Kandi Burruss

Kandi explains her comments about Kim's song and wishes she donated more at Sheree's event.

on Nov 16, 20100

 

Okay, so I was reading some of your posts on my last blog, and I really wish I could respond to a lot of them individually, but I can't. Let me say I love your comments both good and bad. 

Well let's see. Where do I begin? Let me start with Lawrence. I am so glad that a lot of people have positive things to say about me working with him. I think he has so much potential, and I can't wait to see where he can go! Now in the studio with Lawrence you guys got a chance to see when Lawrence told me Kim also told him she didn't like the song. That's what I meant last week when I said I was mad about Kim playing the song and dogging out the record before I even finished with it. Now I saw where some of you commented saying that I shouldn't have a problem with Kim not liking the song and so on... but I want you to know that I didn't have a problem with her not liking the song, but I didn't like that she was expressing her opinions to everyone before she even told me how she felt. AND just like I tell everyone I work with, "PLEASE DON'T PLAY THE SONG BEFORE ITS DONE!" That's like me playing people her recording before she went back and fixed it or we added our thing to it. She wouldn't like that, although the show played her first recording, but that wasn't my decision. Kim is not my artist. She's a friend I'm helping out. So its kind of irritating when you're making time to help someone, and they're telling folks things behind your back how they don't like what you're doing instead of just telling me from the jump and giving me time to fix it first. Now for the people that posted saying that I purposely was trying to get Kim back by making her sing this song that I know that she couldn't sing ... YOU'RE WRONG! Irregardless of our business disagreements, I would never try to make Kim look bad. I like to try things in the studio that may not sound right when I first play around with the idea, but I keep playing around until it's right. Normally you guys wouldn't hear the songs until they're finished. So in this situation, you're hearing things in the creative process. I promise you guys are going to be surprised when it's all said and done. And if you're not, oh well, I can't win them all. 

603 comments
SkyAccipitier
SkyAccipitier

"Now let me just jump to the fundraiser that Sheree was a part of. I do truly believe that if you're going to go to a fundraiser that you're supposed to contribute way more than $20..." I don't buy (no pun intended) the explaination NeNe gave at the reunion for pressuring Kandi to not "give" more than $20 at Sheree's dance benefit; she didn't know it was a benefit for charity?! It was a good cover story. She does think on her feet, I give her that! But she should add a plausible explaination for what she thought the money was for...if not a donation. How else could the amount be OPTIONAL!

I was embarrassed for you all and I was just watching it on TV.

L. HARRELL
L. HARRELL

Kandi,

First off I just love your performances and I'm sorry I haven't had the opportunity to see you live when you were in my area (Charlotte, NC). With that said, I just want to offer some "unsolicited" advise.

Kim IS NOT GOING to pay you what you're worth for the song you made her sound "tolerable" enough to sing in public. Anything less is an insult to your talents! Just use the situation as a learning experience AND a tax write off (charity donation! LOL) for 2010. God has blessed you with "discovering" Lawrence. I know he's a friend, but REMEMBER to "handle the business" even with your friends.

I think, it was Oprah who has a good attitude with "helping friends and family" when it comes to money. Don't do it and expect to be paid back. That reasoning has saved me in the past when I've "helped" my friends and family.

I wish you and your family ALL the best that life has to offer! You are an inspiration to women (young or old). I look forward to seeing you "deal" with the nonsense on the show AND listening to your music. Sincerely, Chocolate Thunder!

Miss M
Miss M

Kandi,

Having been a professional singer and musician for 8 years, and being married to a stellar drummer/latin percussionist who has toured all over the U.S. for the Kennedy Center and Imagination Celebration, I cannot understand why you had Kim on your tour. I cannot listen to her, it is painful.

It always makes me angry to see someone with no talent, whom has not 'paid their dues', given everything when there are so many under-paid talented people in the music business. There are so many fantastic singers out there that would have given anything to have an opportunity like Kim, that actually had some talent.

I believe you are a great songwriter and singer, but I cannot for the life of me understand what the purpose was of having Kim sing at ALL. She is tone deaf. It really made me lose some respect for you as an artist, I would never let someone with such an obvious lack of talent be part of what I was doing. If you did it as a friend, I guess I can get that, but I can only believe it was for HWOA ratings.

