Kandi Burruss

Kandi talks about turning "HATERation" into music inspiration.

on Aug 31, 20090

To be honest, I really didn't feel like writing a blog this week. So all I really have to say is ... ZZZZzzzzz ZZZZzzzz. Can somebody wake me up for next week!? That episode was SO BORING! I know we can't have dramatic, action packed episodes every week, but damnnn. Sorry, but I have to be truthful.

Well on a side note the song "Fly Above" will be on my album releasing this November. The first day I met Kim she was telling me about how everyone talks about her and dogs her out and that she was so ABOVE the drama and over it. Well, I too have been the subject of negative talk and "HATERation" many times so the next day when I went into the studio I wrote "Fly Above." Thanks for the inspiration Kim! I'm posting a snippet of the song on my Myspace.com/Kandionline. Check it out, and whenever you're having one of those moments where people are trying to bring you down, intimidate you, or stop your progress, take a listen and maybe it can help you "Fly Above." That's my new theme song ... :-)

Much Love,
Kandi

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1137 comments
Big Mama
Big Mama

Khandi, I love what you did with Kim's career. Do you think you can do the same with me. I would really like for you to represent me and help me become a star.

Janie348
Janie348

Kandi,

I miss The Real Housewives of Atlanta and can't wait until your back on the air. In fact, I was sorry when you went off; and I wish the network would drop some of the other Real Housewives pograming and put you guys on instead. I love you on the show. I think you are genuine and you, of all the housewives, have the most going for you; but you don't brag about it or put on pretenses. I downloaded your EP and listen to it almost every day. I like all the songs. I wish you further success with the show, with your music and in romance.

Jay

MZ . GRANDBERRY
MZ . GRANDBERRY

I love candy and cant wait till the new season comes back on.

LauraJean
LauraJean

Kandi you are the best, you are so my favorite housewife and when i heard about Aj i went numb, girl i am so sorry. I have lost friends from death before one died from an illness and the other was shot to death by cops, i now what your going through. one died on the 16 and the other died the next day on the 17. I LOVE your song fly above!!!!!!! I've been through so much hurt depression and other major stuff and that song speaks to me i hope that cd makes it to Minocqua, arbor Vitae Wisconsin area. its a very inspitational song for me with all that i have gone through, thanks for all that.

SETX HWIFE
SETX HWIFE

You are my favorite! Also you have helped me w/ your song, I now fly above all the drama all my haters send my way! Thank you for being a true inspiration! Gretchen from Orange County Housewives definately needs a copy of your song! That poor girl has a lot of haters! lol

Sequan
Sequan

hey my name is sequan im 18 years old an i watch real housewives of atlanta all the time i dont wanna come off wrong but im a solo artist an trying to make it BIG!!!! im very talanted and would like to chat with you about things i can do to persue more of music an finding a manager you can hit me on my email justineleak09@yahoo.com

Ms Torri
Ms Torri

Hi Kandi,

You are truly a BLESSING an ANGEL. Watching you this session was a inspiration. I looked forward to you sharing you GOD given talent to all the singled mothers out there. We have so many things in common:

1. The leading mother in our lives. They're strong in nature wanting the best for their daughters.

2. Humble and meek in spirit.

3. When under stress having to stay busy with something positive and productve.

I espically like the fact that you was there for KIM. You gave her encouragement, hope and trust. Trust and belief that she had deep down in herself. You were the only one to bring it out. Her song was tight. I was so happy for her. I was equally happy and proud of you and the magic of you when you signed your contract;).

