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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ recap, episode 9: Bring it on down, Kandi!

That vaunted fight between Kandi Burruss and NeNe Leakes was much ado about… not much of anything.

NeNe seemed to pick the argument out of the stratosphere.

Here’s the background: Kandi became friends with Kim Zolciak. NeNe got oddly jealous about it and badmouthed Kandi’s music skills behind her back. Their relationship seemed okay at the Alter Ego shoot when Kandi directed NeNe on her photo. But then NeNe heard Kim wanted to do the “Tardy for the Party” song by herself and not with NeNe.

At Sheree Whitfield’s “independence” party at Door 44, a Midtown club, Kim (in crutches from the fall she had from the Alter Ego party in last week’s episode) breaks the news to NeNe that she wants to do the song on her own.

NeNe goes all passive aggressive. “I have no problem if you want to sing the song by yourself,” she said, when in fact she does have a problem with it. “My opinion is you can’t sell the song without me because of who I am, my personality, everything that has to do with me. More people will buy the song if I was on the song.”

She’s probably right but Kim isn’t pleased with NeNe’s implication. So when NeNe gives a fake “good luck” to her, Kim utters, “you’re just evil” and turns away. “Kim is like a dirty person,” NeNe said to the camera later, complaining that Kim changed her mind.

Lisa Wu Hartwell had warned Kandi to stay out of it. And Kandi tries. Oh, she tries. But naturally, NeNe comes up to her and tells her she doesn’t appreciate Kandi talking about her behind her back. (Is she?) “I don’t talk about you,” NeNe said. “I don’t even know you.” (We know she has badmouthed Kandi to the cameras, which I guess isn’t technically behind her back since she eventually saw it on the TV screen.)

Kandi, who has shown an impressive amount of equanimity throughout the series, finally gets angry, mostly because NeNe was getting peeved at her for no tangible reason.

“Bring it on down!” Kandi said. “Bring it on down! I’m going to stop before I blow up on your xxx.”

To the cameras, Kandi said, “NeNe knows how to push people’s buttons. She was gonig on about nothing.”

NeNe later tries to explain: “The argument between me and Kandi was bound to happen. She’s always looking at me strange. (huh? This really is high school, isn’t it?) If I say something, she tries to get smart.” Then she calls Kandi a “country bumpkin.”

The teases for next week’s show don’t address how this plays out but it is a true drama souffle.

In other “Housewives” plotlines:

-For her party, which she organized by herself, Sheree had a monstrous eight-foot tall portrait of herself made by Rossin. It’s a true monolithic ego stroke. A well-done ego stroke, true, but an ego stroke nonetheless.

-Lisa and Kandi do “the Pocketbook Monologues,” which is a black woman version of “The Vagina Monologues.” Kandi does a great job personifying a pregnant prostitute with HIV who was abused as a child.

-Kim and Big Poppa get back together. She still loves him and is upset he hasn’t divorced his wife yet. But she needs him as her ATM and goes on a shopping spree. (Jonathan Jaxson, her on-and-off publicist, told me earlier this week she is no longer with him. The bank is again closed.)

Funny quotes from the episode:

“I have a rare opportunity to paint a queen,” – Rossin, to Sheree.

“$32,000 for a gold necklace. It isn’t all that expensive. I mean, it’s pricey but i love it and I want it, I’m buying it.” – Kim, actually using Big Poppa’s kitty to buy it.

“Oh, God! I’m good looking!” – Kim.

“I’m not trying to be in the middle of the craziness.” – Kandi. Sorry. You are.

250 comments Add your comment


September 25th, 2009
8:17 am

I loved how Kim was shown walking around the pool area at the start of the episode with no limp to be seen, yet she has to come hobbling in to Sheree’s party on crutches. Anything to garner sympathy or be the center of attention!


September 25th, 2009
8:34 am

Kim had to have the crutches so she could be tardy for the party in order to promote her ” record”.
NeNe is far more ghetto and country than Kandi, the only true Atlanta gal on the show.

