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Radaronline reports NeNe Leakes’ son arrested on drug charges

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Not much from the NeNe Leakes camp lately – until now.

Radaronline.com got an exclusive, finding out that one of Leakes’ sons Bryson Bryant was arrested for a minor pot possession charge. He ended up at the Gwinnett County Detention Center on March 7, the report said. The online publication also nabbed his mugshot (top left.)

NeNe released a statement this afternoon:

“Like any parent, I am disappointed with the actions and arrest of my son, Bryson. Certainly, my husband and I will deal with this family issue in a private manner. My son is not the first young adult to experiment with marijuana, and he certainly won’t be the last. Still, as parents, this is a chance for us to have an open dialogue with him about the dangers of any substance abuse. I realize as a parent that my job is never done. And as I’ve tweeted, tough love was in order. Still, I ask that you respect our privacy during this trying time.”

Earlier she Tweeted the following:

My head is up & held high this morning because I KNOW the parent that i’am! U hate 4 yo kids 2 make mistakes! TOUGH LOVE this morning

She also noted that she will be on Bravo’s “What What Happens” live on Thursday night. I’m sure the host will ask her about her son then, too.

Bryson popped up on occasion the first two seasons of the show. He entered college season one, appeared to drop out season two. He also wanted to be a party promoter.

We’re still awaiting to hear the cast members for season three of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Reports have said Leakes has been gunning for more money. Given the success of the show, all the housewives should be getting hefty raises. Production should also be starting soon.

Broadcasting and Cable confirmed that the show is coming back, along with a new “Housewives” edition out of Beverly Hills.

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121 comments Add your comment

Dave

March 10th, 2010
12:14 pm

Yeah, des ho’s work hard for da money!

veemmmgee

March 10th, 2010
12:18 pm

This show is an embarassment and a black eye on the city of Atlanta. Housewives, really!?!?!?!

Will Curry

March 10th, 2010
12:30 pm

Yall need to relax! The show is entertainment for God’s sake and you should look at it as such. Quit worrying about the wrong thing. Intelligent people realize that it is not that serious.

The Duchess

March 10th, 2010
12:33 pm

Well, look at him. Jeesh. He looks like he does a lil blazin’. LOLLL

Stan

March 10th, 2010
12:34 pm

This is indeed one entertaining show…even if almost everyone is losing their house…The only one who is handling their business is Kandi

mikey

March 10th, 2010
12:34 pm

Once a dope smoking thug, always a dope smoking thug…..NeNe – you reap what you sow, baby !

mikey

March 10th, 2010
12:37 pm

Duchess is right-he does look like he’s spent too many late nights bellied up to the counter at Krispy Kreme on Ponce……NeNe – get this young man some Jenny Craig !

Goodsmack01

March 10th, 2010
12:37 pm

I don’t like saying it, but yes, THE SHOW IS NOTHING BUT A TRAIN WRECK and as you all know, EVERYBODY loves a train wreck!! It’s the best of all the housewives shows, but it really takes an in depth perspective to appreciate what’s really going on. To see Sharee` trying to come up with her clothing line and Kandi trying to revive her recording career serve as good examples of black women trying to do something positive. That being said, the rest of them are just showing their azzzesss (Nene, Kim), but I can’t say I’ve made a decision about what exactly Lisa is trying to do. For the most part, she’s already raised achieved most everything you could want in life. A career, family, hobby, friends and money. She can go anywhere in the world and do whatever she wants. It seems now she’s just trying to expand on what she already has. The only shortcoming I see she has, is her mouth. She runs it, and then lies about what she said or did. Kim was telling the truth about her telling her about Nene clowning her in the limo. I peeped that long before the finale when it came out.

All in all, it’s still a pretty good show and is positive for the most part.

I wish Kandi the best in reviving her career. She just needs more air play.

Goodsmack01

March 10th, 2010
12:39 pm

Will, actually it is more serious than that. It’s supposed to be a “documentary” of sorts, of their daily “real” lives. So it is “that serious.”

Montell

March 10th, 2010
12:40 pm

Dude needs some more of momma’s bling to keep him out of trouble–she’s got millions and needs to fork over da coin so he can party without interruption.

