Kandi Burruss and Marlo Hampton may not be able to come back from their latest fallout.
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss is not feeling the comments Marlo Hampton has made in relation to the shooting that took place at Blaze Steak & Seafood. As we reported, Kandi’s cousin Melvin Jones was shot outside of the restaurant. He is the kitchen manager there. And according to Kandi, an employee came to the venue drunk that day. They argued with Melvin outside of the restaurant at some point. Then they shot him. Melvin survived, fortunately. While filming the current season, Kandi and Todd Tucker told a producer they couldn’t discuss the matter in a scene because the investigation was ongoing.
Marlo has a very different perspective. She accused Kandi of not wanting to ever discuss the unfortunate situations that happen in her personal life. And she even accused Drew Sidora of not using the word “shooting” in front of Kandi out of fear that Kandi would retaliate. However, Drew said she didn’t want to use the word because she didn’t want a stigma attached to Kandi’s black-owned restaurants. And being from Chicago has made her aware of the stigmas placed on the Black community when it comes to violence.
A scene with Marlo and Sheree Whitfield’s friend Courtney Rhodes also riled up fans on social media. Courtney and Marlo questioned if Kandi’s restaurants have a pattern of attracting violence.
Kandi Burruss believes Sanya Richards-Ross has been riding the fence.
Another interesting thing about Marlo and Kandi’s situation is Marlo also accused Kandi of not “acknowledging” her nephew’s death. She said he worked at Old Lady Gang before his roommate shot him. However, the recent episode showed that Kandi did acknowledge the matter. And in a flashback scene, she told Marlo that she was sorry about what happened. Kandi then hugged her.
One person who has been trying to defend Marlo’s actions amid the backlash from fans is Sanya Richards-Ross. During a recent interview with Carlos King, Sanya said that Marlo goes above and beyond for her friends. So she expected Kandi to do the same for her when her nephew passed away. This lines up with a scene Marlo had with her managers. She told them that Kandi should have called her sister, sent flowers, and catered food from Old Lady Gang.
Well, on the upcoming episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Kandi confronts Sanya. She feels Sanya “rides the fence” amid her feud with Marlo.
In the preview, Kandi says, “I’m about to be not ******* with you and your homegirls. You and your homegirls.” Sanya responds, “Why you not gonna be ******* with me though?” And Kandi then answers, “Because I be feeling like you be riding the fence sometimes.”
Sanya denies that she’s been riding the fence, “No, it’s not about riding the fence. I don’t want to keep getting burned in Marlo’s fire.”
In a green screen interview, Sanya says she doesn’t want to pick sides.
“I’m not gonna let how one person feels about the other interfere with my friendship with them. And that’s all I gotta say.”
However, Kandi points out that she thinks Sanya “downplays” Marlo’s actions, “It’s the times when I feel like you’re playing down what she did. That’s when it annoys me.”
At this point, Kandi believes there is a pattern with Marlo in which she says horrible things and then backtracks.
“You don’t see the pattern? She says something, then she comes back, ‘I ain’t mean it,’ over and over again.”
Regardless, Sanya wants Kandi to know that she wasn’t told the same things that Kandi was told, “The thing is though Kandi what went back to you is not what she said to me.”