Sheree's Girlfriend

September 25th, 2009
8:38 am

I still say Sheree’s girlfriend (with the short cut) is hot, hot, hot. Can we get more of her on the show and less of the guy/girl Dwight and all the other guy/girls.. This is getting to be a bit much, the hairdresser had on high heels, pink tights and a flaming red shirt. What the he__ is going on in the Atl.. Not a good look …


September 25th, 2009
8:40 am

Enter your comments here,Can we get back to the Housewives of New Jersey please!!!!This show is a train wreck because these woman are not real friends, but thrown together and it shows week after week. I am watching Jay Leno until the Jersey girls come back.


September 25th, 2009
8:42 am

Abby, or just bad editing…. Did I mention that NeNe is a discrace to black women? Make that ALL women. This show is all she has going. No education, no skills (other than being ignorant on and off the camera) and no sense. Fake azz book, she didn’t write one page of that. Fake azz organization, Broken and Battered Hearts. We haven’t heard anything about the “organization” since that one episode on the first season. She so fake. Oh! and don’t let me get on them cheap azz clothes, MY GOODNESS…. NeNe, once the real house wives are over you will go back to being nothing but a loud mouth ignorant chick that no one gives a rat’s azz about. Not even Curtis AAAAHHHHAAA…

P.S. People aren’t laughing with you, their laughing at you. In a year you will go back to being a NOBODY!!!!!!!!!! Which in my opinion you are right now…..

GA Girl

September 25th, 2009
8:43 am

Not surprised about NeNe’s behavior. I was a fan at first, but now it’s time to move on. Someone must have told her that this show was about her!


September 25th, 2009
8:46 am

“In the ghetto…..” Typical Atlanta ghetto”ness”.

EJ the Diva

September 25th, 2009
8:50 am

Nene is getting to be terribly jealous of Kim. Is Nene obsessed or something? I wouldn’t have her on my song after she told the girl (Kim)she can’t sing and said they are not friends. Nene, if she not your friend why are you so jealous when she hangs out with other people? And how in the world did Nene find a writer named Denene? Wait until next week when Kim and Kandi have a birthday party together. Nene should not even show up with all the drama.

Mr. Smith

September 25th, 2009
8:52 am

I am not a sociologist.However, the antics of these women captivates me. It’s not the animated behavior,nor the potty mouth interaction. What holds my attention is the inflated esteem these women hold for themselves. It transcends across the airwaves. All of them believe themselves to be educated elite aristocrats while simultaneously holding breath taking careers. A self appointed caste system of middle class African American women along with the long suffering Zolciak. Bravo has outdone themselves assembling this cast of delusional misfits.

That Dude

September 25th, 2009
8:52 am

Sheree’s girlfriend is “Top Shelf” fine. HOWEVA at da end of da day Kandi, I’ll walk 40 miles, barefoot, uphill, n-da snow, ova broken beer bottles, just to suck da exhaust fumes of the car that takes your dirty panties to da laundry…Now Can I get a shot @ da Title???


September 25th, 2009
8:55 am

What a bunch of attention craving egomaniacs. NeNe’s personality has been ruined by her small dose of fame. Sheree is “all about me”, all the time and Kim couldn’t earn $32,000 by herself if her life depended on it. These 3 hookers better have a plan B. Age is creeping up real fast.


September 25th, 2009
8:56 am



September 25th, 2009
8:58 am

What has happened to these women, especially NeNe, “the socialite.” In my opinion, Kandi should have left as soon as she saw that stupid look on NeNe’s face. There is no way I would be caught dead anywhere around NeNe-Zilla. Sheray, finally has a monument to her self to worship. What really would be nice would be for NeNe and Sheray’s girlfriend Tania to wrestle for charity, Tania acts like she wants a piece of NeNe. I believe Bravo is irresponsible for casting ‘Kim the adulter’ especially since minor children are involved. I don’t know why Kim thinks that woman’s husband is going to leave home for her when he is using his marriage as an excuse to avoid making a commitment to anyone other than those he is already committed to like his wife and children. Lisa tires me out one upping the competition or justifying why and what she is doing, just do your ‘individual’ thing and keep moving. Well until next week’s episode of the ego show!!

