Kandi Burruss joins ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’


NeNe, Kim, Sheree, and Lisa, make room for one more! EW has learned exclusively that DeShawn Snow’s replacement on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta is Kandi Burruss, a singer-songwriter from the platinum-selling ’90s R&B girl group Xscape (which also included sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott, as well as Burruss’ best friend Tameka “Tiny” Cottle).

Burruss is undeniably the most notable member from Xscape. Since the group parted ways in the late ’90s, she had a somewhat successful solo singing career (her biggest hit: “Don’t Think I’m Not”) but has seen ever greater successes with songwriting. She wrote TLC’s 1999 smash hit “No Scrubs.” Burruss has also penned jams for Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child, Boyz II Men, Alicia Keys, and Faith Evans. The singer-songwriter has a daughter, 6-year-old Riley, from a previous relationship, and a boyfriend.

Burruss fills the spot vacated by DeShawn Snow, who is the wife of Cleveland Cavaliers NBA player and NBA TV announcer Eric Snow. She was known on the show for her ridiculously large house and extensive staff, as well as a rather poorly received fundraiser she threw for the DeShawn Snow Foundation, which helps teenage girls with self-esteem issues. When the news came out that Snow would not be joining Housewives for season 2, she was quoted on Essence.com as saying a producer called her “and said that I was ‘too human for a circus show’ and that because the show did so well, they are about to pump up the drama and they didn’t think that I would fit in.” Snow is now pursuing a degree in divinity.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta was Bravo’s highest rated freshman series since Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, back in 2003.

source: ew.com


5 thoughts on “Kandi Burruss joins ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’

  1. When is the real housewives of atlanta coming back to Bravo???? I am sooo ready this is good entertainment.

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Nene! She is a “keep it real true girlfriend!
    Lisa is the rational let’s way the pros & con and see how it turns out girlfriend (like myself)
    Sad to say but true I’m glad that Mrs. Snow is gone (Can you say BORING)
    Kim fake wanna be down/black/can be easierly persuaded (can’t call her a friend) indiviual
    I the Kandi would fit right in with Nene & Lisa

    Ms.Sheree I dk about her.She may be to stuck up to deal with anyone other than her children

  3. I saw the first episode of RHOA on Thursday last week. I was shocked at the shouting match sheree had with her party planner. I truly believe that the network wants to show that black women don’t have class and dignity even when they have money. This show has very high ratings above all the other housewife shows, because people like to see black people act a fool. Why can’t we have a housewife show with dignified black women who are professional, and still have exciting social lives.

    Kim you are right about Deshawn Snow being boring. She’s also kinda dumb. I think she was pretending not to know how to cook a chicken last season. What woman doesn’t know how to cook a chicken. ? Give me a break!

    From the previews it looks like we are going to have one fight scene after another this season. I believe that most of this stuff is scripted for the ratings.But It clearly shows that money cannot buy class.

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