Kandi Burruss Says What We’re All Thinking About Taylor Armstrong’s Memoir

kandi burressKandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has always been a fan favorite. She's like an island of wisdom and hope in a sea of craziness, wig-pulling, and neck-choking. Whenever it's Kandi's scene on the show, I feel like I can breathe a sigh of relief, like I've been washed ashore somewhere safe after being tousled around in NeNe's absolutely crazy world, or Kim's, or Sheree's. Point is, when Kandi speaks, you listen. Whatever comes out of her mouth is truthful, well-meaning, and reasonable. So when Kandi was asked what she thought about Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong's memoir release after the death of her husband Russell, you knew she was going to say what we all were thinking: That it's, uh, a little icky.

Those weren't Kandi's exact words, but it's certainly the subtext. And if anyone can have an opinion on the subject, it's Kandi. Her ex was killed while she was on the show, as well. Remember?


A.J. and Kandi were engaged, then split up in 2009. A few weeks later, he was shot and killed outside of an Atlanta nightclub. Kandi talked to Showbiz Tonight about her tragic experience as it compares to Taylor's:

I had issues with my relationship, too. And because I was working on an album at that time, I had even expressed some of the things that I didn't like about my relationship in a song before he passed. But when he passed, I ex'ed that song off my album. Because in my mind, I feel like I don't feel right saying anything negative about somebody who's not here to defend themselves. I'm sure that there were problems there, and I sympathize with her. There are two sides to every coin, and I just don't feel the need to speak on someone who is not here anymore. That's just me.

Yes, Kandi, yes. I totally agree with her, per usual. It feels wrong somehow that Taylor's selling a book about her dead ex-husband. No matter how evil he was or wasn't to her, trying to make a profit by spilling some family secrets just seems a little ... it feels untimely at best, gross at worst.

Kandi's approach was more appropriate. She definitely took the high road, and I think she'll be a happier and healthier person for it. Taylor can do whatever she wants ... I'm just a little worried about her healing process. Maybe her tell-all will help, maybe it won't, but if I (god forbid) found my way into Kandi or Taylor's situation, I think I'd take the route Kandi took.

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What do you think about Kandi's comments?


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