Kandi Burruss

Kandi explains her comments about Kim and "Tardy for the Party."

on Oct 13, 20100

Well I upset Kim with my comments about "Tardy For The Party." She hit me up, and we talked, so everything is cool. I will explain why I feel the way I feel about it ... later. First let me comment on the rest of the show. 

I heard a lot of people talking on the radio saying that they thought Nene was faking when she cried. Honestly, when I watched the show, I teared up when I saw the scene with her and her son. I think you guys forget that we put our personal lives out there for the world to see. During taping this season, Nene had to deal with her son being arrested and problems in her marriage being blasted in the media. Who wouldn't be extra emotional during that time? It may be surprising coming from me, but I really felt Nene on this one. 

Okay, what's next. Oh, how do y'all feel about our newbie Cynthia?  She's beautiful and a sweet person from what I've seen. Speaking of newbies, I know Phaedra had to be fired up when they mentioned how long Apollo had been in jail and that he was friends with Lawrence's friend. People love to imply that men who've spent long periods of time in jail have tried the whole male on male action thing, but I don't think that's neccessarily true.

Anyway, my performance at The Uptown Supper Club was pretty good. It was the first time in a long time that I performed with a band so I was nervous. The song I sang is titled, "I Just Know," and it will be on my album "Kandi Koated" that is releasing this year. I had a great time working with Ne-Yo. He's a hitmaker, and you guys didn't get a real good listen to the song he wrote for me, but it turned out great! 

101 comments
in the world not of the world
in the world not of the world

I am not sure if Kandi will ever read this, i know nothing about these blog or twitters or whatever i am typing on but i hope you do Kandi(see this i mean) . I just wanted to say to you as a single working mom, who is trying to just be about my kids and God, this show is my vice. i just really loved the way you really walk in love Kandi. I wanted to be angry for you about Kim and the way she clearly took advantage of the fact that you all but sang the song back stage for her like Milli Vanilli, and she acts on t.v. as though the money means nothing, well if that were the case she would have simply said after the show " this is something i clearly did not realize you were hurt by, so let me go directly to take out the money made and lets split it, it just didn't occur to me, since i just care about singing and nothing about the money!" yaeah right! anyway my point is regardless of the people in life who are ruled by the flesh, and greed, and all things worldly, you set yourself apart in this situation, and as far as i can tell on the show too. You really seem like an amazing woman and mother, and have a very special gift from God in your voice. I hope to be more like Christ and impart the same characteristics you have shown in this situation, in my life and really treat others better than myself, knowing God is my everything and He will look out for me regardless, of those who choose idleness instead of Godliness. keep being the woman of God I assume you must be, it makes you stand out in a element where He is virtually non-existent.

dimples57
dimples57

Ne-Ne and the girls warned you about Kim when you first came on the show, but you chose to go with Kim (for reasons I won't say, which is typical of some folks). From past situations, I know that you would have a fit if one of the other girls have done that to you. And you say friendship is more important, Kim has shown her limited friendship towards you. She's your bud as long as your needs don't get in the way of future events with her. For example, on your come-back evening, Kim didn't even call or show up to your show. She took you for your rights to the song you produced for her, and she goes back and forth with Ne-Ne while telling you sad stories about how she's done wrong by them. You have way to much class for her, and I don't know why you deal with her. Question -- Was "The Ring Didn't Mean A Thing" ever released? If not, for what reason -- was it Kim being Kim again! She's an opportunist and definitely not your friend. One gets in the way of the other all the time, and she's shown you that side of her since you formed that "oneship" with her. Friendship goes both ways. You have too much class for that trash!

shantrell
shantrell

I LIKE YOU KANDI, BUT YOU SEEM TO NEAL DOWN TO KIM IN MANY WAYS....KIM JUST LOOK LIKE A DIRTY 40 YEAR OLD USER WHO HAPPEN TO BE STEPPING ON YOUR BACK TO MAKE HER OWN WAY IN MUSIC...SHE IS INDEED A USER AND ITS ABOUT TIME THAT YOU REALIZE IT...YOU CANNOT HELP EVERYONE ESPECIALLY THE ONES WHO DO NOT GIVE A DARN ABOUT YOU. HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED HOW SHE MAKE ALL SORTS OF EXCUSES WHEN SHE IS JEALOUS OF THE OTHER CAST MEMBERS? ONE IN PARTICULAR IS THAT WHENEVER AN EVENT IS HELD AND SHE DO NOT CARE TO ATTEND, SHE ALWAYS SAY THAT HER DAUGHTER IS ILL. HMMMM, GO FIGURE.

