Cast Blog: #RHOA

Kim and Sweetie's Offensive Comments

Phaedra: I Was Disappointed with Cynthia

Claudia: This Group Should Reserve Judgment

Cynthia: I Knew I Had to Take My Audition Seriously

Kenya: I'm More Empathetic Toward Apollo

Claudia on Her Breakdown

Kandi: "Apollo Wasn't Thinking Clearly"

GIF Recap: Chocolate Goodness

Kandi's Devastating News

Phaedra: I Knew What I Needed to Do

Claudia: I'm Not Trying to Be Porsha's Friend

Kenya on Her Pilot

GIF Recap: Dish Nation Divided

Cynthia on Her Drama-Free Trip

Has Kenya Found Love?

Claudia: Kordell was Barely Flirting

Kenya on NeNe's "Embarrassing" Behavior

Claudia: "These Double Standards are Killing Me"

Kandi: "I'm Not Two-Faced"

Phaedra: I Appreciated Demetria's Apology

Are Demetria and Phaedra Cool?

NeNe on Her Apology

Cynthia: Claudia Can Read with the Best of Them

Claudia: NeNe's Behavior Needed to Be Checked

Kenya on "The Beasts"

Phaedra: Demetria Took Things Too Personally

GIF Recap: Lessons in Reading

Phaedra's Ignorant Comments

Claudia: I'm Not Surprised by NeNe's Ugly Demeanor

Kenya: NeNe Doesn't Want to Like Me

Cynthia: I'm Moving Forward in Grace and Love

Kandi: "I Wasn't Trying to Set Demetria Up"

Phaedra on Being Recognized by the Bar

NeNe: "I'm Not a Fake Friend"

Demetria Responds to the Rumors

Cynthia: Forgiveness is a Process

Phaedra: My Mother is My Rock

Kenya: "An Acknowledgement is Not an Apology"

Claudia: I Do Not Own a Flip Phone

Cynthia: It Was Awkward Seeing Phaedra Uncomfortable

Demetria: I Have No Beef with Kenya

Kim and Sweetie's Offensive Comments

Kandi was shocked by some of the things Kim and Sweetie had to say about her new house.

Well we're back! Did you miss us?

This year has been a very busy year full of new beginnings for me -- new house, new businesses, new Housewives to deal with, etc. Let me get right to it. I loved the premiere. It was a great introduction to what is going on with everyone.

Phaedra comes up with some of the most over-the-top ideas. What made her think about doing funerals for animals? One thing I can say about Phaedra is that although her ideas are…"unique," they are money makers! Much respect to my girl!

Sidebar: Ayden is adorable on tonight's episode.

I'm glad to see NeNe doing big things. She and I have had ups and downs in our relationship over the years, but regardless of the down moments, I've always respected her hustle. It’s inspiring to be able to have watched her accomplish her dream. I'm sure you guys are probably surprised to hear me saying that, because the clip for next week shows me asking Phaedra why she is hanging out with NeNe. Well, let’s not forget that most of last season was the Smalls against the Talls. So I went into this season looking at every nice gesture from the Talls with a side eye.

OK, Cynthia has got to have the BEST relationship with her ex that I've ever seen someone have with an ex. How the hell did she convince Peter to let Leon stay at their house? She needs to write a book on that.

What did you think of Kenya? She definitely brought the drama. That was just a taste, because she's going to keep it going the whole season, LOL! Kenya does not bite her tongue, and she gave those poor little aspiring models hell.


Well now that I got them out of the way, let me get to myself and Kim, because I got a million tweets about this tonight. When Kim came by the house with Sweetie, I was offended by some of the things she and Sweetie said. Kim said Sweetie told her she needed to lock her doors when she got off of my exit, because I lived in the hood. I was very irritated by that, because I was thinking, "Where the f--- do you live, Sweetie?" There were even more things said that rubbed me the wrong way as well, like, "I didn't even know they had houses like this over here. They must've just recently fixed it up." Or "Wow, this is nice. I wasn't expecting this AT ALL." Or when I showed them the in-ground jacuzzi room, one of them said, "Oh you meant a real jacuzzi! When you mentioned you had a jacuzzi room, I didn't know you meant a real Jacuzzi, I thought you were talking about a jacuzzi tub." I was like what the hell would I mention a jacuzzi tub for? Oh I can't forget this one! At one point I found myself defending my side of town and said, "There are a lot of wealthy people that live in this area," and Sweetie said, "Like drug dealers." I wasn't feeling it at all. Sweetie explained that she grew up on the north side of town, and she said that she heard my side of town was dangerous. In my opinion, the stuff that Sweetie says to Kim adds to the whole racist theory people have about Kim. If Kim has a black friend that feeds her bullsh-- that certain areas of town are "hood" or "ghetto," then that's what she's going to run with. I hadn't seen Kim in a while when she came over that day. The first couple of negative things they said kind of flew over my head, but after a while I caught on and I was feeling a little bothered by it. Have you ever had one of those moments where something happened that wasn't cool and after the fact you thought you should've told that bitch this or that? Well that was one of those moments for me. I was trying to be cool, like maybe they didn't know any better. I was thinking I shouldn’t trip, because clearly they have never been in this area before, but after a while it was like OK that's enough of the ghetto neighborhood comments. After all the talk about my house, Kim talked to me about being evicted from her house and that she was just going to stay there and make them kick her out. Hmm... That sounded like some real ghetto section 8 type sh-- to me, but hey, they live on the "non-ghetto" side of town, so no way could they have that type of stuff going on… LOL! Whatever.

