Kandi Burruss

Kandi clears the air about Kim's performance.

on Oct 15, 20100

 

Episode 3, where to begin? Well I guess I'll start with Sheree and Dwight first. I didn't get any answers from their conversation. Did Dwight spend 30k or not? If he spent any money, then how much? I was left hanging at the end of that scene, although I did enjoy Sheree showing us how she can be multi-lingual saying "thank you" in different languages. LOL!

Okay, let's get on to me. I have no problem admitting that my attitude sucked. I must have been tired of answering questions in my interview that day. My goodness ... it seemed like every time they cut away to my commentary shots about Kim I answered everything with an attitude. So let me say a few things about that weekend. First off I always enjoy hanging out with Kim. She's so much fun. Now I hate the fact that I said she did okay with her performance. For a new artist who's never performed in front of that many people, I think she did really well. I would just like for her to step up her game when it comes to getting the crowd involved in her performance and talking to the audience while she's performing. That's what I meant about her not knowing how to go off script. I've told her that myself, but she will get better with it as she does more shows and gets more comfortable on stage. My comments on camera came off like a diss, and I definitely didn't mean to diss her in any way. Now what I said about her not taking her music career seriously is true. I think this is something she just does for fun, but I didn't want to take away the fact that she did well when she performed that day.

260 comments
Shevaun
Shevaun

I think she is the most awesome leader, but don't let no one change how you feel about Kim. Together yall can make it very far. Never give up.

LeLe Smooth
LeLe Smooth

Kandi, I think you are probably one of the most sensible ones on the show. So, please tell me why you would continue to allow Kim to think she can sing? I respect the fact that you want to help; but help her in some other way. Kim can not sing a tad bit. I like her, but she can't sing....at all!!! I really think you should let Lawrence go on before you; but not Kim. She will draw the wrong crowd for you and tarnish your image. Seriously, let her know she can't sing.....NOW!!! She really needs a wake up call and you are probably the only one she would listen to. Please end this madness!

Special K
Special K

It's funny seeing you in the public eye again; you look totally different from when you were with Xscape I had to view pictures of you then and now.Lol! I know you talked about that back then something about skin color? Do you reember and if you do can you explain. I love your album I have your fly above song as my email tone... It's good that you can show the world that you can make it as a artist on your own and I like the fact that you have faith in you and dont care what people may think of you. I understand you when it comes down to Kim(people like her you have to deal with in patience-she just being herself). You are my favorite and as far as the other housewives I dont have a problem with as I said about Kim they are doing them. I also want to know why you guys dont attend church?

Julissa
Julissa

I so feel ya this time like for realz and I can relate to u because u, nene, sheree, tell it how it is even cynthia. as far as phaedra goes that girl is a trip for realz. And kim well she is what she is hopefully she does go and do her vocal lessons if she wants to be in the top.

Miss Nina
Miss Nina

KANDI FIRST OF ALL LET ME START BY SAYING I LUV U SINCE I WAS THIRTEEN YEARS OLD SINGING IN THE MIRROR TO EASCAPE..... UNDERSTANDING LOL...BUT I THINK U ARE WAYYYYY TO NICE TO THAT KIM! YOU KNOW SHE CAN'T SING HONEY. I THINK YOU DONT WANT TO HURT HER FEELINGS BUT SOMEBODY NEEDS TO! JUST BECAUSE YOU ON TV OR A CELEBRITY OR WHATEVER DONT MEAN YOU CAN SING SORRY!!!! THEN FOR HER TO TALK ABOUT THE SONG TO EVERYBODY B 4 U, JUST UNAPPRECIATIVE!!!!! NOW LAWRENCE YEEAAHH LUV IT!!! WORK IT KEEP DOING YOU LADY !!!!

Vivian DavisViewer
Vivian DavisViewer

kandi I think your the best I and I love your new song leave U I also love on last season when u and nene got in to it. u told her don't make me blow up on your ass. a new saying for me,and off the show is phaedra good people because on the show shes all about me me me

Pammie F.                                Viewer
Pammie F. Viewer

Kandi, You are a very talented woman and do not need to help Kim any longer! She is a user and you are to much of a lady and talent to concern yourself any longer with her. I really enjoy watching the show but have to say that YOU are the only one who is honest and is a class act. P.S. Your daughter is a cute little lady and you are a very strong mom. BRAVO to you!

glover7666
glover7666

Hi Kandi,I want to become a singer and what are your suggestions for me on where to start?

faye molano
faye molano

kandi you have alot of patience with kim and your truly a great friend to her as well.i enjoy watching you and the way you don't feed into the other housewives drama.

