‘RHOA’ Kandi Burruss Praises NeNe Leakes For Shedding Light On Phaedra Parks Friendship Fallout

Posted on Jan 23 2017 - 3:35pm by Terri L. Austin

Last night on Watch What Happens Live, Nene Leakes gave her take on the beef between Real Housewives of Atlanta castmates, Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks.

“I think Kandi had been holding back so long and keeping secrets. For me, I know them in a different way… I got your back, and I’m loyal to you until you’re not loyal to me. You’re not going to just keep shooting at me and not think I’m never going to shoot at you. So, I’m okay if Kandi wants to blow her head off every now and then.”

According to Nene, Kandi has been biting her tongue for years, keeping all of Phaedra’s business close to the vest. The two were tight, so Kandi knows where the bodies are buried, so to speak. But when Phaedra went after Kandi’s husband, Todd, last season, it was too much. Kandi drew the line, and started shooting back.

Kandi took to Instagram and cosigned Nene’s comments. She stated that she felt dragged by Phaedra, both on and off camera. She’d reached her boiling point, and although she’s a loyal friend, Phaedra wasn’t.

Furthermore, Phaedra didn’t respect the “girl code” that says once your friendship is over, you don’t talk about each other. Phaedra continued to “blast the hell” out of Kandi all the time.

Kandi noted that while we fans don’t get to see everything that happens behind the scenes, Nene has been privy to all the tea. So she knows what she’s talking about. Kandi must appreciate Nene having her back on this.

I had to post this because @neneleakes just explained perfectly what I've felt. For those who wonder why I've reacted the way I have reacted this season. Im extremely loyal but for the last couple years I've kept my mouth closed while I was getting dragged on & off camera. So this year I was just done. At the end of the day we should respect girl codes but that means when the friendship is done you don't say anything about each other. Not just I don't say anything about you while you blast the hell out of me all the time. Please remember you guys only get bits & pieces of what you get to see on the show, Nene has been privy to info that y'all don't know so her perspective is a lot more clear on this situation. Isn't it funny to hear Nene & I on the same page. #JesusFixedIt 😉

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What do you think? Should Kandi have continued to hold it in or was she right to blast back at Phaedra?

 

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  • Elizabeth Fisher

    Take this to the bank – Kandi and Nene are talking about Mr. Chocolate.

    • melanctha

      So Phaedra!s flirtation is big news? When Portia called Kandi out, Kandi said she didn’t say Phaedra was sleeping with him but that she was talking to him. Kandi said some feel you don’t have to sleep with someone to be unfaithful. Her backwards ass said the viewer should decide if Phaedra was unfaithful to that bum for flirting. Kandi is ride or die for criminals and bums.

  • Marsbars09

    Hell, I’m surprised Kandi didn’t blast Fake back much sooner. Nene’s revelation really shed light on what Kandi has endured for the past couple of years.
    Now I’m sure Fake is done with Nene now. LOL!

    • ScrappieONE

      I saw right through FAKE from jump street.. One minute a prayer cloth to stripper clothes… Oh please

    • melanctha

      What has Kandi endured? Phaedra hasn’t done anything but respond to Kandi’s vile slander. Kandi has shaded Phaedra and Portia every chance she gets. If you listen carefully it is all BS. Phaedra has every right to give Todd bad referrals. Anyone in the business can see his unprofessional behavior on reruns. You don’t go all around town calling out a client for an unfinished and contested project. No one will work with him. Phaedra doesn’t have to say a damn word,

      • Marsbars09

        This is what I’m talking about: Phaedra has been shading Kandi publicly (or at least on the show) for at least 2 years without Kandi really responding to her. REAL friends don’t do that. If Fake really cared about their friendship she would have worked with Kandi to resolve their differences OFF CAMERA. The rest of the stuff you’re referring to is a result of the break down of their friendship.

