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Don’t Get It Twisted! Kandi Tells Us Why Her New Show Isn’t Like Every Other Singing Competition On TV
Tonight’s the night that Kandi Burruss’s new reality show spinoff, “The Kandi Factory,” airs on Bravo and before you roll your eyes at the thought of yet another reality singing competition, let Kandi tell you why her show is nothing like the others out there.
What do you think? Will you watch?
If you watched the first two parts of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion, you probably noticed Kandi was the calmest person on the show — despite the daggers being thrown her way by one very rich b****. When Kandi came to the studio for an interview, we had to ask her how she held her tongue amongst all the insults being thrown her way by Nene, and we also had to ask what she really thinks about Kenya Moore and her Gone With the Wind fabulous fan. Check out what she had to say.
Everyone knows that Kandi Burruss is a hitmaker. Being able to purchase her first home at 19 years old, it’s clear that this woman has been thinking business for a long time. Despite what some of her Real Houswives’ cast mates and even former group members would have us believe about her, Kandi has more than proven she’s not one to sleep on. In addition to writing bangers, she was also the first African American woman to be named songwriter of the year by the prestigious American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) in 2000. Her accolades are numerous but we’re sure that you really don’t know ’bout Kandi like you should. So in an effort to be informed, check out the hits Kandi’s made over the years. We’re sure there will be some surprises.
A few months ago we reported that Bow Wow was talking slick about Kandi’s decision not to attend Jermaine Dupri’s So-So Def reunion. Though Kandi explained that she had a prior engagement, we knew that there had to be a bigger reason than that to miss out on such a huge moment. Well, in an interview with “Sway in the Morning,” she kept it real and explained why she wouldn’t reunite Xscape during that reunion or any time soon.
On why she missed the reunion
“I did have something else I had to do that weekend. I’m not trying do a reunion. I mean, no offense, but I don’t wanna be faking and have to rehearse together. Tiny and I, we get along great. But, I haven’t really talked to the other ladies in a long time, like long time.”
Kandi explained that Jermaine Dupri really went hard in convincing her to come. And even though Kandi admitted that she has the utmost respect for JD, since he was the man who helped give her her big break, it wasn’t enough to convince her to comeback.
So by now you’re wondering who is the woman that Kandi has the issue with and why?
“Let me just say — because I shouldn’t have to bring up stuff…Our group broke up like 18 years ago. But what I’m pissed off about happened more recent. You get what I’m saying? In the past, Tocha and I used to bump heads, but she’s not really who I’m (really) bothered by. It was Tamika that really pissed me off. She said some things about me. Some of the things she put out there, were straight up lies that she had made up. I was so pissed off because me and her used to be really tight and I just felt like what just what she did–to try to make me look bad to people…Instead of just saying ‘Kandi doing well’, you gon’ make it seem like I screwed my way to the top. And then add more people to the list that never existed, on my list. I’m like ‘No chick, don’t do me like that’. I never do her like that. You know that I mean?”
“I talk to Tiny about it. Well, she had different reasons for not necessarily wanting to do it. But she was just like she didn’t really wanna do it either.”
After she did what she did, she called me, apologized. Since then, she’s called my mom and she was like ‘I wish I could make things right’. But recently she was on the radio, she still never admitted, she still be on her BS ‘I don’t know what’s wrong with her’. Really? You know what’s wrong with me.
Don’t the women of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” look so sweet and innocent and ladylike right here? Well let me tell you that did not last for long during part 1 of the reunion last night. Phaedra Parks called it early on in the night when she said everyone on the stage was a female, but not everyone was a lady. And it didn’t take long before nearly every single cast member proved that.
Most of the darts flew out of Kenya’s mouth as she and Porsha Stewart repeatedly went in on each other for issues stemming all the way back to the second episode of season 5. Porsha essentially said Kenya has been jealous of her from day one because she’s young, married, and beautiful and Kenya basically gave that sentiment a “hell no.” If Porsha watched the reunion, I know it had to hurt when a reader sent in a question telling her she better hope Kordell didn’t just choose her as a trophy wife or else he’d be leaving her by time she was 40. Unfortunately, that decision seems to have come even sooner.
Miss Gone With the Wind Fabulous directed her anger at Phaedra next and it didn’t take long before the battle of the booties turned into something much bigger. Initially, the ladies were going back and forth over the details of their falling out during initial production talks of Phaedra’s donkey booty DVD, then it turned into a competition of whose workout video has performed better since their releases, to all out below the belt daggers. Kenya told Phaedra she was too overweight to be doing a workout video in the first place and Phaedra retorted by calling Kenya a “silicone Barbie” and saying “You’ve got a fake boyfriend, a fake house–nothing’s original about you, darling!” Kenya has never been known to take one lying down, but she even surprised viewers when she told Phaedra if she didn’t stop lying on her, “you will be picking up your teeth off the floor, pregnant and all!”