Miss t
Miss t

WTF!!!! Is it really just about the money that you guys would use your time and energy on someone with NO TALENT!!!???? I really have to find out more about the music biz cause I really don't understand.

jano1
jano1

Kandi if you need someone to tell Kim she cannot sing give Simon Cowell a call. He would have not problem. Or you can suggest to Kim she invest in a tape recorder and tell her to record and listen to herself. Kim might be fun, but she seems lacking in the brain department. I also think she is a poor example to her children when it comes to "Big Poppa". He Dad seemed like a decent man with some sense...(Is Kim so naive that she thinks she can have a yard sale and someone is going to pay thousands of dollars for her used furniture??? She is out of touch with reality!) Kandi you are a breath of fresh air.

gem
gem

Kandi you are a sweet person with a lot of patience. Kim want you to do all the work and get paid , she need prayer. Riley is so adorable Take care

Yolanda Garcia-Berdecia
Yolanda Garcia-Berdecia

Hi Kandi, Last night I laughed a whole lot when Kim was singing in front of you and others, I supposed it was in your music studio? The face that these men put on was incredible when they hear Kim "singing". In one of the segment Kim says that she is an artist???!!!! Kandi, you have a wonderful and exquisite voice, but even though you want to help Kim, she does not have a music talent. Do your own music and let her be. Now you know what Jane?? was saying to Kim the day she let's Kim know that SHE DOES NOT KNOW WHAT SHE WAS DOING!!!

God Bless you and your family,

Yolanda Garcia Berdecia San Juan, Puerto Rico

rds
rds

PLEASE STOP TRYING TO HELP KIM SING ! SHE IS REALY BAD SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL HER . TO STOP.

Serenity33
Serenity33

Kandi.. I understand Kim is a friend and you want to help her, boost her self esteem, but in doing so you are only hurting her and yourself. You've waited a long time to get a jump on your career again.. don't let her drag you down. She is not who you want standing beside you, she cheapens your show, sorry but it's true. If she was a friend, she would not only appreciate what you have done thusfar for HER career, she would show you by sharing the wealth that you were a big part in making happen, without you she would have none of what she got out of that song and you know it. She doesn't even recognize it. Also, by you encouraging her, you are setting her up for the biggest fall of her life. She's no singer Kandi, it's like watching a butterfly trying to emerge from a cocoon.. if you are impatient and don't allow nature to take it's own course and open the cocoon before it's time.. the butterfly will emerge, but not fully developed.. and it will be handicapped for life, unable to fly. She is someplace where nature isn't meant for her to be, possibly missing her real calling ... out of her realm and it's inevitable she will crash and burn, hard. So for her sake and yours, break the singing connection and you do your thing and let her do hers and just be 'friends'... before it goes too far. Best of luck to you because you CAN and WILL do it on your own, you don't need her as a crutch.. you're the best.

ViewerChgo
ViewerChgo

Kandi, you are a wonderful person and an amazing talent. I purchased "Fly Above" after hearing it on the last episode of last season.

But you have to make peace with your career. We know that fame is fickle: some talentless people have great people behind them to create a persona for them, and some talented people never make it off the ground. We don't know why you haven't taken off as a solo artist, but your work speaks for itself. Pursue two creative avenues: that of helping to produce artists and write songs, and that of getting your own name higher in the lights.

As far as it goes with the "Tardy for the Party" song, YOU knowingly ignored all good sense and didn't protect yourself. Remember to be a businesswoman as well as an artist. Perhaps Kim should write the songs and you can pep them up, just like her first hit. That way, she can't complain about the selections.

Congratulations for your fame and fortune.

