Kandi Burruss on Phaedra Parks After Real Housewives of Atlanta Drama: “We Can Never Talk Again”
The lies are over and Kandi Burruss is moving on after one brutal season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The Bravo reality series had a history-making four-part reunion where everything about the supposed drugging story came to light for Kandi and costars Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams, Sheree Whitfield, Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore.
E! News spoke with Kandi about the RHOA reunion reveals at the Fueled by Culture dinner where she was presented with the Fortune Insider Award by Marcus Damas. The event, which was sponsored by Lyft and Avion Tequila, was held at the Hunt & Fish Club in New York City.
E! News previously reported Phaedra Parks is not returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta. When Andy Cohen, Real Housewivesexecutive producer, spoke to us at the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront, he said they were in a bit of a pickle.
Kandi agreed that the cast does not with to work with Phaedra.
“At the end of the day, all the girls throw shade at each other, but to know that people actually plot, behind the scenes, to plant information on people that’s completely made up, that’s a real problem. It wasn’t even for the sake of television; it was for the sake of tearing me down,” Kandi said. “The fact that she never once let on that she had anything to do with it, clearly, she just wants to tear down my reputation, kill my fan base, hurt my business. It was really just terrible. And then she’s supposed to be friends with Porsha? Then she set her up to be the fall guy? That’s a lot of plotting going on. People don’t want to deal with that.”
Kandi said she hasn’t seen or spoken to Porsha since the reunion.
As for Phaedra, Kandi said she would never have anything to do with her again. “As far as Porsha is concerned, she and I will probably end up having to have a conversation about this. I’ll still probably never be close with her again. But Phaedra? We can never talk again,” she said.
“Ace is amazing,” she said. “Right now he’s in a climbing phase. He likes to climb everything. I guess that’s all a part of having a boy.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta will return to Bravo.