EXCLUSIVE: Kandi Burruss Dishes On Her Body, SEX TOYS, & The SHOWDOWN Between Mama Joyce & Todd’s Mother
Newlywed Kandi Burruss chopped it up with TheYBF.com for an exclusive conversation about her new spinoff show “Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi's Wedding”, how she feels about folks saying she packed on a few extra pounds and how she and Todd get down with her own sex toy line. We're not mad at it...
“RHOA” star Kandi Burruss is now OFFICIALLY a "Housewife". Still not in the tradition sense, but she's a married woman now. And she even nabbed her very own spinoff show to chronicle the days that lead up to her walking down the aisle to marry the love of her life, Todd Tucker. If you've seen the first episode, you know that it seems like a miracle will be needed just to get Kandi and Todd down the aisle. But we already know how it turns out.
Mrs. Tucker made reality show history after “Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi's Wedding” scored 2.4 million total viewers and became the #1 rated spin-off in the franchise history. Work Kandi!
So, it was only fitting that hot bodied svelte singer-songwriter, rocking a black leather mini dress from Hush Boutique and cutout gladiator-style boots by Alexander Wang, sat down with us in NYC this week. And she dished on her new spinoff show, how she feels about the few extra pounds her mother cruelly harped on her about and the squabble between Mama Joyce and Todd's mother.
Oh, and she keeps it very real about whether she and Todd actually use her Bedroom Kandi products.
We were also joined by Kandi’s bestie Carmon who revealed what pushed her over the edge, how she felt when Todd checked her about the wedding and more.
Here are the highlights:
On people blaming her weight gain on Todd:
“That’s messed up. Let me just say, since I have been on the Housewives, I have gained 30lbs, but that was before I met Todd. And then, you know, my lifestyle has changed. I haven’t been able to workout like I use and I love to go eat. I feel like now, I’m not happy with my weight. If I could just knock off a good 15-20lbs, I’ll be in the game now. You won’t be able to tell me nothing.”
On if she has used any of her Bedroom Kandi products:
“Yes! Todd and I, we tested out a number of our Bedroom Kandi products. My Kandi pop..the lollipop…love that. Obviously the Kandi Kisses lipstick. That kiss puts the work on the regular…I mean, I don’t know if I should tell you what we do with it.” [Do you boo.]
On if she served any of her auntie’s “Ghetto Purnch” (spelled exactly that way) at the wedding:
“[Laughs] Not at the wedding.”
On what sparked the arguing and finger pointing between Todd's mom and Mama Joyce at the table:
“His mama is on 10 after seeing this past episode when my mom was calling her a whore. Oh, that was horrible. Sorry. That was not true by the way. His mother is SO upset over what my mother said about her.”
On what we can expect from her CD/DVD "A Mother’s Love":
“The musical, I put my heart and soul into it. It basically was inspired by what was going on in my relationship with the stuff that was going on with my mom. I just it beautiful love story out of it and did a full soundtrack of 19 songs, original music. It’s jamming! You got Eddie Levert, you got Porsha [Williams] from “RHOA” with me, you have Q Parker from the group 112, D. Woods, Shirley Murdock, myself. It’s amazing to me. [laughs] And then the play, you get to see the full play. If you go to KandiOnline.com you can order it or you can see it in the fall. We’re going to take it on tour for 15 weeks.”
We had our thoughts about Carmon after that first episode, but she joined the interview and shed some light on why she may have come off as a hater. She wasn't feeling the way she was being treated by Mama Joyce and Todd (and it probably didn't help that Kandi didn't seem to check either of them about it).
On what pushed Carmon over the edge:
“Taping this show is what really pushed me over the edge, I think. Well no, Mama Joyce. That situation was crazy. And then going into taping the show again and knowing I would have to face her mom again. I was like 'I don't want to do this again.'”
On Carmon "working" for Todd and their fall out:
“I don’t work for Todd. Todd doesn’t sign my check so he shouldn’t have had nothing to say to me. And you [Kandi] was suppose to check him on that.”
Check out our FULL interview below as YBF Correspondent Shirley V. mixes it up with one of our fave "Housewives":
"Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi's Wedding" airs Sundays at 8/7C on BRAVO.