Police confirmed Friday night that Kandi’s ex-fiance A.J. Jewell was killed at an Atlanta night club, reports MyFoxAtlanta.
Police said Jewell died after a fight at the Body Tap club on Marietta Boulevard. AJ suffered a severe head injury during the fight and was taken to Piedmont Hospital, where he later died.
There are currently no suspects in custody.
Kandi updated her Twitter status with the following 3 hours ago -
“I could never n a million years imagine this happening. please pray for AJ’s children. that’s who im the most concerned 4. Im just in one of those moods where i dont wanna talk, i dont wanna b held & told its gonna b ok. i just wanna cry myself 2 sleep, alone.”
Our deepest condolences go out to Kandi and AJ’s family.
UPDATE – Atlanta police spokesman James Polite says Fredrick Richardson has been arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of Ashley “A.J.” Jewell. Richardson was hospitalized after the alleged fight and will be taken into custody once he is released.
ESSENCE.COM: Since you stopped by the ESSENCE office in August, how have you been keeping busy?
LISA WU HARTWELL: Believe it or not, I’ve been speaking at churches and colleges. It all started at Pastor Jamal Bryant’s church for his empowerment seminar. I was invited to speak, and when I did I backed everything up with scripture. A lot of people were shocked that I knew the Word, but that’s a side of me folks don’t get to see on the show and that’s my spiritual side. I was saved when I was 19 and very into the church. After I spoke there were other bishops there and they invited me to come speak at their churches. It’s funny how everything comes back full circle.
ESSENCE.COM: Who knew? Would you describe yourself as an overzealous Christian?
HARTWELL: Yes, I was a fanatic. If I was in someone’s car and hip-hop was playing I would turn their music off, or I refused to be around certain people, which was wrong because those are usually the ones that need to hear the Word the most. My brothers used to hate to see me coming and called me a holy roller. I was really into church, but I started to backslide a bit, but I’ve always had morals and integrity. Now, I don’t claim to be holier and thou because I’ve learned to find the balance. It’s just funny how God has a sense of humor and makes sure to always bring you back to him without you even realizing it, so I’ve been enjoying speaking at churches.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta’sKandi Burruss proves to us that miracles can happen as she turned fellow castmate, Kim Zolciak’s song into a dance hit. The Grammy award-winning songwriter who has written hit songs for popular acts such as TLC and Nsync helped write and produce Kim’s new hit – “Tardy For The Party.”
Despite earlier reports that came out this week claiming Kim’s song had been yanked off Itunes due to her non payment to producer Don Vitto, Kim has come out denying the entire story, and clarifying her song is still available on Itunes. A quick check on Itunes proves the song is still indeed available, leading us to believe the entire “lawsuit” saga was nothing but a big publicity stunt.
So the question of the moment is -
Tell Us: You be the judge – Is “Tardy for the party” a hit or miss? What are your thoughts on the past episode of the Atlanta Housewives? Is Nene’s Ego Out of Control?
The photo on the right is of Big Poppa aka Lee Najjarand his wife, who is ironically also named Kim, and strangely enough looks a lot like Kim Zolciak. Lee is an extremely wealthy real estate developer in Atlanta.
This news is interesting considering the fact that Kim confirmed she and Big Poppa were still together just a week ago during her appearance of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens.” She even went as far as to reveal that she and Big Poppa had been intimate a week earlier.
The habitual liar Atlanta housewife wrote on her twitter page — “There is NO more Big Poppa and Kim FYI. The show was filmed months ago things have changed..So happy.” She has however spent the past few months sporting an “engagement” ring she claimed was a gift from Big Poppa. Not exactly sure how one can be engaged to a still married man, but evidently anything goes in Kim’s world.
Below is a photo of Kim and Big Poppa taken while the duo vacationed –
It’s deja vu all over again as the Real Housewives of Atlanta’sKim Zolciak and her publicist/manager Jonathan Jaxsonare once again at odds, and Jonathan has once again decided to publicly bash his former client. It’s becoming more obvious these two have a“Love/Hate relationship.”
Jonathan went on Atlanta’s airwaves to air his grievances with the Bravo reality show star. On the air, he announced his resignation as Kim’s manager and publicist because “she’s a habitual liar.” According to Jonathan, Kim lied about her past as a stripper.
Jonathan previously dished on Kim back in July, when he revealed sordid details about her stripper past and dealings with the still legally married ‘Big Poppa.’
He claims that Kim spent about 3 months “making a lot of money” as a stripper at Atlanta’s top gentleman’s establishment, The Cheetah Club. And her stage name was “Barbi.”
“She didn’t do it for long, but was very popular among the crowd,” he continues.
Kim’s reps have denied such claims but admit that she worked “as a cocktail waitress.” Kim claims she knows the leak of this false story and is denying it: “I’ve never stripped,” she said. “[My former rep] is a loose cannon spreading lies. I am not affiliated with him whatsoever.”
NeNe Leakes on the other hand, proudly admitted that she danced for money to earn a living for her and her children.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak should have taken her own advice, as she is now being sued for being tardy on a payment by music producer, Don Vito.
“Tardy for the Party,” the first single from Kim’s upcoming album, has been removed from iTunes on Monday afternoon because she allegedly has yet to pay the song’s producer for the time she spent in the studio.
“The song was number three on iTunes’ dance chart for the last four days, but since Don Vito owns the copyright to the song and he hasn’t been paid, he requested that the song be taken down off iTunes,” a source told E! News.
Kim’s manager and publicist Jonathan Jaxsonhad no official comment while Don Vito had only nice things to say about the tardy for the payment singer.
“I think [Kim] is a good person and it was fun working in the studio with her,” he said. “We made a great record and I look forward to working with her on the album again.”
One can only wonder is this whole “lawsuit” is nothing other than a big publicity stunt to promote her single. Surely Big Poppa akaLee Najjarcould have foot the bill for this.
In a recent interview with PEOPLE, Nene talks about her goal to have a talk show, her relationship with the ladies of Atlanta housewives and what she thinks about the song “Tardy for the Party.”
Below are excerpts from the interview-
What’s your relationship with Kim and Sheree like these days?
We’re just associates. I feel we have a business relationship. However, Sheree and I have known each other the longest and we’ve found a way to respect one another. And Kim and I just haven’t found that yet. And if Kim and I weren’t on the show together, we probably would never talk. But we’re on the show, so we have to talk and we have to be cordial, so we’re cordial. But I’m not friends with any of these girls. They’re my associates, and I don’t think that the word “associate” is a bad word. Some people don’t even get to be my associate, so they’re in a very good position.
So you’re not friends with anyone in the cast?
Down the road with some time, Lisa and I could possibly be friends. I don’t really know Kandi at all but I won’t close the door on that. I’m just saying I don’t know her because she’s new to the show. We didn’t get a chance to really get to know each other. She came into our relationship. I feel like I’m the HBIC [head b-- in charge] if you know what that is.