I also poked fun at NeNe not wanting to participate in Kandi’s “chiterling circuit play.” This is an affectionate term dating back to collective name given to the string of performance venues throughout the eastern, southern, and upper mid-west areas of the United States that were safe and acceptable for Black musicians, comedians, and other entertainers to perform in during the age of racial segregation in the United States as well as the venues that contemporary Black soul and blues performers, especially in the South, continue to appear at regularly. Point being, it wasn’t shade. I know nothing about Kandi’s play at this point. I’m just proud of Kandi and that she has the desire to extend her brand and live her dreams. She’s an astute businesswoman and that cannot be overlooked nor underestimated.
As for NeNe, I encouraged her to participate, as it may only be 2 weeks of her time. Having said that, even if NeNe feels she is in a place in her career that she wants to make a business decision not to act in Kandi’s play, we can only respect that. Business is business. However, keep it real… Don’t say it’s because you are “busy.” Being busy shopping doesn’t count.
SHOP TILL YOU GET DROPPED
I always start off being nice to anyone I first meet. I complimented Cynthia’s sister Malorie on how beautiful she is. Cut to Malorie getting caught in the wrong. She then tried to insult me for attempting to have an intelligent, tempered discussion on her bad form regarding moving into Cynthia and Peter’s house without notice or permission. Bad move. But there is something about Mal I like, so I stay calm. Stay tuned…