Chynidoll
Chynidoll

I love you and respect what and how you do it... Kim is not a sanger it's nice to put her on but try rap i know she well do very well ... I got your back when it comes to singing ... 4 real

Jossy La Bella
Jossy La Bella

Kandi, I first started watching Real Housewives of Atlanta, about a year ago, and I didn't continue because everything was about throwing money away and my husband used to get upset with me. But, I have to tell you that the only reason I started waching it again it really was because of you talent. If you can make Kim sound good, GIRL!! you can make anyone sound good. God Bless you in your talent and career. Another thing, it really touched my heart to see how you want the family to be in harmony specially with your mom. That is an honor to have poeple like you on TV and show so much respect for others and specially with your mom. At leat on TV you seem honest, true to yourself, tolerant and beautiful.

Stay true to yourself and don't change..if you do change, make it for the better and to increase your talent.

God bless and guide you in everything you do!!!

Jossy La Bella

julissa
julissa

Lawrence does have an inspirational voice when I heard him I was about to cry he is better with kim hopefully she does go with her vocal coach. The whole nene and greg thing is something very sad and not nice at all. and sheree I feel the both of them like so much right now take care

OooohMeeow
OooohMeeow

KANDI YOU ARE VERY TALLENTED AND I KNOW THAT THE EGO WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE THAT ANYONE CAN HELP KIM WITH HARDWORK SO UNLESS KIM GETS AN VOICE UPLIFT OR OPERATION FOR THE VOICE WHICH I DON BELIEVE IS POSSIBLE LET IT GO. SHE IS WACK AND GIRL BYE......... BUT KANDI YOU ARE WONDERFUL EVEN BACK TO "ESCAPE"- I GUESS THATS WHY YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE FOR BEING A WONDERFUL THINKER AND TRYING TO WORK WITH KIM.

KIANTE
KIANTE

hi kandi, i was just wondering what was the name of the song you was sing in the studio when you and neyo was talking i love that song so much!!!!!!!

KIANTE
KIANTE

hi Kandi,i want to know what that song you was sing in the studio with ne-yo!! it sound so good and i love it!!

joejoe_no1
joejoe_no1

kandi, Kim is your friend, when its convenient for her. She is too fake for you to deal with. I don't care if a lawyer told her she didn't have to pay you, as a friend, she should have honored your agreement. She asked for money back. You should have told her to sue you. But you are a great friend so you would do that and Kim knows that.

Vicki Ivey
Vicki Ivey

I was blown away when I heard Lawrence sing, he would be an awesome artist!!! Kandi I would LOVE to work with you, I love your spirit, and how real you are as a person. You seem to be a person that is very down to earth, and easy to relate to. I have been singing since I was a little girl, and I was in middle school when Xscape came out, I used to sneak to listen to it, because my mom is heavy in church.Lol..but I was SO inspired by you all as young black artists! However your story and your struggle has inspired me as well, I am a single parent of 2 young men, and it gets extremely hard, but I have been able to make it this far through God and my gift of song. Again I would LOVE the opportunity to work with you, thats ALL I need is 1 OPPORTUNITY!!!!

Hurricane in F-L-A
Hurricane in F-L-A

After hearing Lawrence sing last night WHY THE H*LL are u waisting time trying to make Kim something she isn't?????? I would buy Lawrence's music tomorrow if it were available. And marketing him as the next Rupaul I think is a bad idea. Who cares what his sexual preference is? And why box him into that role? Market him as an AMAZING talent and an AMAZING voice. I think his androgenous look is pure genius (sans the contact lens') and his voice is pure silk! When it drops I'll rush to pick it up!!! KEEP US POSTED ON LAWRENCE KANDI! I can't wait.

Jo Anne
Jo Anne

Hi, Kandi.