Shannon

March 10th, 2010
12:41 pm

NeNe has been no example for this boy which is why he’s throwing his life away. He was supposed to be going to college but I’m sure he didn’t have the grades to get in anyway! These women do not represent real housewives who are working to earn a decent living. They are some lazy women who married rich and are living off somebody else’s money (except for my girl Kandi). This is NOT just entertainment…it’s a REALITY show so this embarrassing mess is really going on and they are airing it for the whole world to see. Such a disgrace to the race!

What??

March 10th, 2010
12:43 pm

Here’s what humors me about all this. Nene holding out for more $$$??? Is this a joke? You know how easy it is to replace an uneducated, ghetto, no talented chick who causes drama in Atlanta. Hold an open cast and you’ll find 200,000 Nene’s than can handle this roll. And I guarantee you that they would do it for an 1/8th of what they pay her. NOT hatin’ but you know its true! The show will be fine without her. Call her bluff, what else does she do?? Pay her 50 grand and she’s not going to turn it down. Please!!

biggerthanbigdawg

March 10th, 2010
12:44 pm

Man, there is not a single one of em I would kick outta the bed…unless they wanted to do it on da flo. specially that NeNe cuz she make purty babies.

It's Official

March 10th, 2010
12:45 pm

Well it’s official, he is now a bona fide Thug!! Anyone that watched the show could see this coming. There is no doubt in my mind that he will continue to have brushes with the law and there’s really nothing that anyone could do about it, including his mother, who I wouldn’t consider a role model either. To sum it all up, anyone who says that they don’t need a man in order to raise a son is somewhat mistaken. Had he had that person in his life then he probably would have turned out better.

Miss Chelle

March 10th, 2010
12:51 pm

Entertaining it is! Her son was just on V-103 with his Mom & Ryan….now he’s know’s he’s not someone that can’t suffer just because his Ne-Ne is on tv…maybe he’ll get it together. I enjoy watching the show and NE-NE IS MY FAVORITE HOUSE WIFE :)

Miss Chelle

March 10th, 2010
12:53 pm

Instead of complaining about the show just don’t watch..but some of you have to have enjoy watching it because each week it’s on you’re complaining about something that happened…Go figure…SMH :(

K.O

March 10th, 2010
12:55 pm

The saddest part about this show is how Bravo has selected these African America women only to exploit the AA stereotypes. The comment said earlier is so true. Its a disgrace to the race. And the 1 white girl they picked is complete white trash. But on the other hand I guess this is what gets rattings. The funny part to me is how some of them think they are celebrities b/c of this show. The truth is they are getting embarrassed everytime a show airs. I’m mainly talking about Nene and Kim. I think Kandi does have some class and I do respect her.

LSUTiger

March 10th, 2010
12:56 pm

Please remove this TV show! It is an embarrassmen to Atlanta. Look at this thug. Who would hire a thug that looked like that?

who?

March 10th, 2010
12:57 pm

Hey Will, People with an ounce of intelligence wouldn’t be caught dead watching that trash!!

Tee

March 10th, 2010
12:58 pm

Uhm,”It’s Official” Greg (Nene’s husband) is either the boy’s father or stepfather. He just needs to grow up. Glad it was only MJ. Hope that is as far as he’ll take the outlaw life–no more brushes with the law.

Rod

March 10th, 2010
1:00 pm

Beat him with an extension cord NeNe

Scott

March 10th, 2010
1:01 pm

Seriously people, you complain about this show and suggest that they do not represent “real” housewives. Do you think people would tune-in to watch a show about “real” housewives doing laundry, running errands, going to work, cooking dinner, behaving like true ladies, etc? This is meant to be entertainment and if you don’t understand that boring shows do not produce the ratings needed for it to survive, then you have no idea about how television works. Would you rather watch Becky from Dunwoody get her nails done and then do a little shopping at Trader Joe’s before heading home to cook?

Luvslix

March 10th, 2010
1:02 pm

Most people have the common sense to NOT think that all Atantan’s are not like these people on the show!
No need to cancel the show because it is entertaining to those who choose to watch it.

