Kandi Burruss

Hear from the newest Atlanta wife about the dramatic season premiere!

on Aug 3, 20090

 

I received the copy of our first episode almost a week ago. I was so excited to see it, because I've been on the edge of my seat to see how it would be edited. I watched it alone at first just to make sure that I didn't say anything too crazy that I needed to pre-apologize for. I have the tendency to speak before thinking sometimes. Something that I'm trying to work on, but it's a process.... Y'all are gonna have to work with me people!

Well anyway, I knew that I was gonna have to write a blog about the show and I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what to say. I waited until last night when the show actually premiered to start writing because I wanted to see what my twitter friends commented on the most. Just so that I could get an idea of what people really wanted to know the real deal about. So here goes!

FIRST. A lot of people commented on my daughter Riley, mostly saying how much her personality cracked them up. She cracked me up too! To be honest she was the highlight of the show for me. Of course I'm bias though. That day when we were talking about her and A.J.'s kids being sisters and brothers and she stopped and said, "No, we will be friends," I was like ok.... There was really nothing else I could say. Blending a family is not easy and you can't force things on children. Riley has been an only child for a long time. So having an instant big family will be a major adjustment. The part that really caught me off guard was when we went in her room and I asked her how she felt about us getting married. When she said that she wasn't really excited about it I was shocked. I know that sounds crazy, but I thought everything was going well. She always seemed happy, and we were always doing fun family stuff together, and she would even ask me when were we getting married. So needless to say that shocked look on my face was real! To find out that my daughter wasn't as excited about us getting married as I thought she was and to have to hear it while the cameras were there kind of threw me for a loop. Well that's reality for ya I guess! Riley speaks her mind which is a quality I love about her.

327 comments
georgia.williams.963
georgia.williams.963

hello Kandi, i can't wait to see your home when you finish it. So why do Kim hate on someone if they got something better then her.

Jhayne McCray
Jhayne McCray

Hello Kandi, Just wanted to know where I could learn about the programs you have created to help people get a launch on their careers! I am a military spouse currently living in Columbus, GA! I am not a singer, songwriter, etc.. but I love to cook & bake! I would love to create a program teaching young girls Riley's age to cook! With the help you offering, are you staying in the singing arena? Thank you for always being you! Be blessed, Jhayne McCleary (On FB)

Isa    Jones
Isa Jones

Kandi, How can someone like get into the music business. I have been singing all my life, how can I get a break. I know without a doubt that I can outsing Kim 7 days a week. It's just getting someone to give you a chance. I'm 56 and 2 adult children, I suffer from a disability due to back surgery. It would really make a such a big difference and would change me life and allow me to have a better life, it just takes somebody taking a chance on me, would you be that person willing to take a chance on me. The sky's the limit. Thank You soooooo much for just taking the time to read my e mail.

rosb313
rosb313

Hi Kandi im rocking to the new cd. I must say that to me you have the most class. You lokey but you dont take no mess and i love that.Ive followed you threw your music career what people dont know is you were the one dropping the all those hi notes with esxape. You neede noone to keep on moving. Good luck with everything.Please dont get ghetto like the rest of them.Sheree is going down with every episode.

BETTY KUMATA
BETTY KUMATA

ALOHA KANDI I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOVE WHO WAS IN THE WORNG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME BUT IT WAS HIS TIME WITH THE LORD KNOWING THAT THEY BOTH HAVE A GREAT PLAN FOR YOU ON THIS EARTH THEY BOTH LOVE YOU SO MUCH THAT THEY WHAT THE BEST FFFOR YOU AND YOUR DAUGHTER I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR FAMILY HANG IN THERE I LOVE TO WATCH YOU ON THE SHOW YOU HAVE A GREAT PERSONALITY KEEP COOL LIKE ALWAYS AND GOD BLESS LOVE BETTY FROM HAWAII

positive words...
positive words...

I am rocking to all of your released songs, i enjoyed listening to your cd's with Xscape..stay focused and inspiring to all young and old artist's. thank you so much for not giving up...

keke
keke

SORRY 4 YOUR LOST WISH U THE BEST

lOUISE pUGLIESE
lOUISE pUGLIESE

DEAR KANDI I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT AJ.. THE REASON THAT I AM SENDING THIS BLOG SO LATE IS THAT I WAS NOT FEELING GOOD AND I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL...MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND RIELY AND PLEASE EXTENTEND THIS TO AJS FAMILY AS WELL..YOU ARE THR BEST ..LOUISE FROM NEWWORK

Mara67
Mara67

First, let me say I am so sorry for your loss. I think it's great your trying to do things on your own. You will get through this tough time. You are my favorite housewife. The rest are only concerned about them (sheree being #1). You are a strong outspoken woman with values and tremendous independence. Don't let them break you down. I love that you speak your mind without being bossy or overbearing. Keep up with being down to earth and yourself. You have a great heart and are very kind. Do not fall into their drama queen bs. Take care. Can't wait to watch tonight. Mara

Rhondis
Rhondis

Hi, my prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. May you continue to lean on God for strength.

