NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Kim Zolciak is setting the record straight on her rumored return to Real Housewives of Atlanta.
The 38-year-old television personality denied she'll appear on Season 9 after former co-star NeNe Leakes suggested last week that the mom-of-six is returning to the Bravo series.
"NeNe texted me last week and asked me, and I responded 'No.' And then two hours later she's telling everyone I'm going to be on," Zolciak told E! News at the New York premiere of Strut.
"When you hear from my mouth and I tell you 'No,' the answer's no. So don't go out there and say something different," she said. "I've not even been asked to be on this season, so I don't know. It's weird."
Leakes, who appeared as a guest in Season 8 after starring on Seasons 1 through 7, had told People Now she won't return for the new season. She then claimed Bravo approached Zolciak after her own deal fell through.
"I heard once they couldn't work their deal out with me, they went to Kim Zolciak," the 48-year-old television personality said. "They went to Kim to offer her the same thing, I suppose. I'm assuming she took it."
"Kim hadn't been around the show for a while. It's going to be odd having Kim back. But I think the fans would like to see her, though," she added.
Zolciak starred on Seasons 1 through 5 of Real Housewives of Atlanta and has not returned to the series since. She and her family instead star on Don't Be Tardy, which will return for a fifth season Wednesday on Bravo.