Marcus Graham

September 25th, 2009
9:01 am


Why is the entire blog a link to the DOrr44 nightclub? That place bites!

kendall meeks

September 25th, 2009
9:05 am

Yes i agree that NeNe is alot over the edge i guess someone told told her thats she’s GOD gift too everyone. She’s the one with starting all the drama on the show and talks about everyone. I really don’t blame Kim hell i would have her on the song neither. If its not about NeNe then its not at all. Greg what in HELL did you see in thaT !!!!!!!!!!!!!! CRAZED ASS WOMAN. Kandi go and do what you do best and that is show your love and pass it on. You are definetly in a class all by yourself i know some people will make you crack that can of whip-ass on them. You are truely representing the Atlanta Woman.Sheree you simply looked great i thought but you are a designer and you do not do your own skecthes. It was very funny how Kim was walking around the pool without any crutches and then shows up with them “LMAO “.


September 25th, 2009
9:05 am

Who cares about these train wrecks? They’re nasty. Don’t support trash television. eleVATE your MIND.

True Atlanta

September 25th, 2009
9:06 am

I would like to say that the Housewives of Atlanta represent themselves not Atlanta!!!! Out of the 5 how many are really from Atlanta or Georgia at all with the exception of Kandi. I am glad that I don’t have to answer or feel bad about someone else nonsence or their lack of knowing how to act like a lady. Now thinking that most of this is for TV only and by all of you watching it has become one of the top shows to watch which makes them MONEY. So if you ask me looks like they are doing better than most.

D Dorsey

September 25th, 2009
9:11 am

NeNe Lost me – Im done with her. She is the ugliest person not only on the outside by the inside as well. Kim has stuff about her, but I wish she would just grab NeNe by that ugly hair and knock the daylites out of her. NeNe is a ghetto bully and she knows who to mess with and that is Kim. Im a bigger fan of Kandi now more than ever. She is time enough for NeNe and I hope she continues to serve her. As for NeNe’s “15″ minutes of fame, we are tired of her especially after the remarks concerning the selling of the song because “of who she is”. She’s ignorant, cruel, and jealous and more importantly uneducated and in the event that you can define “ghetto” at it’s worst – it’s NeNe. She needs her
@@@ kicked and I hope Kim and Kandi handle their business. Have a good day
uglier than most ugly – NeNe Leaks.


September 25th, 2009
9:11 am

Last nights episode was the worst by far . I felt so bad watching this show and seeing how NeNe a grown woman seem to instigate an argument at two women at someone elses party .
If they needed to discuss that it was not the time nor the place they could have gone to the parking lot to talk argue pull wigs whatever they wanted to do . But i do appreciate how Sheree so self absorbed was loving the attention se got she did not know .

Did you all see her kids they looked neglected the little girl looks sad she did not even look @sheree when she left and the little girls hair a hot mess kids pick on other kids about their hair , she spent X amount of dollars and hours making sure her hair is perfect why cant she do that for your Daughter ? This woman does not get it she keeps this up she is going to grow even older with no one but that big ass picture of herself to hug and kiss.

Tyson was right She needs to invest some money she is spending on a education a a Fashion design school because she has nothing as far as training in this industry, she’s not a puffy , Kimora, or beyonce after acertain amount of dollars education don’t cone into play as much .

NENE – ARE YOU SERIOUS , ARE YOU REALLY SERIOUS a grown woman acting the way you do , why do some one always have to “say it to your face .” I’m saying it 2 you you are a loud , country , overbearing , drunk ,ghetto acting , kicking the dirt in a fancy skirt B%$#$CH.
It shows why you married a man like gregg , he’s weak and may have had a little money which obviously is running dry so i guess you think this is a gravey train for you . You remind us of New York , but ohh that doesnt come no more , see drama fade and when that happens you have to have something more because people lose interest and watch the next persons Drama persona , your the next drama persona and you will fade as well . Your dislike of Khandi stems from jealousy , that girl has never said anything out the way or looked at you the Camera seems to always catch you looking like the Hater in the corner with the lazy beaddy eye agian i will say it Khandi is the only one we knew before and who we will know long after , she is working with Mariah on her album , and you have a book about abuse , but you are an abuser as well (verbal assault )you have to put people down to make yourself feel good you are pathetic . You claim it is camera balls and that is why you act the way you do but i say they probably paid you a little more or less to dance on stage like sambo for these cameras . Let me give you a little note about you so called celebrities , see what happens with real celebrities is they sing , dance , act , playsports or whatever for the cameras. But when the real person is not the person they seem to portray in their celebrity , people seem to quit patronizing them like a store . So that is how they get on shows where are they now , one hit wonders and so on . Because the Love is gone. That is what is going to happen to you as well even if your book does well it may have done better because i know a lot of people lost love for you last night .

