Kandi Burruss Excited & Looking Forward to NeNe Leakes #RHOA Season 10 Return After Ending Their Beef!

Posted on Jul 16 2017 - 10:41am by Avigail

Bloop! 

NeNe Leakes — known for her larger-than-life attitude, quick-witted reads and very rich bank account — is returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta for its upcoming 10th season — and Kandi Burruss is welcoming her back with open arms!

“Bringing the blasts from the past back into the future, it’s going to be crazy, I’m sure. I’m just hoping that the craziness is not on me,” she told Life & Style at the Babypalooza at Blogger Bash in NYC. “C’mon now, give me a break this year. Hopefully, it won’t be so over the top dealing with me.”

After a seriously rough season nine, the Xscape songstress is eager to step back and have NeNe along with Kim Zolciak, bask in the drama spotlight.

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As readers know, the now fired Phaedra Parks, attempted to frame Burruss for planning to drug and rape co-star, Porsha Williams. However, during the explosive season 9 reunion, it was revealed that the southern belle created the malicious lie.

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Kandi’s
hoping that NeNe and Kim can take some of the drama off her hands.

“Since NeNe’s been gone, I was the one that took a lot of the heat, different drama, you know, and I can not wait for her to help relieve some of this,” she said with a laugh. “Relieve the pressure.”

As reported, NeNe would be returning to the Bravo reality series full-time, while Kim will return in a part-time status.

CLICK: ‘Eat My Peach Bitch!’ NeNe Leakes Claps Back At Porsha Williams Shading Her #RHOA Return!


The 49-year-old star Instagrammed the news, accompanied by a shot of herself in a cleavage-bearing top and crown holding a champagne glass and a peach.

“It’s been a long process but we’ve finally reached an agreement!” Leakes wrote, the new later confirmed on Bravo’s website. “All hail the Queen for season 10 of #RHOA. #thethreatisback.”


And for anyone hoping that there is still some drama between Kandi and Real Housewives of Atlanta alum NeNe, prepare to be disappointed. In May, the Fashion Police host gave an update on Watch What Happens Live, and there’s no bad blood between the two ladies.

“Kandi and I are good now. Thank God she came from under Phaedra’s spell,” NeNe shared during her appearance in the Clubhouse. “The whole time I was watching the reunion, she kept saying to Porsha, ‘Girl, you speaking for her.’ I was saying to myself, ‘Kandi, child, you used to be the same way, honey. And I’m so glad you came from under Phaedra’s spell.’ So Kandi and I are good. Hey, Kandi, call me girl.”

Do you share Kandi’s excitement about NeNe’s RHOA return? Sound off in the comments!

 

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  • Marsbars09

    No, I’m not “excited” Nene is coming back, especially as a full-time housewife. She will bring nothing but toxicity to the show, not that it wasn’t already present.
    I’m curious to see who is going to align with who this season. It ought to be interesting…

    • ALegWithWings

      I’d bet money that Cynthia will dump Kenya for Nene and downplay their friendship like she did in Jamaica.

      • Marsbars09

        Oh you know it. And I’ve never felt Cynthia was “feeling” Kenya as a BFF. Actually I don’t think Cynthia likes Kenya very much.

        • ALegWithWings

          Remember the way Kenya lashed out at Kim F because Cynthia chose Kim F for her ‘mercial? The way she invaded Kim F’s space by yanking out her chair? Kenya is a liability and bad for business. I won’t blame Cynthia for ditching Kenya. I don’t like Nene, but she is the lesser evil between the two.

          • Marsbars09

            I don’t think Nene is necessarily a “lesser evil”, but she does not pull shenanigans like Kenya and Fake did.

  • ALegWithWings

    Kandi and Nene’s relationship has never interested me. It’s been a Cold War since their blow out in season 2. Lots of espionage, very little outright aggression. What I’m curious about is Kenya and Nene’s relationship now that Nene’s back. I know they went shopping and posed for a photo op while Nene was off the show, but I don’t think their cordiality will last now that she’s back full time. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3cd11e61916145e3e5f84c9f8f3284b74351f0c5ba2606a5aacd1f2de04963d3.gif

    • Marsbars09

      If Kenya has a job, that is. RHOA may fire her if she doesn’t bring her husband onto the show.

      • ALegWithWings

        Yes, I think that also has Kenya shook in addition to Nene coming back on the show. I bet Kenya is starting to feel a bit…replaceable? 😈

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      I think they just tolerate each other … like with every other “HW” on every franchise, if it weren’t for the show, their paths would never even cross.

  • RHONJ Fan

    I’m looking forward to Nene’s return, now that Phaedra is gone. The show needs Nene to shake things up in a way only NeNe can. Kenya will be busy fighting Kim and hiding her fake marrigae. Kandi will film at her restaurant 24/7, and Bravo will probably give Kandi a spinoff based on her OLG restaurant drama.

