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The 14th season of Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta premiered on Sunday, May 1, garnering its lowest ratings in RHOA history.

According to ShowBuzzDaily.com, RHOA's season 14 premiere drew 933,000 viewers and ranked number 3 in the coveted 18-49 age demographic.

It is the first time that a RHOA season premiere has ever drawn less than 1 million viewers.

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Kandi Burruss' spin off "Kandi & The Gang" saw its best stats of the season. Sunday's show drew 642,000 viewers and ticked up from 0.05 to 0.18 in the all-important 18-49 demo.

Although she makes an appearance in season 14, Kandi agreed to give up her peach for her own reality TV series. If Kandi & The Gang is cancelled will she beg for her peach back?

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Kandi's peach went to Marlo Hampton, left, who was a "friend" on RHOA for over a decade.

Season 14 saw the third return of original cast member Shereé Whitfield (right). "I'm back, back, back again," said Shereé, who updated everyone on her relationship with ex-convict Tyrone.

"Tyrone has been around for a while. I put in so much time with this guy," she said. Shereé took Tyrone in after he was incarcerated for several years. The 52-year-old said she wants to know if "love conquers all" now that he's out of prison.

Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross, Drew Sidora and Kenya Moore round out the cast of season 14.
 

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Kandi Burruss says NeNe Leakes once called her the racial slur "c**n". The former "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star -- who quit to star in her own show, "Kandi & the Gang," on Bravo -- revealed the incident to Raquel Harper on the "It's Tricky" podcast on Wednesday.
 
RELATED: Twitter Reviews ‘Kandi and the Gang’ Reality TV Series
 
Kandi insisted her old castmate called her a "c**n" when they had beef right before Bravo took Kandi's side and gave NeNe the boot.

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At the time, NeNe accused Kandi of creating "fake beef" for a plot line.

In May 2020 NeNe wrote:

"I will NOT let the fake beef YOU made up to stop me from wishing you a Happy Birthday & posting my favorite pic of us Kandi. Everybody go wish @kandi a Happy Birthday! Then tune into #RHOA to watch Kandi have the fakest, want some smoke, beef wit Nene segment at 8pm TONIGHT on @bravotv."

NeNe, who will be featured on BET's reboot of "College Hill: Celebrity Edition," announced she was departing RHOA in the summer of 2020.

Their longstanding beef may have something to do with Kandi being favored by Bravo TV's executives.

When Raq asked Kandi to explain where the bad blood comes from, Kandi claimed she doesn't know why NeNe hates her.

However, she guessed that it may have something to do with their respective success on the network, or NeNe's lack of success, according to TMZ.

In September 2020, NeNe accused Bravo exec Andy Cohen of being racist: "The racist is the master manipulator! They using me for ratings like they have always done."

In a separate interview on SiriusXM Urban View's The Clay Cane Show, Kandi said she disagreed with NeNe's allegations that Cohen was "racist".

"[A]t that time, we still had like, four or five of us, who had been there for a while, making some real good money," said Kandi.

"It's not like one person is doing well on the show, multiple women on this show are doing really well... It's certain things that you may not like, certain things that you may want to try to do better, but, overall, to say that they were racist – I didn't agree with that at all."

 

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Kandi Burruss' new reality TV series Kandi & The Gang premiered to low ratings last week.

Former "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member NeNe Leakes took pleasure in Kandi's pain.

NeNe, who was fired from RHOA last year, thanked fans for not watching the series, based on Kandi and husband Todd Tucker's Old Lady Gang restaurant in Atlanta.

While NeNe's fans gloated over Kandi's rock-bottom ratings, NeNe seemed to encourage the hate.

One fan quoted NeNe in a tweet:

"Kandi & the Gang Flopped w/69th place! 'You can never win when you play DIRTY. Stay woke!'"

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Another fan wrote: "I refuse to watch, for so many reasons. And I've always believed Nene, she is missed."

NeNe responded by thanking the fan for not watching Kandi's new show.

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Speaking of new reality TV series, BET is bringing back "College Hill" with a new cast featuring older celebrities who either dropped out of college or never went.

According to theJasmineBrand, NeNe, 54, joins cast members Lamar Odom, 42, Ray J, 41, bounce music veteran Big Freedia, 44, and Instagram models Dream Doll, 30, and India Love, 26.

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Bravo's new reality TV series "Kandi and the Gang" is getting terrible reviews on social media. The new series premiered on March 6, and features Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss, her mom, Joyce, and her aunts Bertha and Nora.

The series centers around Kandi's Old Lady Gang restaurant on Peters Street in southwest Atlanta.

We learn in the first 5 minutes that Joyce, Bertha and Nora are "Old Lady Gang" in name only. The women - who are in their 80s - don't actually run the restaurant or work in the kitchen.

Oh, and they despise the staff.

