Kandi Burruss

Kandi gives her take on the Walter/Kenya fiasco.

on Mar 20, 20130

It took a lot to pull together my housewarming. All of last summer I was remodeling my house and doing the build out to a building I bought (which I now call the Kandi Factory).  All the way up to the morning of the housewarming I was still having carpet laid and furniture delivered. I have to say thank you to Brandi Hunter, my realtor, because she threw me such a great housewarming party! Also I want to say thank you to Eddie from Jackson Charles Design Studio for pulling the interior design together! And last but not least, I have to thank my friends Tobey Sanders of Faux Décor (She did all the faux painting) and Carmon Cambrice, because they let me drive them crazy with every house detail. Wait! Don’t let me forget to say thanks to Greg and CTC construction for doing the whole remodel of my home, which was a huge undertaking. Oh yeah, and Richard of Mancave Designs for building Riley’s stage and speaker wall as well as a lot of other cool stuff in the house. Sorry for treating my blog like credits from an album, but I know a lot of people like to know who did the work. I hope you look them up to see more of the amazing work they’ve done.

Well, let me go back to my friend Greg Wynn who owns CTC construction with one of my best friends, his wife Tan. Greg is also Walter’s friend.  Some people asked why I would invite Walter. Honestly I didn’t know if Todd invited Walter, if he came with Greg and Tan, or whatever, but it really didn’t matter. Kenya and I are cool, and I don’t want to make her uncomfortable, but I’ve known Walter longer. Because of our connection through our mutual friends, Todd and I have hung out with Walter multiple times even after his breakup or whatever went on between him and Kenya.  So I prefer to stay out of the middle of the Walter/Kenya drama. I’m not going to exclude him from an event just because of her, and I wouldn’t exclude her because of him.

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Haukku
Haukku

Kandi is going to become bitter and jaded if she doesn't start listening to her mother's instincts about the men she chooses. You have to wonder about the character of a man who moves into the home of a woman and her child before making her his wife, FIRST! And she can't understand why people think she's a "sugar mama"??? SMH.

bzshannon
bzshannon

Kandi I think you are great. If anyone wanted Walter there it should have been alright. Probably should have told Kenya before hand. If Kenya had any class she would have made friends with Walter and had more fun. I guarantee that would be more attractive to most men. Men get scared of women who act jealous, nose out of joint  and are scene makers. Kenya's supposed to be an actress. This could have been her greatest role. A woman who takes the high road always becomes very attractive to other men. Even thought the men may deserve to be kicked in the butt, still if you want to maintain a level in your group you have to be the nicer, sweeter person. 

MyWord
MyWord

Kandi you really come off as a two-faced woman. You want to present as sweet but your nose is right in there laughing and making fun of others and being negative and gossipy. You are no hero to me. I could care less about your big house, big money or big talent. How you treat others and is how you will be remembered.  No real friend would treat people the way you do - you need to work on your empathy and sympathy for others and be more sensitive to the feelings of others. And so sorry that your man would rather you use a surrogate mother so that you can "keep it tight"! What a horrible thing to say. Any decent man would be proud to have a woman he loved carry his child and gain whatever weight she did to do it. He sound really shallow. Good luck with that!  I wouldn't wish him on my worse enemy. You and your daughter going to spend your life trying to keep it tight so that he doesn't get on your about weight? What a creep!

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

Kandi not one of your best moments when you wiped the butts of two dogs just to prove a point...you mean to tell me you don't know the diffetence in your dogs poo? From Kenyas? It was not far fetched to think Velvet would poo coming into a foyer with a bigger dog present...why not just let it go? You couldn't put the poo back....poor Velvet must have been so humiliated for the cameras to be in her face accusing her of the do do.....if dogs could blush she would have been red faced for sure...

michelle.mccall
michelle.mccall

You don't need to apologize for Walter being at your party.  Walter however, needs to apologize to the world for being a poor excuse of a man.  

Msmoore_1
Msmoore_1

Kandi I just have to say I have been thoroughly disappointed with your undercover shade throwing behavior this season for your shady, criminally inclined friend Phaedra. You claimed to "fly above" the fray, but always seem to land smack dap in the middle (running to Phaedra when you found out about Kenya's video, inviting Walter to your house warming and claiming Todd invited him). As a grown woman staying out of it means just that. Like the old saying goes " you are the company you keep".

