Ok last thing about episode 5, Phaedra and the PICKLES! I know her husband wanted to kill himself when he watched that episode, and they both were sucking on the pickle on each end. And to add insult to injury, the photographer had to say, "You can suck it, you don't have to chew" I had to rewind that about 5 times in a row! That was hilarious!
Now on to episode 6! Kim singing in the studio was hilarious! Certain things should not be seen on TV. But in Kim's defense, she's not the only artist that has to use auto tune. The thing is you don't get to hear it beforehand when other artists do it. All you hear is the finished product. I think with the world getting to hear the "before" version of Kim instead of just the "after" makes people want to dog her out, but please believe there are a lot of songs that have been doctored up and shot to #1 without you guys even knowing the difference. A lot of work is put into making the songs turn out the way they do. With that being said, I was pissed when I first found out that Kim had been telling people that she hated the song behind my back. First of all, I told her when I first played her the song that I was still working on it. When we gave her the cd, I told her not to play it for anybody yet. So when I heard she was playing it for other people. I was annoyed. Not to mention she's playing it for NeNe as if she's got some type of production background that makes her a good judge. Let me finish before you start taking a poll on my work! I was doing her a favor, and then she has me looking crazy. Trust and believe that If I couldn't get her to sing the song well enough for me to put it through auto tune and add a little magic to make it hot, then I wouldn't ever let the song be heard. This is not a hobby for me. I know what I'm doing, but in the end you will see how it turns out. So keep watching!
Moving on. Were you guys pleasantly surprised by Lawrence's voice? Just wait and see how that song turns out too!
This season just gets better and better, please believe it! Follow me on twitter @Kandi and become a fan of my store Tags Boutique on Facebook. Watch Kandi Koated Nights on Wednesdays. I'll be posting a new song for you to preview from my album Kandi Koated every sunday night on my website KandiOnline.com. The album comes out on December 14th, so please support your girl! Oh yeah! Come check me out on tour with Fantasia! The show is awesome!
Kandi you are a breath of fesh air girl!! And your usiness sense is spot on. After the white party. Seeing the "market" for showasing Lawrence's talents. I know your talented from all your music. BUT especially for making Kim sound as good as you do. I can't wait to see and hear. How well Lawrence's music will be! Stay sweet and keepen it real!! P.S. Your Moms rocks!!
Rock on Kandi! You give to us straight, no chaser! I have to get tix to see you here in DC. They just went on sale. You have obvious talent and skills in the studio as a songwriter, singer and producer. Kim was WRONG for doing exactly what you told her not to! Like you said, "Who has the Grammy?" Kandi rocks!
Ok Kandi....yes I am excited to hear Lawrence's finished product....Kim, not so much! And please stop making those horrible but funny faces! Much luv, Gabrielle
I think you have a great heart and I hope this album goes well for you because I feel since you haven't gotten all of the praise you deserve your starting to act like a bitch. As the producer if the client said the sound was out of her range its not your job to dog her out, but to make her sound good.
I know it sucks being a great singer you are and not getting the solo praise like she did for tarty for the party, but that is the business right now. Kids just want a beat. And the beat although not finished did sound super cheap.
The season the show is making you come of as mean( we know you have a Grammy saying isn't called for. HONEY YOU ARE GREAT JUST RELAX IN YOUR GIFT AND IT WILL TAKE YOU TO THE TOP. Just sayin your personality isn't so sweet this year, but I'm still a fan! Lawrence
You are so awesome! Hands down you are one of the most real, level-headed, non-crazy people of the Housewives franchise.
I LOVE YOU KANDI!
You are my favorite because you are talented, sweet, nice, fun, smart, honest and a Taurus just like me! You're going to sell in the millions! Keep bringing it!
Norie Dallas, TX
Kandi, I love you on the show. I will love have opportunity me you because you are get person and I love your music. I will be gald when CD come out. I have very talent your man that want get in music business. He Write his own music and sing. His name is Eric Savage. He has has facebook page. Can you help him get in the music business or do you anybody I can get intouch with to heard his music. You can e-mail at Sharlings@comcast. net May God Bless you and Keep you safe.
I can't wait till your album drops, I'll be there to support it. Please don't do anymore freebees, because there not appreicated. Love you on the show.
