By: Taren Vaughan
Is there some Kandi Burruss NeNe Leakes drama unfolding? Kandi Burruss has made her return to Season 5 of Real Housewives of Atlanta. As the singer-songwriter stayed on board with RHOA, Kandi’s relationships with the other cast members have changed since she first became a Housewife. Kandi and Kim Zolciak are clearly not on the best of terms and they have both shared their sides when it comes to the beef that they have with each other. While Kandi’s beef with Kim is nothing like the one the departing Housewife has going on with NeNe Leakes, she too seems to not be extremely fond of NeNe either. Way before the show even aired for its fifth season, Kandi Burruss and NeNe Leakes were rumored to have gotten into a fight. Kandi and NeNe both denied that a brawl ever took place between them. But since then, there has still been speculation about the friendship that they have with each other, or lack thereof, and how Kandi truly feels about NeNe. NeNe has claimed that she thinks Kandi is jealous of all of the success that she has had, NeNe’s comments causing her fans to angrily come straight for Kandi on her Twitter account. Attempting to set things straight, Kandi took to her blog to address the whole situation with NeNe. And she made it clear that she is in no way, shape or form jealous of NeNe and that she quite frankly thinks that NeNe makes friends with people merely for her own personal gains.
OK so let’s talk about the drama stuff that I can’t seem to avoid. First, my comments about NeNe. All of NeNe’s fans were mad at me. They were saying I’m jealous, I’m two-faced, I’m hating, etc. LOL! Whatever! I am not jealous of NeNe at all. I’m very happy for her success. I’m definitely not two-faced, because I have been very honest about my feelings towards NeNe all along. Clearly NeNe knows how I feel, because you heard Cynthia say that, “NeNe doesn’t understand why you don’t like her.” I think it’s a bit much to say that I don’t like her, because I don’t have any dislike for her. I just think that I’m very guarded when it comes to her.
I hate to even blog about this, because I’m sure it will do nothing but cause more drama, but I’ll try to give you some insight on where I’m coming from. I think she plays the women of this show just like chess. I’m an observer. I just sit back and watch. When people think I’m not paying attention, I am. NeNe is a smart woman and she plays a game to benefit her at all times. There’s nothing wrong with that. I find it funny how over the years she’ll dog somebody out for doing the same exact thing she has already done or said, as if she has never done or said it. And then everyone starts siding with her as if they don’t remember the bullsh– she did or said.
It frustrates me when I get people tweeting me asking, “Why do you feel that way about NeNe?” I’m like, did you just start watching RHOA or something? She’s been making snide remarks about me since I first came on the show. I’m one of those people that if we start off on the wrong foot, then you’ve pretty much set the tone for how it’s going to be, and clearly she and I started on the wrong foot. I try to be cool, because we are in the same circle. I know that we’re going to be around each other a lot, so I’m always cordial. Overall I respect NeNe, I just don’t deal with her too much.
Anyway with all that said, when I made the comment about her having motives when she befriends people, well, that’s how I feel. I’ve come to that conclusion over the years. Example: when she first heard about Marlo coming around, she was highly upset. I saw it with my own eyes. She was pissed. It had been in the blogs about her possibly dating Charles Grant (Marlo’s ex-boyfriend), which was something NeNe always denied. I guess she felt someone was trying to be messy by bringing Marlo around, and I understood why she could feel that way. Anyway NeNe went from being highly pissed to befriending Marlo overnight. It was clear she didn’t want that Charles situation brought up. So befriending Marlo would definitely stop any drama before it starts. Smart move. As I said, she plays chess with these women. I could add more examples, but no need. You should get my point. I actually felt like at some point she and I were getting along a lot better. You’ll have to keep watching to see it.