Kandi claims she wasn’t bad-mouthing NeNe to Kim — and that she was just making a joke about NeNe being ‘rich.’
During the Nov. 13 episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe Leakes took a trip down to Miami with Cynthia Bailey and Kandi Burruss to get away from Sheree Whitfield and Kim Zolciak. While NeNe has never been close with Kandi, during the trip it seemed that the two bonded. But as soon as Kandi returned to Atlanta, she went to Kim’s b-day party and started joking about Nene. NeNe called Kandi out on her actions saying, “Kandi plays both sides of the fence.” Well, Kandi writes in her personal blog that she wasn’t “playing both sides.”
“OK, I had to go back and fast forward this episode to Kim’s birthday to see where I was allegedly ‘hating’ and ‘playing both sides’ as NeNe says,” Kandi says. “After re-watching it I have to ask, what the h*ll were y’all watching where you hear me hating on her or playing both sides?”
Kandi thinks that she is innocent. “I did not say anything negative about Cynthia or NeNe,” she claims. “When Kim asked me about the trip … I made the joke, ‘The one thing that I can say to y’all is that she’s rich now.’ That was the on-going joke ever since NeNe and Sheree had that argument, so it wasn’t a big deal. I even said something to NeNe about the “I’m rich” comment when I was with her in Miami.”
Kandi also clarifies what she meant when she advises NeNe about buying a $9 million mansion in Miami. “I always have conversations with my friends about being careful with your money,” she explains. “That is not hating. That is called looking out for people and passing on what I’ve learned.”
“For anyone to suggest I’m hating on NeNe would mean that she had something I could be jealous about or felt the need to hate on,” adds Kandi. “There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that NeNe has that I want or can’t buy if I wanted to.”
In fact, Kandi wants NeNe to be successful. “I’m not sure why she thinks I don’t want to see her doing well,” she shares. “I made comments about financial planning because I want her to continue to do well, even when she’s no longer on this show.”
BFFs — do you think Kandi was playing both sides?
- Lindsey DiMattina
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