Yes, she threatened an eight-months-pregnant woman on national TV.
We even got caught in the drama after we had to call Phaedra out just a little on Twitter for acting like “wearing pieces” from time to time, like the one she had on last night, wasn’t equivalent to wearing weave. Kenya retweeted our message and added in her own thoughts about her cast mate “Phae Phae”
— KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) April 8, 2013
Still, no line was better delivered than when Kenya had to let the women know: “Don’t come for me unless I send for you.”
Check out the full video of part 1 of the reunion special if you didn’t catch it last night. What did you think?
you will be picking up your teeth off the floor, pregnant and all!”
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Sometimes celebrities make it hard to get on their team. These stars’ recent comments have left their fans confused between the crazy advice, rants and shade that have come out on Twitter, in interviews and on the streets. Here’s the best of the best.
At the beginning of this season of Real Housewives of Atlanta, when the ladies took the trip to Anguilla, many longtime RHOA fans were very happy to see that co-stars Kandi Burruss and NeNe Leakes had finally put an end to their feuding. It even seemed as if a genuine friendship was blossoming between the Georgia peaches. Unfortunately, this reunion was short-lived. Things began to go downhill after the airing of the episode where NeNe got upset with the ladies for showing up to her dinner party hours late. While watching the episode for the first time, NeNe began taking shots at her co-stars via her Twitter page. While she didn’t actually mention names in her Twitter rant, she did follow up in a Bravo TV blog post, where she went in on Kandi. The relationship pretty much went downhill from there. Bravo recently dropped a clip from the reunion show of Kandi and NeNe discussing their failing relationship, and let’s just say, it doesn’t look like the two will be making up anytime soon.
When Andy Cohen asked Kandi a viewer’s question about whether or not she “throws shade” at NeNe, Kandi responded:
“Sometimes, yeah, there’s shade thrown. But I feel like she always throws shade at me. So I don’t feel like it’s anything more than what she’s done to me.”
NeNe, however, insisted that she doesn’t throw shade, she simply speaks her mind.
“Well I really don’t think that I talk negative about you Kandi. I think that I speak my opinion. And you may take it as negativity but it’s simply my opinion.”
NeNe was then asked which of ladies she was referring to when she tweeted, “Guess The RHOA that’s always asking about food & don’t need nothing 2 eat? LOL. ” She boldly replied:
“Now we all know that’s Kandi. She was asking for food when I tweeted that.”
“See but that’s what I’m saying. It’s like okay, you can say that about me and yeah we can laugh about it. But if I say something about you NeNe, and it’s like ‘Ahh! she just…’ You know what I mean?” Kandi interjected, clearly annoyed with NeNe.
The platinum-haired “glamother” justified her comments by saying that she never hits Kandi “below the belt.”
“No, we can definitely laugh about it. I’m just saying, we just talked about it. You know, I feel like if you can dish it out, just be able to take it. And you know, as long as I’m not trying to cut you to the white meat and you know, hit you below the belt, then we cool.”
While Kandi insists that NeNe certainly has hit below the belt before, like the time she made reference to Kandi’s relationship with her deceased fiancé A.J.
“I think that you have done that before…One time when you were on the radio in the past, you said something about my relationship with A.J. and it was about whatever. And I felt like ‘Whoa, okay.’ That was not cool for you to say. So that’s when I felt like ‘You know what, I don’t mess with her like that.’ And that’s when you got a different me.”
From the looks of it, Kandi and NeNe won’t be resolving their issues anytime soon, especially if NeNe’s friend-turned-foe-turned-friend-again, Kim Zolciak has anything to do with it.
Is it just me or does it seem like the old NeNe is rising back up?
Turn the page to see the bickering for yourself. Do you think NeNe is wrong for the comments she made about Kandi?
Kandi Burruss dropped by Andy Cohen’s clubhouse on “Watch What Happens: Live” where she may have spoiled some big spin-off news no one else has talked about yet. She was talking about the news that her “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-stars NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak settled their years-long feud. But it was how she revealed what might be coming up on the show’s reunion special.
Andy Cohen was being coy and evasive, as expected. Kandi said, “They have a lot of history. It’s cool if they’re gonna be friends again. I mean, maybe we’ll see her on NeNe’s show. On the wedding.”
Kandi said “Nene’s show.” Could this be confirmation that NeNe Leakes is getting her own spin-off, just like Kim did, to document her upcoming nuptials to her ex-husband, Gregg Leakes?
Check out the rest of the details on BlackVoices.com.