        • melanctha

          Phaedra hasn’t shaded Kandi that is how professionals operate. People saw Todds bad behavior in national tv. He had been paid two thirds of the contract. The last payment ins on comletikn. If the client is in the middle of separation and arrests it is difficult to collect. The appropriate response for Todd would have been to ask Apollo since it was his business his wife gave him. The. bitch move was to dig Phaedra. Even then he should have requested a meeting to get her final approval for afinished product. The video should have all agreed upon titles, effects,VOs, mixes etc. When the client approves then you get final payment. What a contractor do is go in the street about a client that he hopes to collect from. There is no way Phaedra would recommend Todd. She should report him to Better Business.

  • RRRobin

    Kandi take yo ghetto azz and jo mammas back to the hood (where you belong).

    • melanctha

      Kandi and Nene are rank hood rats.

  • Sugar in my tank

    Hunty, Kandi was well within her rights to BLAST, Phaedra. You don’t go after someone’s husband. Phaedra could have kept it between the two of them but she continued to insult Todd so, the gloves were removed. I am happy that some of these ladies are attempting to repair their relationships, hopefully it will last.. After the March on Washington, this sh*t seems so petty and insignificant. If you don’t get along or like one another, say it and keep it moving…

    • BetteDavisEyez1

      Kandi’s problem is she thinks she & her tacky ass crew can do & say anything they want to others but it shouldn’t happen to them.
      If Tiny Todd hadn’t blasted Phaedra, she wouldn’t have retaliated. Besides, Kandi bringing up Mr Chocolate had nothing to with nothing. LOL!!
      All of these women are just too low down.

      • Sugar in my tank

        Okay, see Todd is a man and he didn’t do anything but ask for his money from Phaedra. She was perturbed because of her felonious husband’s criminal and disrespectful behavior. Now to refer to that man as Tiny is a low blow because he never insulted any of those women on camera. Your issue should remain with Kandi and not her employees as they do not hold peaches but I will say this, they were friends so the viewers including myself don’t have a say as to how they argue or air out their issues. Phaedra is now getting exposed for the liar that everyone accused her of but could never prove. Thanks Bravo..

        • BetteDavisEyez1

          Calling a tiny man tiny is a low blow?!? Okay.
          Todd was talking smack about Phaedra to anyone that would listen. That is not how a professional conducts business. He also kept his nose in Phaedra & Apollo’s business.

          • Sugar in my tank

            Todd was talking about getting his money so if that’s smack, then okay I talk alot of smack too. With regards to professionalism, the attorney should know how it works and she thought that Todd should have dealt with Apollo when the deal was with her. That’s unprofessional, if you ask me but i digress. Bette let’s pretend that these shows are extremely edited and we see only what production wants us to. Now, these people were friends on and off camera and these men and occasionally Phaedra and Kandi hung out at the strip club which Phaedra resented from Todd, so unless you were a personal friend of theirs, you know what I know.

          • BetteDavisEyez1

            Precisely. So neither one of us can say for sure what is what, but Todd was talking smack to Peter & Kim’s husband. Neither had anything to do with the business agreement.
            He acted like he was down for DJ to collect his money & took low blows everytime he was on camera.
            Phaedra did her fair share of talking as well. So this is why I don’t see why Kandi is acting so butt hurt when she & her crew are guilty of the same offenses.

          • Sugar in my tank

            We both are saying the same thing theoretically except I don’t agree with the employee portion. I have no concern either way about their input but if that deal had any input from her team, then they would have something to say. Furthermore, I recall Kandi’s comment this season about Phaedra telling people in town not to work with Todd. See we never know how production manipulated those scenes and in which order. Honestly, Phaedra seems likes she is not happy for Kandi especially since Kandi didn’t share in her decision to not allow the boys to visit Apollo in prison. See my problem with that is Phaedra asked her opinion and when she didn’t like her answer, she became critical and harbored ill-feelings.

          • BetteDavisEyez1

            This is true. Excellent point.

          • melanctha

            Phaedra didn’t ask Kandi. Kandi interfered and brought her cousin who’s father was a jailbird and put him in Phaedra’s face. That deal was for Apollo’s company that Phaedra backed. She tried to put him in two legitimate businesses. They did not have enough swag or immediate fast cash for him. They were separated and the project was shelved. That is why Phaedra told Apollo to pay for it. Todd did not complete the project. Apollo was pissed at Pheadra because he felt she should have given him more money. That is when Apollo went rouge and began his criminal activities.. Her friend stabbed her in the back and sided with Apollo. A poster for Nida Fitness was recently posted behind Apollo’s fiance. Kandi is a POS.

