In an interview with Us Weekly, Burruss says she was ready to walk away from the hit reality show:
During season 9, I was feeling like I might want to leave because there was so much hate from fans online and I was having trouble because, how do you defend yourself from a lie? How do you defend yourself from something that never happened?
In case you need a little reminder as to what Burruss is referring to, she’s talking about the rumor that Parks started, saying that Kandi and her husband, Todd Tucker, planned on drugging Porsha, and then taking her back to their sex dungeon, so they could have their way with her.
It came out that Parks was blatantly lying, and she offered up an apology during the fourth part of the reunion show, but by then, it was too late, as the damage had already been done.
This, of course, resulted in Bravo kicking Phaedra to the curb.
Once the truth came out, Burruss says that she felt as if her name was cleared and that she reconsidered her stance on quitting the show:
I’ve never had drama like that that lasted the whole season. It was very sh–ty, but now I’m extremely happy that people were able to see the truth. Sometimes I thought people would never know the truth and it would have been a stain on me forever.
Burruss admits that she hasn’t talked to Phaedra or Porsha since the reunion show, and she doesn’t have time for all that drama right now.
Instead, she’s looking forward to reuniting with her former girl group, Xscape, playing some music, appearing on a new reality show, and putting on some live shows:
It’s going to be no days off. … I’m glad both shows are on Bravo. I’m so excited to work with [my best friend Tameka “Tiny” Harris]. This is going to be our first time being on television together other than two seconds before. Now people get to see how close we are.
It’s good to see that Kandi isn’t allowing all of the bs to affect her at this point, and she’s starting some new chapters in her life.