Kandi Burruss

Kandi dishes on the Smurf dress, her aunts, and Carmon's breakdown.

on Jun 2

Bravotv.com: What was your first impression of Todd when you met him? Was there a spark there right off the bat?
Kandi Burruss: He seemed really quiet at first, but when we finally talked our conversation lasted all night long. 

Bravotv.com: How did the "lap dance" come about during the Africa trip?
Kandi: It was Todd's birthday. Some of the crew, Sheree, Todd, and I were in Phaedra's room acting silly. We started dancing, and I gave him a lap dance because it was his birthday. We were just acting crazy on our last day in Africa.

Bravotv.com: Were you worried about having Carmon so involved with the wedding after her blow up with your mom?
Kandi: No. She is my friend and she worked for me, so I wanted her to be a part of it. I wasn't going to let the issue she had with my mom stop her from being a part of my wedding. My mom didn't just have a problem with Carmon, she had a problem with the whole wedding. So if I worried about how my mom felt, there wouldn't have been a wedding at all.

Bravotv.com: If you had to describe each of your aunts in three words, what would they be?
Kandi: Aunt Nora: Sweet, fun, firecracker
Aunt Bertha: Funny, honest, firecracker
LOL! I have to use firecracker for my whole family, because they will let you have it in the worst way if they don't like you. 

Bravotv.com: Is Weenie a nickname? If so, how did it come about?
Kandi: Weenie's real name is Joyce. She's named after my mom. When she was young, she used to be skinny so that they called her Weenie.