Hey Kandi, Love u girl, U are a sweet person for helping KIm out. But sometimes u have to tell Kim. She just cant sing. We love u and I have to tell u. My hubbie like u on the show. That the reason he watching the show . So keep up the good work. And we love ur mother.
Ms. Kandi your name fits you, I have always loved you since Xscape. I love the air of confidence that you have about yourself, and Ms. Riley is truelly your daughter, i will always follow you, and i will be the first one to buy your C.D. when it drops you have my support to the fullest. Last but not least stop letting Ms. Kim sing like that she can never be you, the ring bars are tight only if you sing it. Love U
Instead of Ru Paul for Lawrence, make him after, I think his name was Sylvester, out of San Francisco with the Weather Girls. Lawrence favors him and his energy would probably be more like Sylvester.
Kandi you are my favorite, but please take the advice of me and others, stop streaching your mouth so much, its like taking a photo and saying 'CHEESE' AND PLEASE,PLEASE leave kim alone, let her find her own way of singing,what do you need her for,I know you are friends and all, but thats all you should be,I know you will have a better time with Lawrence and he will give you the respect you so much deserved, one last thing please.please do something with your hair, sometime you have it so pretty but lately you seem not to care, you are a beautiful lady and I love you most of all,some say you starting to turn nasty, I don't see it,.....LOVE YOU KANDI
Yes, Lawrence has a beautiful voice because he can SING. OMG...Kim couldn't hold a tune if you gift wrapped it for her. Let's be for real. I know a lot of artists use auto tune and what not to clean up the song for production. However, I'm also aware when artitsts like Beyonce, Whitney, Aretha, Fantasia step to the stage they are going to ROCK IT and sing the song BETTER than what is on the CD. Kim CANNOT do that. I'm glad you at least suggested she go back to a vocal coach although I'm not sure how much that will help.
That was a great song but way to high for Kim, the girl cannot sing lets just keep it real!! Work with real gifts and talents like Lawrence, stop wasting time on someone we all know cannot sing!!
Kandi, Your facial expressions are totally hilarious and I can personally relate!! People always say they never have to guess what I'm thinking because it's written all over my face!! Miss Joyce is one of my favorite people on the show. She doesn't have to say much to get her profound points across. You are lucky to have such a fabulous mother!!! She is lucky to have you as well!!!
Love you. Always been a fan of your music, and now I have an even better appreciation for you because you are truly "real." However, I must question some things. In this blog, you refer to Kim as an artist. Please stop disrespecting artists by doing that. I understand that everybody ain't Aretha, but Kim just can't sing. I even wonder why you would waste your time doing another song with her. The only justification that I can come up with is that you want to punish her for not paying you by embarassing her on air so that the rest of us will laugh at her like we laugh at the American Idol contestants.
Can't wait to hear Lawrence. Brotha's got pipes!
hey candy you are my favorite ...love ne ne too cause she tells it straight lol....but you remind me of myself you always find the good in things and are very real i admire your drive and how your a mom before it all ...you never let this stuff go to your head ...im a 38 year old mom of 2 one boy 11 and a girl 18....i am separated from my husband of 20 years and the funny thing is ive married him twice lol.. its a crazy ride cause we live in separate homes but still see each other but it works for us we love one another no matter what ...i really think this story would be a great song.... if you knew our story its really a true love story... "i married the same man twice" i am a singer myself a have been since 3... started to try and make it when i was younger and got pregnant at 18 so it got put on hold i sang with a band on the gulf coast for several years but kids and work came first so i would still love to try and make it to give them more i do ok now but i would love to do more not too much just enough ...i really think it would be a good song and immediately thought you could go out on a limb and just think about it for me ...i know its a long shot to even ask but guess the worst that could happen is nothing....any way i even feel a lil silly but if kim can have a one hitter i know i can i have a really good voice its low soprano but strong with a good range... not to hi but strong ...and I DO HAVE control....lol...hope this finds you with curiosity ...you really would not be disappointed ....you seem like the type that would like to see a hard working mississippi mom make a lil better life for her bunch...even for just a chance....you probably get this a lot but you can go to fb and check me out youll see im real ...brandy giadrosich farmer...
You're my favorite of the Atlanta chicks. You've got such a great spirit, you make the viewers wish they were friends with you. Love your singing, songwriting, attitude. But, honey, you gave Kim a song she can't possibly sing. Maybe you could try something else and save The Ring for yourself, because you've got the range for it.