Msmoore_1
Msmoore_1

Kandi I have been thoroughly disappointed in your behavior this season. The amount of undercover shade you've thrown on behave or your shady, criminally inclined friend Phaedra has really changed my opinion of you. I finally see what Nene has been eluding to in regards to your character or lack there of. But like the old saying goes "your are the company you keep"

Gotablve
Gotablve

Congratulations on your engagement Kand!!!.  You are the Ultimate Atlanta Housewife!!! Your accomplishments are not mentioned enough on the show. NeNe can throw shade all day at you but you are what she is striving to be.  A successful Business woman, a Grammy Award Winner, First African American Woman to win the ASCAP's Songwriter Award, a great mother and soon to be a great wif!!.  I think NeNe is envious of you but I wish you two could get along.  I didn't like the comments she made about your engagement ring.  You are worth 8x's her wealth and maybe that is because you are smart with your money.. A ring is a symbol of love no matter what the cost.

 

You are my favorite housewife!!!!

truthisalwaysbetter
truthisalwaysbetter

Hey kandi. Keep doing you.

 

Glad your happy in your relationship. Their is really nothing fake about you. I do feel that you need to focus on memories with your man and not involve your mom in them as much. You to need time together and to build a portfolio of memories!. I know she is a big part of your life but youand him need that time. It reminds me of my man his mom is the same way lol I love him though. As far as Nene she love control and just cant get it from you. You very smooth with your responses back to drama and i like that about you. keep keeping it real missy. And as always truthisalwaysbetter!

Karen12345
Karen12345

Kandi congratulations on your engagement. NeNe and Kenya are very jealous of you and Phaedra..I understand why Todd does not get involved in the drama...I wish you two the best!

Oxford
Oxford

Ooops! I forgot to tell you the best part. In August we will have been married for 25 years!

Robyn-rlm
Robyn-rlm

Happy to see you Happy!  Blog more!

ESinAZ
ESinAZ

NeNe should have apologized to you regarding the ring....she was so rude about that.

iraida007
iraida007

Kandi I am feeling the good vibe you have with Todd.  I hope your relationship with him continue with happiness,and a lot of love.

Tahirah
Tahirah

Congratulations on your engagement!! You and Todd look great together!

DixieDarling
DixieDarling

Love you girl! Todd is a sweetie pie!! I just love the happiness that shines on your face! You have a good heart and I pray for you nothing but great things!

Nazy3000
Nazy3000

You are changing and not for the good.. where was mama when you got with Todd? So wanting her to move in with you is not a topic of discussion but avoidance?? Wow, so basically we know where this is going to go, im sorry gotta say this but Todd seems to be a opportunist. I don't see him wanting to integrate into your family such as your mom and others that are involved in your life, why put this man on a pedestal calm  down, you had the nerve to talk about Kenya and Walter and her needing a man, just consider yourself lucky that you found one. I wouldn't really rush things though if I were you

Sophiajane
Sophiajane

Kandi, First let me tell you, that i am a big fan of yours! You seem like such a good mother, friend, and fiance. As for the baby name, i had my heart set on a girl name that had my grandma's name in it. I ended up having two boys first. By the time i had a girl, my girls name was so over used. Even my neighbor across the street had it! But i used it anyways because i loved it! Who cares......in the long run, those other people wont be around. If you are blessed to have a baby boy, go with Cash or Kash. Who cares if there are other little boys with that name!! Its cute, so go with it and relax.

PRETTYLADY2010
PRETTYLADY2010

Thumbs UP Kandi, You are a Genuine Inspiration on the show. You are positive person and I never see you really get caught up unless its personal. You stay focused, your honest, and the Realist!!!!!!!! I wish I had your ambition with Success. I looked up becoming a consultant but I wont be able to partake unfortunately-- All in All, hope you stay on the show!!!!!! & CONGRATULATIONS on your endeavors

kaherron20
kaherron20

Kandi, You don't need to explain why Walter was there...If he is your friend then invite him. Kenya is nothing but drama and trouble! It seems as if she enjoys starting trouble, and you and the other girls do not need her drama in your lives. She acts like she is in high school. She needs to grow up!  Kandi I congradulate you and your new show. It is amazing! and so are you :)

Leila48
Leila48

Hi Kandi!  One more question...How long is it going to take to get "Tardy for the Party" removed from ITunes?  especially since you all are in court over this?  And I thought Kim said she didn't need the money from the song that was sitting in the ITunes or whatever account it was and you could have it all.  See that's the type of stuff Attorney Phaedra should be presenting as evidence. 