And look what it got you? Not much. You did not get what you deserved for your talent and services. You were used and taken advantage of.

Kim is all about Kim and what benefits her. She is a taker, and you are a giver. She took advantage of your kindness and friendship to benefit herself financially. I hope you distance yourself from her and have a legal contract as to what your financial benefits will be when you so generously help someone in the future. Here's to hoping you do not compromise your talent or reputation again.

You would have been better served to have Lawrence open for you. At least Lawrence has some pipes.

That being said, having been raised around a lot of wealthy people, it really is a rule that the more money people have the nastier they are. There are a few exceptions of course, but I am not surprised to see this kind of rude behavior from all of the hw series.

One thing is for sure, money cannot buy kindness, integrity or class.

Viewer2012
Viewer2012

Ok...I normally don't comment on the RHOA blogs but I'm really confused as to what you are seeing in this episode that I did not see? Kandi did not say or do anything that was disrespectful or untrue. The comment that Kandi made about bare feet was true and her crew did not look ignorant at all. In fact you sound pretty ignorant yourself. There are certain things that you don't say to black people as well as there are certain things that you do say to white people because it can be offensive. On the flip side as a white woman you will never understand how some things that white people say to black people can trigger various emotions and many white women weren't taught to treat black women equal!!!!

tronnie
tronnie

no they should not bleep it out they didit rite to show ppl wt you really think we say it all here we grown get out of your feelings when you grown feelings should not come in tha mix

Samanthae
Samanthae

I have an idea .......... Why doesn't Kim bash Nene's face in and then a white woman can come on the camera and say that Nene should know better than to talk like that to a white woman. That's how ludicrous your statement sounded Kandi about Kim's reaction to Nene. Yea ...... its a reaction to a crazy black woman who needs to be put in her place. Everywhere Nene goes she wreaks havoc. I hope Kim stays clear of her. Oh and the sleeping with married men comments?, thats oldddddddddddd. Nene really needs to come up with different material. Actually, I like Kim more now than ever after watching her being criticized so much by you guys and she still keeps plugging away at her life. Shes ok in my books.

Egirl
Egirl

Kandi Coated has been out in stores...check F.Y.E

stacylove1
stacylove1

HEY Kandi YOU are So GREAT and Bless Girlfriend i admire your work and I'm a big Fan..I think what you doing for Kim is great.I'm only saying that because as I watch the show I see that you are truely doing what you do and doing it well, and I can also tell you doing it from the heart and not for greed.So keep doing you, and you doing you is just truely showing people why you are bless and why your career has made it so far.I also feel that Kim don't know how lucky and bless she is to have a friend like you, and to be given the oppertunity and chances that you have given her, because if regular people like me and others that are spiring to have a career in the music business would takethat chance and oppertunity and make the best of it and be so greatful.So keep up the GREAT work and keep your HEAD to the sky and I will truely be a fan til the end.... OMG you sound great when you perform on the show.....you inspired me to continue to persue my music career and hopefully one day we will work with each other.... GIRL GREAT things are yet to come for you...LATA!!!

Diane Fabio
Diane Fabio

The no shoes comment and slave comment were both needless and racist Bravo should have eddited that out....but as usual it is TV and it is money!

Melody Agins
Melody Agins

Kandi i have to say that you are the one of the two on the show that is not a back stabber, you keep it real with everybody... Now the whole Sweetie and Kim thing, i agree, if sweetie does not have a problem with Kim treating her disrepectful then no one else should. that is their relationship, so let it be.... Kim i use to have repect for but now i have none....she is so full of herself and doesnt realize how she presents herself on LIVE TV makes her look like a d-mn fool.....