Kim : Stop being a fool the cameras are rolling , you are being recorded , if your Big poppa is a billionaire he had to have some smarts about him he treats you the way you deserve . You put your self out there like a goldigger , bubble head all your going to do is trade places with his wife if he marries, you which he won’t.

Lisa : I don’t like the way you were looking @ khandi there was something behind that look .


September 25th, 2009
9:14 am

Enter your comments here
Desperate Housewives of Atlanta is what they should call the show. It is an embarassment to the city of Atlanta and to women in general. The cast comes off as a bunch of money hungry hustlers who will stop at nothing to get rich. I believe all arguments are staged for this show (ala a Jerry Springer show in high heels). The show is a form of torture, not entertainment. Television has gone to the dogs for sure.


September 25th, 2009
9:16 am

Nene, are you for real? Was that really necessary last night? No. Jealousy on you is an ugly thing. Check yourself Nene, you were very catty


September 25th, 2009
9:16 am

I and alot of my female friends have been turned off by the shear pettyness that has spread on the show. We were glued to set last season, this season is a hit or miss. The taste of 15 minutes of fame has gone to these ladies heads, minus Kandi. Kandi can stand on her own and outshine them all. I don’t know the ladies, but I was embarrased, when they appeared on Ellen’s show. Like ladies have some class when visiting others. Then, I was on team Lisa and she seems to be falling into the katty category, also. I think their 15 minutes are up….4,3,2,1!


September 25th, 2009
9:20 am

Ne Ne’s 15 minutes of fame are about to run out! She’s becoming irritating and starting to give the show a bad name. Some of us will be looking for something else to watch if she doesn’t tone it down. Congrats to Kandi for being the better woman and walking away.


September 25th, 2009
9:21 am

Desperate Housewives of Atlanta is what they should call the show. It is an embarassment to the city of Atlanta and to women in general. The cast comes off as a bunch of money hungry hustlers who will stop at nothing to get rich. I believe all arguments are staged for this show (ala a Jerry Springer show in high heels). The show is a form of torture, not entertainment. Television has gone to the dogs for sure.


September 25th, 2009
9:22 am

What is going on, this is bad. Grown women don’t act like this, this is so juvnile. I really did like NeNe, but I don’t like the way she has been acting lately. Come on ladies, grow up, let’s set an example for our young ladies that are watching this show, and that look up to you ladies.

BigBoom NY

September 25th, 2009
9:25 am

Are you telling me people are still watching this garbage.


September 25th, 2009
9:26 am

You can take the ‘ho out of the ‘hood, but you can’t…….


September 25th, 2009
9:30 am

is it just me or does it seem that tania has a thing for sheree? i never noticed it before, but it really does seem as if she has a crush on her or something. and why, pray tell, was PinkPants’s gift to sheree a female (i guess) stripper?? does he know something about sheree’s “tastes” that the cameras have not yet revealed?? if sheree is bi, it would be no surprise, this is ATL!

Cookie Monster

September 25th, 2009
9:31 am

What is so funny is how everyone in these comments complain about how bad the show is, how these women don’t represent the ATL and the show needs to go off the air…yet, all of you watched the show!! You do realize that as long as the show gets high viewership, it will stay on. The best way to get rid of it?? STOP WATCHING!!! Although, personally, I love the show….it’s hilarious!!


September 25th, 2009
9:31 am

I thought it was funny how they all kept talking that they were going to have all of the “elite of Atlanta” at their alter-ego reveal party. Did you see all those ghetto people there? It was a joke….they’re delusional!!!!!!