Be Blessed,

Rhonda

maressa ellerbe
maressa ellerbe

sorry for your lost and i will pray for u and his 6 kid and family just no that he is in a better place now no more trouble or worrie keep your head up and i love u so much and would to meet u some day

Sha
Sha

Kandi, I know it is a tough time for you, But you will overcome all of what's going on. I have always been a fan since Xscape.I love take care

DeQwen "LaQueenLaMoria
DeQwen "LaQueenLaMoria

Miz Kandi I'm deeply sorry for your sudden passing of AJ. My prayers are with you and family. You are turely a wonderful person. Continue to smile and go forward in life.Mourning will turn into Memories of so such joy. God Bless you & family. " He's Free" A friendship shared , a laugh , a Kiss, Oh yes these things you will miss.But not burdened with time of sorrow. The sun will raise tomorrow he will still be in your heart continue with a smile. Your life will be full because you"ll carry AJ in your heart.. good times sad times but the love will never depart..

God wants him him now, for he has set him free And through the years when you think of him let the smile touch thine face and be glad for him , because He'll live on in each of your memories.

God Bless !

DeQwenn

Friends:Cincinnati

barbara weekly
barbara weekly

Kandi.my heart is so heavy for your loss of A.J.God knows what is best for us,and believe it or not so does your Mom.Sure it is going to be hard for you to get over your loss,but time heals all pain.WE LOVE YOU SISTER!!!

jewels
jewels

Kandi just wanted to say im so sorry about your loss,im sure you have alot of support. You have people out here who care about you. I hope you know you are one of few people (women)on these shows who seems real. I hope you dont change and get all caught up in the cat fights and the catty female crap that the other women do. Keep it real and good luck with your music. Wish you were my neighbor you would be a great friend. Who knows this show may be all made up but i got your back anyways. Good luck in all and your in my prayers.

lofa
lofa

KANDI i am so sorry for your loss, my prayers goes out to you and A.J children and family.i jus want 2 say keep ur head up and fly above all the haters.ONE LUV my sista ALOHA from the hawaiian island

Bonnie from Bel Air MD
Bonnie from Bel Air MD

Hello Kandi : I recently lost my son to a jealous and abusive girlfriend that took his life this past summer so my heart just breaks for you concerning your loss of AJ , and I really understand what you are going through . Your faith will carry you through this difficult time and make you stronger . I love your personality and have found you and Lisa to be my favorite characters on the show . You are two beautiful women that have it really going on and I can relate to the haters , so continue to fly above .

Love Ya, Bonnie Cohen-Finch

Cin-D
Cin-D

I love Kandi and admire her. She is an inspiration to all young women. I am also so sorry for her loss of "AJ".

V
V

Kandi, I have been praying for you and hope that you rely on the strength of God to get you through. My heart goes out to you and your family your recent losses. Continue to fly above all that life throws your way. I love your song, it inspires me. Your my favorite and your heart is so pure and loving. Thank you for sharing your life with us. God Bless you.

Mj
Mj

KHANDI: Jus want you to understand when u loose someone it hurts but for how long only time will tell. Sorry for the pain and lost. I would like to tell you that you are the realist one on the show you have skills and making your own finances not sponging of someone who worked hard for it. I do respect you totally cause you are real as you sing. I would like to ask how do you get into the writing lyrics for someone or a recording business or collabaration with you. I have been writing for a while and need some guidance from someone likeyou, who I totally respect. I seen the wall of fame you have and that is the begining of things to come in the form greatness for you. You are oh so beautiful and gifted. As your famous words " Bring it on down " Bring it on down". . . .you go girl. GOT 2 Go ,,,,,,,Mj aka the man

Viewer
Viewer

Kandi, I am 60 yrs old and I think you are the sweetest lady on housewives. I am so sorry for the loss of your future husband. You deserve a life of happiness. Can hardly wait for your record to come out. GOOD LUCK

susie
susie

I am truly sorry about your lost keep your head up and god bless you and your family i am looking forward to your new song i am a fan god bless.

ladi kb
ladi kb

i am so sorry for your lost and i pray for u and AJ's family & friends be strong and hold your head up

James O'Neil
James O'Neil

Hey Kandi, I had to respond again to the lost of AJ. I live in Baltimore MD, but hoping and praying to get back to ATL soon. I do know what you are going through because I have been through it already. I have got the whole crew here at Johns Hopkins Hospital praying for you and AJ'S family. Stay strong, Stay focused and always keep god in front.

