Kim talks about how Kandi is dealing with her tragic week, her thoughts on AJ, the breakup with Big Poppa (Lee Najjar) as well as her new boyfriend. She also speaks briefly on Big Poppa’s wife, saying his wife knew about her.
Below are excerpts from Kim’s new interview –
ESSENCE.COM: How is Kandi doing? Have you spoken to her? KIM ZOLCIAK: I spoke with her mom and texted her just to let her know I’m here. I was one of the first to find out and I called the other ladies. Everybody has been fantastic but it’s unfortunate that it takes a tragedy to bring us all together. We were able to put all our stuff on the back burner and come together for Kandi. It’s not something that I ever thought would happen, no matter how tragic the situation.
ESSENCE.COM: What was your interaction with A.J like? ZOLCIAK: He actually called me last week and I never called him back, which sucks. I adored him. He was such a great guy. He was actually with Big Papa the night I got engaged. I hated that people have this bad impression of him because he had so many children. He was a great father and he was great with Riley [Kandi’s 7-year-old daughter] and he loved Kandi.
ESSENCE.COM: And when is the wig line coming out? ZOLCIAK: I’ve joined with a company called Pop Wigs who will manufacture and distribute the wigs. It’s a lot more work than I ever anticipated. I’m working on everything from trademarking to the packaging. I’m really proud of the wigs, so by December people will be able to do pre-orders and we can send them out by January.
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.
TMZ has managed to do the impossible. They were able to get their hands on a rare photo of The Real Housewives of Atlanta’sKim Zolciak with her infamous and rumored to still be married “Big Poppa.“
According to TMZ, the photo was taken last November at the Hotel Atlantis in the Bahamas. Though TMZ fails to name the man in the photo, he definitely strikes a strong resemblance to Lee Najjar, who has been pretty much confirmed to be Big Poppa.
Kim has claimed Big Poppa was separated from his wife in the past. There has however been no official confirmation on whether or not Lee Najjar is really separated.
A photo of Lee Najjar with his wife, who is also ironically named Kim, below. You be the judge.
The Real Housewives of Atlantadoes not premier on Bravo for 2 more weeks but the games have already began. Kim Zolciak’s former publicist, Jonathan Jaxson has taken to his site to dish some major dirt on her. It seems the two had a falling out earlier this year. The things Jonathan has to say about Kim include –
She has an addiction to dating married men for the past ten years and even cheating on them.
She never had cancer. Her hair was simply extremely overly processed and she wore extensions which took chunks out of her hair and it hasn’t been the same since. (Hence why she wears wigs.)
“Barbie” was her stripper name while she danced nude and gave private lap dances for men and women at Atlanta’s strip club “Cheetah” back in 2003.
She recently got re-engaged, with even a bigger rock, to Lee Najjar, aka “Big Poppa.” (His name is on her ring finger, which she has been trying to get lasered off for some time now.)*She spends over $50,000 a month and makes her bills paid in time by battering with men.
She has no intention in marrying her current married man, as long as her bills are paid on time.
She and the other ladies of Atlanta’s Season 2 banked $100k for the filming of the show. A battle that took a while to win.
She got her ass nearly beat down by Sheree and NeNe on this year’s upcoming season. Mostly for telling ridiculous lies on the ladies.
Allrighty then. The new season premiers July 30th on Bravo. A picture of Lee Najjar aka Big Poppa below, as well as a photo of Kim with Jonathan –
Lee Najjar aka “Big Poppa”
Real Estate Developer Lee Najjar, and wife ironically named Kim Najjar on the left