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Have You Tasted Breast Milk? Todd Tucker Takes A Sip Of Kandi’s Supply

January 28th, 2016 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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It’s been a few weeks since baby Ace Wells Tucker was brought into the world (January 6), and already he’s changing the way Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker do things. For instance, while Kandi is used to getting all glammed up for TV appearances and Real Housewives, nowadays, she has to multitask in a whole new way. When Ace is ready to eat, he’s ready to eat! And Kandi needs to be ready to feed the little guy:



Yes, getting her hair laid had to wait.

And while Todd might have enjoyed throwing back drinks in ATL lounges, he is too busy on daddy duty giving Ace his bottles to throw back drinks with the guys out on the town. So instead of a cold glass of liquor, Todd decided to sip some of Burruss’s breast milk recently, just to see what it tastes like. You know, to figure out what all the fuss is about.

In the video, Tucker said, “I’m about to try some breast milk” while baby Ace was having a meltdown waiting for his dad to offer up his bottle.

“Ace is probably crying because he wants it, but it’s my time. Let’s see.”

After taking a sip of the breast milk, Tucker smiled and remarked, “It’s kinda sweet!”


Love it!

And while Todd only took a sip (on camera), grown men and women actually consuming breast milk is more common than you would think. Reportedly, there are quite a few listings online from adults looking to buy and drink breast milk from random women (heard of Only The Breast for men?).

But experts don’t recommend that adults drink milk bought from any ol’ woman, because who knows what they could have going on in their system? Some samples sold online have even been found to have had salmonella. And yet, body builders praise breast milk, some saying on forums that they drink it because it’s a great supplement and provides them with a boost of energy.

But others say that breast milk isn’t as nutritional as these bodybuilders think. DNews stated that there is less protein in breast milk when compared to whole milk, and breast milk is higher in calories.

But when it comes to the everyday individual looking to see simply what breast milk tastes like (like Todd), and not looking to consume it regularly, you should be good to go, especially if you’re drinking out of the bottle or a cup. Now, if you’re a man looking to suckle and taste the milk that way, as long as mom and baby don’t have any communicable diseases, and mom is comfortable with sharing her milk supply, according to Susan Condon, lactation expert for Baby Center, a taste should be just fine. According to Condon, “the immunological properties of breast milk benefit humans at any age. Human milk has even been used in some cases to treat various illnesses in adults.”

So, to drink breast milk or to not drink breast milk? Something to try or a big, fat hell to the no?


If You Were Kandi, Would You Have Phaedra At The Hospital After You Gave Birth?

January 8th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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Earlier this week, we told you about the drama between Kandi, Phaedra and Todd. In case you missed it, basically both Todd and Kandi allege that Phaedra owes them money for a workout DVD Todd produced for her.

While many argued that Todd was only approaching her because he was short on cash and Phaedra was in a vulnerable position, with Apollo being incarcerated, Kandi took to her Instagram to announce that Todd had been trying to get that money since 2013.

Going on three years.

A mess.

Considering that Kandi made that last comment on Sunday of this week and we’re just a week and a day into 2016, it would seem that the issue has yet to be resolved.

So, I found it quite interesting that both Kandi and Phaedra posted a picture of them in the hospital together after the birth of her newborn son, Ace Wells Tucker.

If they’ve resolved the issue, that’s great.

But for the sake of argument for this article, let’s say they haven’t yet. And let’s also say that you’re Kandi. You just welcomed a new baby into the world. Knowing that you were once very close with Phaedra but your relationship has been strained as of late, would you still invite her to the hospital to welcome the arrival of your child.

And by strained, I mean not only does Phaedra owe you money your friend witnessed her publicly bashing your husband.

I don’t know about y’all, but I don’t think it could have been me. If Phaedra was a family member, I’d be able to excuse a few more things. But she’s not. She’s a friend. And I don’t know if I’d want someone who doesn’t respect my husband, his time or our money to be sitting up on my hospital bed (in her street clothes no less), posing and grinning for the cameras. Phaedra was sure to include the fact that she brought Kandi her famous chicken salad, along with some croissants.

Not saying that Phaedra is out to get Kandi or anything, but I wouldn’t have felt comfortable eating from her. But I’ve been known to be paranoid.

When I asked my coworkers this question, the answer was pretty split. Some of us wouldn’t have Phaedra in the room because she seems like a shady person and not too great of a friend.

The rest of my coworkers argued that when you have a new baby you’re probably so elated and happy that you’d welcome someone who you were once very close with to come share in that joy. Moments like births and deaths do have a way of making people think about the bigger picture.