You can tell the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” is Bravo’s money maker because the network and Andy Cohen are going all out to build up anticipation for the season 5 reunion, which by the way is three parts — yes, three!
Andy just dropped a teaser for the reunion shows which will begin airing April 7, and though he isn’t letting on too much about what’s going to happen in the episodes, Straight from the A appears to have all the tea. According to the site:
While many feel that the recent lawsuit filed by Kandi against Kim was a publicity stunt for the reunion, I heard that Bravo actually banned the ladies from speaking of it at all during the taping. If… (and that’s a big IF) it’s a publicity stunt, it may be used during Kandi’s upcoming “Kandi Factory” show…
As expected, Kenya and Phaedra continued their ‘booty battle” and went head to head as they each shared facts surrounding the fallout over their respective workout DVD’s.
Phaedra, who is about eight months pregnant and ready to pop, brought out a few surprises and attempted to remain calm due to her condition… but I heard that Kenya pulled a few low blows by bringing out a few explosive “exhibits” to prove her points about Phaedra and/or Apollo.
Phaedra, on the other hand, is said to have pullled out proof of Kenya’s silicone implants, as well as her questionable relationship history.
According to my very knowledgeable source, Kenya’s implant history is very well documented in the modeling industry.
… many photographers on her repeat modeling gigs noted “special circumstances” when shooting back shots of Kenya.
Having posed several times for BlackMens Magazine & Smooth, there are reportedly several notes about photoshopping a dent in Moore’s left butt cheek, which is rumored to have stemmed from lack of care after her silicone implant procedure.
My source went on to say:
When Kenya got her work done it wasn’t as popular a procedure in the U.S. She was referred by a friend to a Dr. in Mexico and traveled there to get her work done.
The doctor who performed Kenya’s procedure advised her to sleep on her stomach for a few weeks after the procedure, but she slept on her side, resulting in the imperfection.
Clearly this is all hearsay, but the person who told me is normally a great source of information. So yes… I believe it and am taking his word as the gospel (but that’s just me).
The ladies weren’t just bickering amongst themselves, though, as word is all of their men — except Walter who was tardy for the party because he wasn’t even invited — had some drama as well. Straight from the A goes on to report:
Porsha had a lil bit of Kenya drama as well, but most of her issues centered around her defending her husband Kordell’s “controlling” nature.
All of the house HUSBANDs took to the stage as well. Gregg, Peter,Apollo and even Todd appeared in support of his fiance Kandi.
Last but not least, word on the curb is that one hubby was a no show.
My spidey senses tell me that it was probably Kordell but I haven’t received any confirmation.
In addition to catching a ton of flack about being “too controlling,” Kordell’s past was revisited regarding the gay rumors that surrounded his NFL career.
Considering we now know Kordell and Porsha are headed for divorce, it seems like the former NFL pro is the likely absentee husband. The couple’s current situation alone is enough to make loyal fans tune in to this three-part series but I’m also dying to know whether Andy is going to question Kenya about Walter and whether their relationship was a hoax from the beginning.
Check out the teaser on the next page. What are you dying to find out at the reunion?
A few months ago we told you that newly engaged Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss made it very obvious that she’s “team prenup.” Some found her revelation to be a bit shocking, as prenuptial agreements can sometimes be a touchy subject that celebrities rarely wish to openly discuss, especially newly engaged couples. In a January blog post, she expressed that a prenup is nothing more than a safety precaution.
“I do believe in prenups. I know that some people feel if you are truly in love and are planning to be dedicated to your marriage that a prenup somehow means the person requesting the pre-nup is expecting the marriage to fail. I don’t agree. I feel like it’s a safety precaution. Just like if you have a fire extinguisher in your home it doesn’t mean you expect it to burn down, but you’re just prepared to put out the fire before it starts if need be.”
In the April issue of Upscale, the 36-year-old reality star further discussed why she would probably be signing a prenuptial agreement before tying the knot with producer fiancé, Todd Tucker. During the interview Kandi expressed that she was shocked by the public’s reaction to her initial prenup talk.
“I don’t see why it’s such a huge topic of conversation. Prenups should be standard. Those things should be put in place when everyone is thinking clear-minded. Why would you wait until y’all fall out? People do things to hurt the other when they’re hurt. If I was a man and made that [comment about prenups] I don’t think people would’ve even cared, probably.”
She also spilled on her relationship with Todd, revealing that he’s hardworking just like she is.
“The cool thing about Todd and I is that he’s very smart, intelligent. We have so many ideas that we’re planning to make happen together. We’re workaholics. That’s something we’ve been talking about lately, trying to find more ‘us’ time.”
What do you think of Kandi’s stance on prenuptial agreements?