I reside in Aliquippa outside Pittsburgh. We no longer have an Urban Radio Station. We have to watch vidoes or get radio from the net. I really want to become an artist. I know it's hard work this has been a dream of mine for years. I invision myself when I was a kid when the music a award came on. Being artist of the year. When my Grandmother passed away. I was a lil girl. I was at the window ciel singing. She said," who is that singing?" I shut up because I was scared. Later I over heard her and my mother talking. She told my mother she has a beautiful voice and that she should pray and one day I will make it big. Well I did sort of speak. I was in a local church group we went to the studio/you know how the business get crazy and that went south. I have performed talent shows. I have also sang with Sybil when she came to town.(her manager took down my name and number. I don't know I it was because I was in college at the time or what as you can see nothing ever happened) Nothing big but a lil something it was fun. Kandi I that you will be looking for talent and I know that I am truly the one. I will not let you down. I can do it. I keep you song on my mind everyday. I fly above everyday on my job. It's bananas. Being a singled parent is Awesome I would not trade it in for the world but I want to make my daughter proud of me. Every night whenever we go to bed she asks me to sing. I feel so proud that my voice makes her sleep and I want to BLESS others with it as well. Last night I went to bed woke up with a song and I just wrote down the words because I really want to make it happen. I want to FLY ABOVE.

I thank you just for taking the time to read this comment and request you stay stong and BE BLESSED!!

Beatrice Prout
Beatrice Prout

kandi I think you were great in RealHousewives of Alantic Georgia.I like your New song Fly high or away. And you are down to earth. I like people like that. I wish you were my friend. Sorry to hear about AJ. I lose my husband last year near Christmas time. Keep up the good work. take care Bea.

D
D

**Hey Kandi (please read), I just have to say, I am so proud that you stood in the game. Behind the scenes is always a good look; however, I really need to thank you for creating "Fly Above" because it is exactly what I am going through. Usually, there are only sections to a song that we can relate to. But this song, for me, you hit it right on the money. I'm in school doing my thing, and I come home and people I grew up with became haters. I can see if I was loud and extreme about it, but I am very humble about my achievements. And the sad part about it is that they are so busy hatin', they won't take that negative energy and do the same thing I am doing. But like you said, I take that negative energy and put it towards my goals. They are the wind beneath my wings. :) So I thank you because I find when I blast your song, knowing these chicks are home, it relieves me of anything I am feeling. For the simple fact that for me your song is not just a song, but a message to them, I couldn't help but to find a way to write to you and say...Thank you.

Keep up what you are doing...I am proud of you.

Sonya
Sonya

Kandi you are my favorite housewife and I love your voice and your music can't wait to get the album!!

nicole smith
nicole smith

hey how r u so for your lost i know how u feel i went thru the same thing with my boyfriend and my sister to it is a hurting thing to lose a person so fast but just think god does everything for a reason but my point is keep your head up rember him for what u know and not what everybody else think if u need to talk i am 35 i know what u r going thru belive me i have a story for u thanks listening i am alway around thanks nicole smith

D&D
D&D

Kandi, My daughter and I can really relate to the song (Fly Above) however we keep humble and know that those that are filled with envy merely want to get the best of us..so we continue to Fly Above All The Haters ;)

LadiK
LadiK

Kandi I loved watching you and your family on the Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 2! I'm sorry for your loss and I hope you continue to persevere and do what you love because I know that's what everyone wants you to do. God will continue to be with you because he has brought you through everything for a reason, thus far, so I know he won't stop now.

I have a question that I've been dying to ask someone who really knows some things about the music business, What can amateur songwriters do to copyright or in some way protect the music they compose at a "reasonable" cost? I would like to have some people listen to my music one day, but I don't want someone to turn me down and then hear one of my songs (possibly with some slight changes) on the radio?

Also, who should I approach to have my songs listened to to see if anyone would want to use them? Plus I'd like to have someone let me know if my songs sound too much like another artist's songs so I won't be accused of stealing someone's music or lyrics without getting the proper usage permission(s)?

I hope you continue to be as Real and genuine as we've seen on the show. (You and Lisa seem to be like that). Thanks for truly showing and being who you are with no apologies. That's how we should all aspire to be.

candyland4
candyland4

hay kandi i have seen the show an i love u. you stand out from the rest an that song gurl you did your than! i feel like its for me because i two have haters. i have been married for three years but been with him for five am older then him i took care of him and my sister that stayed with me an thay just told me that thay have been sleeping together for two years so i moved on and gave it to god.now my sister is puting out romers about me out because i dont want any part of him an her.an did i nickglet to tell you hes also my lilgurls dad.so plase sing that song for me the next time you sang it.keep ur head up. an keep being u because weman like u help me get bye.