If she did come through, armed with food and well wishes, she certainly could have stood by the side of the bed, instead of sitting all on my sheets.

What do you think? If you felt you had fallen out with your friend and felt she had disrespected your husband, would you welcome her or would you wait until you left the hospital to make things right?

Kandi Burruss Gives Birth To Baby Boy!

January 6th, 2016 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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The wait is over! Baby Tucker is finally here.

According to People, Kandi Burruss delivered the “bouncing baby boy” on Wednesday, January 6 at 8:42 a.m. The family’s newest addition weighed 7lbs., 6 oz.

“Todd and I have been waiting so long for his delivery and he is so very perfect,” Burruss gushed.

Congrats to #KandiBurruss and #ToddTucker on the birth of their son!!

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This is the singer’s first child with husband Todd Tucker. She is also the proud mom of 13-year-old Riley Burruss. Todd also has a daughter from a previous relationship, 19-year-old Kaela Tucker.

As previously reported, Burruss and Tucker turned to fertility doctors after struggling to get pregnant.

“We decided to do IVF because this is my last year in my 30s, and I wasn’t trying to keep trying without any results or whatever. We decided to go for it with the IVF treatments. We started in February/March,” the reality star told MadameNoire last year. “Luckily for us, it was a blessing, and we actually had success with the first IVF treatment. It takes a couple of months for you to go through the whole process of injections, retrieving the eggs and all of that stuff, then allowing them to put them back in and praying that they take. One of our eggs took.”

Congrats again to this beautiful family!

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Kandi Burruss Expected To Give Birth Today

January 6th, 2016 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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It feels like it was just yesterday that Kandi Burruss announced her pregnancy and now, the mom-to-be is preparing for the birth of her son. Tuesday, Kandi’s stepdaughter, Kaela Tucker, took to Instagram to express how excited she is about the upcoming arrival of her baby brother.

“In just a couple of hours, my heart/baby brother will enter the world,” Kaela wrote. “You guys don’t understand how ecstatic I am to meet him. I’m so in love with him, and I haven’t even met him yet. Love you baby T.”

Been asking for a sibling for years. Love you baby 💙😘

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“Went to sleep 6 hours ago and I’m up SMH,” she followed up hours later. “Lol, I’m too anxious about this baby.”


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Kandi’s husband, Todd Tucker, also used Instagram as a sounding board for his excitement.

“Getting ready for Baby Tucker 1.6.16,” he gushed beneath of photo of him and Kandi inside of a hospital room. “I can’t wait to meet my little man!”

Getting ready for Baby Tucker 1.6.16 👶🏾! I can't wait to meet my little man!

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We’re so happy for Kandi and her adorable family.

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Are You Afraid To Ask For Your Money?

January 4th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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Afraid To Ask For Your Money

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If you watched the most recent episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” you saw Todd Tucker confront Phaedra Parks about some money she owed him for helping to produce her workout DVD. Y’all remember Donkey Booty. Anyway, Todd presented her with receipts showing that the checks she had sent to him were canceled.

I’m sure it was a little embarrassing for Phaedra.

Some viewers who tuned into the show, didn’t take too kindly to Todd approaching Phaedra. They felt that he was only doing so because he was pressed for money and waited to confront Phaedra about it once Apollo had been hauled off to prison.

And, while I don’t watch the show, I saw the reaction and thought what does it matter when he asked for his money, it’s his. The mere fact that he has to ask for it at all says more about Phaedra than it does about him.

Kandi saw the reaction; and in defense of her husband, she provided some receipts and a bit of backstory on her Instagram page.

In 2015 My husband @todd167 had 3 shows that he was executive producer on to air on 3 different networks. People lie but credits don't. Check the credits! We're trying to move past this petty bs about this workout DVD but it's always tough to watch the drama play out today over things we've supposedly worked out already. I just want to make things clear for people who are watching this episode of RHOA. My husband is great at what he does & he's been successful at it. People always talk shit on this show but I hate when they try to discredit him with lies. Let me just clear up something for y'all. Todd & Phaedra talked years ago when she was pregnant with Dylan about him helping her with production for her pregnancy DVD. He was doing it as a friend because he said they could do it way cheaper than the company she worked with on her 1st workout DVD. She approved the budget & she paid the first 2 payments but never paid the third for whatever reason. This was well before Apollo went to jail. Todd sent final invoice emails but there was just excuses & no payment. I told him not to worry about it & give her time. But now years have passed. You know how it is when you have a friend who owes you money but they come around with new shit all the time but never mentions your money… That's why he was irritated. So to everyone who is coming at us in the chat box saying my husband waited for her husband to go to jail to ask for his money as if he was scared to ask, that is absolutely not true. He's was asking long before. Just never got all his money. Simple…. And Todd was never being mean or disrespectful to her. He always remained cordial. The video was shot & finalized in 2013. She was suppose to give him the photo she wanted to put on the DVD menu & final payment back then…. It's 2016 people. I hope this gives y'all some clarity. #NoShade #AllFacts

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Well, well, well.

