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Kandi Burruss' Turnt-Up "Mask On" Birthday Party Featured a Shady Nod to Nene
The RHOA cast member celebrated her 44th with dancing, drinks, and a clap back.
Kandi Burruss went all out for her birthday celebration! The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member turned 44 on May 17, and threw a wild “Mask On” themed party to commemorate the occasion, complete with a shady nod to the RHOA reunion that aired the same day.
In a series of Instagram Stories, Kandi and her close friends and family are seen hanging out in an outdoor space, dancing to music played by a DJ, sipping drinks, and rocking a variety of face masks. The space included tons of playful party decorations, like a balloon arch and a step and repeat with the hashtag #KandisMaskOnBday displayed all over it.
Perhaps the most iconic part of Kandi’s birthday was the nod she made to an explosive moment that went down during part two of the RHOA season 12 reunion. The birthday girl sported a customized face mask that said “I’m embedded in your mf’ing brain” in red letters, which is something she said to Nene Leakes during the reunion, while the two were arguing over whether Nene had thrown shade at Kandi in a YouTube video posted after the season had finished.
“I texted Kandi and told her it had nothing to do with her. She still went to the next level with it. I’ve never been the type of girl to back down from nobody, OK?” said Nene during the disagreement, which you can watch in the video above. “If I wanted to talk about Miss Boring, I would have talked about her.”
As the conversation continued to escalate, Nene called Kandi “forgettable” and said “girl, bye,” which prompted Kandi to deliver the instantly infamous response that inspired her face mask.
“You been knowing me, and you’re gonna keep knowing me. I’m embedded in your brain, bitch. I’m embedded in your motherf--king brain, bitch,” replied Kandi.
Kandi wasn’t the only one rocking the clapback mask. She also posted a photo where her husband, Todd Tucker, was also wearing one, and in some of the footage from the party, you can spot a few other guests sporting them, too.
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Check out some unseen footage from the RHOA Season 12 reunion, below.