In the interview, Kim talks about her relationship with newcomer Kandi Burruss, her personal growth on the show, upcoming live performance and the real reason NeNe Leakes denies choking her.
Below are excerpts from Kim’s new interview :
ESSENCE.COM: So tell me what is your assessment of this second season?
KIM ZOLCIAK: This season people got to see more of people’s true colors. You can only pretend to be who you are but for so long. My friendship with Kandi has been a great new relationship for me because I didn’t expect to become that close with her. Overall, my song and my wig line have also been two amazing things that have happened to me. Other than some footage that I didn’t like or a couple of things I wish I’d handled differently, this was a better year for me than last season when I was paralyzed with humiliation and fear.
ESSENCE.COM: NeNe says that you won’t be performing live on the reunion show and that she didn’t choke you. Is that true?
KIM: I do sing live. She’s so jealous it’s ridiculous. It really irritates me that she would lie about something so serious. She strangled me twice and that’s not something I joke around about because violence is a serious situation across the country. I have a 911 call and a police report. What proof does she have that she didn’t do it? I think she’s denying it because she has her book and is doing all this stuff with domestic violence and doesn’t want to make herself look bad, but she needs to just admit that she made a mistake and move on, but don’t lie about it. She strangled me when other New York and Orange County housewives told her I told them she was broke and all this other stuff. I’m thinking, We’re on the highest rated show and they are pissed off about it. Do you believe everything they tell you? I tried to get her to calm down and said people are watching us and she put her finger in my face; I told her to get your finger out my face; then she put her finger back in my face; I smacked it out of my face and then she strangled me again.
ESSENCE.COM: And what about your future and wig collection?
KIM: The name of it is KZ LOKZ, a combination of my first and last name. Well, I’m behind on everything, but ideally, we’d like to see the wigs available and in stores by January 2010. You know, I got a lot of support and people got to see my true colors. I can’t carry the negativity with me forever. I’m too old for that.
UPDATE: Just when you thought Kim Zolciak couldn’t get any trashier, she proves us wrong. Kim pulled a Britney Spears and flashed the paparazzi while getting out of her car in LA. You can view the NSFW (Not Safe For Work) image here.
Most people are probably confused of KimandNeNe Leakes’s friendship. They seem to break up and make up. NeNe swore up and down that she was done with Kim following the alleged choking incident in which Kim accused NeNe of choking her. Now both Kim and NeNe are reunited again! We smell trouble already.
It seems like the days of wig pulling and choking may be over for Kim and NeNe who were spotted smiling and embracing at Mr. Chow after dinner in Beverly Hills.
Lisa gives her opinion of each of her fellow Atlanta housewives, during which she refers to Kim Zolciak as “Crazy with a capital C.”
When asked about her thoughts on Sheree Whitfield, Lisa uses the words “High maintenance, motivated, and not genuine,” to describe her. She goes to to refer to Kandi as being “cool, down to earth, and talented.”
When asked if Nene Leakes was genuine, Lisa says — “I guess to some people, yes.” Interesting answer from Lisa.
Lisa wraps up her interview by predicting the reunion show will be crazy. “This reunion is going to be crazy. I can’t wait to see the numbers. I want to know how many people,” says Lisa. “I know it’s going to supersede everyone’s expectations. I do.”
The two-part reunion is still set to air on October 29 and November 5.
Kim Zolciak, who received a massive “engagement” rock from her married beau earlier this year, has said in previous weeks that she is no longer with Big Poppa. Even stating in a recent interview, that she has a new boyfriend. No word yet on whether or not this new boyfriend is married as well.
Lee has appeared on MTV Teen Cribs within the past year showing off his Atlanta mansion. The MTV episode featured his kids and wife, Kim Najjar aka Mrs. Big Poppa.
Perhaps the sale of his home might indicate a separation from his wife. One can only hope the constant and very public humiliation of having your husband shower his mistress with an engagement ring & expensive gifts on national television has been the last straw for Kim Najjar.
However, there is no official word on the couple’s marital status.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta’sKandi Burruss is not only a talented song writer but also your favorite Atlanta housewife, according to our “Reality Tea” poll.
For those of you that don’t know, Kandi is a Grammy award-winning songwriter who has written several hit songs for popular acts such as TLC and Nsync. Recently, she also helped rewrite and executive produced Kim Zolciak’s new hit – “Tardy For The Party.”
Kandi recently released her new single, “I Fly Above” on iTunes and Amazon. It seems like this is another hit song from our beloved Kandi.
Below is the video of the song, check it out!
Tell Us: You be the judge – Is “I Fly Above” another hit from Kandi?
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.
“My daughter Brienna was really sick that night,” says Kim, also claiming Kandi was aware that she wouldn’t be able to make it to the concert.
“She’s understanding,” Kim said. “I wouldn’t miss something like that especially after all the work she did on ‘Tardy for the Party.’ I wouldn’t just not show up.”
Since the producers didn’t explain the reason for Kim’s absence, it gave viewers the impression that Kim intentionally skipped the event.
Kim is also upset about Lisa comments of her possibly having a disease referring to Kim’s “cancer” scare during the first season reunion. “Who talks like that?” she said. “That’s so low! She’s a mother and a wife. That’s not funny. It’s a little too much for me. It’s one thing to make fun of somebody and make it cut but to really insult them…”
Not sure if I’m buying Kim’s excuse and claim that Kandi knew she would not be showing up, considering Kandi seemed to be looking for her after the performance.