Kandi Burruss

Kandi explains her comments about Marlo, Kim, and Sheree.

on Feb 20, 2012

OK, now I’m not the only person who was annoyed by Marlo’s bragging. It just seems I was the only one who was upfront about it. Sheree and Phaedra weren’t feeling it either, but they don’t really hang out with Marlo, so I guess they didn’t feel the need to clear the air on their opinions. Now Cynthia on the other hand does hang out with Marlo from time to time, because of NeNe I suppose.  It threw me for a loop when she was so open on the safari about her thoughts of Marlo when it was just us Smalls listening, but she TOTALLY changed her tune when NeNe met up with us. If she has ever wondered why people have said she follows NeNe and doesn’t have her own mind, then maybe she gets it now. I didn’t get it. Why wasn’t she as honest with NeNe about her opinion as she was with us? That was crazy.

So on to my dispute with Sheree. First off, I do not think Kim would have gone to Africa, even if she hadn’t just had the baby, and I don’t see her spending time at an orphanage, especially not the one we went to in Africa. I said it then and I said it to Kim when we discussed it later (which you will see on next week’s episode), AND I STILL SAY IT NOW.  That’s my opinion, but I wasn’t trying to diss Kim by saying that. It caught me off guard when Sheree first asked Kim, “If you could have come, would you have come? Because Kandi didn’t seem to think you would have come. Hours had passed since that conversation in the car, and Sheree never once said anything to me to make me feel like I said anything inappropriate until that moment. But even then it didn’t bother me, because I did say I didn’t think she would come. I just responded by saying , “I didn’t see you hanging out in Africa, especially with people you weren’t really getting along with,” which is true. But then Sheree comes back with, “No, it wasn’t that. You said you didn’t see Kim at an orphanage holding little black kids.” That pissed me off.  I knew I didn’t say anything about Kim not holding little black kids. She totally twisted my words. To say that would imply that I thought Kim was racist, and I do not think Kim is racist.  I let my daughter spend the night with her on multiple occasions. I’ve taken family trips with her off camera. I wouldn’t do that with someone I thought was a racist. It irritated me so much,  because Kim and I already had not been hanging out or talking as much as we used to for the past year, so we definitely did not need any extra drama. Especially over something I didn’t say.