Shecol
Shecol

Submitted by mYD (Kandi, "Until last night I was a fan.") THIS IS THE COMMENT THAT MAY NOT MAKE IT.. THIS IS REALLY REAL! Dear Sir or Madame, Part 1 In what lifetime and century do you A.Come from? and B.Live?. You present your opinion as a person who should be intelligent and authoritative,but with your self- righteous judgment it's proven you are an eejit. There are quite a a few people who live in the south that do not wear shoes in public places. which lead to mostly every store to post a -Shoes and Shirt required- notice on their ? Buddy you take the cake.... Every Housewife show has it's share of GHETTO A** so called "women". Camille from BH. Teresa from NJ. Danielle NJ. Romona NY. Jill NY. So please just please stop with the racist a** comment of people getting pulled from the street to be on a show. The only reason you claim ATL housewives to be classless and ghetto is the women are BEAUTIFUL BLACK WOMEN!! Albeit Nene is a little ok a lot ghetto she is still a wonderful mother and dedicated wife. Sheree yeah she a little ghetto too but she still has a small amount of class about herself. Kandi hands down the classiest of them all self made success beautiful spirit strong praying mother and a wonderful mother herself. Phedra....... She just country and a liar, but she has attained her own riches so she is a lady.

FELLOW MUSICIAN
FELLOW MUSICIAN

You have a Great voice but you need a song WITH A MELODY. Don't try so hard when you sing. You really, really, really need a good tune.

taylormae28
taylormae28

HAVE ALWAYS LOVED YOU KANDI,

GIRLFRIEND Y IN THE HEL DO U PUT UP WITH KIM LOW DOWN BEHIND? KIM IS ALL ABOUT WHAT SHE CAN GET FROM PEOPLES. Y MADE HER WHO SHE IS TODAY. SHE SHOULD HAVE SPLIT THATS MONEY WITH YOU WHEN YOU PRODUCED HER 1 HIT SONG. KANDI STOP RUNNING BEHIND THAT GOLD DIGGER. TRUE FRIENDS ARE SOMEONE LIKE CYNTHIA, ALSO WHEN ARE YOU NEW ALBUM COMING OUT. I CANT WAIT TO PURCHASE THAT CD. IM IN STORES EVERYDAY WAITING ON YOUR KNEW CD. I FLY ABOVE! LOVE THAT FRIEND AND YOU TO. ALLOW NENE AND KIM TO FIGHT AND YOU STAY OUT OF THAT BECAUSE KIM IS ONLY USING YOU WITH HER SCARY BEHIND. HELL I'LL BE YOUR FRIEND AND WE CANT WRITE A SONG AND SPLIT THE MONEY NO PROBLEM. KEEP IT REAL KANDI! BECAUSE KIM CANT SAY LETS SING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bronzebaby
Bronzebaby

Hey Candy, I get helping out a friend, but why have Kim accompany you on your tour. She is no where near up to par with you and it kind of makes you look bad. Not tryin to crush her, but someone has to be real with her(Other than Nee nee when she's angry or in confessional). On local Kareoke night, fine, but a tour with Candy?

highlyfavored
highlyfavored

Kandi can you help me out!!!!!!!!!!

Can you put me on a track?! I promise I can sing 1,000 x better than Kim. I have three mouths to feed without a big poppa paycheck so I'm hungry to make it! and I respect and love you as an artist! I wouldn't bring you any grief and I would work HARD for all the help you give me! I know this is a long shot but hey it's worth trying!

Bonnie Shroyer
Bonnie Shroyer

Kandi,

Your voice is beautiful! God has given you the voice to sing! You are so blessed with a cute daughter, a wonderful mother, and the gift of song! I would really like to meet your mother in person some day! Stay strong!

LOVE, PEACE & Soul!

Jud
Jud

I totally agree with you. After last night's show with the "slave master" comment and white people walking barefoot, I think I will stop watching. Remember when Kim made a comment about "eating chicken?" I thought that was offensive, but this stuff is a whole new level. How does Phaedra say that her husband was raised in a white household so he ate processed foods and no one cares.

Jud
Jud

Kandi, I am I the only one who remembers that you did not write Tardy for the Party? The country music singer that Kim used in the first season did and it was NeNe's idea to make it into a dance song with that beat. You did produce it, but it is Kim's personality that drove its success. That is why she doesn't have to be the best singer.