Your Number #1 Fan James D. O'Neil

JAMES O'NEIL
JAMES O'NEIL

I am a big fan of Housewives of Atlanta. I just recently moved to Baltimore MD, and still staying up on the show. Today is Sunday October 11, 2009. I just found out today the AJ died. My heart goes to his family and Kandi. Stay strong and keep your head. Most of my co-workers have not even heard of Housewives of ATL until a Atlanta boy came in the house. I am hoping one day to come back to ATL the City that I love.

Respectfully

James D. O'Neil

Vinell
Vinell

Dear Kandi my heart go out you and your daughter in your time of lost.It was easy to see how much AJ meant to you and how much he loved you and your daughter my prayers are with you because GOD loves too. HE will help you throught this lean on your family even if just to talk or cry let them help you baby don't try to make it through on your own cause your not lone. Keep moving forward don't let life changes, change you or stop you.Kandi you have so much to do GOD has plan for you HE's got you baby lean on HIM HE's right there for you love stay strong in the power of HIS MIGHT be blessed.

Deborah from STL
Deborah from STL

Hey Kandi, Sorry about your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family and A.J.'s family as well. Kandi you are doing a beautiful thing, coming back into the studio. You are a very positive person. Follow your heart and sing, that's God gift to you, use it to keep you strong.

Your fan, Deb St. Louis

latisha MCMILLAN
latisha MCMILLAN

HI,KANDI,'I'AM SORRY TO HERE ABOUT YOUER LOST YOU STAY STRONG AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUER FAMILY. FROM LATISHA MCMILLAN SEND SHOT OUT FROM GRAND RAPIDS MI

Viewersharon wright
Viewersharon wright

i justheard onthe 10/8th about AJ HOW DID HE PASS AND HOW HARD FOR KANDI THEY WERE SO CUTE TOGETHER AND SHE DESERVED HIM AND TO BE HAPPY

Viewer
Viewer

hi kandi, sorry to here about your lost. the lord does do things for a reason and one purpose only. im here to tell you keep your head up and stay strong. you during wonderful things in life that the lord want you to do. but its always a secret to life kandi, now just let him in. he will path you and make sure you stay strong and help you.

Viewer
Viewer

Hey Kandi

My heart goes out to your family and AJ's Family just remember he is in a better place in Heaven i will will be praying you and your family

Adrian

gina
gina

I HAVE LOVED WATCHING YOUR SHOW TO ME YOU AND AJ WEAR THE RESON I WATCHED TONIGHT I FRIST HEARD OF AJS PASSING IT WAS SO SAD TO ME YOU AND AJ WEAR THE PERFECT COUPLE I CANT HELP BUT WORRIE ABOUT YOUR MOM I WILL PRAY THAT GOD WILL HELP YOU ALL IN A WAY THAT YOU MAY FIND SOME WAY TO DEAL THIS IS THE WORST NEWS EVER WORDS CANT EXSPRESS THE SORROW MY FAMILY AND I FILL FOR YOU I DO LOVE YOU AND YOUR LOVELY PERSONALITY YOU ARE A STRONG WOMEN PLEAS DONT FORGET WE ALL NEW HE LOVED YOU IT SHOWED BIGTIME AND THE WAY THE WORLD IS GOING WE ALL WILL BE WEAR HE IS SOON SO LOOK AT IT THIS WAY HE IS WAITING ON YOU DO WHAT YOU DO HEAR ON EARTH TO PAST THE TIME AND REMEMBER YOU WILL SEE HIM SOON WE ALL WILL UNTIL THEN HIS SMILE AND YOUR MEMORIES OF THE LOVE YOU SHARED WILL KEEP YOU HE IS NOT GONE HE IS SIMPLY SPENDING TIME WITH GOD UNTIL HE IS WITH YOU FOREVER IN PARDICE I FILL LIKE I NEED TO TELL YOU HE SAID BABY I KNOW. ITS ALL GOING TO BE ALRIGHT TAKE IT ANYWAY YOU WHANT TO BUT THAT DID NOT COME FROM ME.GOD BLESS

Ian
Ian

Hey Kandi,

I must say that last season my favorite housewives was DeShawn and I also craved for some NeNe a little bit. BUT this season you are my all time favorite. You'll proved yourself to be a Real Housewife: you have a strong personality and you surely can stand up for yourself! Also, you maintain motherhood and a demanding career in the music business.

I hope that you will return for Season 3 and again, you are truly my favorite housewife!

I LOVE YA!

bad2heart24
bad2heart24

I am so so sorry 4 your lost,I know you guys was so in love and happy, prayes goes out to u and his family it was too soon just think like this he is in a better place now,keep yo head up never 4got that he loved you.

keishaj
keishaj

khandi,my heart goes out to you and Aj family .Im sorry to hear about your loss .I really dont what happen but,just hear someone pass is sad your in my prayers.

Viewer
Viewer

I am praying for your strength as well as his family.... RC of Spartanburg, S. C.