I’m a little biased toward Kandi. I’ve always liked her the most because she seemed to be the most honest and would own up to her mistakes if need be. That being said, it doesn’t seem like she’d lie about Phaedra not paying Todd from nearly three years ago. If she had, there would be no need to present receipts on cable television. But sometimes folks have to be embarrassed in order to do the right thing, especially people who are overly concerned with status and appearances.

But Phaedra, Kandi and Todd aside, money is a sensitive subject. And I wondered if some of you have ever had to return to a close friend or family member to ask for the money you lent them. If you’re anything like me, it’s generally not a pleasant experience. There’s something so frustrating about attempting to hold a grown person accountable. Trying to show someone how to be a man or woman of their word is something he or she should have learned during childhood. And the possibility of insinuating something about a person’s morals and values, in asking for your own money, could offend someone you care about. And you obviously care about them otherwise you wouldn’t have loaned them money.

I’ve noticed that men have an easier time asking for their money than women do. In this and many other societies, women are conditioned to please, while men are commended and rewarded for speaking plainly, no matter whose feelings get hurt in the process. I once watched a man I was dating ask his roommate for his half of the rent, in front of me. He wasn’t rude about it. But I was amazed at the fact he’d done it so casually, and in front of me no less.  Shouldn’t that conversation have happened in private? Apparently, that wasn’t necessary. And within minutes, he had his money.

The only example I have of a woman getting assertive when someone owed her money, was my grandmother. Apparently, she loaned my aunt some money and when she hadn’t paid it back, after being repeatedly asked for it, my grandmother took her to small claims court. Harsh, right? Well, she got her money. And though I’m sure their relationship might have been strained for a while after, they eventually came back together.

And I think that’s the point. If the relationship is strong enough, it’ll be able to withstand you asking for your own money back. Anybody who would look at you crazy for you trying to get what you’re owed, probably wasn’t down for you in the first place.

“I Wanted To Maintain My Dignity”: Trans Model Amiyah Scott Explains Why She Quit RHOA

December 29th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We told you earlier this year that model Amiyah Scott was to be the first trans woman in the history of the Real Housewives franchise to be cast on the show (in a trial capacity, not as a housewife) after securing a role on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. There was a mixed response, with even NeNe Leakes throwing shade. But despite what people had to say, it was supposed to be a significant opportunity for Scott.

But then filming started, and things went sour.

According to TMZ, Scott recently quit after producers allegedly pushed her to try and sexualize herself in lingerie and act like a vixen–kind of in the way Porsha Williams has done this season. And not only that, Scott felt that she was also being made out to be the drama queen of the cast, and was encouraged to be catty with the other housewives–kind of in the way Kenya Moore has done since she joined the cast in 2012.

But Scott was there to represent and be a role model for trans people. Not to be a feisty stereotype. And she also wanted to get paid for her work (which she stated on the IG post below). So after a month of filming for the show, and only appearing once, she bounced.

Welp 🤗 seeing as that was the 1st (and probably last) glimpse of me on #RHOA tonight and I haven't said anything about it (though the hype was craaazzzzzyyy) lmao. Let me say, I enjoyed ALL the ladies & I had a great time filming multiple scenes with them! Unfortunately due to contractual complications + the magic of editing, you won't be seeing as much of me as expected. *whispers* (I don't work for free. Lol. 😊) But everything happens for a reason & it was still an awesome experience! I'm in my 20's and when this opportunity was BROUGHT to me, It was no guarantees & I was cool with that, but I wasn't going to exploit myself or act out of character for it… I honestly saw a chance to help change the perspective of MY community, but I wanted to maintain my dignity. Housewife and Transgender aren't words that are usually associated… Funny, because anyone who knows me knows that being a housewife is a dream of mine, not on reality tv, but in real life. 👰🏽 But contrary to popular belief, I personally know transgender housewives, models, doctors, lawyers and many other successful unique individuals, along with so many others who are fighting to break the negative stigma associated with the trans community. Not to mention, a lot of our opportunities are limited due to discrimination and that's why most are forced into compromising occupations. But my point in this is to say, me filming with the #RealHousewivesOfAtlanta was not for attention, but to assist in breaking a stereotype. Trans women are not only sex objects or prostitutes. We are strong, educated & human just like everyone else. AND WE ARE HERE AND WE DEMAND RESPECT. And whatever I have to do to assist in that I will and won't regret it. Now let me call my bf and schedule a hair appointment. 😂🙃😉

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Kandi Burruss was sad to see Scott go, saying on Instagram,”I hate that it didn’t work out. I enjoyed taping with you the few times we did tape. Bigger & Better things ahead in your future!”

