Kandi Burruss Says Marlo Hampton’s Demands Got Their Reality Show Canceled
This past summer we wrote that frequent Real Housewives of Atlanta guest Marlo Hampton was getting a reality show called “Hautelanta” that would be produced by RHOA peach holder Kandi Burruss. The show, which was going to include Hampton and Funky Dineva.
Later, we learned that the show was canceled before it even began because of Hampton’s ridiculous demands.
Now, Burruss is speaking out about the show and what caused its ultimate demise.
During an interview with Jenny McCarthy’s Sirius XM radio show, Kandi explained what happened.
“We actually did have a show that I was producing and the show ended up being dropped right when we were about to get started filming. I don’t want to put the blame on anyone but basically, the talent was being a little difficult. They weren’t getting things done by the deadline, basically. The network got fed up and moved on.
It really sucked because this is something we had worked on for a couple of years. I had not even told anybody. It was in development for a while. So, to be able to keep that a secret for so long and they finally greenlight it and I’m super excited because they’re getting ready to drop the press release and I… The funny thing is, people didn’t really know Marlo and I to be great friends or anything like that. It’s not like we were great friends, it’s just the fact that I thought she was cool and it was during the 1 or 2 years after her and Nene fell out, she wasn’t really on Housewives. So, she came to Todd and I and was like, ‘I really wanna do TV again’ and so at that point, we started trying to develop something. We pitched it to a couple of networks. Somebody was interested and we went ahead and developed it.”
Funky Dineva was a little less tactful.
“She f*cked up our show that we had on WeTV! So, now she got to be over there with the Housewives and Kenya ain’t there no more and ain’t too many people f*ck with her. She had to make sure she had people she could film with other than Nene and Cynthia — because you know Nene drop and pick her up like a hot potato and Cynthia go either way depending on the weather and what time it is.”