September 25th, 2009
9:31 am

I am officially OVER Nene! She is so insecure in herself that she has to pick on others. How childish too! I hope she sees these comments and gets a life and gets over herself!!!

trouble funk

September 25th, 2009
9:33 am

Kandi, those Tri-Cities High School acting skills came in handy last night. You did a great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!


September 25th, 2009
9:33 am

*using Dwight’s voice–NeNe’s behaviour is dreadful.

Texas Boy

September 25th, 2009
9:34 am

Kim really did look hot in that red bikini. Wig or no Wig this chick is HOT!

What Da

September 25th, 2009
9:35 am

I can’t believe that last night’s episode played out the way that it did? Could someone please tell me who told NeNe that she was the alpha dog of the bunch? She plays a major role in the show but not a positive one. She has shown herself to be very controlling, jealous, arrogant, vindicitve and not to mention a bully. Sheree could have saved that money that she paid for the picture and for the pointless party celebrating her independance. Kim might have her issues but I think that they are far less complicated than some of the others on the show. Lisa, is really not worth mentioning because she feels slighted if she is not recognized or the center of attention as well. Kandi, please run and run like heck!

Unfortunately, this is probably not the last season for this show but hopefully the entire cast, excluding Kandi is replaced.

Critical Thinker

September 25th, 2009
9:36 am

“because these woman are not real friends, but thrown together…” – which I assume explains all of the fake conversations and back-stabbing. And NENE – has gone pass getting on my nerve. She is the Joneses…she’s a socialite…give me a dang break. What’s her ‘pedigree’? Oh that’s right – she didn’t grow up in the ghettos of Atlanta but the plush, exclusive hills of Athens. Puleeze…she would give socialites a bad name if she was one. NeNe needs to spend less time selling her soul for the limelight, putting other people down and faking the funk and more time getting her older son on the right track. I mean, if he was cool dropping out of college and pursuing his ‘club promotions’ career, he would not had felt the need to lie about it. NENE – stop spending so much time trying to prove yourself to be the socialite you’re not and spend more time guiding your oldest son so he can be a better model for your younger boys. THAT should be your priority at this time.

In my Little Jenny voice…”Run Kandi, ruuuuun”.

I wish I had did the same thing I did last season…not watch this wreck that keeps people rubbernecking.


September 25th, 2009
9:37 am

NeNe has managed to turn most of her fans from last season into enemies. Why she has chosen to become a “hater” I don’t know. I guess she thought it would help ratings but she is becoming the Omarosa of the housewives. Does she not know that we see more than just her scenes and we all see that she is the one who talks about everyone behind their back….hello is anyone home under that bad wig? Kandi has turned out to be my favorite.


September 25th, 2009
9:40 am

Loved the Pocketbook Monologues!! Did anyone here attend the actual event? I wonder if it will be done again. I’ll have to look that up after I tear myself away from this blog!

Andres Romero

September 25th, 2009
9:41 am

Live in ATL, have never seen the show but family up North loves it. They think Atlanta must be full of this trash and that these people represent my wonderful neighbors. Got on here to see what the hype was all about. Just to throw it out there for anyone not from Atlanta reading this blog, where are these people? Certainly not associated with any of the schools, communities, volunteer efforts we’re associated with all over Atlanta. They’re a disgrace in every way, shape & form and an embarrassment to our city. Bravo should have the “housewives” spend an episode working with the truly classy Atlanta ladies volunteering many hours to feed the homeless, take care of kids in shelters so their mom’s can look for work, etc. These woman should be ashamed at the example they are setting for their children.


September 25th, 2009
9:43 am

Truthfully I can watch white trash Kim and these ghetto HO’z make a fool out of themselves any day of the week. Its amusing to me to watch Bravo totally exploit these tricks for their ignorance. And to watch them think they are celebrities of some kind is totally awesome. What’s going to be better is when the camera’s get turned off and the money is gone and they realize they are back to being nobody. I want to know the 10 people that bought Nene’s book.