Goodsmack01

March 10th, 2010
1:06 pm

Nene and Kim make the show. Without them two, the show would go the way of the Snow chick. Most every scene either involves Kim and/or Nene in drama with someone else. So, if they lose Kim and/or Nene, especially, Nene, the show will be all but over, real fast, quick and in a hurry!!

Skee Wee90

March 10th, 2010
1:07 pm

WHO CARES WHO HASNT SMOKE WEED BEFORE!!! GET A LIFE

SUMMER

March 10th, 2010
1:07 pm

we point out call names take a good look at yourself it;s her child to day your;s befour this year is out.so please take a good look at your child.

GEORGIA97

March 10th, 2010
1:07 pm

You mean Nene wasn’t being a good mother and raising her son properly instead of panning for the cameras? Surely you jest.

The Truth

March 10th, 2010
1:08 pm

Funny, how every time a black person is arrested, he is a thug… You know how many white people get arrested for pot, meth and all kinds of other drugs? too many… The show is not an embarrassment for atlanta. It’s only an embarrassment, if you act the same way. I don’t act the way they do, so it’s not embarrassing to me. It’s just something to watch on TV and good for NENE, make those people pay you. I am not a fan of NENE, but I am a fan of getting money, and I hope she gets hers. Whether they lose houses or not, they move right into a another a few days later, so they must have more money than most people typing on this vent.

Elliot Garcia

March 10th, 2010
1:11 pm

now who am I going to get weed from??

Trouble Funk

March 10th, 2010
1:13 pm

I thought that fool was going to Job Corp

Yup, I said it

March 10th, 2010
1:14 pm

“Would you rather watch Becky from Dunwoody get her nails done and then do a little shopping at Trader Joe’s before heading home to cook?”

LMAO-hilarious, Scott!

sharon

March 10th, 2010
1:15 pm

I agree with “The Truth”. “Missing the Point” all I can to your comment is wow!

Puddin

March 10th, 2010
1:18 pm

If you watched all the housewife’s, New York, Orange County, NJ, all are going thru the same thing. It’s not just Atlanta. Orange County got served eviction papers on-air. This same housewife that’s getting evicted showed up at a party with her 2 teenage daughters, who were drunk. They rode in the limo with their mom and dad and both claim they didn’t know the girls were drinking. Then to top it off, the girls were cursing up a storm, totally disrespecting their parents and other guests. Another housewife’s son got arrested in Orange County as well. do don’t keep saying only the Atlanta housewife’s are thugish, hell all of them are.NJ housewife’s turning over tables at nice restaurants……

I love to see how dumb these people are by airing all their business on TV.

Yup, I said it

March 10th, 2010
1:19 pm

Definitely a cry for help of some sort. I’m sure I can pick a hand full of kids who would love to be in his shoes-with a mom and stepdad who love him, a big house, his own vehicle and money to burn. Some dont realize what they’ve got til its gone…

Okay Dwight…time to add your two cents to the situation.

It Figures

March 10th, 2010
1:19 pm

Another reason to get this show off the air. Only perverts and people bored out of their minds watch this display of idiotic and pointless dialogue anyway. What a waste!!

Prettyenpink

March 10th, 2010
1:22 pm

I don’t think that the fact that her son getting charged with a minor possession charge is any different than any other kid. There are kids from every walk of life buying and smoking the stuff!!! I don’t know her personally, but a parent car raise their child the right way and give them everything they need to succeed, but if the child allows peer pressure from the society in which we live in to get the best of them, then they too do the same thing. The show is strictly for entertainment and who cares about what they do and don’t we have our own lives to live and families to raise. When I watch the real housewives of various cities, I see bad behavior from them all. Being rich and of other races have no business showing their butts either, but they do it and people like it. If it was too good to be true, then most people would not want to watch it anyway, most people like drama.

P

March 10th, 2010
1:25 pm

If you watch this show and think it is entertaining you might be a loser….you probably are a loser.

pete

March 10th, 2010
1:27 pm

its just a show for people to have a good hi hi on them self to keep from crying ,do to the every day stress in today world

pmuckle

March 10th, 2010
1:28 pm

Who cares that’s their business please find somthing else to talk about!!!