I just love you and can relate on so many levels. Especially about Riley and her dad. My son's dad and I divorced when our son was a year old and my son has not heard from him since. My son is now 18 and is now attached to my husband of 13 years. Still, nothing from his biological father. The old saying is true, being a sperm donor does not make you a father. My son also has two half brothers (same dad, different mom). They met about six years ago.

The best I can give about how Riley feels about her dad is that you need to let her feel that and if you can, encourage her to talk about it. This situation may catch up with her as she gets older. I had a great support system like you do; but it still caught up with my son. There's something inherent in everyone about feeling rejected by one or both parents -- even if you do have a great support system. Not to worry because everyone is different, but just be aware that this could happen.

You are a great person and deserve the best!

God Bless!!

Jo Anne

Him8tnc
Him8tnc

Kandi I love your spirit, I love your style. You are a wonderful classy woman who the other women could learn from. I as well as many others think you should've fought to get PAID! Kim was dead wrong in how she played you. If it weren't for you, she'd have nothing! (Besides Big Papa to crawl up on) I understand your take on the friendship side, but like you said, "Business is business & friendship is friendship" You were a "REAL" friend to her but she didn't return the favor. But like I always say "God don't like ugly, and he ain't to fond of pretty!" I know you handling it down now with this new venture you're working on with her, but with the attitude she has at this point, I'd drop her "can't sing a lick let alone catch a tune azz" faster than a hot potato! She has let the fame of it all go to her swollen crooked wig wear head, & thought it was hilarious that she had the audacity to think she knows better than YOU...(WHO GOT THE GRAMMY!) Loved it.... Keep doing what ya doin girl & hold it down. Can't wait to hear "KandiKoated Nights"

Ms Saint Louis
Ms Saint Louis

I quit looking at the show because of you. The last one I saw was when you were speaking to Neyo about Kim and I lost all respect for you. Because I could not see how you could continue to be Kim's friend when she literally stabbed you in the back by getting a lawyer to keep all the proceeds from Tardy for the party when that song is yours. Because I knew when you did that song from what NeNe played you, you had talent and to let her steal it from you hurt my feelings that you were okay with that.

VeronicaE.
VeronicaE.

I thought you were the nicest person until I saw what you did to Kim tonight. I thought that was soo mean, you set out to humiliate her. You were So Mean to her. Yes you know about singing and the business, but you could have really helped her. Together you can probably do some fun things, and I'm sorry, your voice isn't that good either, It hurts my ears. Kim dresses well and the audience loved her at her concert. She's sweet and is nice. You kind of came in tale end and through in a "Party all Night" sentence. Then you put her down by saying she couldn't handle the crowd. Who really does that? I think she did a great job, it was her first time, how long have you been doing that? And you didn't do much. You prayed before one of your "performances" and now your talking ghetto about sex at a Mother's Day Dinner and also online??? Do you really think that's a good thing? A make over would be nice. Be nice to Kim, help eachother and watch it grow, alone, not going to happen.

bossgirl
bossgirl

I love the episode with your one one one talk with your daughter, you guys have a great relationship, and I see you get those qualities from your Mom. You guys should have your own show... I can see it working from a positive family prospective.

Teresa H
Teresa H

Kandi you made tardy what it is...Kim is not a singer by any means...but you made the song Great by your talents... Your the great one! Love you & I hope Great Blessings come your way you deserve it.

Kimy
Kimy

Khandi you are my favorite as well. You are very talented and make sure you get paid for everything you do .

Real Talke
Real Talke

I think' it's REALLY funny how everyone is blaming the lawyer. WHATEVER!! Kim is a grown woman and she knows that without your help she still would have been considered a joke when it came to her being an ...... (let me clear my throat).... "artist." When you met her she was the laughing stock of Atlanta for her "singing" abilities. You came along, jazzed her up with auto tune and suddenly she's Lady GaGa and the lawyer said this, the lawyer said that. That's BS and she's no friend!!! Watch your back when it comes to her Kandi cause she is nothing but a user. Once she doesn't need you anymore let's see how great of a friend you think she is. Stay blessed girl... I think you are mad funny and love watching you.