Debzo
Debzo

Kandi, You are the housewife with CLASS!!!! You say it how it is and you are right up front with everyone. And out of all of you, You have the biggest heart and you know how to treat people!! I know Kim is making money for you right now, but please don't write her anymore songs. I like her alot, but she realy can't sing!! Never never invite NeNe on yourbus again, she is a bully and jealous of all the reat of you. It is none of her bussiness how Kim runs her life or treats her assistant. I was very disappointed with the way she was acting. Don't ever change Kandi, I like you just the way you are!!!!

mYD
mYD

Kandi,

Until last night I was a fan. I won't listen to or buy your music and I will no longer watch this Housewives series. I'm sure Bravo won't post this comment because it speaks the truth. Your "entourage" was racist period. Had that comment been reversed there would have been screaming in faces and weave pulling. But because it was said about white people it was a "joke" That two bit wanna be manager of yours wasn't joking and it was your place to correct him. No matter how racist you choose to be behind closed door you should have been intelligent enough to tell your racist friends to use their edit button. But then again birds of a feather flock together so that leaves one to assume you stand by what your friends did. As for Housewives of Atlanta I think you collectively are the joke of Bravo. You all act as though you have no upbringing, no sense of how people should and shouldn't act. It is almost like the producers went to the streets and just picked up random people, gave them designer clothes and told them to act like they think people with money act. I hope their are others who feel the same way I do. I do not intend to watch the show or buy products from it's sponsors.

If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem. We see what part you are now.

Viewer1122345567778
Viewer1122345567778

IS IT JUST ME! KANDI IS A EXCELLANT SONG WRITER BUT SHE CAN NOT SING!!!!

T. Hodges
T. Hodges

YOU ARE THE TYPE OF WOMAN THAT I WISH GREW UP NOW-A-DAYS....JUST SO DOWN TO EARTH, CALM, AND A COLLECTED PERSON ALL TOGETHER. AND IF I WAS A FEW YEARS OLDER I DRIVE TO ATL MYSLEF, UNLESS YOU DIG YOUNGER BROTHERS...LOL. BUT ALL JOKES ASIDE I LOVE THE FACT YOU ALWAYS HAVE A HELPING HAND IN THINGS....(KIM'S SINGING...CAUSE WE ALL KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THAT)...BUT GOD BLESS AND MANY THINGS GREAT COME YOUR WAY..

Wisegirl
Wisegirl

I have to say the episode on the bus was a complete disappointment. Well, untill this episode you and Kim were my favorite Housewife. Kandi, I loved your new album, I had your song on my fb link, and after watching this episode I have deleted your song and no longer will listen to your music or support your career.The comment about white ppl being bare foot was extremely disrespectful, and the way you spoke to sweetie about taking it too seriously was completely out of line. I hope you realize how ignorant u and your crew look on the show!! Then u make a statement stating there are certain things you just dont say to a black women, Seriously, What does this mean? I mean Derek made the statement about "white people" and u laughed. Wow, your all a bunch of hypocrites.. You should do a show on the internet at night on how to properly speak to a ~BLACK WOMEN~ since all of us ~WHITE WOMEN~ were raised to treat all WOMEN EQUAL!!!

MsDaphne
MsDaphne

Oh, my Kandi. You're just too nice and too kind. For the last 2 episodes, I've been waiting for you to say what's on your mind. No doubt, Kim is driving everybody BANANAS. I knew you created a monster last season, but it wouldn't be so entertaining if you hadn't. Even though it blew up into monsterous proportions, NeNe spoke the truth ... and YOU admitted it was a problem as well, and that is the way that Kim talks to Sweetie. I am a woman of color and take HUGE offense, and I wish Sweetie had a blog so we could all help encourage her because no one should trade their dignity in for a pay check. I believe, well at least I'd like to, that perhaps if Kim heard this come from a mouth other than NeNe's, she might just listen. You could make the difference. And, while you're at it, pull Sweetie aside as well and kindly remind her that we were freed a long time ago.

hewlett.tuwanda@gmail.com
hewlett.tuwanda@gmail.com

Kim need to do what you say when it comes to helping her like it or go our own way she is on your time not hers she needs to no that. Stay bless