NancyB59
NancyB59

Kandi, I agree with you. And you can invite anybody you want to. Walter was never into Kenya anyway, she was pushing herself on him. She need not to come back on the the show. Congratulation on your new show.

MrsRC
MrsRC

Love you, Kandi. You're pretty cool with the way you handle the situations that come up. Yeah, some aren't handled as gracefully, but I don't see you the way I do Kenya. She's toxic, that one, and has a real lack of self-esteem. I don't think Walter is gay either. I just think Kenya completely turned him off. He should have been man enough to break it off with her long before it got to where it did. He led her on.....or maybe she refused to see the handwriting on the wall. Either way, he was turned off and he should have broken it off with her. You stay classy, Kandi.

yolsmoo87
yolsmoo87

Kandi, please continue to focus on your businesses and try not to get too involved in the drama with the others.  You're a leader and march to the beat of your own drum.  Continue on that path and keep things moving. There is too much toxicity within the group.

Picket@fence
Picket@fence

Miss Kandi, I hope you are on that nice hook for Nene's new song, " No more excuses! Uh, huh, I said, " No more excuses!", oh yeah, I'll buy that! Love your spinoff!

Letitia607@
Letitia607@

You are a great role model!!! Keep up the great work. I am proud of you as a successful business woman and mother. Keep it real behind their backs and in their face. I like you for this. You never change. I really want to see you and Nene work thru your issues. Well, it's mostly her. But whatever, work it out and remain a lady. I love your friendship with Phaedra. Congrads on your new show and giving back your to the kids in your community. As Cythnia is doing. I love it!!!   You and Todd have my blessings. Forget Kim and the name Kash. She has to get what she can since she lost what she wanted the most.

 

Keep your mind on Jesus and he'll keep you in perfect peace.

realityfan86
realityfan86

Kandi, I really enjoy you. You personality is always true, even when your gossiping. You can say it to a person's face as well. I really like your friendship with Phaedra, and your success. I am happy that your standing your ground against Kim because she is a user. You doing that is not jsut about the money , it is about the principle. I like when you dress up for events but your everyday gear needs some work. You got too much hips and booty (which I love) to be wearing all that tight stuff. Keep being talented.

DariusX
DariusX

Ms. Burrus:

 

You are probably my very favorite housewife yet... Your success, passion and strong attitude make you shine!!

 

Not to mention your lovely talent.

 

I have to say I am absolutely surprised you decided to come after Kim about the song... you really don't need that at all. That probably was my shocker and disappointment... Give away one blessing and receive ten fold I always say... You are amazing and I am sure we will see much more in the future. I am so happy about your home... Your projects... your happiness...

 

I still remember when you first joy, that was one of my favorite times... your hair was AMAZING!!! You are a HOTTIE!!

 

BTW... I enjoy the candy factory... I probably have a frustrated dream and enjoy that there is such a big scouting move to find our people's talent. Take good care and keep going strong.

Meldoy98
Meldoy98

Kandi, its about time you stood up to Kim! 

ann.davis.3382
ann.davis.3382

Love you Kandi you are one of  my favorites, I am so proud of the awesome young women you have become. Stay strong Boo, stay strong.

gjsimon3256@gmail.com
gjsimon3256@gmail.com

You of all people should understand that Kenya should be paid for helping Phaedra secure a deal on the fitness video.. Even Apollo agreed that she should get paid on the back end.  So when the deal no longer existed, Kenya had the deal on the table and she should have taken advantage of it.  There was no excuse for Phaedra to start the smear campaign (bi-polar, etc..).  Phaedra got really nasty.

melanieb2
melanieb2

Luv you Kandi, you are my favorite!!! Keep doing you, no matter what the haters say!

melinda912
melinda912

Regarding Kandi's reaction to Nene's response to the women being late, well, I personally think that Kandi was within her rights to be miffed at Nene. The ladies flew in from the east coast, were tired, had to then go to their lodgings etc...when I fly (same coast even)  I'm exhausted  lol...I understand that Nene put a lot of effort toward her dinner but to turn away friends was a hotheaded decision. The saying "choose your battles" comes to mind.  Love ya Kandi girl AND love you Nene.   ; )

luvpeace
luvpeace

luv u, kandi!  luv to see you doing so well in all business endeavors...such a great role model for your daughter...to go after what you want and take it!  i can appreciate your level-headedness in relationships and the fact that you know how sensitive the issue of introducing new mates to your child can be...not everyone gets that...