Kandi, I've always have been a fan of yours since Xscape. Now watching you on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, I have to say that you're one of my favorites to watch. We have somethings in common, single parent of daughter; whose dad is in and out of her life. With that being said; remain strong and remember to put God first in all things that you do. Can't wait for the album to hit. Black Girls Rock - you Rock Kandi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really like you and agree on most of what you say, however I don't believe you understand marriage at all. Peter showed no character when he brought NeNe's marriage up. She is in pain and a gentleman would not rub salt in the wound.
Kandi Love you girl!!! You really are such a great singer. Hey I was watching your show last night and you said you need more new artist for your label. Where can I send you a friend of mine CD. She just has such a great voice and I know that you would enjoy it. Please get back to me by email. I really hope you get a chance to hear her voice. Thank You Alexis
I think you damage your integrity working with Kim. There are so many talented people out there and she is just a spectacle and really doesn't aspire to be anything more.
That was a forgiving move on your part....to be happy over your mom's and Nene's bonding moment.
Kim? Ha! I'm really looking forward to what you do with her. She is amazing! She was so lucky to be part of a winning song (Tardy for the Party), you popped into her life, you brought her dream to fruition, and all of a sudden, she's an authority in the development stage of another song? Her ignorance cracks me up. Gotta give it to her....she's got confidence. Ha! I enjoy the humor you point out in the situation. Your patience is adorable.
Hey Kandi! Just wanna start by saying your one of my faves on the show! But I'm was very dissapointed in the "Kim singing" episode. As someone who is sooo talented and has such a great creative music mind, why are you wasting your time and hurting our ears with Kim and her non singing behind? She can't sing, and no matter how much autotune you put on it she's horrible. You know it, and we the viewers know it. It's disheartning to see her being given such an oppertunity to work with you and then turn around and act ungrateful to you. My 12 yr old son can sing circles around Kim without autotune, but has to work much harder for oppertunities like she's been given to work with such an amazing group of people. I'll admit "Tardy For The Party" was a hit because YOU my dear are a GENIUS! Anyway much love and success to you!
Last year, I decided to comment on your blog regarding one of the episodes when you were having trouble with your mother accepting AJ. First off, I want to extend my condolences to you for your lost. I can only imagine how devasting that was for you, but you being the strong, resilient woman that you are, I knew you would recover with God's help and you have. Good luck on your new project!!
Now, with yesterday's episode....a hot #!? mess! Kandi, please get off this show. It has served it's purpose. Your name is now buzzing, your project is dropping next month and your on tour with one of the best in the business....pull the plug NOW! Kim is my girl! I really like her, but she can't sing in any shape, form or fashion and that song is way above her head, even with auto-tunes. As a matter of fact, I don't even want the word "auto" and Kim to be used in the same sentence, only "mute", because that's the only way I want to hear a Kim Zoleciak song, on "MUTE". LOL She's terrible and you know she is, but I applaud you for being ambitious. You are an awesome writer, producer and performer, but sorry Kandi, you're no magician. LOL Let it go and RUN!!!
Phaedra is a joke! I really hope that she's been given a script to work from and isn't serious about the stuff she says. She sounds like a darn fool! Everything she says is a complete contradiction. My favorite contradiction that she constantly repeats, "I'm an entertainment lawyer". Ok, defending crack-head Bobby Brown in the 90's does not make you an entertainment lawyer. If your such a big entertainment attorney, how do you have time to A) Be on the Real Housewives B) Put together a one woman show for washed up Lativia Roberson (formerly of Destiny's Child) and C) Defend some random street hustler for an ounce of weed???? C'mon darling, you are a complete fraud and it shows everytime you open your pie hole! Shut up, enjoy your new baby, your trophy husband and put one of those pickles in your mouth, cause you are making a complete donkey of yourself.
Take Care Kandi
I have to agree with Lawrence on this one... I believe that you made it to easy for Kim the first time around and you fed into and reinforced her delusions of grandeur. She then not only shows a lack of appreciation for all your hard work, she also shows disrespect for your profession by acting as if anyone can do it and be successful at it. But Kandi, that's the monster you helped to create!
Now, it feels like you created this song to knock Kim down a peg or two. If this is truly about business, then keep it simple. The first time around you wanted to prove that you "can make anyone hot." This time around, it feels like you're setting Kim up to fail.