But don’t worry about where Scott will collect checks from. Lee Daniels just gave her a role in his upcoming Empire spinoff. Talk about an upgrade.

Do You Tell Your Girl Her Man Is Cheating? Demetria McKinney And Kandi Burruss Say Save The “Unnecessary Trouble”

December 29th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Do You Tell Your Girl Her Man Is Cheating? Demetria McKinney And Kandi Burruss Say Save The "Unnecessary Trouble"

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It’s an age old question. There have been movies about made about the subject, it comes up in girl chats all the time and we all watched the drama unfold on one of the most popular reality shows on television. You all remember the situation where Demetria McKinney had to listen to her fellow castmates talk about how they’d all been romantically involved with her boo Roger Bob.

Kandi even said that the song is related to her situation with current husband Todd Tucker. Probably directed at Mama Joyce who did plenty of mudslinging when it came to her beau.

In the song they ladies sing about keeping any dirt or stories you know about their man to yourself to avoid any…you guessed it “Unnecessary Trouble.”

We get that.

But that makes us think about the question. If you know that your friend’s man is out there cheating, do you feel obligated to tell her?

We asked this question years ago, to a handful of people on the street for our old school “Madame On The Street” segment. And believe it or not many of the people said they wouldn’t say anything. They felt like if they couldn’t add anything positive to a negative situation, they wouldn’t say anything at all. They also said that if they did tell, the information might hurt their friendship and it’s just not worth it.

If you ask me, I think it depends on the type of friend and how much you know about said friend. There are some friends who you know will never take that type of information well. There are friends who won’t take it well but still decide to remain in an unfulfilling relationship. So perhaps, they would have been better off never knowing in the first place. And then there are friends who would feel betrayed if you knew and didn’t say. If you value that friendship enough and know the information won’t damage it, then you should probably tell.

What do you think?

And of course, check out the video with Demetria and Kandi below.

Kandi Burruss Gives Baby Shower To 10 Expecting Mothers

December 21st, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Kandi Burruss has always been my favorite housewife. She’s entertaining without being super messy and catty. And I personally can’t wait to see she and Todd’s baby.

Kandi and Todd have already had their baby shower, but in honor of the holiday season, she’s giving back to a few other expectant mothers.

Through her Kandi Cares organization, Burruss hosted 10 moms. The women played games, sang songs and each walked away with $500 a piece.

Mama Joyce was even there helping the ladies play some of the games.

Check out some of the videos from the event in the videos Kandi posted on her Instagram.

Does Porsha Williams Owe Cynthia Bailey An Apology? Or Is It The Other Way Around?

November 30th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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So I watched Real Housewives of Atlanta yesterday. Well, most of it at least. Sometimes the shenanigans and drama between the ladies is so over the top I find myself flipping channels. (And if you’re wondering why I don’t do recaps or live tweet for the show anymore, I’m sorry, but it’s like a second full-time job trying to sit on the computer for two to three hours every Sunday evening for almost six months straight.)

Still, I did check out last night’s episode, which featured the argument between Porsha Williams and Cynthia Bailey during the “Bachelorette” boat party. In case you missed it, Kenya Moore got into it with Williams’s friend, Shamea Morton, over some jabs taken during her hair care launch party (Moore having water in the product bottles is kind of hilarious).

After Moore acted as though she were going to have the boat operator pull over to kick Morton off, Bailey got up to try and calm Moore down. When she did, Williams made a quip about Bailey being Moore’s “best friend.” Bailey responded by telling her that they should all question some of the people they call “best friend” in their group. From there, Williams said, “Who b—h?” and all hell quickly broke loose.

Bailey told Williams that she didn’t need to call her out of her name because she didn’t do that to her. According to Bailey, it was about respect, and Williams was showing very little. Williams, however, seemed shocked that she was being reprimanded. Especially since they had called one another b—h, allegedly as “a term of endearment” throughout the boat party. But Bailey was heated. More heated than we’ve seen her in a long time.

