9 Things You Didn’t Know About RHOA Star Kandi Burruss
Kandi Burruss was famous many years before she landed her role on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but it’s this role that really landed her on the pop culture map. Since the show is such a hit and she’s only become more and more popular since she joined the cast, here are 9 things you didn’t know about the multi-talented reality TV star:
Back in the ‘90s, Kandi belonged to the all girls group, Xscape, which included sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, Tamera Coggins (who left the group after their debut album was released), and of course, Kandi. The group was quite successful. They had three consecutive Platinum albums along with 6 top 10 hit songs on the Billboard Hot 100, including “Just Kickin’ It,” “Who Can I Run To,” “The Arms of the One Who Loves You,” and “My Little Secret.” According to Kandi, she didn’t get along with all of the members of the group. She and LaTocha Scott always bumped heads and at one point it came to blows. “Everything she said had nothing to do with business. She was just going in on me personally or whatever saying crazy stuff about me,” Kandi said. “Next thing I know she started my way and we went for blows.”
The reality TV star had one brother, Patrick Riley, who died back in 1991 in a car crash. He was only 22 years old at the time. According to Kandi’s mom, one of his cousins had talked Patrick into going to Mexico to meet his adoptive family and they had a head-on collision. Kandi was 15 at the time.