T.Smith
T.Smith

Kandi! Love your music; you are a true talent. I can't wait for the new cd to drop! Ah I fly above!

MRZ. L DANIELS
MRZ. L DANIELS

i love you kandi!!! and you know i got you if ANYBODY gets out of line wit u rite??? i'm in atlanta now and just hit me up...i am sorry for your loss and i am keeping you and his family in my prayers. i feel like i know you guys on a more personal level than just a viewer. stay strong... love you bunches!!! Mrz. daniels

A Light Shining Bright
A Light Shining Bright

Hi Kandi,

I just want to say that you are my favorite of the Housewives of Atlanta. I see you as the peaceful and meek one on the show but I am happy to see you stand up for yourself when it is necessary. I too am a poet and poetry is what I live for and love to do. You have a wonderful mother who cares and loves you and she has your best interest at heart. I don't think that she is just trying to be in your business or trying to tell you what to do but she has genuine love and concerns for you. I have never been able to sit down and talk to my mother in confidence, there is no loyalty in the relationship I have with her. I can talk to her and ask her to please keep our conversation a secret but it never seems to fail by the next day my secret is public information. I wish my mother was more interested in the decisions I make or even realize what a gift that God has given me such as poetry. I feel that I am one of the best poets around but my mom could care less or maybe she does care but I can't tell. She has never showed any interest in my poetry and never encouraged me to keep reaching after my dreams. What she has become to me is a motivator, because of her I continue to write and before I leave this earth my vision is to leave a poetry legacy behind. You are blessed to have a mom like the one you have, thank God for her. I also noticed that you do listen to your mom and her input is really important to you, I think you all have a wonderful relationship, that too is a blessing. I just recently wrote a hot rap song that is totally hot and on fire which is something I never knew I could do but the reason I wrote the song is because I was hoping that my mom would hear it on the radio one day and hopefully realize that her child had real dreams and that she was not just chasing after the wind. I haven't released the song yet but I sent a copy of the song to my brother in the Dirty South so to speak who loves the song and I asked him to share it with some of my neighborhood friends to get some feedback. I received so many calls from people I grew up with telling me that the song is hot and that they were really proud of me. My brother let my mom listen to the song and all she said was it sure was long. When I spoke to my mother she never even told me that she had heard my song. Kandi, my song is hot but my mom could not even bring her lips to tell me that she had heard it. I am older than you are but still I reach knowing in my heart that in time my dreams will be achieved. You take care of yourself and keep shining as it is your birthright to do so. I am so sorry concerning AJ but you stay strong and keep standing tall. You are in my prayers as well as all those who knew and continually love AJ. God's hands will carry you each and everyone of you through this valley of the shadow of death and with time He will mend your broken heart.

A Light Shining Bright

southernhottie
southernhottie

Kandi you are truly a great talented person. You were my favorite this season you really handled yourself like a true lady through all the ignorance and drama keep doing your thing girl and fly above all the haters cuz it truly is beneath you. Cant wait till the album drops cuz i will be buying it the tracks are HOTTTT.

Vanessa King
Vanessa King

Hi Kandi; I am in agreement with so many of the other viewers, you are the most sophisticated one of the five. You are down to earth and reserved. There's a lot of ghetto conduct and behavior from what suppose to be rather business and affluent females; a lot of profanity and much vanity. I like your style. I also want to apologize for putting in a request for your interest in 5 songs I wrote in another area of comments (the blog regarding your loss). I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your fiance' AJ and pray your continued strength in the Lord. I am so glad that your mother came to a resolve and accepted AJ's love for you before he passed. May God Bless you all. I really hope I will hear from you requesting my song(s) for your review. Vanessa King, Chicago, IL

Diane and Doree
Diane and Doree

Hey Kandi we hope your getting to feel better .It will be a long road...keep the faith and know your family loves you as well as your fans.When you get stronger maybe you can speak out against the violence out there.Take care of yourself and your family you all need each other.Fans in Texas.

