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Todd and Kandi tied the knot on April 4th while the cameras from Bravo are rolling.  There were about 300 guests who attended the extravagant wedding which was held in Atlanta.  Kandi wore a $20,000 gown created by Reco Chapple.  Kandi’s gown is designed in a mermaid fit together with ostrich feather fans.  During her interview with In Touch, Kandi revealed:

“The whole thing was like a fairy tale![,,,]I didn’t know if I was going to be able to pull this all together. I couldn’t wait around hoping things would get better. I just had to do it and hope for the best.”

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The designer of Kandi’s gown, Reco Chapple, revealed how he created the Swarovski crystal-covered gown worn by the reality star.  He said:

“Actually at first I was a bit mad because people in her camp did not want me to make it. Kandi explained that she was comfortable with working with me. She decided to go with me as the designer and I was honored![...]We used a power mesh nude illusion material for the foundation which came from NYC. The ostrich feathers were flown in from China and the Swarovski crystals were flown in from India. She didn’t wear a veil but her tiara was custom made from Kelvin Russell.”

“We worked on Kandi’s gown morning, noon and night! Sun up, till sun down! It took a little over a week and a half. The Swarovski crystals were hand woven into the dress and was full of intricate details. We also made all 7 bridesmaid dresses as well.[...]She wore a mesh Christian Louboutin Body Strass Mesh heel that was worth $1,195.”

“They were dope as heck!”

Are you already excited to watch their spin-off?

Photo Credits: Untitled Flow, Bravo TV

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Despite the fact that Mama Joyce is not happy with Kandi marrying Todd but love will always prevail.  Kandi Burruss and her fiancé Todd Tucker have already chosen the perfect date to get married.  They are going to tie the knot on April 4. Even if Mama Joyce does not like Todd but she will attend the wedding.  She also revealed that she won’t object the nuptials.  She said:

“I am not excited but I am going. It’s not my wedding.  If she is happy then I am happy for her. If that’s who she wants to marry then I’m happy. As long as she is happy I am happy.”

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“Kandi says she is happy so I just have to go by what she says.[...]I’m not going to stand up when they ask if anyone has any objections.  I don’t have anything to say. Everyone knows how I feel.[...]  I hope that I can say ‘I’m glad Kandi didn’t listen to me and this is the man she has been waiting for all her life.”

Mama Joyce also admitted that she wants Kandi to have more babies, regardless of who the father would be.  She said:

“Their father doesn’t make no difference to me.  If she adopted, had another child with Todd, I will love it.”

“She also promises to keep it cute at the ceremony and says she’s not worried about being filmed.”

“I am not fighting nobody. I’m used to cameras, they’ve been around for the last five or six years. I’m pretty comfortable.”

Will there be a flood of tears at this wedding?

Photo Credits: Brides, Love B Scott

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“RHOA” star Kandi Burruss graces the cover of the recent issue of JET magazine.  Inside the magazine, the reality star chatted about how Todd helped her become successful in her business.  She also discussed about her forthcoming wedding as well as the reason why Mama Joyce does not like Todd.

Why does Mama Joyce disapprove of Todd?  Kandi said:

“When my mother was younger it was all about getting a man to be a provider. She leans toward a man who is financially more well-off than the dude who is just a good guy.” She added, “I’ve dated guys who are more successful than me, and my mom is like, no matter what he does wrong, you have to work it out.”

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How Todd helped her in becoming a successful businesswoman?  She said:

“I love that Todd is affectionate and relationship-oriented. But he’s also a leader and a planner, and because of his production background he makes me a better businesswoman.”

When will they get married?

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Kandi Burruss’ mom, Mama Joyce, revealed that she does not like Todd Tucker.  The viewers of “RHOA” were able to watch Mama Joyce aloofness towards Kandi Burruss’ engagement towards Todd Tucker.  Mama Joyce recently visited CBS Atlanta’s Morning Show and chatted about her thoughts.  In this interview, she shows that she is very protective and passionate of her daughter.

Mama Joyce admitted that Todd is not the best guy for her daughter, Kandi.  Why? Mama Joyce said:

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“I just don’t feel him. That’s just been a feeling that I had for a long time. I feel like this is a good opportunity for him because most producers when they go from one job to another job, very few take a year off to get their lives together. Now he says he’s working on something right now and sure he is but if he didn’t have her he wouldn’t have this opportunity.”

What can you say about the comments of Mama Joyce?