Tammy  McPherson
Tammy McPherson

Kandi, I watched the show with the fight between Kim and NeNe. Kim is rude, and she does need to put her foot in her mouth a lot of times. Plus she needs to quit the demeaning crap with Sweetie. And moving on......What the hell do you mean, "You just can't talk to a black woman like that"? Like you can talk to a white woman however, but she is too inferior to talk to you that way? The last damned time I looked white women have the same human value as you. I don't know what type of "white women" you have been around, but in the real world there are a few white women out there that will run with you without breaking a sweat. Let me tell you, this "Sister" might have less melanine than you do, but I put it out there just the same as you. Oh, hell, to the f**k, to the no, you would not talk that black and white bullsh** to or about me! And you shouldn't do it to anyone!! If you are gonna play that, "I'm black, and you are white" shit, why do you even help Kim. And no you weren't joking with your little racist remarks. Be a strong black woman and say you meant it, don't be playing it off like you were joking. Please!! If you don't like white don't mess with it, otherwise, quit bitching about her being whiteness and replace her with a black protege. When you act like you have befriended someone, and then you turn around and constantly make snide remarks involving the fact that they are black or white it makes you look fake and uneducated. It is because of ignorant attitudes that we still have the racial issues that we have. And would you like it if people were on that bus having laughs about you acting black, instead of what the real issues were? ......You know you would have snatched a blonde wig off of her head if that conversation was about you. If you can't stand her diva attitude when you are the only reason she even had a chance in hell of being there to begin with, then you should have been straight about that and voiced your opinion. Attitude does not come from the skin, it comes from the heart! Otherwise, I like your music, and you seem like you are pretty happening. Just keep it real! God Bless, T. McPherson Charleson, South Carolina

viewer2223
viewer2223

We caught the part where you're on the bus and the comments made by you and your unprofessional staff towards Kim and sweetie. You must be hanging out with black people too much. Don't take that seriously it was just a joke. Racism can come from any race towards another, you guys need to not be so ignorant and think before you speak.

Gael5109
Gael5109

ROLL THEM EYE'S GIRL! Kandi you are my favorite. I love it when you roll your eye's! It reminds me of my ex husband telling me to quit rolling my eyes at him! You keep it real with everyone and tell them how your feeling without being mean,hatefilled,vulgar,and life theartening!(like say...neNe) Your Mom is cool too,and your little girl is so cute! You and Cynthiana have earned everything yourselve's and have class. Keep up the good work. Lord know the RHOA needs some CLASS!

JMLV
JMLV

Kandi-

Kandi, I love you but........WHAT HAPPENED ON THE BUS?!? I'm talking about the white vs. black comments. I felt like you and your friends on the bus were really horrible to Kim and Sweetie. They are annoying enough on their own and I have thought that all along but, that was awful! I found the "plantation" comment from Derek J extremely offensive. I hope you said something to him about that and, if you did, you should have told the producer's to show that.

Shelligyrl
Shelligyrl

I don't understand why you continue to behave as if Kim is a real artist with real talent. By doing so, you only diminish how you are perceived by others. I personally question your ability to honestly assess anyone with real talent if you think that Kim is a singer on any level.

I can respect anyone's desire to help a friend but when there are real people out there with real talent looking for a way to work themselves legitimately into the music business but you go on tour with a chain smoking narcississ I only tends to make you look as if your career is a joke to you. That opening "act" at the club was horrible and if I had paid my hard earned money to hear a quality act and that nonsense was what I got, I would be disgusted and disappointed. I am not even talking about Kim's horrible behavior as it relates to others, just the choice of helping Kim with her career and promoting her pushing out god awful music as if it was actually something anyone who wasn't tone deaf would want to hear.

