Kandi Burruss Explains Why She Didn’t Console NeNe Leakes During Her Breakdown At The #RHOA Reunion

Posted on May 25 2015 - 10:07am by Norrth Cafe


Last night, Bravo decided to have the viewers relive the (trauma) drama of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta“season seven’s reunion. It is fitting, then, that Kandi Burruss’ reflections on the infamous breakdown scene and why she felt  it wasn’t appropriate for her to comfort her castmate:

“Overall, Nene and I have been arguing that whole day and I am not the person that she would have wanted to console her,” Kandi tells The Post. “And secondly, if the shoe was on the other foot, she would not have come to console me.”

Was Kandi’s insight wise or self-serving? In light of Leakes’ comments about the co-stars who reached out to her, I would say that Kandi’s comments were dead on! How did Leakes’ thank and respect the kindness her castmates showed her? With the following post via Instagram,

“MOVING ON……I reached out to majority of the ladies after the reunion to thank them for their support & kindness that day because they seemed to show support during my breakdown. But I find it hard to believe that some of their intentions were genuine and sincere!”


Ms. Burruss-Tucker proves that she probably knows NeNe better than anyone else. She notes,

“If I got up to console Nene, I would be fake. So I just chose to be real with myself,” she added. “I did not know what she was crying about so I was not going to jump up to her rescue.”

Kandi has bigger fish to fry and better things to worry about. Her newest spin-off, “Kandi’s Ski trip” has begun  airing on Bravo with two parts remaining. About her new show she adds,

“I am born and raised in Atlanta and I am very country and I have a definite accent, but when I get around my family, it gets worse!” she shared. “So I laughed so hard at points watching because it reminds me of the black Beverly Hillbillies… . “The funny thing is, the show is called the Ski Trip, but it’s not really about the skiing! You don’t even really see that much skiing going on,” she said. “It’s about the dynamics of these families.”

I’ve seen part one, she’s not exaggerating! You can check out part two, next week! Good luck to the Tuckers. I hope they survive the Old Lady Gang, who seem to have made cousin Weenie an honorary member.

P.S. Matthew? Is there anyone who wouldn’t want this guy as a personal assistant? Matthew is a spin-off in the making!  He is too good to be for real. Don Juan and Carmon had better start bringing their “A” game… unless we’ve seen it and then we’re just sad for them.


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  • Marsbars09

    I commend Kandi for “keeping it real” in regards to Nene’s breakdown.
    It turns out Nene’s crying jag was fake. Nene has nothing going on anymore except Bravo. No one wants anything to do with a rude, loud-mouth, conceited, talentless drag queen.
    Also, it’s no secret Nene is very unhappy being on the housewives and she detests the other women. The backhanded compliments she gave the ladies when they tried to console her proves it.

    • undergroundrailroadtrain

      Yes to everything you said. Nene just needs to leave the show if she is so unhappy

    • Baylee Case

      Spot on!!

    • smallfries

      No lies detected. Hollywood nor Ryan Murphy is checking for her. Back to atl for the moose.

    • pixntrix

      Right on Mars! Your comment is spot on!

  • Marsbars09

    Kandi took the words right out of my mouth about how her ratchet family acts. They are the Black Beverly Hillbillies of that ski resort. They stand out like sore thumbs with their ignorant selves.
    I wouldn’t go anywhere with my family if they behaved that way.

    • Norrth

      I don’t know if those folks have ever heard of simply saying thank you and accepting your blessings. They act like she owes them everything she has.

  • Marsbars09

    Matthew is a diamond in the rough-a dream assistant. I can’t wait to see Kandi go toe to toe with Carmon’s lack of work ethic.

    • Norrth

      Don Juan and Carmon attacked Todd as if he was just pulling stuff out of his backside. He knows how professionalism work, and those two don’t. Imagine them wondering why Matthew didn’t have drinks and supplies for everyone. When Kandi asked where Camon’s “assistant’s bag” was, I knew there was trouble coming.

  • RubyT

    Kandi seems to be able to speak her mind regarding everyone’s bad behavior, except for her mother’s. Odd how family dynamics work.

    • Marsbars09

      Agreed. Kandi is probably afraid her mother will never speak to her again if she sets boundaries with her.

  • Chloe

    Kandi is nobody’s fool. She saw right through Nene’s bullshit and was not afraid to act on her convictions. Maad respect for Kandi.

    • Livie1

      I agree Chloe. Why should Nene be treated with kid gloves when she rides roughshod over every one else whenever it suits her?

    • Norrth

      I so agree! She was right… as soon as the show was over, Leakes was back to attacking the other wives, and pointing fingers.

  • Livie1

    Haha, Kandi makes the BEST “oh no you didn’t” faces!!! Love that first photo!

    • Norrth

      Love Kandi’s faces. She hides nothing at all.

  • HoyesMiGente

    Kandi is not a fake. Nene is.