Kandi reveals how she became inspired to create an adult toy line.
Posted by Kandi Burrusson Nov 7, 20110
Well we’re back! Every time a new season begins I always get this nervous feeling from wondering whether I’m going to look crazy on television, but luckily I’m on a show with a bunch of other crazy women to offset my own craziness!
This year we all had a lot going on. Kim has her new baby, Cynthia’s opening her modeling school, Phaedra’s going into the funeral home business, and of course I have my Bedroom Kandi business. I guess Phaedra’s funerals and my Bedroom Kandi seem to be the strangest to people, because they are totally outside of the scope of what we are known for. Let me say first off that I’m not leaving the music business to only pursue and promote Bedroom Kandi. I just firmly believe that to gain and maintain financial wealth you should have multiple business ventures and investments.
It is refreshing to see a woman go for it!. This may not have been the business I would have chosen years ago but today ... maybe. It is something women can use and the way you have done it is with class and style.
Kandi, I have to say that you are the most down to earth housewife on the show. I wish you luck w/your new line ; ) & your probably gonna be like I didn't ask for your opinion, but I miss your short reddish/pink sassy hair! There aren't many women who can pull off short hair, but you did it just fine! : )
I would love to see you bring a little class to your life. It is really difficult watching you on TV. It seems you can spend a little more money on a proper hair style, makeup and clothes. You look and sound so tacky on every show and I am not sure why no one ever calls you out on it. That bikini you had on was a crime! Now you are talking about sex toys. The whole thing is so bizaar and disgusting. It makes you look more unattractive. I believe you need to see a doctor. There are clearly some issues. You can't even speak without breaking up.
Kandi I will support your toyline. I also want to address how your Mom responded to the stripper. I feel like she needs to realize she is dealing with a younger crowd and she needs to get over herself! Preview show her half naked on t.v. but she is tripping about a stripper? REALLY!!
Kandi, I wish you much success in all of your future endeavors.
I also wanted to know where you got the beautiful white and black embroided dress you wore in episode 1, when meeting with Phaedra & Sheree at the adult toy store? I absolutely love this dress.
Kandi, congrats on being on the show. I enjoy the show, but there seems to be so much bickering between the ladies. Black women making money and even being on TV is a serious thing. I know for the shows to make it's ratings, things and situations are staged for the viewers. I wonder how much. What image are they really sending to the young innocents girls that may be watching the show. Is it alright for black women to act that way, It's so hard for us in this society, I know this isn't the Golden girls show, but you all are beautiful and (golden) in your own way even Kim with her wigs. I would like to say that a Bitch is a female dog. I do not see any of you moving around on fours.That word needs to be removed from that ladies vocabulary.Be Blessed.
I hate the way you have gone out of your way to "be at odds" with NeNe since your arrival on the show.You kissed Kim's a** in hopes that you would change the viewers mind about NeNe, but the joke was on you bacasse it was so evident that Kim valued NeNe's friendship more. You came off so desprite to be Kim's # 1 friend. You are the biggest uncle-tom, sell-out I've ever seen. I love that about NeNe, she can be ghetto when she needs to yet she can articulate a point.
I'm happy for you but, a little disappointed. I am happy about your business ventures and their success but, I was disappointed in the way you carried stuff back from your Miami vacation. You could have just said it was fun and left it at that. But no you had to go there so, I want to see you be 100 and not take stuff back like that again. If you want to be at odds with someone it should be Kim for not paying you for making her a one hit wonder....Run tell that!!
Kandi enough with the sex toy stuff you are starting to look desperate and this story line is boring. Obviously NeNe is something to talk about since that's all you and your girls seemed to do at Kim's birthday party. Once again the white girl ended up with the ring the husband and you sisters are bickering and hating on each other. You need to get your money from Kim or realize that she used you point blank YOU need a back bone not Cynthia Kim had you crying for your own money how pathetic! Kroy I hope you make ALOT of money because Kim and her kids are going to spend all that you have LUV!!! Sheree is BORING that is why she is hating on NeNe because if NENE comes the party is started with Boring Sheree stuck up can't pronounce words correctly broke self not so much! I'm just sayin'
Hi, Khandi, You are so inspiring.... for being so young and very level headed & unjugemental when it comes to personal life, but you do have that skill in your career more power to you... and on the other hand really seem to know the direction you are going... Keep being you... Much love
My advice to you is to stop playing both sides of the fence. You did it to Phadrea and now you have done it to NeNe. It looks like you like to stir the pot......you are far from innocent; so please stop trying to play that role.
I guess you get to hate NeNe now because she commented on your figure so nicely...oh I forgot...the camera lied...NeNe didn't say that it was an impersonator. She seems unable to move past so much and yet all of you take her smart mouth and loud voice talking over everyone each time you are together. And NeNe thinks you should all say OH WELL THAT IS NENE...fraid not!
Thank you for showing your shape on the second episode and be so comfortable with it. Anychance, you can add a sexy affordable clothing line for women with the hard to find swimwears and sexy outfits. I am almost the same shape as you and I would definitely be shopping. To be hones I kind of stop shopping because everything is so limited. I know there've been other clothing lines but you do have a way of understanding people and adding flavor to things. Thank you
Khandi, you have so much talent & personality, don't stoop to Nene, Kim, & Sheree's level & bring gossip back & forth, as DRAMA is all those women are about!!!! It is truly sad to see grown-ass women behave in this manner.
Don't care at all for the way Kandi allows Kim to make a fool out of her so easily. Really Kandi - didn't you notice the friendship was one way or were you too busy running NeNe down? I can't stand black women who turn against other black women cause a white woman says so.