Hazel Haggins
Hazel Haggins

Kani, keep on spreading the good word of positive thoughts. We all must conquer hate with love, and this is what music does, it calms the beast. May God give you strength in your music. I love the songs that will be on your next best sellers. Your mom has raised a wonderful daughter.

kisha memphis
kisha memphis

Love the new song makes sence been waiting on somthing new.

Lisa
Lisa

Dear Kandi, Just thought that I would drop you a line to let you know that you and your family are in my prayers and my heart goes out to the children and to you. There's one thing that really bothers me about the show and how a person as yourself has ended up with the type of woman(and I use that term loosely) on that show. You are someone I've heard of but the other no names on the show are nothing but camera hogs and are upset whenever anyone else is in the spot lite. I really hope that you never become one of them because they are all very heartless woman and have no loyality towards anyone. I see a very wonderful person in you and you are far above all of those other back stabers on that show... You have Sherre talking smack about Lisa especially when Lisa Brought to light closet freak.Sherre seemed very jealous. And everyone talks about everyone behuind there backs I have even heard on the show them bashing you. DO NOT TRUST THEM EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melanie H.
Melanie H.

Hi Kandi,

I really love that dress you wear on the show-the peach one with leather. It's adorable! Can you tell me what brand it is?

Thank you!

Sherry
Sherry

Kandi,I just started watching your show but have always been a fan of yours i'm writting you because my heart and prayers go out to you. Kandi even tho u are going through what your going through know ad believe God is there my favorite saying is Footprints when we are down and having a hard time GOD is there helping us, By watching the show you remind me of me don't have time for the mess U don't have to answer to no one but our father remember that and keep your head up.

keema
keema

heyy kandi..i love the song yuu made for kim...and fly above me n my sis listen to it like everyday n the rest of ur songs off the new ablum...i hope ur ablum is a hit!!!!

Kerry & Kelly
Kerry & Kelly

You are in our prays, God will watch You and Your Family.

Viewer
Viewer

I am so sorry for your lost and my prayers go out to you and AJ family may God continue to bless you and i like you on the show and i know you will be successful in your career

T
T

Dear Kandi,

You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved ones, AJ and your uncle. Hang in there, girl, as time will heal your pain.

Kris
Kris

I just wanted to let you know that it is refreshing to see you on the show. you definitely do fly above the drama and its nice to see someone who can still have fun without drinking and acting a fool. right on girl!

Viewer
Viewer

I am sorry for your loss and pray for comfort during your time of grief. I truly enjoy you on the show! I didn't start watching the show until you became part of the cast...the rest are too phoney and with way too much backstabbing. Thank you for adding some class to the show!

Peace and Blessing to you Kandi!

Kelly
Kelly

I was Truly sadden to see the Headlines about AJ Just know that all your Vans Are pulling for you and Praying you and His Children..

I hope you stay on the show Because as far as me and my family are concerned you are the most real and likable on the show now I hope you all the best in what ever you do! And I will Pray that you can find peace in your heart and calm in your world A True Fan Kelly In Pa

Cymonne
Cymonne

Kandi, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your daughter as well as AJ's family. He seemed like such a reserved laid back guy. May he rest in peace. Take care of yourself. God Bless

Isabella
Isabella

Kandi, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your friend AJ. God bless you and be strong.

Pam L
Pam L

I'm truly sorry for your lost of AJ. And my condolences to you and both families... In Memory, I just want you to read this passage: God Hath not promised Skies always blue Flower strewn pathways All our lives through; God Hath not promised Sun without rain Joy without sorrow, Peace without pain. But God hath promised Strenght for the day. Rest for the labour, Light for the way. Grace for the Trails, Help from above Unfailing sympathy Undying love.

eelliscran
eelliscran

I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOST OF YOU FIANCE'!!!PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY AND HIS FAMILY

Viewer
Viewer

Kandi, I love your positive, spiritual sense. You bring something new and refreshing to the show. Stay focused and continue your progress on a successful career.

