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.
I don't care how you came off (it didn't seem bad to me) you are AWSOME. You are so beautiful and talented ! You are the most real and sincere one on the show !
Kandi! Your my favorite! I think you put the realness back into the show.. without all the drama! I will be moving to atlanta in july 11! i will be attending school there! i would love to see you all! Where do yall hang out! Im not a drinker or a smoker but it doesnt bother me! I am loving "I just know". When is your album coming out?
Kandi You are so cool. So down to earth and just cool. Your Mother raised a good kid and you will raise your daughter the right way too. Best wishes for the best of successes.
Kandi I think you are the most down to earth and real of all the Housewives. You are my favorite, despite your Kim comments:) I think you just tell the truth and sometimes it doesn't come out in the most tactful way. But, no matter what you are great to watch and always entertaining.
I like your honesty but you are coming off as second fiddle to Kim. She basically robbed you but because she verbally compliments you its o.k. in Kim's world (Not). It's clear who's no. 1 to her. You are the true artist & famous one on the show-bitter second fiddle is not a good look. P.S. I don't think you all would remain friends outside the show.
Kandi! You darling creature You! I want to pinch your cheek.....you are so darn cute. I get the biggest kick out of you. You crack me up. Thank you for helping Kim......I know, she's a little rough around the edges and I'm still trying to figure her out but I don't think she is mean. I truly think she 'knows not what she does'? Maybe? The jury is still out. I do know that you have been so good to her and so generous too. You are a sweetheart. I want to find you a nice man.....like your Momma wants to as well. He's out there somewhere......you have to be picky! Listen to your Momma!!!!
You're definitely my favorite housewife out of all the series! I'm looking forward to your album and will definitely buy it once it hits shelves!
Kandi, Thank you for seeing that Phaedra's comment about the whole canned foods issues was stupid and dare I say ignorant. As a white female who dates a black man, I can honestly say that we were both offended.
Needless to say, I can understand why you came off like that in interviews...I'd be tired of answering questions all day too!
"Reality" stars are not typically relateable... If I lived in Atlanta, I would want you as my friend! It's refreshing to see a woman on television that is not about "show." You speak to the masses, and color is a non-issue. You call it like you see it and don't allow for the petty to get in the way of your judgment.
Maybe you could suggest a few other women like yourself to Bravo for the next season... I can't stomach much more of the trash that they've added for this round.
Thank you for representing all women - keep it real!
You are my favorite housewife for sure!! I think Kim is a little over the top most of the time but as long as you all are having fun and no one is getting hurt...no harm...no foul. From my point of view it looks a little like Kim takes advantage of you. I don't think I would watch this show this season if you were not on it...well you and NeNe...I have to laugh at her attitude in general. She cracks me up! The other girls are really up themselves this season and it's boring to watch...
You're doing great girl! Love the honesty!!
I want to tell you that I respect you so much. You have a beautiful daughter and she has a great mom to look up to. You are a great roll model. This is why I am coming to you regarding my daughter. She is trying to make it in the music world. You better then you! If you can PLEASE get intouch with me I'll be so grateful. You are a person who can be trusted and is honest. Good luck with your music and show! God bless you and your family!
You work that attitude! In my opinion you have been to nicey, nicey. If anyone should have attitude about their talent, it should be you!! Your talent speaks for itself. Your voice is amazing. Could Kim be jealous? Hum! I really like Kim, but her talent is suspect.
I doesn't matter Kandi. If you felt that way, you were certainly justified. We know that you support Kim. But, she probably annoys you as well. I like her on the show. I am not particular about how she speaks to Sweetie. It's a little demeaning. But, she is in her moment, let her have it.
Kandi you are one of my favorite housewives you seem very honest,respectful and motivated in the singing industry.I lost my husband in and automobile accident 12 years ago when i was 20 i understand the hurt you must be going thru loosing your fiance. I wish you and your daughter the best of luck.