Two of the restaurant's hostesses are strippers, and Kandi hired a band of misfits to prepare the food.

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It's apparent that Kandi is unprepared to run any restaurant. Every time she opens her mouth, her husband, Todd, corrects her.

There are so many problems with OLG - and they all begin with Kandi. She's not a very good judge of character. That's probably why she brought back "hostess" Shawndreca Robinson, who we're told was previously fired for insubordiation.

Shawndreca doesn't get along with the restaurant's manager, Phillip, who sent her home for talking back to him.

The first thing Kandi wanted to know was why he sent Shawndreca home just for being rude.

Watch the full episode here.

Here are a sample of reviews on Twitter:


 

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Kandi Burruss' mom and aunties are getting their own reality TV spin-off, titled "Kandi & The Gang."

According to theJasmineBrand, the BRAVO reality spin-off has been in the works since 2019. The show focuses on Kandi's mother, Mama Joyce, and her aunts Nora and Bertha, aka the Old Lady Gang.

The new series follows the staff in and out of the restaurant, and how they take their work home at night.

The Old Lady Gang operates restaurants in the Castleberry Hill and Camp Creek neighborhoods in southwest Atlanta.
 
RELATED: Kandi Burruss thanks Whoopi Goldberg for Visiting Old Lady Gang
 

Whoopi Goldberg stopped by the Old Lady Gang restaurant in October to shoot an episode with the ladies. She also sat down to sample their delicious soul food.

The series is produced by Truly Original with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Kandi and her husband Todd Tucker serving as executive producers.

Watch the trailer below.

Question: Will you watch the new series?

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Kandi Burruss allegedly has a big cash flow problem like her former co-star NeNe Leakes.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star was reportedly hit with a third IRS lien for unpaid taxes.

Kandi and her husband Todd Tucker are dealing with health code-related issues at their two Atlanta area restaurants. And now the IRS has hit their establishments with a third tax lien.
 
READ ALSO: Kandi Burruss denies charging restaurant customer for 2 ice cubes
 

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According to Radar Online, the couple's restaurants were previously hit with two federal liens -- one in 2020 for $15,812.52 and another lien was filed in 2021 for $5,156.50 in back taxes. A third IRS lien was filed for $23,000 in back taxes on Nov. 17.

Those amounts may seem minuscule to you, but there's a financial strategy behind IRS liens that most people aren't aware of.
 
READ ALSO: Job Openings: NeNe Leakes reportedly having trouble keeping cooks
 
The wealthy don't mind getting hit with IRS liens because it means their other debt collectors are forced to get in line behind the IRS before they can collect a dime.

Thanks to former President Donald Trump, tax liens no longer show up on your credit report.

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Meanwhile, Kandi quietly unloaded her first home to free up some extra cash.

According to real estate records obtained by Radar Online, she sold her 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 3,733 sq. ft. home located in Fayetteville, Georgia for $555,000 earlier this year.

Kandi made a tidy profit on the sale after purchasing the property with her Xscape checks back in 1996 for $252,000.

Question: If Kandi created a GoFundMe page to raise donations to help offset her bills, would you contribute?
 

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Kandi Burruss thanked Whoopi Goldberg for stopping by her Old Lady Gang restaurant in Atlanta on Wednesday.

Kandi shared Instagram photos of her mom, Momma Joyce, and Aunt Nora posing with the 65-year-old actress, comedienne and TV co-host.

She captioned the image:

"Thank you @whoopigoldberg for coming by to @oldladygang! Being able to sit, eat, laugh, & talk with you, friends, & family made my whole day today!"

Whoopi walks with a cane due to sciatica and other medical conditions associated with age.

In March 2019, Goldberg revealed that she was diagnosed with pneumonia and sepsis, which caused her to take an extended leave of absence from ABC's The View.

The "Sister Act" star reportedly dined on fried green tomatoes, deep fried whipped deviled eggs and seared crabcakes.

Old Lady Gang restaurants has 2 locations in the Castleberry Hill and Camp Creek neighborhoods in southwest Atlanta.

Old Lady Gang is co-owned and operated by (L-R) Aunt Nora, Mama Sharon and Momma Joyce.
 

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Cynthia Bailey confirmed reports that she is out as a cast member of Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Cynthia, who joined the cast of RHOA in season three, announced her departure on Instagram on Monday.

"After much thought and consideration, I have made the very difficult and heartfelt decision not to return for the next season of Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Thank you NBC Universal, Bravo, and Truly Original for over a decade of partnership. I can't wait to see what we do next!"

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She also thanked her former castmates "for eleven of the most unbelievable years of my life; and the most incredible & UNFORGETTABLE memories!"

Over the years Cynthia struggled to come up with a storyline to remain on Bravo TV's payroll. The 54-year-old former fashion model joined the cast with her then-husband Peter Thomas. When their marriage went south she married sportscaster Mike Hill in 2020.