Melanie Shafer
Melanie Shafer

Dear Kandi,

I agree with your viewers in that you are an awesome person and it is evident that you have a giving spirit. Continue to be Blessed and Bless others with your gifts.

Take Care and God Bless, Mel

P Lady
P Lady

Peace Kandi, Just wanted to say again...thank you for inspiring me to be a songwriter. Next, Kim should do some research to actually see how the music industry (business side included) operates. Everyone gets paid, the writer and producers first. Period. It's like securing a lawyer and winning the case, and then looking at your lawyer funny when he/she asks for their fees. I would have asked the lawyer first, then sat down and wrote an agreement before doing anything with the song. But, as you said, I don't think she takes it seriously (at least not at first).

Oh, last but not least, I love how Kim said "...Don't write any bull sh**..." when referencing the new song you were working on next with her...Has she been to your house and seen ALL of the PLATINUM hits you make...ok, well maybe that's just Kim. LOL

Love you, Peace.

Kenyon Webb
Kenyon Webb

I love me some kandi. I like how you helped Kim with her performace. You will make it far with your awesome attitude and pure talent. I just know is jammin, your voice is on point. A friend of mine and myself think it should be your first single because it's on the Anita Baker/ Mary j Blidge vive..

Kenyon Webb
Kenyon Webb

Kandi, Lord, I love me some Kandi lol! I like that fact you have your own mind and you make decisions yourself without getting approval of others. I'm like that. I also dig the new song , you going hard with that joint " I just know" . You are just beautiful , real talk!!!

coach joe clenney
coach joe clenney

Kandi, Please condsider doing an album about the city of atlanta. You are beginning to sing deeper within your heart, bringing out the saddness, joyfulness, and richness in your being. I think, "Uptown goin Downtown" would fit or "Songs of My Being" or "Atlanta in MY Soul". It is not my intention to plan your life. I just thought, that these ideas might spark ideas already in you. PS I think, you are really nice. Coach Joe

Nallah
Nallah

Kandi, you are a gem! I love your response to what happened between Kim and yourself, thanks for explaining that to us. It makes sense treat business as business and nothing else although Kim is a snake I expected her to step up and be a true friend but nothing more can be expected from someone like her. All I can think of is that you are true to your song cause you truly "fly above" all of the BS.

lesle
lesle

Kandi you are such a good person. You inspire me. You treat people like a good christian woman. Now. . . stop helping that no talent, no singing Kim. She doesn't deserve your company. She treats her "assistant" like a dog. Anyway. . . love ya, girl.

Patricia (angel3aby)
Patricia (angel3aby)

Kandi, you are a superstar! I think you're the most talented and classiest housewife ever!!( I realize that might not be saying much, but you get it) I'm glad Bravo was smart enough to give us more then outspoken, over barring, and outlandish to represent the ATL.

I wish you the best in your upcoming album, I know you will find your voice. You did a great job with 'Tardy for the party'.......Lady Gaga who? You have a knack for the dance funk genre. Shoot what do I have to do to get you write me a song? LOL I can't afford you but all the best my dear!!!

leonard tyus
leonard tyus

Yes you are correct kandi, seems like something in writing would have kept things clear and understandable for everyone involved. But in hindsight, you definitively learn from mistakes made. Like you said friendship is just that and business is business. Well good luck on any future ventures with her, you definitively need it.

gypsybell
gypsybell

Kandi, I loved you last season, to me you seem like a real person, Your not loud, have an potty mouth, your down to earth and show common sense. You show you are a Lady, and that is a rarity these days. And I have to say you are a damned fine singer and songwriter. Don't change just continue to be the way you are.

Nilma
Nilma

Kandi - I admire you. You can take care of yourself as the strong woman you are without taking advantage of people or situations. You are truly a powerhouse and it is up to you who you help and who you don't. I don't think that you were handled appropriately by Kim but at the end of the day, you can replicate the situation/outcome anytime with or without Kim. Can Kim do the same? Not only have you put her on the charts, but you also supported her during her live show and made her look good. Kim did a good job but you made sure she left the stage with a bang! What a friend! Yes, you should handle things different when it comes to business. On a personal note, it seems you guys are friends, therefore, you should take the necessary precautions when mixing the friendship with business, thus avoiding nasty drama. Otherwise, have fun together and keep being such a cool artist. I love the new stuff you are showing us! Great music!

