-winning singer for its upcoming season

With Nene Leakes making her exit from Real Housewives of Atlanta, producers of the popular BRAVO reality show are on the hunt for a big name replacement. And they reportedly have their eyes set on Fantasia Barrino

According to LA Late, RHOA producers want to make the most of the money that is now available since they now won't have to pay out Leakes' $1.5 million per season salary. So Barrino and former cast member Sheree Whitfield are on their short list of possible additions.

The inclusion of the Grammy Award winning singer wouldn't be too far-fetched, as she is a close friend of cast member Kandi Burruss, and was featured on Burruss' wedding day spin-off show.

Filming of the show begins in two weeks. 

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