Kandi Burruss

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

on Sep 29, 20090

Episode #7 Hot Tracks and Catchy Hooks

So this is the episode when you first get to hear what Ii did to "Tardy For The Party." Kim gave me a copy of the original version of "Tardy" and I was thinking, 'What the hell am I gonna do to this???' I thought the title was good because it's memorable, but everything else about the song wasn't working to me. First off, I didn't feel that Kim should be singing country music. In my opinion country music is more about the melody and being able to deliver the emotion of the story in the song. With that being said, I feel that you need to be a stronger singer in order to be a great country artist. And if you're wondering, yes, I do listen to country music. Anyway, that's why I decided to switch her to dance music. To me dance music is about the hot track and catchy hook. In other words, you don't have to be a strong singer in order to pull it off.

I looked at this project as a challenge because I watched last season and I already knew what people had been saying about Kim as a singer. What people don't think about is that there are a lot of artists out there that may not be strong singers but have hit records. So I was not gonna be the "Dream Killer" in this situation. At the same time, if I couldn't pull it off then I knew people would look at me like I was whack, and I can not be attached to whackness. I'm great at coming up with lyrics and melody, but I do not play instruments. So in order to bring my idea to life I had to get help from Don Vito & Blade who are hot producers and my engineer Selasi who is great with all the studio tricks! I sang the idea I was hearing in my head, and Don Vito and Blade put a track around it. So boom! All we needed at that point was to get Kim in the studio and make the magic happen.

The major issue in this episode was the whole situation between Lisa and Sheree. I guess the fact that they both have a clothing line makes people want to turn it into a competition. I say good luck to them both. I actually just bought a store and it's called Tags Boutique. We will carry men and women's clothing. The address is 4500 West Village Smyrna, Ga. 30080 and we're tentatively scheduled to open mid-October. So come see me! Hopefully I can have both of their lines in my store ... hint hint. LOL!

 

1065 comments
Sellglath
Sellglath

Absolutely with you it agree. It is excellent idea. I support you.

Hot models
Hot models

A word to the wise is sufficient.

Curious in Texas
Curious in Texas

Kandi, I am astonished that you as such a professional with a beautiful voice would support Kim in singing and recording "Tardy for the Party" when it is so evident to ALL viewers that she is unable to carry a tune....she will need years of voice training before she'll even be able to hear tones and then sing in key....can you explain that to me??

Curious in Texas

Renee Ford
Renee Ford

I saw on your show your reaching out to find new voices and I would like to know if we could possibly send you a promo CD. He is 18 and has had vocal training for quite a while. He is a senior in high school. He is very attractive, and I'm not just saying that because I'm his mom. He has won a few competitions for singing and his vocal coach thinks he can take it farther. We are just looking for that break. Thank you for your time and consideration. I will look forward to hearing from you in the future.

cccreal
cccreal

Kandi, you are truly a talented and amazing women! Your music is fantastic and has everything that music lacks these days. Your music is special and has meaning and is very inspirational. I myself am honestly very inspired by your music and you as a person. Your rock!!! Keep flying above! (thats my fav)

robert deloach
robert deloach

You are a very beautiful woman and i love the let your haters be your motivators and always remember that they talked about jesus. Well i am a househusband that is working in IRAQ and can only follow the show through video( dvd ) and i love the woman that you are, so stay sweet and always be kandi. LOVE ya , robert

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kylie
kylie

Beyonce's new song "my telephone" sounds a lot like Tardy for the Party...thought it was you. did you help her write it?

BRITTANY SISK
BRITTANY SISK

HEY KANDI AND ALL OF KANDI'S FANS!! I JUST WANT TO SAY KANDI'S SONGS ARE ALL HITS...IM LOVING "I FLY ABOVE"(ITS MY NEW ANTHEM) WITH ALL THE HATERS OUT HERE THAT SONG IS PERFECT. LAST NIGHT I WAS LOOKING THROUGH SOME MUSIC AND FOUND A SONG CALLED "I NEED"(I THINK) BY KANDI AND 8BALL/MJG...ITS OFF THE CHAIN BUT IM NOT POSITIVE THAT IS THE NAME OF THE SONG..IT IS KANDIS VOICE(I RECOGNIZE THAT ANYWHERE) BUT I NEED TO MAKE SURE ITS CALLED "I NEED".