Music falling from the sky
Music falling from the sky

Hey Kandi, Not to sure if you read all your blogs but seeing this last episode kind of drove me crazy.I am a fan of most of the housewives----New York--Atlanta---New Jersey but sometimes I almost want to abandon ship and stop being a faithful fan of the housewives. It makes me crazy to see you give Kim such a great big boost when it comes to music and the making of music. I see you do that and then see her treat you bad and it makes me upset. I am turning the corner on 40 years old and wishing I had just a little help with my singing .A little boost. I'm not writting this to make you see I need help.Its just very hard for me to watch this last show and not be mad at it all. See singing and music is my life....well it was my life until my mom got sick my senior year in highschool and instead of going forward in my singing I stuck it out and help my mom live 9 more years and then have my dad die 8 years after that. Major story there but I won't go into detail.Could you maybe off camera let Kim see how lucky she is?Music contracts and hit singles and stuff like that don't just fall from the sky for most people.Not for someone like me.That is a dream I have .. Well thanks for reading me...Oh by the way the song you wrote her was good. A housewives fan Betsy goff

Hector
Hector

Kandi!!!!! Don't quit the song!!! That song was fabulous and very professional.... Kandi... you should sing that song...I just know it would be a hit.....What ever you do, don't quit that song.....it's a great track (:

keke wingo
keke wingo

MISS KANDI, I so so love you as a person as an artist and you are a real person u do u and sont change and u dont let the drama of the other ladies get u down i am sorry to her about the passing of your fiance' which i thought was a wonderful person for u and as far as who the fake ones are from the people are sheree and kim fake as hell nene is nene as i dont think she can be anyone else i like her to because she is who she is...and the new girl pheadrea something just anint right with her i know you heard that saying keep your enemy close but watch your homies girl....think about it....keep doing lady and FLY ABOVE as you say....waiting on the alblum....

Nancy R
Nancy R

HI

"KANDI" I WHAT TO KNOW IF NEVER PASS TRU YOU MAIND ONE OF YOU OWNE CREATION PARDY FOR THE PARTY IN SPANISH IF YOU DO I'M SO INN ..^.^ IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL THING TO DO YOU HAVE ALOT OF LATIN FANS THAT INCLUDE ME TAKE CARE BYE .

WITH LOVE "NANCY"

Donna Wife
Donna Wife

Just keep keeping it real Kandi. No one expects any of you girls to be perfect. Just own what's yours and tell it like it is always and you'll continue to have a great fan base. People hate phonies and pretty much spot one a mile away. Just don't go plastic on us girl. You're one of my favs on the show as show many others. Love watching your segments.

OpulentGlamour
OpulentGlamour

Kandi, my dear make that chile pay you before you do anything else. And as for the new endeavor Lawrence he reminds me of Sylvester from the 70's and 80's he sounds really good he's the ONE! Keep your head up and stay fabulous. You're so gifted and blessed. Keep flying above. Oh I love your new song Leavin You. This will make people think twice before taking a loved one for granted. Love you much

Justicia
Justicia

Hi Kandi,

In all seriousness, who in heavens name told Kim that she can sing??? I think you are wasting your time with her!

I know that she's your friend and all, BUT, please spare US!! Tell her the truth! This has to be a JOKE!! Kim is such a disaster as a singer AND a performer!!! GEEZ!!!

susie mountains
susie mountains

Hi Kandi,

How are you doing. I have been a big fan of yours since the start of the housewives. You are a great singer and i was really hoping to have you listen to a friends song. I promise you wont be dissapointed.

Thanks

susan

Nathan Reed
Nathan Reed

Kandi,

I hear via my East Coast friends that you would be down to sign a gay artist. I have been singing all my life, grew up singing in church, and unfortunately haven't had the opportunity to be on stage since I graduated from college. I take music seriously, and would love nothing more than to be one of the artists that made your label diverse and a household name! Look me up on facebook!

Nathan Reed San Francisco, CA

carlytafoya
carlytafoya

Kandi:

Hats off for your generosity to the broke singer Kim! She needs to wake up, stop dreaming of the nice voice she will NOT have and drink/eat her breakfast! ;)

KayKay11
KayKay11

Kandi.... the song you did for Lawrence was hot..... Closet Freak was a HOT song and his performance was hot. He has talent.... as for Kim.... uhhhh..*cough*.....ummmm.... yeah so I applaud you for TRYING to help her, but Kim just doesn't have it.

Valentino
Valentino

Kandi, you have become my favorite Atlanta Woman!!! You are wonderful!!! Good things happen to good people, and you are the best. I would love to meet you. Are you coming to South Fla soon? If so, I want to comp a massage session. Would be an honorto de-stress you. Ciao 4 now!!

