Lyrics containing intimate details about relationships gone wrong? Why Kandi, Taylor Swift would be so proud.
Taking a page out of the country pop star's book, Real Housewives of Atlanta star confesses to Kandi BurrussEssence, "When I write a song, it's based off of a relationship that I've been in myself... every now and then [it's about] something that my girlfriends or friend told me that they went through."
Taking the Taylor route probably isn't a bad idea -- Swift sold more than 1 million copies of her new album, Speak Now, last week alone.
So future Kandi courters, listen up: "Most of the time when you listen to the song, it's a real experience and I'm giving details of the situation in the verses, so they're real life experiences," the single mom declares. "I think that's why a lot of the time the songs are relatable, because everyone experiences the same thing -- just different names."
Throwing herself into work on her upcoming album, Kandi Koated, most likely helped Kandi handle the unexpected death of her former fiancé. "Dealing with A.J.'s death was, I think, the hardest thing that I had to deal with," she explains. "I lost my brother when I was 15. He was the closest person to me. I feel like once you lose somebody that close to you, you're kind of numb to death. But for me, I don't like to talk about it. I just kind of block it out. That's my way of dealing, but in this situation I couldn't block it out because people kept wanting to talk about it. When I talk about it, it makes me emotional."
Consider that your warning to have the tissue box handy when listening to the new album.