Kandi Burruss

Kandi talks about the emotional Alter Ego photo shoot and recording 'Tardy' with Kim!

on Sep 29, 2009


Long time no see... I mean no blog. Ok, let me apologize for not blogging for so long. Things have been so hectic lately that I haven't been on top of my blogging duties. So I'm pulling out my DVD's of the last few weeks so I can remind myself of what happened.

Episode #6 The Alter Ego Shoot

Well let me say that NeNe had the great idea to bring us together to do the alter ego shoot. I'd always wanted to do it because I knew other artists who had done it already. Now when she first talked to me and Sheree about doing it, she said that she really thought I should be ghetto because I'm ghetto. LOL.... Whatever. Her saying that upset a lot of people. Honestly I really didn't care. To me ghetto is more of an attitude. She said she couldn't be ghetto because she is from Athens and that's not ghetto. I wasn't raised in a "ghetto" either. Being or acting ghetto to me is when you're loud, cursing in public, using a lot of slang, etc... Everybody knows what the stereotype for ghetto is so I don't have to break it down. She and I both (as well as the other ladies of the show) have all had a ghetto moment at some point. So like I said, whatever.

Now this episode is also the first time that Sheree and I hung out alone. People can say what they want about Sheree, but I think she's cool. I noticed a lot of people tweeted me about being shocked to see her cry when I was telling her about the accident my family was in. I think it was great getting to see that side of her. Speaking of the accident, I must say that was one of the scariest times of my life. Getting a call in the middle of the night and someone's telling you that you need to rush to the hospital is a horrible feeling. A.J.'s nephew Tony was only 13 years old and he was hanging out with my cousins Melvin (17) and Patrick (14), and also AJ's son BJ (15). On their way back to my house a drunk driver hit them head on. Tony was hurt the worst out of the four of them. The doctors were telling us that they didn't know if he was gonna make it. He was non-responsive for about two months and in the hospital for almost four full months. I'm glad to say that now he's home with his mother but he's still going through therapy and he hasn't been able to go back to school yet. Can you imagine being 13 years old and having to learn how to talk again or walk again? Tony is doing all of that and he has mad a lot of progress, thank God! Because of the accident there have been hundreds of thousands of dollars in hospital bills piling up on his family. If you have it in your heart to help, please go to www.prounitedfoundation.org and make a donation. The foundation was started by Tony's mother. Even if it's just a dollar it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

OK, back to the episode. I had fun during the photo shoot. NeNe did a great job directing me and I had fun directing her. They asked me to help Sheree with her photo and be her stand in. Sheree had a harder time being the bank robber than when she had to be the victim. People want her to be this hardcore chick but I don't know ... I'm just not getting that from her.