“It Really Pissed Me Off What You Said”: Kandi Burruss And Tameka Raymond Settle Beef Over Kandi’s Past Crush On Usher
In today’s ‘Who knew?’ I’m wondering how many people actually knew that Tameka Raymond and Kandi Burruss had some bad blood over the years because of Usher?
Kandi broke it down on a recent episode of her show, Kandi Koated Nights. According to the singer, when Burruss joked about having a crush on Usher (who she was good friends with), Tameka Raymond talked very crazy about her on social media, because Usher and Tameka were going through their split. When someone on Twitter claimed that Burruss said that she would have sex with Usher, Raymond said this:
“Girl that doesn’t surprise me, there isn’t many left in town that she hasn’t so…… Go figure.”
From there, Burruss decided she was done with Raymond, and they didn’t speak for some time.
But in an attempt to hold less grudges in life, Burruss invited Raymond on the show so that they could bury the hatchet–and talk sex of course. Check out what the ladies had to say about why they were pissed at one another, and how they were able to let it go:
Kandi Burruss: I had promised myself I wasn’t f**king with you no more, Tameka! Never! Because I’m one of those type of people, it’s like, once I fall out with you, it’s done. I’m working on that. But years ago, we had an internet beef…it really pissed me off what you said.
Tameka Raymond: What did I say though?
Burruss: You said…This is what happened. I was on the show with Andy, “Watch What Happens Live” one year. They wanted me to say, like a person that you have a celebrity crush on. So I was like, “I don’t have a celebrity crush,” but they were like, “Okay, you gotta just say somebody.” So I wanted to say somebody who was black and successful.
Raymond: Hmph. Okay.
Burruss: Which was, at the time, Usher.
Burruss: Y’all were not together anymore.
Raymond: It don’t matter.
Burruss: How it don’t matter?
Raymond: Let me tell you why it doesn’t matter. My break up was very fresh at the time, the scars were very wide open, at the time. I was still getting a few kisses, at the time. So when you break up with someone and someone that you guys know together mutually kind of puts it out there that ‘that’s my celebrity crush’… my thought was, well how long has this crush been hampering?
I wouldn’t say that we were friends, but I would never as your associate, say that I have a crush on…like if God forbid you and Todd don’t work out, I wouldn’t get on TV and say, “My crush is Todd.” You would be looking like, how long has that been going on? And it felt like because he was local, it was kind of like, well, let me put this out there and maybe he’ll grab it at some point.
Burruss: That’s how you took it. After sitting here listening to you, I see how you took it. But for me, I was like, ‘What the f**k is she talking about?’ It pissed me off so bad because he and I have been cool for years. So we had some words and at that point I was kind of pissed off. I felt like, ‘we cool!’ So I didn’t understand why you went all extra on Twitter.
Raymond: Listen, I was a little emo. My son might have been a year old when this thing happened. It was a fresh wound. And the break up was fresh and I was hopeful at the time. It was a long time ago. It’s past us. And guess what? Community property is community property…
Afterwards, Burruss spoke further about moving past her issues with Raymond on Instagram:
Lost files from last week. @tamekaraymond came & taped an episode of #KandiKoatedNights with us! My crew was shocked because she & I had past misunderstandings & normally once I fall out with someone I'm done forever. That's definitely something I need to work on. I'm glad @tamekaraymond & I finally talked because I was able to understand where she was coming from at the time & the whole thing was really dumb for us to fall out about anyway. Follow her on IG & get tickets to her #StyleTheory tour coming to a city near you! Www.styletheory.eventbrite.com & make sure to go to TGITV.com to sign up & get alerts when new #KKN episodes are available as well as watch past episodes!
Nice to see they were able to move forward. But do you think Kandi was in the wrong back in the day, or was Raymond overreacting?