I AM LOVING HOW OPEN YOU ARE ABOUT SEX AND I WILL BE ORDERING SOMETHING FROM YOUR LINE, :). KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK. I HAVE BEEN A TRUE FAN SINCE XSCAPE AND I JUST LOVE YOU TOO DEATH. SO PROUD OF YOU. REMEMBER TO FLY ABOVE ALL THE DRAMA AND KEEP DOING YOU!!!!
I am surprised at you. If Ne Ne is inviting you out obviously she is trying to start a new with you. That takes a lot of humbling because you did act mean to her based off of Kim who later stabbed you in the back like Ne Ne warned you that she would. Now, that you are no longer Kims rug she really do not have that much to do with you because her new gold mine Kroy is present. You never deserved a friend like Kim. You do however, deserve a friend.
Oh Kandi......"Angry black woman" really???? When I disagree or so much as raise my voice at work an octave, I am told "behind" my back that I am being viewed as an "ABW". I hate that term. It would appear based on your statement that this is common within in the culture. I respect you but I really hate you said that. Nene can be typical Nene. You all have shown a tendency to be back-biting, backstabbing, but I think out of all the things I've heard so far, these issues were with one another. This was more of a stereotype placed upon us as black women. That was a negative.
Was Rosa Parks a ABW? How about Angela Davis? We ROCK let's help others to understand. I don't agree with Nene's antics but I may not necessarily disagree with her POV. I still look at Nene as being Nene........
Kandi, you seem to try to stay out of the drama which I admire but the Kim / Sweetie thing..... You are above that! Maybe it's because I'm from Houston and we are a huge melting pot but down here we all talk about each others race, your gender, your religion.... Fill in the blank..... Don't worry about the your baby! I was 14 when I got pregnant and 15 when I had him. He's almost 17. Don't worry, God has you in his hands!
I love you girl! I think you are the best, you are real, sincere, funny and smart. You say it like it is. I am so glad you are back and I wish you much success in your new business and with your singng of course. I love your mom too, she's so cute and she's alot like my mom was, I used to be able to go to her and talk about anything and everything. Please enjoy whatever time you have with her. I know there are some people that are "put off" by your new business venture but I think if it's something you enjoy, go for it. I know you are a smart personand you will be a great business woman. Best of luck to you and it's great to have you back.
Kandi, you are my favorite : you're so sincere and have many lovely qualities what make you loved and respected as well, you fully deserve it.
XoXo Xo from the south of France ( you're welcome if one day you want to come over.)
You're amazing. I see you new business putting you in a whole new tax bracket. So watch your back around Nene. She can't stand for anyone else to be in the spotlight. And if she thinks your making boat loads of money, which I think you will, that greeneyed grag queen is going to come at you hard! Just keep your eyes peeled and your armor handy.
I am a 62 year old white woman (I will tell you why I mention this) and I just love the Atlanta housewives. Of the Atlanta ladies, you are the most down-to-earth with no B.S. I think you and Phaedra are my favorites...one deals with orgasmic living and one deals with making an elegant exit. You just can't make this stuff up. You look wonderful with your hair long, but I know you are not going to keep a hair style just because some faceless person tells you to. I mention my race because my 38 year-old bi-racial son thought Bravo needed to know that your audience is not just African-American or southern. You appeal to a broad spectrum of people and that can't be said about the rest of the locales. Enough said...I wish much happiness for you, your daughter and your mother.
I miss you with short hair! I looked forward to seeing you each season to see what new style you had. Well I guess we all need a change. I think you are the nicest person, and real. You will cry at the drop of a hat, but that's ok it's real. I saw the preview where you said you were up to 150. I know what you mean, in the last 2 1/2 years I've gon from 115 to 150. I still look good, nut I'm gonna get it down to feel better. Good Luck to you this season!
Kandi, Girl do your THANG....... You and Sheree and Pheadra and Cynthia are about the only real Housewives, and Congrats for what you are about to do. Girl get some cataloges going, and I'll send you my address...lol
I am a 62yr old woman who loves all of the Housewives shows and I'm no prude, been there and done ALL of that.
But the constant talk of sex and now the dildos and sex toys all the time? Really disgusting and I'm so thankful that I have a dvr and can fast forward through Kandi.
If I wanted to shop for sex toys or listen to sex talk I'd look it up online I don't need it forced on me on tv.
From personal experience......the men must be soooo disrespectful to you Kandi, since you put yourself out there as a freak you must be getting treated as a freak. I know how I look at you so I know how men are looking at you. She'll do anything with anyone at anytime.
And again, thank God I have a dvr so I don't have to watch you at all. Shame on you.
Kandi, you are the only one on the show who has remained true to herself. You have been a faithful friend even if others weren't so kind to you..vis a vis Kim and her not paying you for Tardy for the Party. As if it would have sounded like anything other than a cat in heat without your expertise and talent. Still can't believe she thinks it's okay just to take and not pay for your services. As for your new business...go for it....there's a lot of money in adult toys. Best thing is that you're still Kandi haven't changed into a diva like the big headed Miss NeNe. Keep up the great work.
lol.. First of all I don't think she has done any research has to what a funeral director does. It seems as if she is trying to sound as rounded as can be. Programs as a hobby, crossing the hands to make them beautiful? Then had the nerve to spitefully bring up the Kandi like no one knows that. Stop lets not do this but you handled that very well. Somebody better advise her to take a few more classes..
Kandi, you are definitely A "Black Girl who Rocks!" continue to handle your buisness, if it make money and is legit then make money. It has always been known that sex sells I don't see why a sistah can't get paid off it without participating in the act of it. Love Ya
Kandi i love you! you are the kindest, most sincere housewife there is! i love watching you because you care about people! i wish you much success! i have a feeling god is going to bless you. LOVE ALWAYS TO YOU!