Kandi, I just want to say that you are an extremely talented person, but I can't understand why you would allow Kim to take advantage of you. You said that she'd have to pay you if she wanted another song but why didn't she pay you for this one. This girl was manufactured by you and you should be compensated for it. She's a product of your time and work and there's no way that she could've done any performance had it not been for you.
Kim thinks she's a star but how soon she forgets that she sounds like a wounded animal without all of your tricks of the trade.
Anyway, if you weren't compensated this time, I hope you know better next time.
I never in my life have went on a blog and made a post but after watching tonights episode I had too. After getting my 10 year old ready for bed I sat down to watch your show.(my mom time) I was feeling kinda sad as Im struggling to find a job and the day to day worries being a single mom. I dont think I have laughed so hard as I did while watching Kandi and Kim in the hotel. The expressions on Kandis face and the way she was talking to Kim about being her back up singer had me almost in tears!! As I am typing this now I have the biggest smile cause Kandi had me CRACKING UP!! The best part is,I really dont think she even realizes how funny she is. She is just being real or a really good actress at being real:) I just wanted to say THANK YOU, I needed that laugh SOOO bad, I think I had forgotten what it felt like to have a good belly laugh!! You really made my night, so thank you for making me smile!!:)
Still my favorite housewife! Real, honest and smart. Loving Kandi. Wish the other housewifes would take note of how classy and smart you are.
Your comments about Kim were spot on, and I appreciate you addressing them in your blog. I hope Kim realizes how good a friend you are to her.
Can;t wait to see what happens next.
Thank you Kandi!!
You saved my grandaughters life (literally). She was having a hard time at school with being bullied. It seemed that anything and everything we (her parents and grandparents (myself included) couldn't really "reach" her to be able to defend herself or deal with the daily harassment. A couple of weeks ago, i was going through some turmoil myself. For some reason, i put on your song "Fly above". I immediately felt empowered! I played it over and over again. I thought of my granddaughter and her plight and called her up. I told her my experience and asked her if she didn't have your song, to look it up on YouTube. She did and i could tell a shift in her energy!! She has since stopped "hurting" herself. The bullies have stopped bothering her because they don't receive the same reaction. She's more attentive and focused at school now and she seems happier and more confident.
With all of the junk that is on the radio these days, it's really great to know that there are rare writers/artists like yourself that puts out quality music with powerful messages. Keep doing it! We need you!!! Love, Frankie :)
kandi always admire you when u where with xcape and i truly beleive that you are a great singer with a good voice ,but my opinion of you doing background vocals for kim is just not your style you are a singer shes not even a songbird so please girl ,do me a favor dont ever do backgrounds for no one and specially for a non- talented wig headed person like kim ohhh no i truly beleive u got a lot of good thing coming your way your are my favorite character on the show so God bless and much success to you .
Kandi, I think you are an awesome person. Good hearted, honest, talented. You don't talk crap about others and don't try to pretend you have more money.
You are my favorite housewife, I hope your boutique is doing well.
Wishing you the best of luck
Kandi, I wish I had a friend like you: chill, real, and flavorful. You have been such an inspiration to me and many other women out there.
Kandi, you are the reason I watch this year. You are one talented lady, much classier then the rest. I think you are being a great friend to Kim by supporting her Career. I dont think she has a talent for singing, but you certainly make her sound good girl!!!! And if there is a next time, get PAID!
Kandi , You are an amazing person! Your a strong selfless person with a great moral outlook. I would love to have a friend like you! Kim should appreciate you and everything you do for her. Making her sound like she could even sound somewhat decent on a song she should at least give you some percentage of what she made but the fact that you just said "forget it" shows who has class and who is just has no class. Your an amazing person. All the best for you and your adorable little girl!
Kandi, Just have to say how much I admire you. I couldn't list all the traits that are wonderful about you. Everything about your attitude on the show was fine. Best of luck in your future. I really want the best for you and you would make an awesome friend.
Your comments were justified and we all know what you are putting up with babysitting Kim. By the way, you looked amazing in that dress for the show.