Christine
Christine

Hey Kandi, you did an wonderful job on Tardy for the Party. Also, I'm sorry to here about your loss. I know I just read about you and AJ on a hiadis, yet you still loved him. And I just received word that he was shot and killed. Be strong and look to God to continue to strengthen you. Take care!

Lesley Roberts
Lesley Roberts

Kandi, My heart goes out to you and your family for your lost of AJ. I pray that you and both families remain strong through this painful time.

My love and prayers are with you all.

Lesley

DJ Toledo
DJ Toledo

Whats good Ms.Kandi,Love tha show you add flavor to tha show an know how to shut folkz down when they make you mad.I know it's all long shot in hell but imma shot it anyway I a DJ in toledo,ohio an I was just wondering how can I get on down in tha ATL?Maybe you might be able to help me.

stacy
stacy

HEEEEEEY KANDI!

GIRL YO SONG TRADE EM IN IS OFF THE CHAIN........YOU GO GIRL!!!! LET THE HATERS BE YO MOTIVATORS CAUSE YOU ARE THE ONLY INDEPENDENT HOUSEWIVE!!!

Viewer sharee
Viewer sharee

Hey Kandi i think that Tardy for the Party was great,,, you did an awesome job on your performance last night at the club....I think that you are perfect for the show you bring a big sense of real to it.........KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK AND CONGRATS

Viewer
Viewer

Kandi, I think you are so awesome! You are georgoe-o-u-s and when Ne Ne calls you Ghetto, I say to that "If ghetto is what Kandi is then damn, I want to be ghetto too! I love your style. You are so much like me; you don't bother anyone but now if they should bother you, then "Bring it on". My feeling is if you are trying to hurt me whether it be verbally or physicaly; If you are trying to hurt me I am trying to annialate you! You are also nice and when you are as nice, people sometimes try to change you. Whatever you do, don't let anyone change you. Stay true to yourself and keep rockin Atlanta!

Ms Rita

Teresa from the 80's
Teresa from the 80's

Kandi I just want to let you know that you are my favorite housewife from Atlanta, you are simple and not complicated like the other women, you really keep it real. I love the lyrics on your track, "I fly Above." The song is a daily remainder that we have to keep going and not let anyone bring us down. I love what you said on tonights episode (the one about you and Kim's birthday) you said "Let Your Haters be Your Motivators." I would love to see that on glammed up tee...I would definately buy. Keep keeping it real girl. Teresa from the 80's

Pam L
Pam L

I just luv you on RHOA.... I've now seen you on the Clark Howard, Watch what Happens: Live and the Wendy Williams Shows. You have blown up all over the place. Keep it up, your strength,independence,honesty,and beauty radiates thru the air ways. I can't wait until your CD comes out. Hou TX

IRIS
IRIS

Hey Kandi i loved your song fly above. The song has a good meaning and its just a hit! I cant wait to buy your album. Much Love

debra dee
debra dee

Kandi why is it when Lisa came to your home ,when she was about to leave ,she said let me get back on my side of town? To me it sounded like she was putting you down a little for not living in the same development she lives in.

Viewer
Viewer

Kandi i think that you are a really nice person. Just because the others dont like kim does'nt mean you have to do the same. Oh and before i go girl go ahead and marry A.J if god ordain for you to be with him you should let god work out whats best for you and A .J just please remember that.

carol anne
carol anne

I just love listening to you. You are so wise, you have a good sense about people and boy are you talented. Good Luck with your new song.

Viewer
Viewer

Kandi, I have been married for 11 years and I can tell you that it is extremely important for your parents to get along with your spouse. At the little gathering you all attended together he seemed very uninterested and that is what made me think your Mom might be right about him. My advice would be to take it slow, with him. Because regardless if he does or doesn't get along with your Mom (which is important)the fact that he is not actively supporting you at events like the one you attended together is not something that will change with marriage.

At the same time when you did your monologue the camera showed him and the look on his face was pure amazement. He's a hood boy for sure, but that quick real glimpse made me think okay he's into her but he doesn't get/like the whole celebrity thing. And thats understandable. Don't get caught up in Kim's drama though, because remember she likes to sleep with married men.