Who Cares

March 10th, 2010
1:29 pm

Atlanta should be embarrased to be represented by these cast members. Selfish, rude, fake, etc. Everyone of them need to get a “Real” life. These are not “REAL” Housewives. Give me a break!

aboch

March 10th, 2010
1:37 pm

Pot possession hardly makes anyone a thug. If you think your kids have never done it then you are living in la-la land!

Kevin

March 10th, 2010
1:38 pm

Ummm, I have an ounce of intelligence (heck, maybe even a pound), and I love the show. It’s entertainment. I don’t tune in for intellectual stimulation. I watch it to laugh.

Although I’m a white guy, I don’t think it’s any more or less damaging to Atlanta or AA women than any other Real Housewives. Honestly, the women of the OC or age-obsessed bimbos. The NYC women are raging biatches. The Jersey women are, well, Jersey women.

Nene’s kid needs to get his act together and not let this turn into something bigger. He always seemed like a nice, respectful kid on the show. Nene needs to kick his butt and straighten him out a bit.

peaches

March 10th, 2010
1:41 pm

I really don’t think this is a reflection on NeNe and Greg because alot of our kids are one way at home and when they get with their friends they try to be apart of the “in crowd” so leave NeNe alone….and please respect her wishes let her deal with her son in private…..this could be your child…..look at the Marietta judge who lost her job because her kids were in her home while she was sleeping (under age)drinking…do you really think she would have thought she would be facing criminal charges because her kids were drinkink knowing they were under age…….please don’t judge unless you are prepared to be judged…alot of you have skeltons in your closet toooooooo.

Robin Huud

March 10th, 2010
1:41 pm

Like mother; like son. He looks about as stupid a Ne Ne acts. What a joke to think these morons really believe they are TV stars. Maybe Ne Ne needs to stay home and take care of her children instead of riding around in her big car and planning all her parties. Dwight needs to take this boy to one of his “spas” and slim him down. I don’t understand why these shows dont get awards for comedy; they certainly are a joke. Every time I see an add for a “Reality Show”, which means everyting is staged and rehearsed for a camera, I wonder what the rest of the world thinks about our mentality. Thank God for the BBC and respectable TV.

Angie

March 10th, 2010
1:42 pm

When a black man is arrested, when is he always classified as a THUG? Do young people not make mistakes? He who is without sin, cast the first stone! Stop critizing him and try to make him a better man.

DamntheButcher

March 10th, 2010
1:46 pm

Who gives a Rats azz about these tramps? Is this all the AJC has to write articles about?

Please...

March 10th, 2010
1:47 pm

Why is it that he has to be called a ‘thug’ because he is African-American and got caught with a small amount of marijuana? Please..I’m with Truth on this….how many white people get caught with cocaine, creack, meth..you name it and isn’t referred to as a thug?

The definition for thug is – a criminal who is brutal and violent. Did they say ANYTHING about him being either? NO! So you uneducated white trash idiots who keeps referring to him as a thug need to educate yourselves first…you fools!

Robin Huud

March 10th, 2010
1:47 pm

If you think this is bad, there is an excuse; look at who they hired. The worst won of all is the Kardashians, money hungry, materialistic, foul mouth, smart ass white women who have a complete bimbo for a mother (former flight attendant, none the less) and a step father who must wear panties around the house. You talk about screwballs and they are making money hand over fist. WAKE UP AMERICA; STOP WATCHING ALL THIS TRASH AND IT WILL LEAVE TV.

Please...

March 10th, 2010
1:48 pm

I meant to say crack not creak..typo :)

Dee

March 10th, 2010
1:49 pm

I do agree with one thing, this is strickly entertainment since Kim and Kandi are not housewives. Last time I checked the dictionary a housewife is a married woman who manages her household. That’s why Shawn left the show she was my favorite. I like Kandi problem is she a’int yes I said a’int a housewife she’s a housemom. The real issues is we are confusing our young girls. Bravo is not showing responsiblty and we as a black community need to bocott shows like this! They don’t care because they are laughing at us while on the way to the bank lol at that bs!