During Episode 1, Kandi invited Kim over to see her new home. It went downhill from there.
Reports Freddy O:
Kandi took to her blog on Bravo to describe how she really felt about the episode and Kim and Sweetie’s offensive comments.
“Well now that I got them out of the way, let me get to myself and Kim, because I got a million tweets about this tonight. When Kim came by the house with Sweetie, I was offended by some of the things she and Sweetie said. Kim said Sweetie told her she needed to lock her doors when she got off of my exit, because I lived in the hood. I was very irritated by that, because I was thinking, “Where the f— do you live, Sweetie?” There were even more things said that rubbed me the wrong way as well, like, “I didn’t even know they had houses like this over here. They must’ve just recently fixed it up.” Or “Wow, this is nice. I wasn’t expecting this AT ALL.” Or when I showed them the in-ground jacuzzi room, one of them said, “Oh you meant a real jacuzzi! When you mentioned you had a jacuzzi room, I didn’t know you meant a real Jacuzzi, I thought you were talking about a jacuzzi tub.” I was like what the hell would I mention a jacuzzi tub for? Oh I can’t forget this one! At one point I found myself defending my side of town and said, “There are a lot of wealthy people that live in this area,” and Sweetie said, “Like drug dealers.” I wasn’t feeling it at all. Sweetie explained that she grew up on the north side of town, and she said that she heard my side of town was dangerous. In my opinion, the stuff that Sweetie says to Kim adds to the whole racist theory people have about Kim. If Kim has a black friend that feeds her bullsh– that certain areas of town are “hood” or “ghetto,” then that’s what she’s going to run with.
I hadn’t seen Kim in a while when she came over that day. The first couple of negative things they said kind of flew over my head, but after a while I caught on and I was feeling a little bothered by it. Have you ever had one of those moments where something happened that wasn’t cool and after the fact you thought you should’ve told that bitch this or that? Well that was one of those moments for me. I was trying to be cool, like maybe they didn’t know any better. I was thinking I shouldn’t trip, because clearly they have never been in this area before, but after a while it was like OK that’s enough of the ghetto neighborhood comments. After all the talk about my house, Kim talked to me about being evicted from her house and that she was just going to stay there and make them kick her out. Hmm… That sounded like some real ghetto section 8 type sh– to me, but hey, they live on the “non-ghetto” side of town, so no way could they have that type of stuff going on… LOL! Whatever.”
And now…Kim responds:
Last year Kroy and I decided to rent our home before we knew if Kroy was going to extend his contract with the Falcons. His contract was extended for 3 years, so we chose to purchase the home. After an appraisal of 1 million dollars LESS than asking price, we asked Antonio and Kendra (the previous owner and decorator) for a negotiation. They declined and told us we had to move immediately. Contrary to what may be in the tabloids and what is written in the blogs, I DID NOT LOSE MY HOUSE FOR REASONS HAVING TO DO WITH INABILITY TO PAY RENT. Period! My family has moved out since we still owned my townhome and Kroy’s beautiful home while we were renting, so we decided the townhome was our best bet to move back to so our girls could go back to school in the town they had grown up in for 6 years. NOW we are in the process of building our REAL dream home and we’re happier than ever. SO if you count, we own 3 homes.
When Sweetie and I took the hour drive over to Kandi’s new home, I wasn’t in the best mood. It was over 95 degrees outside, I was 7 months pregnant, and Kandi’s home had no A.C. running. Sweetie told me it wasn’t safe at all (however I still went to support Kandi), and in fact there are several movies and songs that describe and portray the harshness of that area.
Kandi has always mentioned to me that she loves the way I’ve decorated my homes, so I had no problem giving her tips about decorating. My comment about her having an indoor swimming pool because she’s black was just a silly joke. Kandi, Sweetie, and I laughed. Quite frankly, I wish I had one myself.
This is EbenGregory.com…telling you I think Whitney’s on to something.