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    Far be it from me to suggest that any of this drama is manufactured or scripted, but as they all gather with (scripts in hand) for their first the table read, alliances are being formed. While I don’t see them as enemies, I don’t see Kandi and NeNe as friends either; especially considering that Kandi stood front and center last season with peach in hand … you know she ain’t giving that up. The dynamics between all of them is all over the place, so it’s anyone’s guess who befriends who. Maybe Kim will call on Kandi again for another musical collaboration.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    That pic of Nene is absolutely horrendous. Why is she looking like that creature from the candy crush soda saga bubblegum hill game?

    • Marsbars09

      Nene truly looks like a man in drag in that photo. Whoever encouraged her to pose that way really hates her.

  • BetteDavisEyez1

    So now everything is Phaedra’s fault. Kandi joined the show & couldn’t stand Nene straight away.

    • the underground train

      IKR. Her and Nene didn’t get along from the jump. Was Nene under someone else spell when she made fun of Kandi’s weight and thighs?

      • BetteDavisEyez1

        Exactly. How about the time Kandi was all offended because Nene said she didn’t want to go gutter like MJ?!?
        “I said, what I said!!”~Nene
        “And what you said was some bullshit!!”~Kandi
        I guess Phaedra had them both brainwashed. LOL!!

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Bette! What can I say? They can’t keep Fake out of their mouth.
      I think it’s very telling of Nene that she claims to know how sneaky and conniving Fake was, yet she aligned with her during season 7. Nene was “supporting” Fake during her fallout with Kandi.
      Nene is just as sneaky and conniving as the rest. She needs to shut up. I hope whoever “befriends” Nene this season watches their back.

      • BetteDavisEyez1

        Hey, Marsie.
        One of the biggest issues Kandi had was Phaedra confiding in “Daggone Nene”. Remember that?!?
        I am curious to see how Kenya handles both Cynthia & Kandi being in an alliance with Nene.

        • wiseone

          Thank you – Porsha and Phaedra had Nene’s back when she didn’t have an alliance on the show. It was Nene against Cynthia, Claudia and Kenya. Kandi played like she was neutral but she was having a good time seeing Nene being insulted by Claudia. Then Kandi got upset with Nene because Nene confronted her about not being loyal to Phaedra. Now Nene and Kandi are going to team up to try to get Porsha fired.

          • BetteDavisEyez1

            This!! All of this!!
            Are we really supposed to pretend that Nene turning on Porsha is justified or that her new found love for Kandi just developed organically?!?
            Not buying it. This is all more orchestrated drama. Nene has nothing to be angry with Porsha about.

          • wiseone

            Speak the truth!

  • The Champ

    Well considering that these two ladies have a common interest, I can understand the association. We all no how large of an ego Nene has, let’s see how long she allows Kandi to steal her shine and share the spotlight. I know one thing, this will be interesting to watch. Sherain’t just filmed a 70’s themed bday party for rhoa. ALL the cast and crew were in attendance, YES that includes you know who? 👀👀

    • the underground train

      Who? Porsha? Or Kim?

      • The Champ

        No silly, the ONE they love to hate.

        • the underground train

          Oh lol. Well that is no surprise. I saw pictures of her at the filming of Cynthia’s 50th (5 months later) birthday party. Of course she is still on the show.

          • The Champ

            I’m know, just joking with you. Right, Cyn had a 50th after party 😂😂 I liked the idea though, it was fun and cute, even after the fact.

    • Bobbi

      I posted about the party on the previous story. Lol. Kandi and Nene don’t look like they gel but, I’ll send up some prayers for these two. Lmao. They both definitely have that ego and want the center peach and spotlight complete with hbic title.

      • The Champ

        Nene’s ego is by far thee hugest of the franchise, she’s got the loudest mouth to back up those claims. Tbh, what reason do her and Kandi have to dislike each other? I mean they’ve have words in the past, but nothing too serious. We all know who sets the record for “Most” foul, it ain’t hard to tell. The common denominator in their alliance is Poorsha. Neither one of the ladies have any respect for her and quite frankly why should they? What F&F did was deplorable and warrants such reactions. I’m all for her and being called out on the carpet, she should have to answer for her behavior last season. She was dealt a better hand than her “fake” bff, that’s for sure. Better Nene than a judge.

        • Marsbars09

          Hi Champ! I heard there were two reasons Nene & Kandi never clicked: Kandi never kissed Nene’s ass and Nene was really sore about Kandi helping Kim Z. with “Tardy for the Party”. If I recall correctly, Nene & Kim Z. were supposed to duet on “Tardy”.

        • Bobbi

          I know that’s right. I totally agree. Also, sometimes people just don’t like each other. Their vibe is totally different. As harsh and big as Nene is, she is that chick who tries very hard to be very girly and feminine. She’s bougee, lawwd help her. She wants fabulous friends and to be associated with fabulous people. She wants to walk into a room and turn heads with her crew. She’s that chick who wants all pretty girls in her wedding etc. and is guilt-ed into including friends who don’t meet her standard. Nene doesn’t consider Kandi fabulous or even feminine (girly) for that matter. She sees her as sloppy and uncultured believe it or not. I think Nene has grown to respect Kandi over the years but she really isn’t Nene’s cup of tea. Add her ego to that and her jealous nature and you’ve got yourself a powder keg.