You know she can't sing, she isn't taking it seriously, and she's far from really being an artist. She's just having fun with it. So you do the same. Don't work any harder at it than she is that way you won't resent her for it. Do a song that you can package like Tardy for the Party, and don't waste any more of your time and energy on her. Focus on Lawrence... now he's got talent and is someone that we can consider a real artist.
Still love you though, Ms. K.
I think you are two-faced. You don't say things to Kim's face but you say it to the cameras and your blog. I know Kim has her short comings but if she is your friend then you should talk to her. Also, say what you want but you know nothing about men and a marriage. Maybe that is why you remain single?
Kandi, girl you have your work cut out for you with Kim.. the girl just can't flippin sing and she just doesn't get it. I would cut the cord on that one if I were you. Love your voice and I will be getting your CD as soon as it comes out. You are my favoite on the show. Keep doing you girl.. you Rock
I agree strongly about why are you helping Kim. You are trying to be a good friend but i think it is going to bite you back in a really bad way. She can not sing at all and you can not help a person if they do not want to helpthemselves. She want Kandi to do all the work and in the real world it do not work like that at all.
I agree! Slyvester all the way with Lawerence! Rupaul is great, but I see Lawerence singing Dance Disco Heat and werking it!! :)
Kandi...kandi...kandi.... I love the song "The Ring didnt mean a thing".... But that DA#$ Kim is horrible!!! How about you let me sing it!!! I've been singing my whole life and and im willing to put the hard work unlike KIM. Kandi girl all in all KIM cant sing... I CAN.
Hey Kandi, keep up the good work. Kim can't sing just that simple. therefore, that song is totally wrong for her. Kim is looking for instant success that's why she frowns on getting help. If you want to continue being nice to her, suggest another song so that you can get some of that money since she was a success for "Tardy for the Party". If she stills doesn't want some constructive advice, let her go.
Hey Kandi girl........ Your looking for new artists.. ...... Sooooooo... I have a great idea!!! how about holding try outs on the show. Kandi that would ROCK.!!! If not where can i send my CD??? LOL ALL SMILELS :) Kelz
There was nothing wrong with the song you were working on with Kim aside from the fact that she cannot sing and does not want to work at it. Lawrence on the other hand can and should sing.
AMEN TO THAT! YOU"RE SUCH A KIND & GENTLE SOUL TO TELL HER THIS,SO LET SOMEONE ELSE! MAYBE PRAY ON IT,KHANDI GIRL,IT"S FOR HER OWN BEST GOOD AND YOURS!
YOU ARE THE SMARTEST BUSINESS WOMAN ON TV!!!! CLOSET FREAK IS GOING TO BE A BIG HIT!!!! AND FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR OLD HIGH SCHOOL FREIND HIS BIG BREAK... GOD WILL BLESS YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER!!!
Hi khandi, I really enjoy watching you on "The Housewives of Atlanta", especially when your doing your thing singing at the studio. I admire you for being a smart business woman while wearing motherhood proudly on your sleeve, thank you for helping me to see I can do it as well. I am working on a book and the title and story will be a GREAT song; watching you work with Kim to enhance her voice and I know I can sing or so I have been told so I was wondering if you would be interested in having a meeting with me so we could discuss making this money together, I have a Winner!!!
In spite of Kim horrible voice i think you are a really good friend to her. Thanks for being nice to Kim. Your facial expressions kill me :-) with laughter
I don't know who I love more, you or your Mom!! I'm so happy that you can talk so openly with her about sex - that never happened in my family: CATHOLIC! I love your honesty, your humor and your beauty!! You keep it real Kandi and for that I thank you! You are a wonderful Mom and soooo helpful to Kim, they are all lucky to have you!! Wishing you, Riley and your Mom all the best!!!
Just want to say I love love your music, and you are such a classy lady, your mom has raised a beautiful daughter inside and out, you have also raised a lovely & beautiful daughter, best of luck to you and your family.
Kandi, please stop trying to help Kim. There are some real singers who need your help. She don't want to put the work in, she wants you to do the work and she get pay from it. Don't be her mame.
You are adorable and a breath of fresh air..I love your work ethic, I love that you are a good friend, I love that you are good daughter and most importantly, an awesome Mother!!!