RiAnn
RiAnn

Kandi it is becoming quite apparent that Kim got on your nerves this season, but you seem to sweep it under the rug. I have no idea how you stomach her. PEEEWWWWW ! That is why I know you don't keep it 100 because you are not real with her. Kim has no talent and she's using you to write her songs and uses your artist and muscians to make it all sound great. She's just so trashy...and she really does treat Sweetie like a seen from the "Color Purple"

berbs0328
berbs0328

Kandi, I don't understand why someone with your talent is even associating themslelves with someone like Kim who obviously can't sing, and is a big joke! You are an amazing vocalist, you don't need her as a gimic!

denise09
denise09

kandi was a fan of urs no longer a fan after tonite.....the kim n nene fight

Diamond-n-The Rough
Diamond-n-The Rough

Kim has the It Factor???? Are you serious! Ok, I understand, everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Diamond-n-The Rough
Diamond-n-The Rough

WHY ARE YOU USING KIM ON YOUR TOUR??????? Kandi == I can sing better than Kim, and I am sure soooooooooooooooo many other singers can too. She is not serious about her work as an artist, and you can do so much better.

Viewermary
Viewermary

kandi i am a fan of your music from back when you were in your girl group there is no question about your vocal abilities but i question your decision to incourage kim to (i wont even say sing) perform she has no vocal abilities what so ever give us all a break stop the embarrassment your the professional she has become the joke.

CA03
CA03

I can see where you are coming from however, If you have a dream and a passion for something you are going to do everything in your power to perfect it and give it your all regardless of what others have to say or think. Kim showed her lack for music by smoking, drinking and not taking Kandi's advice in the first show. She claims she loves singing however her actions does not reflect it. Now Music is Kandi's passion and she has been in the business for a long time and Kim should be respecting the fact that Kandi is giving her the time of day.

re re
re re

I like your music, and you can really sink. but I am a black girl and kim really pisses me off the way she talks behind your back, but everytime, kim and ne ne get into into you are on kim said. Do you not like Ne Ne?

Shay18
Shay18

Heyy I Think you are a very cool person forget about what the hater says you rock. & kim is not that important for ppl to be getting mad over or even talkung about.

Mz Butterfly
Mz Butterfly

Hey Kandi, I just wanted tell you that the dress you had on ahwn you went to Orlando was the bomb who was the designer cause I got to have it.

CorinK
CorinK

I wish Kandi would stop complaining the about the foolishness on the tour. Kandi knew good and well before she took Kim on the tour that Kim has no talent. Kim cannot sing. Kim has not talent. She is a joke and in all honesty, her association with Kim makes me not take Kandi seriously as an artist.

portcitywifey99
portcitywifey99

i don't usually comment about the show, but i just can't hold my tongue any longer. i'm watching the tour bus episode right now as i right this...and i just want to know WHY DO YOU DEAL WITH KIM IF YOU CAN'T STAND HER? ARE YOU SLOW OR SOMETHING? there's no way i would deal with a female that i could not stand to be around. you talk crap about kim, but you steadily skin and grin in her face. i thought you were better than that, ms. kandi. where i'm from(shreveport, louisiana), they call that messy and two-faced.......

Lalalala
Lalalala

Kandi, you were my favorite until tonight's episode. Honestly, I was so offended by all of your racist comments about white people in tonight's episode. You were awful to Kim & the whole "black & white" thing...i thought you better than that. You and your rude, obnoxious team...just lost all of my respect. I had full intention of purchasing your CD, but I'm not supporting a person who spits out hurtful things...no thanks.

visitor
visitor

Candi, why did you even take Kim with you? You know that she is a self centered clown and she treats Sweetie like a slave. Put her off of the bus girl and let her travel on her own dime.

Miss Quete
Miss Quete

I love your new cd. I can really sing so if you made Kim sound I WILL SOUND G....R...E....A.....T

Mike Turner
Mike Turner

Kandi~I just downloaded your cd/record. LOVE IT!!!! Thank you so much for your wonderful music. And you voice is just heavenly. It has been a rough couple of months for me, your music has lifted my spirits.

Thank you so much Mike

amanda31
amanda31

Why do you keep helping Kim if she is constantly getting on your nerves?

Mrs.TaushaPowell
Mrs.TaushaPowell

Kandi, Love you on the show you have really added some spice. And I love the fact your working with Kim. I think you are really good for each other!

Sausalito Viewer
Sausalito Viewer

Hi Kandi,

Please tell Blue that some of us viewers think he's sexy!

Thanks!