          • classycns

            I real friend tells you want you need to hear not want you want the hear. The only reason why Phaedra took her sons to visit Apollo because she got a lot of criticism from the fans of the show. The producers basically told her if she wanted to soften her image she needed to visit Apollo.
            Regarding Apollo criminal activities I heard the Feds was watching Apollo from his day of release and Apollo started scamming again six months after release from prison.

          • Sugar in my tank

            You must have an inside track dear or dreamt this sh*t up because I do not remember most of this being shown on television except the cousin and a couple of other things that you in between. Since you jumped into this comment understand that Bravo uses production to move scenes around indiscriminately and out of order. They also set up and shoot scenes more than once as well since you are taking this to HEART..so do yourself a favor, pretend that this is a highly produced extremely edited reality show that doesn’t show us everything that happens. This is not the Truman Show.

          • melanctha

            In the mean time, you can’t make shit up. Accusing Phaedra of Apollo’s crimes is speculation and slander. She has been thourooly investigated by the FBI.

            At the beginning of that season Apollo laid Phaedra out for not supporting him enough. Apollo said Phaedra said she would support him going straight but he resented her for expecting him to work and contribute to the household. It was on that episode that the infamous back pack appeared.( The one that contained six? cell phones and a couple of lap tops. It was with these devices he used to carry out his embezzlling schemes. This info was in the press)

            Phaedra offered him Nida Fitness and the mortuary business. He threw both of them in her face. Phaedra was in Alabama getting accredited for the funeral business while Apollo was hanging out in strip clubs with Todd and Peter who were both much more aware than Phaedra about Apollo’s business. Listen carefully both Peter and Todd imply that Phaedra “had” to know about Apollo’s business because he showed up with all of these new cars etc. They are the ones that knew he was going toPhila. to see his fiancé because “she@ was helping him with the paperwork. Apollo resented Phaedra and sicced his home boys on Phaedra. Make that bitch pay. Apollo still owns that company.

          • Sugar in my tank

            Hunty,do me a BIG favor, stop replying to my posts as this will be my final time replying to yours. You are making this “WAY TOO PERSONAL”for a viewer. Soooooooo either you are a SUPER DUPER FAN/STALKER or a PAID employee of Phaedra’s to troll sites to defend them which is equally pathetic and sad..

          • melanctha

            I don’t think my remarks are aggressive or stalkerish. I was just responding to your comments. I am not paid to defend Phaedra. I suppose I could say the same about you. Also, it appears you are taking this personally and that is silly. Back at you.

          • BetteDavisEyez1

            Sugar, what is your take on how involved the men on this show are in the women’s SL.
            Me personal, I find it annoying. I hope after this season we no longer have to see Peter & after this next episode, there will be no more Matt scenes. LOL!!

          • Sugar in my tank

            Grrlll we are finally in 100% agreement.. :^)

          • BetteDavisEyez1

            Cheers to that, Hunty!!(Clink)

          • Sugar in my tank

            Peter, Matt, Todd, Todd2, Sweaty, Sleepy, Dopey, Mikey and anybody else’s man…

          • BetteDavisEyez1

            ROTFLMFAO!!

          • MBB14

            Think Phaedra resents Todd because he was Apollo’s friend and stored some of his stuff … (until it got grabbed back)?
            Seems like a bit of displacement to me.

          • Sugar in my tank

            I am a person who believes Phaedra was complicit and had every indication where his stuff was at. If you think Kandi or Cynthia didn’t share that info with Phaedra, I have a bridge for sale. These women use the cameras as a means of deflection..I am quite sure that Phaedra knew what and how to act in front of those cameras. Her freedom from her money depended on it..

          • the underground train

            He didn’t talk smack I agree. But he still didn’t go through proper channels either. I remember him badgering the then pregnant Kandi to get his money from Phaedra. And wasn’t it a high risk pregnancy? Wouldn’t it had been more professional to invoice her? Then when the invoice went unpaid take it to court?