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Earlier it was reported that one of singer Akon's harem of wives, Tomeka Thiam, will join the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

It isn't clear if Tomeka will be a "friend" of the cast, or if she even knows any of the cast members personally.

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Blogger Lovebscott revealed that former Olympic gold medalist sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross is joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta for season 14.

B. Scott also reported that original RHOA cast member Shereé Whitfield is returning after more than a decade.

Marlo Hampton, a longtime friend of the show, is rumored to be getting her own peach as a full-time cast member.

And restaurateur Kandi Burruss, who joined RHOA in season 2, is also out as a castmate.

B. Scott writes:

"Production is aggressively interviewing new prospects in hopes of filling all seven slots. They're specifically looking for ladies with husbands and/or significant others."

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Former Olympic gold medalist sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross is joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta for season 14.

Sources tell lovebscott.com exclusively that Sanya, 36, is joining the cast as a "friend" of the show.

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Producers plan to offer Sanya a peach if things work out with the other cast members.

The producers have reportedly "gutted" the cast and are auditioning for fresh new faces to fill all 7 slots.

Back in July, lovebscott.com revealed exclusively that Porsha Williams is not likely to return to the series.

"The network loves Porsha and wants her to stay, but Porsha reportedly doesn't want to deal with the negativity surrounding her soon-to-be husband. Her concern is that, for example, producers and/or the other ladies will bring other women to the show that Simon has allegedly been involved with."

B. Scott also revealed that Cynthia Bailey is out as a cast member, and original cast member Shereé Whitfield is returning after more than a decade.

Marlo Hampton, a longtime friend of the show, is rumored to be getting her own peach as a full-time cast member.

And restaurateur Kandi Burruss, who joined RHOA in season 2, was shown the door.

B. Scott writes:

"Production is aggressively interviewing new prospects in hopes of filling all seven slots. They're specifically looking for ladies with husbands and/or significant others."

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Sanya met her future husband, Texas Longhorn cornerback Aaron Ross, while attending the University of Texas. The two were engaged in 2007 and married in 2010.

Their wedding was featured on an episode of Platinum Weddings. Aaron Ross later played for the NY Giants of the NFL. They welcomed their first child, Aaron Jermaine Ross II, in 2017.

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In her memoir "Chasing Grace" Sanya revealed she had an abortion back in 2008 prior to the Olympic Games.

In 2013, Sanya premiered her WE tv reality TV show Glam and Gold, which was filmed at their home in Austin, Texas.
 

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A customer put restaurateur Kandi Burruss on blast after he was charged for ice at one of her establishments.

Ryan Williams, a criminal defense lawyer who dined at The Real Housewives of Atlanta star's Blaze Steakhouse, accused the restaurant of charging him $4 for 2 ice cubes.

Williams took to social media claiming he was overcharged for cheese, a margarita and 2 ice cubes which were listed on the receipt as "rocks."
 
READ ALSO: Another Kandi Burruss restaurant shuts down after failing health inspection
 
Williams said he was very upset that he had to pay an extra $4 for 2 ice cubes in his drink.

He budgets $300 a month for business dinners and that he counts every penny because he doesn't like to overspend.

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Williams reached out to the restaurant on social media to give them a chance to fix the overcharge.

Blaze Steakhouse contacted Williams and apologized profusely for the misunderstanding. They refunded his $4 and he shared an update on Instagram.

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Kandi also took to social media to explain the ice overcharge.

In a video posted on her Instagram stories, Kandi said larger drinks require more ice. And, despite the "rocks" charge on the receipt, she charges customers for the extra liquor.

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Kandi Burruss' first baby daddy, Russell "Block" Spencer says he temporarily stopped child support for daughter Riley after Kandi went behind his back and told his wife.

Block, who has appeared on Real Housewives of Atlanta, told Atlanta's 107.9 that he stopped child support payments because Kandi called his wife and told her about the baby.

Kandi, who had a reputation for being fast and loose with her goodies, fell pregnant with Riley while she was a member of Xscape.

Block dumped her soon afterwards - and now we know why.

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"When I was dealing with Kandi, I already had a family," said Block, who had 4 children at the time.

"So then I had a daughter inside of that. Then when you go behind my back and call my girl and tell her you pregnant, you gotta handle that beef yourself. My girl at home said b***h f**k you, you ain't coming here."

The promiscuous music exec said he paid child support for Riley until she was 14, and his current wife forced him to stop.

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'90s R&B singer Sam Salter has passed away at age 46. His death was reported on August 28. No cause of death was released.

Salter's debut album, It's On Tonight was released in 1997 on LaFace Records.

The album's first single "After 12, Before 6" was released in early 1997 and became a Top 20 R&B hit.

