Back in October it was reported, Porsha Williams’ fiancé Dennis McKinley used shady
business tactics to oust his former girlfriend and business partner from their hair weave company and possibly even physically abused her while she was pregnant.
Kandi Burruss talks about The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s season 11 with ET.
“I mean, when I tell you a lot of things happened even after they released the trailer, ’cause you know we were still taping,” Kandi continues. “It’s been a lot to happen in just the last two weeks, OK?”
Those two weeks included Eva Marcille’s wedding, Porsha Williams’ gender reveal party, a sex dungeon-themed party thrown by Kandi — and those are just the events the public knows about.
“My last day of taping for this season was Saturday night, and people were crying,” Kandi let slip. “We bring the drama naturally. We don’t have to try.”
“This season is gonna be totally different, especially totally different from the last couple of seasons,” she shares. “The drama is different. It’s not the ‘mean girl drama.’ You know, it’s a lot of personal issues that are going on this season that people are dealing with, life-changing things.”
Those “life-changing things” include at least one wedding, one baby, a cancer battle and lots of speculation surrounding Porsha’s new romance with Dennis McKinley — drama Kandi admits to stirring up herself.
“I would say it’s a roller coaster between she and I,” Kandi says. “I feel like when the season started out, she and I… I didn’t know what to expect. You know, I didn’t know if we were gonna be cool, if we weren’t.”
“You know, I’m the person in Atlanta that knows everybody, everybody knows me,” she notes. “So, I. knew things about her significant other, and when the season first started, in my mind, I was trying to figure out, uh… do I have these conversations with her? With the group? ‘Cause, you know, we all discuss everybody’s new men on the show, new man, whatever. And I just, I just went back-and-forth on that with myself, because OK, we’re already in a shaky place, but at the same time, this is what we do on the show — we talk about the new guys.”
“Basically, you know, there was some tea dropping,” she teases. “I can’t [reveal anything], but to say, you know, for me, it was more of a thing, if it’s a new relationship, you should know what you’re getting into.”
On Kenya Moore.
“Well, she does pop up,” Kandi divulges. “She does pop up once, to my begging, of course… I was probably one of the most disappointed out of everybody that she wasn’t going to be with us this year, but I feel like it was great for her to be able to enjoy her pregnancy and not go back and forth with people and all of that stuff, so it’s great for her to have a healthy pregnancy.”