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Kim Kardashian is now finally divorced to Kris Humphries.  During their court hearing last Friday, both parties have finally agreed to a divorce settlement.  Last October 2011, Kim filed for a divorce because she wants to end her 72 day marriage from Kris Humphries.  The reality TV star is presently pregnant with Kanye West’s baby.

According to Humphries, Kim married him because she wants to gain more earnings and ratings for her reality TV show, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”.  The NBA player is also seeking $7 million from the split but dropped the suit.  The trial was supposed to start on May 6 but last Friday morning they have reached an agreement.  Kim and Kris will not get anything and they will be paying their own lawyer’s fees.

The judge congratulated both parties.  Kim is finally free and who known she might get married for the third time.

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Kim Zolciaks’ show, “Don’t Be Tardy”, premiered early this week.  It gathered about 1.1 million viewers.  Kim and her former castmate Kandi Burruss are facing legal battle.  Kim strikes back and filed her legal papers.  She also accused Kandi of lying in public.

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On the other hand, Kandi’s show, “The Kandi Factory”, also premiered and gathered 671,000 viewers.  Kandi was thankful that “Don’t Be Tardy” was shown before her show.  At least she gained an extra 1,000 viewers for her show.

Congratulations to Kim and Kandi!

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Kandi Burruss is defending her fellow housewife in the reality TV show, “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”  Kandi said that she did not believe on the claims of Kordell Stewart that Porsha is not a good stepmother.

Last week, Stewart presented some documents accusing Porsha of abandoning his son so that she can party all night.  He also said that there were days that Porsha disappeared from their home.  Kandi said:

“Porsha never really did anything unless [Kordell] was comfortable with it.”

She also said that it was Porsha who was sacrificing.  It seems that these housewives are really sticking together but there are also times that they are fighting.

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According to the White House, the lyrics on Jay-Z’s song ‘Open Letter‘, should not be interpreted literally.  Some of the lyrics of the song are:

“I turned Havana into Atlanta. Boy from the hood. I got White House clearance. Obama said, ‘Chill you gonna get me impeached. You don’t need this sh*t anyway, chill with me on the beach’”

Some people might think that Obama and Jay-Z are having a discussion about the couple’s Cuban trip.  But this is not actually true according to the Press Secretary of the White House, Jay Carney:

“I guess nothing rhymes with Treasury… because Treasury offers and gives licenses for travel, as you know, and the White House has nothing to do with it. I am absolutely saying that the White house from the President on down had nothing to do with anybody’s travel to Cuba that is something that Treasury handles.”

He further explained:

“It’s a song, Donovan [referring to the Politico reporter that asked the question]. The President did not communicate with Jay-Z over this trip.”

Well, maybe Jay-Z was just looking for words that rhyme.

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Kandi Burruss sues Kim Zolciak-Biermann for infringing the copyright of the song “Tardy For The Party.”  Kim is a former friend of Kandi.  This song is a collaboration of Kim and Kandi.  Kim sang the song and Kandi wrote it.  Kim said:

“This is nothing short of a publicity stunt; I find this lawsuit funny yet sad. Coming after me now and this song is 4 years old? I have in fact overpaid Kandi and have documents to prove it and my legal team will handle this accordingly.”

Darrell Miller, Kim’s lawyer made the following statement:

“I cannot imagine it’s anything more than a publicity stunt as it doesn’t appear to be enough money at issue to make a case.”

Phaedra Parks is the one who represents Kandi.

Are you on Kandi’s side or on Kim’s side?

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A new testimony has surfaced regarding the Kim Kardashian and Kris Humprhries divorce trial.  Based on the testimony, the scenes for their reality television show was a fake.  In fact, it was re-edited and re-shot.  This can be advantageous for Humphries with regards to their annulment.

One of the producers of the reality show, Russell Jay, provides a testimony under oath.  According to Jay, there were two scenes in the reality show which have been edited, reshot and even scripted.  This was done so that the decision of ending the marriage can be justified.

Humphries’ wedding proposal has also a re-shot because Kim did not approve of the first take, according to Jay’s testimony.

Looks like the reality show is not so real after all!  What do you think?

Marvin Sapp’s collaboration with Kandi Burruss in the song “Stay Prayed Up” has created some controversies.  The song conveys positive message but some Christian fans are confused why Sapp agreed to work with Burruss who lives a life which is less righteous.  Aside from sharing a home with her boyfriend, Burruss also sells sex toys.

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Burruss responded to the controversy by saying:

“Thank God I don’t let things get to me. I’m a very open and honest person. I say what I want to say when I want to say it. If I feel like doing something, I do it. I felt that I wanted to do this song, so I did, and I’m glad I did. This song is my testimony.”