Arlena
Arlena

Kandi,How are you? I hope you are doing fine, anyway I really like you the best on the show I just love your style and I'm sorry for your loss, I think A.J. was a sweet person and yes you have to follow your heart you have to make yourself happy.I know you will stay in touch with his children it seemed like they really loved you. and you is a sweet person too, yall looked very happy together.

Angela Aponte
Angela Aponte

Kandi,

You are by far my favorite Atlanta housewife. You are your own person and your strength and independence is clearly demonstrated on the show, so kudos to you! I also believe you are extremely talented, and I thought what you did for Kim was amazing! From one mom to another, I figured I would take a chance and introduce my daughter Nicolette (who is also a singer) to you. She is 17 and is an undiscovered talent that needs a break! Any mom that believes in their child would do the same as I. Who knows, you may be interested!! Rather than try and convince you, I will just give you her Myspace page ( http://www.myspace.com/andreaandnic )& YouTube ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs00j4bsYGM )so you can listen for yourself. If you think she has what it takes, please consider producing her. She has written enough songs for an entire cd, so half the battle is won!!

Felicia Chaney
Felicia Chaney

Kandi, you are such an inspiritation. Your spirit is so real. I have always been able to tell when a person is fake or not and that is not you! I listen to I Fly Above so much that my daughter (15 years old) is like Mom ooookay, and I'm one more time! I feel the words so much that it is unreal. And believe it or not when I'm feeling down or start start to feel down I pump up the song. (that is my theme song too) I have been through a lot the past 3 years, but GOD will make a way. I just have to be patient. If the opporunity were to ever present itself I would love to meet you, Because your vibe is so similar to mines that I think we both could benefit from our conversation. Your Kindered Spirit, Felicia Chaney

Viewer Kara
Viewer Kara

Hey Kandi,

I just had to tell you that your song "Fly Above" is now my new anthem. I love this song and it inspires me to fly above all the haters. Thank you so much!

SB
SB

Kandi I am so sorry for the passing of AJ he seemed like a wonderful person that really love you. I just hope your mother doesn't have bad feelings since she didn't want you two to get married. Things happen for a reason and we just have to live as if each day is our last of course that is easier said than done. You have great family and friends for support. I just wish I was lucky enough to have a home of my own like you all do. I'd love to live like one of you for one day just to see what it would be like. Take care,SB

MAMA E
MAMA E

Hello Kandi, first of all let me just send you and your family and A.J.'s much LOVE for what you have been through. I have been watching since the start of the show. From the start NeNe was wasw my girl. But sine your entrance you have become my favorite. It's because of the way you view life. Positive. Now, I know you have "side" like all of us but you choose not to show it. Keep that attitude. MAMA E

Little Bee
Little Bee

Hi, it's me again! I forgot to say what I wanted to say about your mother. I knew before you even explained it that there was more to her not liking the idea of you and A.J. marrying than met the eye. It's none of anyone's business but people should not blame your mother for you two not getting married. I just wanted you to know that there are people out here who can actually read between the lines. Give your momma a hug. She probably needs one really badly and one goes out to you too.

Ma' Ma Dee
Ma' Ma Dee

Kandi, think, think, everything that we go through is meant to be in our plan for earth. Like you, I'm also a writer. You asked yourself over and over about things that has happen in your life YOU ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWER !! THE BEST IS YET TO COME, TRUST ME !!!!! Ma'Ma Dee

Viewerdawn
Viewerdawn

Kandi you are one classy and beutiful woman. god bless you and your family. Kim is a good friend plaese lean on her.

B.F.F
B.F.F

Hey Kandi, would like to start out by saying you are my B.F.F in my head :).Since the day you started on the show u instantly became my favorite, I especially like and appreciate how u handle yourself on the show. I actually cried as I got a early morning call from my aunt to tell me about A.J., my first thoughts were of you. Loving a man is never easy especially when everyone you love is against it. I lost my childs father when i was a couple of months pregnant so I truly understand your pain, when u wrote "you dont want to talk just cry yourself to sleep" I instantly got emotional, Kandi it will NEVER go away it will only get easier with time. You also have a FAB mother, remember u are a parent also and she only wants the best for u, but the therapist was 100% correct, she has to trust that she raised you well ( and she did).I will keep you in my prayers Kandi and hope your heart heals soon.