When Williams tried to address Bailey about it, the former model was still on edge. Even insulting at times, going after Williams’s appearance and intelligence while Williams sat their calmly, taking Bailey’s long finger in her face: “It’s very dismissive and very disrespectful, and your a– know it is. So stop playing like you’re dumb. People call you stupid, but I know you’re not that damn stupid.”

And in no time flat, Williams’s hand was in Bailey’s face, which seemed to be an added affront to Bailey despite her own finger-wagging habits. She grabbed Williams’s hand and just like that, the screen went black–Porsha had been hit in some way (reportedly kicked in the stomach) and had to be held down by one of the production crew.

It was quite the mess. And in my mind, I initially felt as though if I were in that situation, I would have just apologized so everyone could move on. But that’s just who I am. People are entitled to their feelings, even the silliest of reactions. I often feel that we sometimes fail to acknowledge those feelings when we refuse to say “I’m sorry,” and we usually fail to apologize because of our pride. We’re human. We say and do things we don’t mean sometimes, and people may feel some kind of way about it. To keep the peace and to move past such minuscule matters (there was a party going on for goodness sake), I would have just apologized for offending her if that truly wasn’t my intention. That’s just how I operate as someone from a big family.

But should Porsha? Probably not.

Honestly, I thought she was joking with her use of the b-word. To be clear, she didn’t say, “Whatever b—h” as Bailey claimed, but rather, “Who b—h?” Afterward, she made a reference to Bailey throwing “slight shade” with a smile on her face. However, Bailey was already upset at that point. All the more reason folks should stop throwing around “b—h” if they’re not really about that lighthearted, jokey-joke life.

And Williams did approach Bailey like an adult to try and hash things out, confused at how she had offended someone whom she traded playful “b—hes” with all day. But Bailey wasn’t trying to hear it.

In that moment, I would say that Bailey didn’t operate like someone deserving of an apology.

That’s right, sometimes being offended ins’t enough to warrant an apology, especially when you’re behaving in an extremely aggressive manner. Like sticking your finger in someone’s face, which Bailey has done way too many times (remember her spat with Burruss at NeNe Leakes’s pajama jam?).  In fact, I would say that her whole beef with Williams stemmed from the fact that Bailey has misguided anger. She popped off on Williams because just a few seconds before she made her “best friend” joke about Bailey and Moore, Kandi Burruss had encouraged Bailey to go talk to her “best friend,” to which Bailey responded, “Shut up, Kandi.” Hyped up on drinks, she was sick and tired of being the butt of folks’ jokes.

And Bailey had been dealing with the anger of finding out that her husband has been out here living foul, and so recklessly that he’s been caught on camera at that. Since that reveal was made, their relationship has supposedly been on a rocky road, so much so that Bailey told Burruss the following, according to Us Weekly:

“It’s just too hard,” the Bailey Agency owner admitted. “I’m going to bed every night by myself. His little side of the bed doesn’t ever have to be made up. I’m not going to be 50 sitting in a marriage and I’m not happy.” Kandi gently urged her to give it the old college try before throwing in the towel, prompting Cynthia to admit that things were, at least for the moment, a bit better. “Right now, we’re speaking again.”

And that’s the real issue with Bailey, and a lot of people who go off on individuals in unexpected ways. They’re dealing with personal issues, whether it’s ones in their relationships, lack of employment or emotional scars never healed. Take that sh-t out on the treadmill, a punching bag, in a diary–but not out on me.

With all that being said, I try to operate on the side of being the bigger person. As my pastor instructed, sometimes it’s best just to step up and say sorry when you know you’ve caused someone some pain–even if you don’t fully understand how.

But then again, I usually only do all that for people I care about, and considering that these on-screen friendships go from good to bad in a flash, if I were Porsha, I would save that sorry. Because Bailey is the one who should be trying to make amends.


Feds To Seize Apollo Nida’s Property From Kandi Burruss?

November 20th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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On Sunday’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Phaedra Parks confronted Kandi Burruss after she learned that her estranged friend has been “secretly” holding assets for her incarcerated husband—specifically, his 2014 Ducati and Yamaha Raptor ATV.

Apparently, the feds were watching because according to TMZ, they requested a court order to seize the motorbikes from Burruss’ property. Apollo owes nearly $2 million in restitution for money laundering and check fraud, and federal agents hope to seize as many of his assets as possible to repay his victims.

Sadly, it seems that this issue is another devastating blow to the duo’s relationship. Phaedra expressed that she was hurt by Kandi and Todd’s decision, while Kandi couldn’t seem to understand why her friend was so upset.