In my opinion, you did not come off as rude but more as a reputable artist who felt like Kim should be taking the craft more seriously. When Kim was rehearsing for that show, her focus was clearly all over the place and she seemed to be more interested in getting dolled up for the event than the actual performance. That performance was an opportunity for to at least attempt to establish herself as an artist and she should have been on top ofe her game in trying to knock down all of the choreography, crowd motivation, etc. There are so many REAL artists that could have had that platform for the chance to be able to engage with another type of crowd yet she took it for granted, and didnt even try to prepare beforehand. Your interview and attitude was totally expected and you have every right to feel the way you did about Kim and her attitude towards her "music career". Much success in all that you do with your artistry Kandi! :-)
I disagree wholeheartedly. Who cares if she comes off as second fiddle on the show? The reality is that she is a sought after, highly respected writer and producer in the industry for world wide artists that have sold tens of millions of records. For however she comes off next to Kim on this show, her resume, ASCAP credits, production points and bank account all say WINNER, hands down.
you are the real deal and I like you...you seem to be the ONLY trustworthy lady of the bunch...and the only lady...and friend...and talent.. haha well..that said, I am so happy to hear you voice that your attitude was "off", regarding the show at the White party, about Kims attitude, and lack of wanting to rehearse, or lack of "getting it". YOU are the real artist....Everybody knows that..but Kim...well, she is just a funny girl....haha....did she really think that those guys "were her type?"....??? thank good ness you were there for her....to get the crowd into the song! whew! Does she just play dumb or does she not listen? She seems less concerned about things...and you seem like a real professional, who is caring for her, but a FUN friend....and I did notice...YOU were driving off in the yellow OTT sports car, lamborghini or mazzerati? cant remember!!!! haha I hope the show, takes your career to new heights! Because...you are way too much the star, to be a bravo RH.....Sing it Out and God Bless you for helping Kim out!!!
Kandi, you are so grounded and I love you. You deserve everything that comes your way. You just said in your blog everything that I wanted to say. I watch your show faithfully every week.
I love that song too when i heard it last season went on a hunt to find it online and everytime i feel depressed i play it and i can feel my energy change and become more in power of my self
IDK Kandi, seems like you always have to explain yourself on majority of your statments. I loved you last season, you were real but yet sweet. Are you Kim's friend or are you?? You may be right on the things you say about her performance, but you tell her something else. What's with you. You seem to be so direct in a rude way, and you're pushing yourself to be something you're not. You are very talented and you know what you're talking about but your attitude regarding it is not like you??
Still love you though!
Kandi, You have and will always be my favorite on this and all the housewives shows, your honesty is rare and geniune. As for Kim she is harmless and you know it. You are a good friend to her, I do not know of anyone that would have done what you did for her. I hope she appreciate your work. She said on camera that she wrote you a check.?
Kandi, You are the only real housewife on any of the shows. I think you are truly one of a kind and a great friend.
Kandi, you are in all honesty, the only "real" person on this show. You say what you feel, and if the rest of the world would do that, we wouldn't be in the situation we are. Stay true to yourself, and don't let the rest of them drag you down.
You are awesome!!! You tell it like it is, and you keep it classy. Wish I knew more people like you. I did think you were not yourself in your interviews, but you were still respectful. And it looked like you were tired of answering questions.
You didn't need to apologize for your comments (they were all true), but it just shows how classy you are that you did. Kim is beyond lucky to have a friend like you! You are a true class act. Best of luck to you in all you do!
We just love you to death!!! Advice: Stop getting caught up in Kim's career, you have your own, but it seems like you're promoting her more than yourself. Kim will crossover to all ethnicities, gender, and sexual preferences because she has you to make her appealing to African Americans, and she was in a relationship with Tracey which peeks gay's interest. So next time she comes up with a hit, you need to negotiate your rate before the dough comes in. I am glad to see that you are doing so well. I know that you loved A.J. (that was obvious), and I know that you are still in pain. Keep yourself busy, keep your shine, take care of your business, and don't let other people (Kim) continue to use you.