Jaynes
Jaynes

Kandi, I am so sorry for your loss.

KuTeE GiGgLeS
KuTeE GiGgLeS

kandi, girl you work that thing keep up the ggod work and sorry about youre lost of aj wish you and youre family the best!

Gary from Connecticut
Gary from Connecticut

Firstly, my condolences on your loss...

On a brighter note - you are a True Beauty inside and out which came through loud and clear on the show. You have a natural sparkle that is so rare and appealing.

I wish you the best in getting your groove back on in the music industry.

Oh and by the way...One thing you are definately not is ghetto - that was comical.

PJ in Little Rock
PJ in Little Rock

Kandi, You have been in my prayers for your loss. I thought AJ came across as very real and truly loved you and respected your mother. I was so blessed during tonights episode when your Mother made her peace with AJ. Is God amazing or what? Your Mother obviously did not have a crystal ball to know what the future held for him and to know how much she loved you and wanted nothing but your happiness. I know that must have given you and your Mother much needed peace during a time of such grief. You asked for prayer for his children and the rest of his family so please know those prayers are coming for you and all of yours. Keep God close and know "this too shall pass".

babytuck09
babytuck09

Kandi. I am a watcher every Thursday. and I love the show. and when I first seen the show and seen you and I said to my self this season is going to be HOT! AND i love your music. U r going to be the best at all u do. Now u have a Angel (AJ)watching over u and Riley and the kids.there is and never will be any words to heal the pain u and your family is and will always feel after losing someone u really care about. but u and the family need to go on and be strong and god willing everything will start coming back to somewhat normal again. But my thoughts and prayers r with u and the family from hear on out and i cant wait to get your CD!!GOD LUV YA!! U MY GIRL!!

JNicoleS
JNicoleS

kandi, i hope all is going well with you and your family. Im so sorry for your lost! Just remember GOD is good all the time. I really am glad that you are on the show. i think you are one of the most real women on the show!!!!!

Veronica J.
Veronica J.

Hey Kandi,

I just want you too know that this too is a tragic for me. Because you ,Riley, and A.j were the happiest people.I could ever imaging that can this be real on TV.But i realize that the show has alot of love and sentimential value to it. I hate that this had to happen to such a woman as yourself. But girl you are the what that is in that studio and you will grow as this process takes place. Because you will regain after such a loss.if I could have been there for you i would have in physical. But you were in my prayers spritually. Thanks for coming back from Xscape.You are that woman that I would love to meet. My sister had this to happen to her. And she has loved no man like she loved her fiancé.

v
v

Hey Kandi,

I just want you too know that this too is a tragic for me. Because you ,Riley, and A.j were the happiest people.I could ever imaging that can this be real on TV.But i realize that the show has alot of love and sentimential value to it. I hate that this had to happen to such a woman as yourself. But girl you are the what that is in that studio and you will grow as this process takes place. Because you will regain after such a loss.if I could have been there for you i would have in physical. But you were in my prayers spritually. Thanks for coming back from Xscape.You are that woman that I would love to meet

Rollins
Rollins

Kandi I pray that God keep you strong and Aj's family sometimes there are no words to ease that kind of pain but people that love you will try. I watch the show all the time and I have always admired you for your strenth stay strong kandi. One day at a time,and thank God for memories because that is a part of Aj you will always have. God Bless You

wifey020309
wifey020309

kandi I am sorry for your lose, but we know that god knows best. God didn't bring ou this far to leave you. You can and will make it and as always I am prayong for you. God bless you.

Jeri From Florida
Jeri From Florida

Hello kandi,

Our prayers go out to AJ's family. You are a very strong woman or you would not be where you are. Stay strong and keep on keeping on. Everything happens for a reason and it all in God's plan. We will keep you and your family in prayer.

Take Care and God Bless. You view very well on the program and may your career continue to grow.