His sophomore album entitled Once My Sh.. (Always My Sh..) dropped in 1999.

Salter's follow-up album, titled Little Black Book, was never released, but a few of the songs were recorded by other artists. Boyz II Men recorded his song "Color Of Love" and Sisqó recorded "Incomplete."

Salters said his vocal style was influenced by R&B legends Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

He was also a songwriter, and worked on songs for 98 Degrees, Aaron Skyy, and Kandi Burruss' solo debut album.

According to Eurweb.com, Salter's death was first reported by the blog Youknowigotsoul.com.

"We are saddened to share the news that R&B singer Sam Salter recently passed away at age 46. Confirmed in posts by his family. A special and often overlooked talent gone too soon."

"I was floored," said L.A. Reid, who signed Salter to his first record label in Atlanta.

"He's a great singer. I mean, we live in an era where you don't necessarily have to be, but he is!"

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Kandi Burruss celebrated her eldest daughter Riley's 19th birthday by posting throwback pics on Instagram.com.

Kandi, a mother of three, captioned the photo gallery:

"Happy Birthday to my first born @rileyburruss! No matter how grown you get you're still my baby. I love you so much & Im proud of the woman you are becoming. I hope this year brings you happiness & a lot of "A's"!"

"I did have some weight loss. I have tried some juice fasts recently. Or, excuse me, 'juice cleanse' recently. Yes, I did lose a couple pounds with that. I have been trying to change the way I eat. I've been trying intermittent fasting."

 

Riley, who is away at college, is 45-year-old Kandi's firstborn daughter by ex-fiancé Block Spencer.

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Kandi, an original member of Xscape, also has a son named Ace, 5, and 19-month-old daughter Blaze Tucker by husband Todd Tocker (via a surrogate).

The reality TV star recently announced she underwent surgery to reduce her breast size. However, her YouTube followers called her out for lying about having her breast implants removed.

Like most women going through perimenopause, Kandi found it difficult to lose weight once her estrogen and progesterone levels decreased.

"Let's not let all the other diets and stuff that I've done confuse you into thinking that that's what made my boobs get reduced, because it is not, honey!" she said.

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Kandi Burruss recently underwent surgery to reduce her breast size after giving birth to two children.

The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star revealed her breast reduction surgery during the launch of her new YouTube series, "Body Work," on Sunday.

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The 45-year-old mom-of-three admits her breast size reduction wasn't achieved through dieting or working out in the gym.
 
READ ALSO: Medical Minute: Hot Flashes (Menopause)
 
Like most women going through perimenopause, Kandi found it difficult to lose weight once her estrogen and progesterone levels decreased.

"Let's not let all the other diets and stuff that I've done confuse you into thinking that that's what made my boobs get reduced, because it is not, honey!" she said.

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"I did have some weight loss. I have tried some juice fasts recently. Or, excuse me, 'juice cleanse' recently. Yes, I did lose a couple pounds with that. I have been trying to change the way I eat. I've been trying intermittent fasting."

The Xscape singer said she decided to go public with her breast reduction to encourage other busty women to take the load off their chests.

She went to Dr. Chad Deal who "cut a chunk off of each one of them, OK? I'm just gonna keep it 100 with you. He reduced these bad boys..."

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Kandi also had liposuction and a tummy tuck procedure while under the knife.

The middle-aged reality star is not the first RHOA cast member to undergo the surgery. Kim Zolciak, 43, also underwent breast reduction surgery in 2018.

And former rapper Queen Latifah, 51, had her breasts reduced in the 1990s due to back pain and fatigue.

Not all women are blessed to have big boobs. Most women get breast implants to obtain the breast size they lack.
 

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Isn't she lovely? Isn't she wonderful? Isn't she precious? Kandi Burruss shared new photos of her adorable children, daughter Blaze Tucker and son Ace Tucker.

She captioned the photos: "My Hearts!"

Fans who stalk Kandi's timeline waiting for new updates left over 1,600 comments on the post.

One Instagram user wrote: "She is your twin Kandi!!!"

Another user wrote: "wow Blaze turned out kandy's twin."

And a third person wrote; "Man how she look just like kandi though Amazing!"

In related news, Kandi graces the cover of Hello Beautiful's Fall Preview issue.

Kandi recalls writing in her diary and praying every day for her R&B group, Xscape, to get a hit record before high school graduation.

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Her prayers were answered when the group got their first big hit with their debut single "Just Kickin' It" in 1993.

She says one of her worst days was when her diary was stolen (probably by an Xscape member) while the group was on tour.

The diary contained her darkest and most sinful secrets. Kandi was accused of bed-hopping with a plethora of music producers.

To this day she says the stolen diary is still a sensitive topic.

"I don't want to talk about it. It was a very bad day," she told Hello Beautiful.