Kandi Burruss tells ET she’s done biting her tongue on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
“Anybody that's coming at me, you better be ready,” she warns. “I'm letting you have it! I'm not holding back. I'm just gonna say what it is, you know?”
“Before I used to say, ‘You know what? I'm just gonna let it go.’” Kandi continues. “You get tired of that. You get tired always being the one they feel like they can get away with saying stuff about, because they know you're not gonna say anything or whatever. This year? Uh uh.”
Kandi describes season nine of the Bravo hit as a “roller coaster,” adding that her castmates stressed her out this year with new lies and rumors.
“What happens in the group is just drama, drama, drama for me,” she confesses.
Most of the drama seems to stem from Porsha Williams. The pair will go head to head over allegations that Kandi is a lesbian and invited Porsha into a “sex dungeon,” all of which was teased in the season trailer.
“I don't mess with her anymore!” Kandi says of Porsha. “We are definitely not cool.”
“I mean, she made up stuff, got caught in so many lies this year,” the singer shares. “Can't wait for you to see it.”
Kandi is adamant she is not a lesbian, and is happily married to her husband of nearly three years, Todd Tucker. But, the star admits she’s taken “a little step on the wild side before.”
“I don't know as far as her trying to say, you know, a 'lesbian' trying to come out of the closet or whatever … so my answer to that is, if I am then so is [Porsha],” Kandi fires back.
The 40-year-old claims Porsha once initiated a kiss with her years ago, off-camera, and Kandi went along with it. But when Kandi brought up the moment to Porsha, she denied it. Still, Kandi says she got the last laugh in the end.
“I was outdone!” she recalls. “I was shocked … It would've been her word against mine had it not been for somebody saying to me two weeks after, like, ‘I don't know why she would say that when she texted you something before.’”
Kandi says that’s when she learned Apple keeps your text messages forever, and she scrolled back through her conversations with Porsha to find evidence of the incident.
“She would've never owned it [without those texts],” Kandi says. “And let's be clear, I don't have a sex dungeon. But I thought it was a good idea after she said it. I was like, 'That might not be a bad idea.' But, I don't have one. So, that's lies. Don't do that stuff.”
Porsha isn’t the only person causing drama for Kandi this season, though. Her 14-year-old daughter Riley’s father pops up for the first time ever on the show.
“I did not know that he was going to be a part of the show [this year],” Kandi admits. “That's what I have to say to people who think this is scripted, and you know what's going to happen. No!”
“Her father and I, we don't have the best of communication,” she continues. “I hadn't talked to him or seen him in awhile, and it was just like, surprise! He's here... on the show. What?! … I never really wanted to put that on blast.”
To learn more about that part of Kandi’s life, check out the video below. The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.