          • Sugar in my tank

            I believe he mentioned he sent an invoice to her when they met up. You are correct, he didn’t want to continue to ask her but since the show exploits everything, he did ask Kandi to speak to her as well..

          • Sugar in my tank

            As for taking it to court, they would rather it be aired out on the show for a storyline and it brought us to where we are today along with some other stuff we don’t see on camera.

          • classycns

            If asking for money that is owed is talking smack then I guess, the lights, gas, cable and phone companies are talking smack every time you get a bill in the mail. LOL.
            Bottom line is Phaedra is a big fish in a small pond in ATL and most of the locals are afraid of her. So when and outsider stands up to her she can’t deal. Now without the protective hedge of Kandi, the real Phaedra is about to be exposed. Too bad considering she’s trying to get into politics, the spotlight will be magnified.

          • BetteDavisEyez1

            The light, gas & cable companies don’t go to anyone that will listen. They directly to the person that owes the money.

  • BetteDavisEyez1

    Ofcourse Kandi is praising Nene. She is no longer on the show. Let Nene come back & watch how quickly their lame ass grudge resurfaces.
    Right now, Kandi feels like the “head honcho”. You can see it in her disgusting attitude, but a Nene return would push her back into her place.

    • Marsbars09

      Damn straight.

      • BetteDavisEyez1

        Kandi spit nails everytime she uttered Nene’s name. Now they are friends. Kandi thinks she is running the show but all she is running is her greasy lips. If Nene returns, both Dust Mop & Kandi will go back to hating her.
        I am dying to hear Nene’s reaction to Dust Mop claiming to have run her off of her show & taking her crown. LOL!!

        • LovelyAmberRose1

          ITA The ones who’ve been grasping for the crown have been Kenya and now Kandi. To hear HW history re-written is always amusing. It’s SWITCH, rotate and change the ass to be kissed..

          • BetteDavisEyez1

            The biggest assclown went so far as to say that she chased Nene off of the show & took her crown.
            Just look how ridiculous Kandi has been acting now that Nene is no longer around. Their actions speak volumes.

  • sunkissed748

    Blast away. 🙂

  • delaney

    Poor Kandi. Victimized by others so she’s forced to get down & dirty with the women. Nope. Kandi is as dirty as the worst.

    • melanctha

      Just a few weeks ago Kandi read Nene again. She blamed the friendship breakup on Phaedra befriending Nene. Nene had an ig calling Kandi fake. Now she and Kandi are friends. BS. Also, Kandi and Toddler talked to anyone who would listen about Phaedra and the Nida Fitness deal. Phaedra responded by shading Todd looking for money in the cushions. Phaedra hasn’t spoken about Toddler since the end of that season. That was all BS. Kandi and Kenya are the ones fighting over being HBIC. That whole interview was strange. What is it because people like Phaedra and Portia? This is beyond petty.

  • margaret

    I’m not religious, but it seems highly disrespectful to bring Jesus into this. Especially as a hashtag! Jesus didn’t fix anything here. You two bitches are just playing nice temporarily to make Phaedra’s life as miserable as possible. I don’t think Jesus would approve. :/

    • WeCouldBeHeroes

      Not at all. Phaedra uses the term all the time – and when she’s being shady too

      • margaret

        That’s it right there… These are self-proclaimed, highly Christian women who invoke the Lord’s name over nonsense. It seems like it would be blasphemous for them to do this? I could care less when regular people do this (it’s pretty funny most of the time), but coming from this particular group, it feels all kinds of wrong. Make sense?

  • WeCouldBeHeroes

    Kandi and Nene being friends perfectly displays Phaedra’s fakeness and hypocrisy.

  • WeCouldBeHeroes

    Nene and Fakedra were never real friends anyway. I never bought that one. It was just because Cynthia was on the out and Nene needed some soldiers – Phaedra and Porsha. Nene was hating on Porsha in her first season, hinting that needed to get rid of her. Then they suddenly became BFFs. Gurl bye.

  • WeCouldBeHeroes

    I couldn’t be bothered reading that IG post