          Porsha is definitely the common denominator to that alliance for sure.
          There is other reason for it. Nene knew her relationship with the two P’s was going south when she started kissing up to Kandi at the season finale Christmas party in season 8. She has been working on that relationship girl, ….sending gifts and errrythang. Nene planned for this day and Kandi is going to take full advantage of it. I hope Porsha is called on the carpet for the foul ish she pulled last season as well. I can’t wait. I think it’s going to be a good season.

          • The Champ

            Dang Bobbi, you just summed it all up in one post. I definitely can’t see those two being friends, but they will use each other for what it’s worth. Nene has no intentions on building a friendship with Kandi. Like you stated, she’s using her to get back at Poorsha. Kandi always needed help fighting her battles, as well as Nene. If Poorsha’s azz could continuously drag Kandi the entire season 9 with no remorse, she can handle what’s coming to her. Hell, all of Poorsha’s castmates have went up against Nene at some point, she ain’t no d@mn different. It’s her turn to feel the raft of big foot. Poor little sTink, sTink can get her azz handed to her. Even with that big azz wide mouth of hers, she’s no match for Nene. I just hope the entire season doesn’t revolve around their fighting 😩😩

          • Bobbi

            Right. If Kandi is ever tempted to get it twisted she needs look no farther than Phaedra who Nene used to get back at her. She built that alliance with Phaedra but she never forgot that Phaedra tried to get her sisters on the show to embarrass her or that she outed her stripper past. She never forgot that Phaedra approached all the new castmembers to encourage them to take a position against her. Look at where Phaedra is now. Back at square one.
            Kandi was right along with Phaedra holding her up in that bs. She also felt slighted by Kandi regarding the song she was supposed to perform on. Nene hasn’t forgotten any of that. Kandi will be back at square one too when Nene is done.

          • The Champ

            They are all tangled up in Creonta’s web of deceit. I don’t even know how Kandi can stand to look at Poorsha. After last season and Phaedra’s firing, why would she entertain her? Poorsha couldn’t tell me sh*t that would make me change my mind about her. Nene don’t give a d@mn about a friendship, she is using her like F&F did for years. None of them cared for Kandi, they used her for perks. I’m cool with it though, let them all turn on each other. As long as Kenya’s cool, the rest can go at it.

          • Bobbi

            It’s true. They all used her and will continue to because Kandi is not smart enough to look beyond the surface. She works with a very shallow pool when it comes to the faculty of reasoning and understanding. “What you see is what you get” perfectly describes Kandi and how she views people and the world. She will never learn her lesson because… Slow.
            I’m with you, let them carry on. They are only hurting themselves.

          • The Champ

            There’s a reason why Kandi attracts those kinds of ppl. She has a lot in common with them and they remind her of MJ. We teach ppl how to treat us and Kandi doesn’t have any self respect, so ppl treat her accordingly. It’s a learned behavior. I’m sure Todd will put her up in game and help her better herself. But in the meantime between time, she has a long way to go.

  • Bobbi

    Just saw a photo of Kenya, Nene, Cyn and Sheree on Nene’s and Kenya’s page and both are stating they had a wonderful time. It looks like so far they may be behaving themselves. I don’t know about anyone else but, I’d rather see this than all the fighting and teams. If Kandi is glad Nene is back, good for her.
    I’m just going to sit back and wait to see if this lasts. Maybe the new production co. is encouraging the love. Lol
    Don’t wake me…………

    • the underground train

      I think the big feud is going to be between Nene and Porsha. Nene doesn’t think Porsha belongs on the show and Porsha was talking about how Nene came crawling back to RHOA on her show “Dish Nation”.

      • Bobbi

        Right. I saw that. I’m sure you’re right. Who knows what will happen farther into the season but, for now it’s Porsha not Kenya who is dreading Nene’s return and Nene has certainly let her feelings about Porsha be made known. The one on one feuds I can take. This whole separating into teams though is just played.
        This season will be interesting.

      • wiseone

        That’s why Nene and Kandi are playing nice. Kandi sees Nene as an ally against Porsha. Nene loved Porsha and Phaedra when her and Cynthia had a falling out – after Nene and Cynthia made up Nene discarded Porsha and Phaedra. Nene and Kandi have butted heads since Kandi joined the show and they are going to try to make Porsha’s life a living hell.

        • Bobbi

          I totally agree with this. Nene knows exactly what she is doing and Kandi will lay in the cut and reap the benefits of Nene’s feud with Porsha.

          You can see these alliances are all about self preservation for these chicks. Kenya is the only one who has been able to stand alone tbh. The rest of the women need alliances to deal with the feuds. This is why Porsha has been reaching out to Kim Z. She is trying to garner all the support she can get.

          The fracture in those relationships (Kandi’s & Nene’s with Porsha) along with Phaedra’s absence, Kim’s return and Nene’s supposed makeup with Kenya will make for a very interesting season. Lots of wildcards. Lol

          • wiseone

            All of these women are messy.

  • BetteDavisEyez1

    No one knows how to play the RTV game better than Nene.
    She knows that she will become a fan favorite if she goes after Porsha. All the fans that hate her, hate Porsha more.
    No one could successfully push Porsha off of the show so now they are bringing in the big guns.