Oh! Let me address the Kash name thing. I've had a list of names in my phone for a few years for if I ever had another child. Kash was one of the names. When Todd and I got together, I showed it to him and we said that if we had a baby, Kash would be the name we would use. When we moved into this house we even had a room that we told everyone would be Kash's room. Todd would even make jokes about tattooing Kash on him. It was the on-going joke and conversation amongst my friends. Well, you can imagine how shocked I was when I found out Kim named her son Kash. Oh well!

Looking forward to watching the drama unfold this season!

Much Love,
Kandi

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Claudia: This Group Should Reserve Judgment

Claudia Jordan thinks the other 'Wives shouldn't be so willing to believe rumors. 

Bravotv.com: How shocked were you when Cynthia shared the rumor about Chocolate?

Claudia Jordan: Well I really don't know Phaedra that much to comment on her personal life, but from the little bit I am privy to, I was surprised to hear about an alleged affair considering the extreme criticism that Kenya got. At the end of the day only two people know what really did or did not happen, and I would love for this group to reserve judgment on everyone until there is confirmation. But I think a precedent had been set a long time ago, so that has opened the door to where we are now. I think it's easy to believe something negative about someone in the group, because in the past it's been shown that it takes very little actual evidence or proof for some to jump on that bandwagon. Hopefully we can get to a place where we afford each other the same benefit of the doubt that they may one day give us. At the end of the day there should be a protocol that we all follow and it should be applied to everyone. Until then I suspect we may continue to have a problem. But I am hopeful. Perhaps a lot of the drama in this group is because there are so many unresolved issues. And that combined with all the double standards in place is a sure fire recipe for disaster. I still have hope though. Again, not to have everyone be besties, but just being able to co-exist in the same space would be a major accomplishment with these ladies.

 

Bravotv.com: What were you thinking when Phaedra blew up at Kenya?

CJ: I thought it was silly and out of character. But I am glad that Phaedra had enough good sense to not actually hit Kenya. We don't need another physical altercation in this group. Again, we are all supposed to be mature ladies, so with that being said, I think the majority of us have a pretty good grasp of the English language and should be able to talk anything out without resorting to violence. Hitting each other is low class, childish, and ignorant behavior, and I'm so glad that Phaedra didn't really go there.

 

Bravotv.com: Were you surprised when Phaedra walked out?

CJ: Although this has nothing to do with me, I am around these ladies and a witness to all the shenanigans, but from what I've gathered, I wasn't surprised that Phaedra walked out. That seems to be a recurring theme in this group when things get uncomfortable. But at the same time, I am glad she did. If you ever feel the urge to put hands on someone and you are done talking, I think the best thing to do is excuse yourself and leave the situation without adding any more inflammatory language to the mix.

I would like to say that a lot of these issues in this group of course started way before I came around, but being here and seeing things with my own eyes has definitely been enlightening. It tends to get confusing as to what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior in this group, because there are clearly double standards. So in some cases it seems like it's OK to bring up sensitive information in front of the entire group, then in other cases it's not OK -- seems like it all depends on whom it's about. In a perfect world I wouldn't expect for us not to spill tea -- I mean that's what we do -- but if folks expect to be pulled aside to be asked about a rumor or some "tea," then I would hope they would abide by that rule and extend the same courtesy. That's all. Because the way it is now is causing far too much confusion, and as long as there is confusion and unfairness, there is going to be conflict. I've never been around so many arguments, so much shadiness and mudslinging in my life. And especially not since I graduated high school back in the '90s! Maybe there is a way we can get us to a place where we can co-exist peacefully. Hey, a girl can dream can't she?

Again, I want to thank all the viewers that tune in weekly to The Real Housewives of Atlanta. I just returned from Charlotte, North Carolina where I was making a few appearances at CIAA and the love and support I got from hundreds of people that wanted to take pictures and talk about the show; it was amazing! So many people told me they love what I'm bringing to RHOA and I just wanted to say thank you to any of them that may be reading this. The show is loved by so many and I feel we have a responsibility to entertain and hopefully inspire. We've got a lot of the season left and I hope the fans will be happy with how everything turns out! Love you guys!

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