Sapp proclaimed his statement through his Facebook page:

“Usually I don’t respond to people about things like this however I must this time. The problem with many in the church is 1.) that we major in minors and 2.) ignorant (not well studied) of scripture.

Lets deal with the first, This woman who was an ex R&B singer that sells sex toys and live with her man decided on a show that reaches 10 million viewers per showing (believers and unbelievers) to sing about,,,, Not sex toys, drugs or living with a man but PRAYER!!!!!! and the saints are upset.

The lyric says, “I stay prayed up, that gets me by, that how I made it through my darkest time, see I’m a sinner and thats no lie, but thank God my prayers are heard because he knows I try” Wow!!!!! nothing elicit or comprising about the lyric….

So lets look at how Jesus dealt with the sinner….. From my study of scripture the only people he checked was the church (religious people of that day) however the sinner he consistently showed COMPASSION!!!!!!! Examples…… Woman caught in the ACT of adultery Also the Woman at the well……. Never exposed them publicly, dealt with them privately. We as believer major in minors…… So caught up in the messenger that we are missing the message “Staying Prayed UP”.

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Now I close with this…Everyone that God used in scripture was flawed and or had struggles…. Let me call the roll….. Moses was a murderer, Rahab was a harlet (whore), David was a murder/adulter and still considered a man after Gods own heart, Peter was a cutting cusser however was in the inner circle of Jesus, Paul was a murderer and made many blaspheme against God however wrote 2/3 of the NT, He spoke through a Donkey and if we decide to be quite rocks will cry out…

We say we are christians which means being Christ-like but question peoples motives that model his behavior….The bible speaks about witnessing and that you need to be wise to win souls and Paul says I became all things to all men that I might win some…. Compromise was never done here nor do I condone her life style or life choices and keeping 100 you don’t know the off camera conversation we had. Again big picture 10 million people at 1 time were challenged to PRAY in difficult times WOW!!!! Thats Awesome and Ministy…..

PS Didn’t spell check because I’m late to a meeting…. Be Blessed”

What are your thoughts?

One of the stars of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, Kandi Burruss, is not new to the music industry.  In fact, she is the songwriter of “Bug A Boo” by Destiny’s Child and No Scrubs” by TLC.  In 2000, she was recognized as the ASCAP’s songwriter and she is the first African-American who received this award.  Now she has a new Gospel song entitled “Stay Prayed Up” which features Marvin Sapp.  This new gospel song has sparked a lot of controversies.

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Recently, Kandi Burruss was interviewed by The Gospel Guru about her new Gospel song, the controversies behind it and so much more.

When asked if she was surprised about the success of her gospel song, she said:

“ Um. Well I prayed for it, I hoped for it…lol. I mean I don’t know if I thought it would happen that quickly, but it’s something you hope for…You hope that people will like the music. So I was surprised that it happened so quickly, but I hoped for it.”

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She also shared her thoughts on how she handled the controversies:

“ Well, at first I was a little…I don’t know…I think I was expecting the criticism but when It came so strong I didn’t expect it to come like that! Basically when I first told my friends that I was gonna do a gospel song they all kinda laughed and chuckled to themselves. But then when they heard the song, and saw how it was more of a testimony of me and what I was going through, and what gets me past the hard times and dealing with stuff they were like ok I get it now. Prior to hearing it people close to me where like nobody’s gonna want to hear that from you. But for me it was more of the thing of… I felt like ok back in the 90′s a lot of people who had an R&B album had a gospel song on it. Our first Xscape album had “Is My Living In Vain” on it. I wasn’t expecting people to come sooo hard…people on twitter can say whatever. It’s not like how it used to be when I first came into the industry…now people have direct contact to you. Some of the things people said I was like whoah they kinda hit below the belt a little bit. But it is what it is.”

“Stay Prayed Up” is definitely an inspirational song for everyone.

Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker are now engaged.  Their relationship started during the fifth season.  Burruss who is a songwriter and singer was engaged once before to her  deceased Ex Ashley “A.J.” Jewell.  Kandi revealed the big news and stated that she was very happy and shed a few tears.  Kandi said “I was totally surprised.”

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She further said that “”I used to make jokes with my friends that I [was] part of the Forever Single Club,”

So, when did Todd popped the question?  It was during New Year’s Day when the couple celebrated it with their friends.  Before Tucker made the proposal, he asked the blessing of Riley, Kandi’s 10 year old daughter.

Kandi Burruss, who is part of the show “The Real Housewives” and Todd, are now working of the details for the big day.

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Congratulations to the newly engaged couple!