tealy
tealy

Kandi, you barely talked to Walter when he was around so I don't understand why you had to invite him to the party. You have really changed. Since you've finally gotten a guy who wants to marry you your head has been in the air. You like the other women have treatd Kenya very bad and its ashame. You said you and Kenya gets along, really?? You are always rolling your eyes while she speaks so I don't believe you. Are you jealous of Kenya because she's so beautiful

melsweet
melsweet

i have always liked you kandi and i still do, but i thought it was inappropriate for you to be so nasty and unapologetic about being late to nene's dinner party.  you looked really silly and rude being saucy about it instead of admitting that it was rude and that you hurt nene's feelings after she went to the trouble of hiring caterers and everything to serve you guys.  don't put yourself out there looking like a fool on national tv.  you have to be a role model for your daughter.  admit when you're wrong and you'll continue to be one of our favorites.

Sugamama04@
Sugamama04@

Kandi, you are an inspiration to all women getting into business!  I didn't like Kim throw shades at you regarding on taking care of your child when she in fact didn't take care of her children last season.  Keep doing Kani and so proud of you!!!

audrey.white.142
audrey.white.142

Kandi, you are so real at all times. I really enjoy seeing a young black women developing her empire. Kandi you are truly a business woman. I think now you should set up your seminars for women and teach them how to develop their business. Please continue to keep up the good work and I hope that it works out with you and Todd. 

 

audreyolivia

Destiny42000
Destiny42000

Kandi and NeNe are my two favorites, they make the show. Kandi if you ever consider going into fashions for young girls ages 12-24 in plus size you would definitely have me as a customer, just wanted to pass this on to you it's a market that's looked over especially for African American girls u know the but story most of the clothes designed are not for us. Please consider. Thank you, Stephanie in Carrollton TX

Offshorewinds59
Offshorewinds59

Kandi, I agree with the comments about you being the best, you seem to have a legitimate reason for being!! Your ring is beautiful, I noticed a look on your face when they where talking about Nene's ring...her ring is gaudy and more a statement of standing than love, size does not matter... The ring Todd gave you comes from the heart, it may not be the biggest, but where it comes from matters more than how much it costs!! Knowing you and your realistic outlook on life it is more beautiful than most, the glow you have when you and Todd are on camera is beautiful and I wish you both of luck, keep on doing what your doing and more good things will come your way! Your the best!!

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

@Nazy3000 Now honey you knowwww.. that if Mama Joyce wanted to be on that property she would be.....what we have seen of Kandi on this show is that she is going to do whats right for her Mama....I would bet money right now that Kandi considered that property for the options it would afford her mama.....one day if need be....Mama Joyce knows that.....we know that....time for you to know that.....

cidhigh
cidhigh

 @Nazy3000

 You must be crazy. Just because you watch these people once a week on tv doesn't mean you know them on a personal level. I sure hope Kandi and Todd have a wonder life together.  Don't you think Kandi would know if someone were an opportunist?  She isn't exactly 18. She's been through a lot in her life and know a lot.

clrdl
clrdl

I agree with you and that little fishing trip she was asking him what was wrong with the, so call, relationship.  If she thought he was gay why was she still trying to get him to marry her.  Kenya is rude and have a very bad attitude.

gjsimon3256@gmail.com
gjsimon3256@gmail.com

 @tealy Thank you- I agree with you. Kandi has changed.  Really I believe that Kandi and Phaedra have changed. Actually Phaedra was my favorite last season, but not now due to the way she treated Kenya.  But what I find interesting that neither of them really mess with NeNe.

MizzVann
MizzVann

 @Offshorewinds59 Nene and Greg did a diamond for every year they were married, so Nene's ring had meaning

melsweet
melsweet

 @Offshorewinds59

why do people always have to criticize?  kandi has a nice ring and nene's ring is stunningly beautiful.  why do you assume the ring is a statement?  nene is a tall woman with a larger frame, maybe greg was trying to get something stunning for her that a smaller woman couldn't pull off?  why do you have to be negative and compare?

clrdl
clrdl

I agree, I love Kandi, use to live next door to her.  Her brother Patrick and my son were best friends, he would be so proud of her and what she has accomplished.  Joyce raised her children right and would only want the best for Kandi.  When relationships are new the two people need time to bond.  Kandi did tell Todd that she expected Joyce to live with her at some point and Todd did agree.