Garland2810
Garland2810

NO DUCKIES !!! NO SONGS PERIOD LOVE YOU KANDI

ruby red
ruby red

You by far the absolute best Kandi! Your daughter will be vrey proud of you when she's old enough to watch the show. You set a wonderful example for her. Kudos honey. (((hugz)))

lotionfreak
lotionfreak

Kandi,

I think you are the most educated and well spoken of all the housewives. I am glad you explained the problem so that everyone who does not know about the music business can understand. I hope in the future you get all that you deserve. Good luck.

xtremelycautious
xtremelycautious

Kandi, Ne Ne told how Kim was last year. You should have listened. I know that you two have a friendship but money is money. Kim is a woman that's all out for self. She seems like a woman that will use you as a stepping stone, climb up and kick you once shes up top. A friendship is a friendship. If that's a friend, good luck. I luv u!! U r the reason y I watch RHOA.

le'on
le'on

Kandi you are a wonderful singer, and writer, the song on the show was great, wish you well on you new project,

just this weekend i was watching you hay day with Xcape, and you look great, and you sound is needed out here today,

be strong and keep your faith it is the only thing that is sure....

A. Hakim
A. Hakim

Kandi you are the reason I watch the show. I wish you positive energy and much success in your career.

Chouchou45
Chouchou45

I am afraid Kandi got taken for a ride; she didn't know Kim that well, or for a long time for that matter; she should have gotten the advice from her lawyer from the time the idea of the song for Kim became a reality. Kandi has been in the business long enough to have known better.

reality check
reality check

Kandi! :) I love to see you working in the studio, it's super inspiring for me as a student learning the whole recording process right now. I was so excited when I heard you mention ProTools. hahaha. I was like--- OMG, ProTools is really legit and I'm taking a class all about it right now! So, you didn't realize but you made me more excited about school just by mentioning that. ha. Keep being fabulous!

Cathy in NY
Cathy in NY

Kandi, you're extraordinary and amazing and generous to a fault. I'm glad you learned from your experience with Kim and personally I wish you'd drop her like a hot potato but I trust you to know what's best for you and your own life. My Taurus sister, much love and success to you. I love watching YOU!

sherry dotson
sherry dotson

Kandi i want to tell you that you did a great job on the song Tardy for the Party and i feel that you should have got most of the money that was overly nice of you to except a small check from Kim when you were the one who wrote the song Tardy For the Party and made it a Hit i feel you should have gotten way over half . and should be getting all the extras that comes with the song especially all the extra money that she is getting paid for the song being played and being used . you will be blessed for what you have done for her. you have a big heart may God continue to bless you Abundtly.

Tee84
Tee84

NeNe needs to get her act together. I believe that she needs to work out her marriage behind the scene.

HauteChica
HauteChica

Ooh, I forgot to add God Bless! I know you are going through a difficult time but remember God loves you!

HauteChica
HauteChica

Kandi - You are sooo talented! I was a fan of Xscape but I didn't realize how ge=reat your voice was until I heard you sing during the last episode. That song is so beautiful! I can't wait until you release it.

ViewerCarrie
ViewerCarrie

Kandi...you are so funny when you get mad...I bout died laughing last year when you told NENE off! Thanks for keeping it real and explaining about the lawyer thing. Kim should have done that. She should be thanking your arse and telling her layer to cool it : )

HelenJGV
HelenJGV

Can't wait for you Album to be released!!! Oh, and sometimes lessons are best learned from costly mistakes. You probably knew you should keep it business but then let the friendship part get the best of you. It happens to all of us from time to time.

pdaugereau
pdaugereau

I wish I would have read your comment before I posted on hers, You have a good heart and God will bless you for what you did for Kim! the root of all evil is money, and that was just wrong of her, without Kandi there is not Tardy for no Party!! love you Kandi, your the best

JC Real Housewife of Iowa
JC Real Housewife of Iowa

Kandi! Girl, I LUV you! You are my favorite and the reason I got sucked into watching Atlanta in the first place. You are REAL. If I win a night out with one of you girls, it's GOT to be YOU! (((HUGS)))