Arlisha M in Mississippi
Arlisha M in Mississippi

Kandi I am very sorry about your lost I know AJ was a speacial person in your life. At this time just keep your head up and pray and lean on GOD for understanding just remember dont questions God as to why just thank him for allowing you to have what time you did have together. We are all pryaing for you and his kids. We love you and will keep you and the family in our prays

Darlene
Darlene

kandi, You have inspire alot of people on the show Housewives of Atlanta. I know that you are going through tough times, especially now with the death of your fiance'. The God that i serve is a God that doesn't leave your nor forsake you. Everything that you are going through you will come out like pure gold> The group that you were in Xscape, look up the word escape you have mastered that. The footprints in the sand you are only seeing yours because Jesus is carrying you all the way. Your hit new song "Fly Above" is a story for others not just for you. You will understand it better by and by. I love you with the love of Jesus and there is nothing you can do about. Also, I thank God that you are now a selfish person. Look how you embraced AJ's children regardless what your mom and others were saying. To your mom, she had a notion of something because she cares for you. And your daughter Riley not spoiled but is loved. Kandi I just love you for helping others. you are Real. Darlene of Virginia Beach, Virginia Continue to reach out to others PS I would love to hear to write a gospel song as testimonies of your other trials and tribulations that God has brought you through. You can make it and will make it because you are like an Eagle that Fly Above I didn't proofread so forgive me

Viewer
Viewer

I'm sorry sorry for your loss. I know you do not deserve anything like this. I know AJ loved you and your daughter from seeing how he looked at you. I too lost my 18 year son this year completely unexpected and sudden. I felt and still do that I wish I could just speak to him one last time and make sure he knows how much I love him but when thing happen that soon you feel extra sad because you didn't complete your path with time with them the way you wanted to. I can only say that you are the best women on TV and best black role model we can have, and you do not deserve this and I know how unfair it is, I really do.

Viewer
Viewer

Kandi,i just want to twll you that i'm so sorry about AJ.I really like him on the show.And i know that you dont wanna hear this but he's in a better place. I also lost the love of my life in 85 he past away in a car wreck.just hang in there you are a strong black woman an this to shall past.You and NENE is the only reason i look at the show.BLESS YOU

This comes a little late but f them who ever had something to say about how kandi get. Need to take a lesson from a real chick who stayed focuss and never lost sight of what she wanted and got it how bout that .

Miss you doing it keep it up

Viewer
Viewer

Hi Kandi , I wanted to write to you a while ago so sad that it took this to move me to do so at this time . First and foremost I would like to offer my condolesence to you and A.J,'s family , my heart goes out to you although I heard that yous were broken up I also know that feelings don't change overnite and that you really loved him. Keep your head up Kandi and continue to fly above all the haters. Kandi you are such a strong young lady I was extremely impressed by what you told Wendy when she asked you why you took in AJ's kids especially the part about when you said that's filtering out the deadbeats and if they couldn't understand what you were doing with these girls then they weren't the type of dude for you anyway , GURL i was pumpin my fist for you that's what's up she is her own women and doesn't take the beatin path. I'm ole school so i'm just gonna say Big Ups to you Kandi ,Keep it classy , stay strong ,press on , press on and God Bless You my sista.

Patricia
Patricia

Kandi, You precious soul...you are loved by so many viewers. Please be strong and know for some reason the passing of AJ was in God's plan. God will take care of you in this difficult time. Please trust in him and someday, as difficult as it may be right now, you will know why he was taken. I love you..and I am praying for you...God Bless, Love, Patricia.

Heather
Heather

Kandi im soooo sorry to hear about your l0ss. i will be praying for you, his six kids, and th rest of his family! its terrible to loose someone especially someone so youg. god bless !!

Heather
Heather

Kandi im soooo sorry to hear about your l0ss. i will be praying for you, his six kids, and th rest of his family! its terrible to loose someone especially someone so youg. god bless !!

cindy
cindy

kandi, am so sorry for your loss. i liked aj and i know you will be ok. turn your eyes to God and he will show you the way. stay true to him and his promises and you will be shown the way. God will never fail in your time of need. bless you and aj's family.

Natalie
Natalie

Kandi, I am so sorry for your loss..my prayers with you and A.J's Family. You are truly a classy addition to the housewives. Stay strong and in faith.

tj
tj

This is a beautiful picture of you and AJ. His family will have some beautiful pictures and video to remember him by thanks to you. God's plan will make you stronger.

yolanda
yolanda

kandi,

this to shall pass.

HOLLYWOOD
HOLLYWOOD

KANDI I KNOW GOD HAVE A WONDERFUL PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE TRUST ME HE DO.KEEP ON DOING WHAT U DO AND THAT BELIVE IN HIM AND THATS ALL THAT MATTER RIGHT NOW ..........