Valentino

KayKay11
KayKay11

OH MAN!!!!! Kandi..... Closet Freak is a hot song.... and Lawrence's performance was hot!!!! You are a great...... awesome song writer.

LaurenSD
LaurenSD

i would just like to say out of all the housewives you seem to be the most intelligent and successful. I mostly like you because of that. I think you show women and African Americans that you can be successful. I completely admire you! Keep on being amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

J Jernagin
J Jernagin

Kandi. Women I love you! Keep up the good work! you are the best of them all and always will be. DMV love you Women!. Look you are a wonderful Black Women and do not let them funny looking men out there get to you. I have your back single mom of 2 in DMV! we have to do some music one day! Kick Kim out of there sweetie. I will take her place any day! PS your mom is the best!!

vcpitts2
vcpitts2

Kandi, you're the bomb and you add a lot of smiles to the show when there's too much drama. Don't worry about how you came off regarding Kim; you were great and did everything that Kim could never have done by herself - til kindom come. You rock no matter what and I look forward to seeing more of you. Never slow that roll, child, 'cause we need more people as cheerful and real as you. As far as I can tell, you're one of the only Real Housewives of Atlanta.

hotrod18
hotrod18

Kandi,

I get what you say about Kim. You have lived music, write music, and breathe music. You know the industry. There are authentics, which you are, and their are posers, which Kim is. It takes alot to happen before somebody grabs the mic and gets on stage (e.g. writing, production, arrangement). That song would have never done well if you had not worked with her and pumped up the auto-tune. Unfortunately, today the industry promotes artists like Kim, produced more than talented. EVERYBODY knows she can't sing. I ain't lyin. You, though have the talent. I wish you the best of luck and that doors open so you can show the most of your talent. Keep it real! We love you!!

Haza
Haza

I just wanted to say that you have such class. I had heard that you were going on the road with Fantasia and I think that is great. She could use your help and inspiration right now and you two will be a great concert to see. I enjoy seeing you on the show and how you don't flaunt yourself like some of the other ones. Keep up the good work.

elle54
elle54

Love you and your new song, but Kim needs more help than even YOU cangive her...sooo out of tune!

Noticeable
Noticeable

Keep on 'Rockin it Kandi! Your talent and real attitude are refreshing and your Mom is fun and hilarious!

Mrsmason
Mrsmason

Keep on, Keepin on, Kandi, Love you and your little girl is so sweet. I love your mom, it is so sweet how she hugged NeNe. Thank your mom for me for doing that. I hope you and NeNe will talk more and get to know each other, it seems like your influence of thoughts might have been corrupt by haters of NeNe. You two have numerous things in common, in fact, you said it yourself that you like NeNe more than the others before you became a character. So if you and Lisa are close, so can you and NeNe, she need real people like you and Lisa and Cynthia in her life. i hope you two will work it out cuz your input on things are so needed by those who are in need of advice, and it is all because of Ms Joyce, hug your mom for me, Love yall. Oh! I love how you pray before you perform, so important GOD Speed

june london
june london

MAMA IS ALWAYS RIGHT! YOU HAVE A LOVING MOTHER THAT ALWAYS LOOKS OUT FOR YOUR BEST INTEREST!

A. J. IS IN A BETTER PLACE NOW.

BUT THINK! IF YOU DIDN'T LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER AND MARRY HIM BEFORE IS DEATH WHAT STATE WOULD YOU BE IN NOW?

YOU DESERVE THE BEST!

chasityadams
chasityadams

HI KANDI I LOVE ALL YOUR SONGS I LOVE YOU IN XSCAPE I THICK YOU DID A LOT OF WORK IN XSCAPE . YOU AND TINY ARE VERY KOOL I LOVED THE SONG BED ROCK WITH YOU IN IT AND YOUR SONG FLY ABOVE WELL PLEAES RITE BACK . AND ARE YOU GETING MARRED SOON. LOVE CHASITY ADAMS RITE BACK PLEAES

i agree with you!
i agree with you!