Dawn , Kent, WA
Dawn , Kent, WA

Kandi, May God Bless and Keep you all in your time of bereavement. I try to watch the show every Thursday, but when I miss it, I catch up on it on the weekends. I must tell you, I think that you are a truly inspiring person. Should the comment reach you, Good Luck on your coming out as a single artist. DAWN

PJFlorida
PJFlorida

Kandi, You're my favorite Housewive!!! You are such a real person; I admire you so much.

You are in my prayers; my deepest condolences to you!!!

Love you in Florida!!!

Viewer Quinyetta
Viewer Quinyetta

Kandi I am so sorry for your lost. I did not understand what had happen on the last week show. But I will kepp your family in my prayers.

ViewerMarie
ViewerMarie

candi every thursday night sit and laugh with you and cast and today my dear i cry for you and aj 'family so you don't have to our good lord is not going to give you more than you can handle . stay strong sugar marie

Viewer
Viewer

Kani, God has you cover, my daughter went thur the same thing and aa a mother we can only be there to support our children, Namaste, I know its take time, specially to lose your love and your uncle at the same time. You have our prayer and know your strength help heal your daughter and AJ's family.

Viewer
Viewer

Sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you,your family and AJ's family! He is with you always, be strong and keep the the love close!!

MO
MO

hi kandi, ur my favorite on the show your so down to earth if i had a best friend i would wnt her to b just like u. i sing to but i dnt hit the studio as hard i should so m any people say its jus a dream and it'll never happen for me i would like to prove those people wrong. would u consider giving me a chance?

Lori
Lori

Kandi, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you to give you strength through this trying time. Keep the faith.

Lori

renee
renee

i am so sorry for your loss you and a.j. family are in my thoughts as well as my prayers stay strong and continue to do the things that a.j. fell in love with

Kim
Kim

So Sorry for you lose. Hang in there and be strong. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Patty
Patty

Kandi, nothing never goes without being said. He knows how you feel. Don't let heavy your heart. You are a survivor and so is his fam and yours. My deepest sympathy to you and his family.

Carmen Rivera
Carmen Rivera

Kandi my heart goes out to you and your family I feel your pain, but I know that you are a strong women and that the lord is going to help you get through this trouble time. If your ever in the Pocono PA area and like spanish food and want to hide out my house is open to you and your family.

Bles you carmen

Elizabeth peters
Elizabeth peters

l am so sorry for your loose kandi, l prayed to God to giveyou peace of mind to bear the lost hang on to the Lord because, he is their for you,he will make you strong ,l am realy sorry, may God bless you,

Carolyn Baldwin
Carolyn Baldwin

Ms.Kandi, I lost a son 1when he was 17 and one hasn't been dealt a blow until you lose a child. Od course we all lose parents, aunts, uncles and all sorts of friends. I will say you never get over it but you will get through it. You have no choice. I show dogs and it took 4 years of sitting on the foot of my bed after my son died that I finally woke up and thought "My God" Scott would be furious with me so I pulled up my chin and started doing pet therapy and it is so gratifying and I know the "kid" is proud. I also show in breed and obedience and do quite well. If you get the chance go to winsalot.8m.com and check out some of my strange ones. Carolyn Baldwin

Teri Scott 'Reid
Teri Scott 'Reid

Kandi and Riley

I want you to know AJ is still with you and as i watched the show you can see he deeply loved yall. I am so sorry for your loss when i found out last night i cried. i try to watch the show every thursday . Kandi stay strong for your self and your daughter and Aj kids . Ur a strong black woman.

tawanna b
tawanna b

peace kandi

Just wanted to say im at a lost for words right now on whats been going on around you lately.soooooo sorry for your loss and the car accident, I dont know what happen but what i can say is god dont put on more then we can handle so i hope u know that everything will be alright.P>S I pray for peace in your heart.

Tee
Tee

Nothing can take the pain away of losing a loved one accept time. I will continue to pray for you and your families loss. Sometimes, you wonder way so soon and when will this pain ever end. The true answer to both of those questions is, it is in God's Hands and he already has it worked out just hold on and be strong and God's love will make a way for you and both of your families. Your beautiful spirit shall help you through don't give up and don't forget those memories that made you fall in love with AJ. May God Bless You All Tee

Viewer
Viewer

Sorry to hear about your loss my prayer are with you at this time