Kandi Balances Her Reality-TV Fame With Her Lack Of Desire For Drama

Oct 12th, 2009 // 4 Comments

Kandi Burruss, the former member of Xscape who is currently best-known for her star turn on Bravo’s end-of-the-nu-gilded-age chronicle The Real Housewives Of Atlanta, has self-released a new single that will apparently serve as the teaser for her forthcoming album B.L.O.G., which will reportedly have guest spots from the likes of Rick Ross and Missy Elliott. The album is apparently going to be all about what it’s like to be famous—the acronym in the title stands for “Bitches Love Online Gossip”—and the first single, “Fly Above,” is a keyboard-drenched track about how she doesn’t pay attention to those people she deems “haters,” simply by flying above them and theirassortment of issues. Wait, so what does it mean when she’s writing songs about said haters and releasing them to iTunes? So confusing, this modern world in which we live. Clip after the jump.

I suppose I should be nice, since Burruss’ ex-fiance was recently killed in a fight at a nightclub, but it seems strange that this single was released in the wake of his death, doesn’t it? I mean, maybe certain pieces were already in motion, but still, yuck.

To end this post on an “up” note, here’s Kandi’s fantastic 2000 single “Don’t Think I’m Not,” which is making me feel a newfound nostalgia for songs that were written in the pre-fameball era:

Kandi – Fly Above [YouTube]
Kandi-Don’t Think I’m Not [YouTube]

  1. Not feeling you your post on Kandi. 1.Actually this song was written before the show even premiered. Beofre she was “best known” 2. Why does her releasing the song to iTunes means she’s contradicting herself by saying that she’s ‘rising above the haters?’. She’s gotta eat. And if you have watched the show or read any interviews she’s done, this album is in now way about being famous. She doesn’t even consider herself famous. And for real real???” Don’t Think I’m Not” was fantastic???? Really?? Whoa..

  2. @GirlUnknown: “Rising above” in my mind means completely ignoring those people who get you down.

    And sorry, but this quote implies that the album definitely is at least somewhat about fame:

    “I came up with the concept based on things that were going that were relevant to what’s going on in my life now including the show and what things have been written about me and my fiancée by bloggers,” she admits. “The whole album isn’t about the show but there are definitely songs inspired from the show like “Fly Above,” and “It Must Be Good.”

  3. Agreed, rising above your haterzzz probably should not include singing about them, although I wish I could profit off of my haterzzz, if that was possible.

    That second video is everything I loved in the eighth grade, and that embarasses me while at the same time also kind of blows my mind.

  4. This sure ain’t “Tardy for the Party.” You’ve got a long way to go Kandi.

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