I love you Kandi! You are so down to earth & classy. You treat others how you want to be treated and that's probably why you are so successful and well respected. You are such a great addition to the show!
I thought you were awesome to go on stage and "help" Kim with her song. Your right your not a back up singer, your a star and I didnt feel like any of your comments were out of line. You just keep it real and thats what I love about you!!!
you are very much my favorite on the show! You are always consistant with people and I don't think I have seen one tantrum out of you! Anyway.. it's good to have a level headed person on one of these shows and you are def. it!!
Khandi, As I was watching this episode, I couldnt help but notice your dismay with dealing with Kim. YOU are a true talent. Kim is not. She is doing this simply for fun and a means of earning money without really having to do the real work that I'm sure you and the ladies from Xscape had to do when you were first entering the industry. Kim may be fun to be around but really, how serious is she about anything that is going on? Why does your talent have to exploited for her benefit. You were right on point when you said that she has one single, that you created, and she is acting like lady gaga. Maybe a ride on the humility train could do her some good. Please keep in mind that people associate you with her and she isn't the best role model. What kind of mother and woman would constantly parade her breast on tv even though they did block it out. Khandi, you have an awesome spirit, don't let it be tainted with Kim's antics.
Kandi: I have always admired you - you are a good, real person. Thank you, by the way for commenting on Phaedra's comments about children raised in white households being fed canned foods and packed meats. WTF?! Perhaps she meant "white trash" households. I am saying this as someone who is white, and whose father's family is (well, I prefer the term "redneck") what some might call "white trash", and whose mother's family was very well-off and well-bred for many generations. So I saw both sides. Yes, some of my relatives fed their children canned food and packed meats - and some of my relatives fed their children elaborate gourmet meals (including me). Kandi, I love how you love everyone, and are inclusive, welcoming to all races, ethnicities, social classes, economic classes, etc. Stereotyping is not right, no matter which directions it runs, and no matter if it is positive or negative.
Kandi I just love how u speak your mine, I'm 41 yrs. old and still trying to get things off my chest. It's good to see a young lady as yourself handling business the correct way keep it up girl!!!!!!
Kandi...you have kept it real since the first epidose...so keep on keepin' on. One little snippit...what's you with hairdos??? Not feeling it...confused.
Kandi I love you fairness that you have with everyone, I was thinking the same things. I like how you take out time with Kim, and I think you do it because she is the only who will listen to good advice and understand the help of change that you are trying to give her. On the other hand, you are nothing like the others on the show and that is what is interesting because you carry less drama and confusion. Keep it up mama.
Kandi, This is my first time writing to you so I hope it gets posted!! I think you have the biggest heart out of every single housewife! You are kind, beautiful and so talented! Your song at the club was amazing, you should be so proud of yourself. You are such a giving person, I hope others can learn a lesson from you. All the best to you and Riley!
I think your an awesome friend for "helping" Kim. She needs all the help she can get. None of your comments were out of line, your right, your not a back up singer, your a STAR! Your the only housewife on the show that seems "real" and your the reason I watch. Keep it up, I love watching you.
Hey Kandi I think u a Kim are the funniest one's on the show..Neither one of u have a mean bone in your body..And I laughed at your comments about Kim she doesn't take herself serious ..And u know u are talented and she needs u ....And u take it has a comment and a friend I think..I would love to be u and Kim's friend and Sweetie's.. You Girls Are funny..When you said to Sweetie are u her manager now..I knew right then U all have fun together..
I'm so glad Kim was able to turn you into her "back up singer". She said all along that she wanted to be a "one hit wonder". I don't know why you didn't believe her. She's lazy, if it doesn't involve laying on her back or getting dressed up, she's not interested. You wasted your time and talents and did not even get fairly paid. If you were going to work for free you could have helped someone who deserved it, not an acting prostitute. That's what she does for a living, Big Papa supports her, all her contacts are a result of knowing him. You judge everybody BUT Kim which I don't get.