I AGREE WITH YOU!....KIM IS CLEARLY A USER!..PERIOD! ITS ALL OVER HER FACE!...AND WHY WOULD YOU USE SO MUCH TIME ENERGY AND SUBSEQUENTLY ..money...ON SOMEONE WHO CANT SING, DONT LIKE YOU OR THE OTHER WOMEN..AND IS OBVIOUSELY THERE TO USE ANYONE OF YOU WHO SHE CAN?..THERE ARE SO MANY YOUNG BLACK..AND OK..WHITE TOO SISTERS WHO HAVE GOOD HEARTS AND ...CAN SING..WHO WOULD LOVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SING WITH YOU OR TO HAVE YOUR HELP..DONT WASTE YOUR GIFT..KIM IS GOING TO BRING YOU DOWN SIS..IM TELLING YOU..YOU ARE STARTING TO LOOK LIKE YOU ARE KISSING UP TO HER..AND THATS NOT A GOOD LOOK..PERHAPS WE WILL KEEP WATCHING THE SHOW..BUT THIS AFFECTS YOUR MUSIC SELLS/CAREER...CUT THE TIES WITH ANYTHING GOING DOWN IN SMOKE..KIM!!!

marilynv
marilynv

i agree, this chic is forever changing...okay how youhandle stress and how ne ne handles stress is totally different. and she wasnt stress she just wanted to get a few things done to her body that she had been wanting to do for a very long time. you handle stress the wrong way, talking about "fornication"...at least ne ne is married - YOURE NOT! hello!!! kandi you seem very jealous hearted, youre self righteous but a hypocrite. find the real you and show us because what im seeing from youso far is a little fake wanna be . you be so far up in kim butt you can smell her stank! you cant stand kim but at the same time you want her around to help you blow up...yall using each othat but the in the end you will lose and kim wallet will get bigger off her only for the show friend!

marilynv
marilynv

i agree, kandi you are no beyonce thats for sure and i think you should stick to writing because singing is not for you. you werent even the lead with xscape.

marilynv
marilynv

i agree wholeheartedly with you , why is kandi making kim famous and allowing her to do what she does when she know she cant sing. if that was a girl from around the way or one of her ex bandmates kandi would turn the other cheek. kandi stop beign a sell out and give back to the community if you really care about someones career .... there are too many chics from the hood that can sing and you aren't giving them no tracks for free.

marilynv
marilynv

the only real woman that has made it all on her own and a total class act!!

EXCUSE ME BUT THE TITLE OF THE SHOW IS "REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA" NOT "REAL INDEPENDENT WOMEN OF ATLANTA"...WHICH IS WHAT THE SHOW SHOULD MAYBE CHANGE THEIR NAMES TO. SO WITH THAT BEING SAID....SINCE THEY ARE HOUSEWIVES IT IS ONLY LOGICAL FOR THEM TO BE RICH BECAUSE OF THEIR HUSBANDS...DUH!!!!! NE NE IS MY FAV!!!! NE NE KEEP IT REAL AND SHE DONT MIND SPEAKING HER MIND. I PERSONALLY THINK KANDI IS JEALOUS OF NE NE. AND THERE IS NO WAY I WOULD WANT A STICKY VAJAY JAY...HOW COULD THE SEX BE GOOD IF ITS STICKY GOIN GIN AND OUT? ! NOT GOOD I SEE WHY YOU ARE SINGLE KANDI!

LongIsland Girl
LongIsland Girl

Love you, but please keep up with your blog!!!!!!! It's just not a good look when it lags behind. Come on honey, you can do it :-)

LongIsland Girl
LongIsland Girl

WTH are you talking about? She doesn't use autotune for voice, she uses it for Kim. Pay attention! Kandi is well known in the music industry for years now. I loved her and Patti on Watch What Happens. Patti's facial expressions were killing me! What were they supposed to do yell PROSTITUTION WHORE to entertain you? Or were they supposed to neck roll and snap their fingers the whole time? Get a life!

 jackie
jackie

kandi you need to talk kim into hiring a voice couch omg your helpers faces says it all your great love the way you set back and take it all in but hon your face gives you away good luck on your new single

MacawMom
MacawMom

I'm sorry, but Patti La Belle and Kandi shouldn't be used in the same sentence.

Their voices, style and presence are absolutely not the same!

Kimwsmith
Kimwsmith

Out of all the Atlanta housewives I relate to you the most, you say what I think. I appreciate a women that has common sense.

Keep Watching
Keep Watching

You are the ONLY"housewife" coast to coast who has ANY musical talent. Keep doing what you do good and don't let the others drag you down. Yhey (especially Kim) don't want to work as hard to get it. She is in "reality lala land".