September 25th, 2009
9:45 am

I don’t care what NOBODY says, this is my favorite show and ATLANTA is on the MAP!! YEAH! I am born and raised here a TRUE ATL Peach! I laughed so hard when Kim was sitting near the pool and said “I don’t know how NeNe wear all that glue in her hair”. That was so funny, I missed 15 minutes of the show just laughing at that comment. LMAO! Also, another thing Sheree looks GOOD for her age and half the people on this site KNOW they don’t look NOTHING like her…..In your dreams!


September 25th, 2009
9:48 am

Will there be another season of the ORANGE COUNTY HOUSEWIVES???? NeNe is still my favorite…she’s very successful and will continue to be…the show is for ENTERTAINMENT ONLY..


September 25th, 2009
9:48 am

As a Black Woman I just wanted to say that, NeNe you had no right to come on to Kim in that way or form that was uncall for. Kim may be a liar to many, but at least she shows some class and diginity when she’s in the public eye. Kandi and Kim are both wonderful women on this show, NeNe you were once my favorite but I believe you should apoligise to Kim and Kandi because you were in the wrong, you have lost a lot of fans and until you do that then we will accept you back.


September 25th, 2009
9:51 am

Simply, Nene is threatened by Kandi, because Kandi is NOT scared of her like all the rest of them. They all go for bad, but wont stand up to her. Kim tries, but always give up. Go Kandi!!!


September 25th, 2009
9:53 am

LOL@”Desperate Housewives of Atlanta”. That is such an appropriate title!

ATL born/raised

September 25th, 2009
9:54 am

Kandi has ALWAYS tried to be neutral and stay out of the drama between the other cast members. The cameras have shown this in every episode — her comments as well as her body language. A blind person can see this in every episode. So, what is NeNe talking about?!!!!!!!!!!!

For NeNe to act the way she did further shows her (NeNe’s) true colors — which I don’t need to repeat because they’re listed above by other bloggers.

Kandi, the only cast member with some sense and dignity, continue making Atlanta proud. By the way, love your alter ego picture. It took courage for you to do that. MADD should use that picture in their campaign!!!!!!!!!!!


September 25th, 2009
9:55 am

Last night…..OMG!!!!! NeNe…come on I had the pleasure of meeting you about a year ago @ Sak and I thought that you were great…..a keep it real type of woman, but last night I was so disappointed in how you acted like Tardy for the Party would not make it without you! Everyone knows how Kim is you should just let her hang herself cause she will TRUST!!!!! Last night reflected you in not so keeping real woman, it make you look like a crazy, jealous, overbearing person….you are better than that!!! U keeps it real, but last night was not keeping it real it only made you look very jealous!!!! So what Kim wants to do the song by herself….we all know that she will not be able to hold it together unless she rides Kandi coat tail…..& soon she will stab her in the back to….Kim ur a back stabbing,talking about everyone….OH & by the way Lisa is superwoman & yes if she has the money to do whatever she wants to do then I say U GO GIRL!!!! KIM stop HATING b/c u don’t have ur own, U NEED BIG POPPA money to make things happen that’s the different!!!!!! I REMEMBER u hating on her @ STONEY RIVER!!!!!!!


September 25th, 2009
9:58 am


Is by far the embodiment of a grounded, intelligent and beautiful sister. On the surface, she appears to be a young lady with a firm spiritual foundation and down-south upbringing. Throughout the show, she hasnt appeared to be fake or prententious when dealing with her fears about her personal life as well as reestablishing her career as a music artist. In two seasons, I have yet to see these qualities from ANY of the other cast members.

She is definitely repping the ATL well and as a role model for all Black women. If I want happily married to a successful and beautiful sister, I would definitely have to give AJ some competition.

Oh yeah and I think its obvious that NENE sees these same qualities as well. If Kandi is a “country bumpkin” then a lot of these young sisters need to figure out what the qualities of a country bumpkin are.


September 25th, 2009
9:59 am

How many Indpendence Parties does Sheree need to have?


September 25th, 2009
10:00 am

Pocketbook Monologues?

Why do black people have to rip off the creative works of others? Just because it was renamed and marketed toward a more afro-centric audience doesn’t make it original?

I just heard on the radio a rap song featuring the music of the Doobie Brothers! I wonder how many teens and young adults even know that most rap music, like the Pocketbook Monologues, is a complete rip-off of true artists and creative originators.