Kandi Burruss is learning the hard way about opening up your life to reality TV – everything is fair game!
The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star didn’t have any problems with viewers seeing Mama Joyce‘s vehement opposition to her marriage to Todd. And Kandi has been open about her distant relationship with her own father, her business failures, the death of her former fiance, her brother’s passing or family members in prison, and her infertility, but there’s one thing she hoped to keep off the show – the relationship with Riley’s father Block.
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Kandi maintains she truly had no idea Block’s girlfriend was going to appear at The Kandi Factory. On Twitter, a viewer wondered if production arranged the entire thing, and Kandi responded, “Of course they did. But I didn’t know. Could u imagine how I felt?”
Kandi also blames Block for working with production to bring the drama on Real Housewives Of Atlanta.
“I hate that my baby daddy drama is a part of the show this season. I’ve never wanted to put him on blast because at the end of the day he’s still my daughters dad,” Kandi wrote in an Instagram post explaining the situation. “I don’t know why he chose to do this but here we are.”
So who is Block and how did his relationship with Kandi go so haywire? Block, real name Russell Spencer, is a music producer with his own label. It once had hits for Yung Joc and Boys in the Hood.
Block and Kandi initially met at a radio station, and a year later randomly ran met again at a car dealership. “That’s when we exchanged numbers and started hanging out,” Kandi revealed. “We only dated a few months. It was very short. I found out he was still in a relationship with his other kids’ mom, so I ended our relationship, but I was already pregnant with Riley.”
In a Bravo blog, Kandi shared her reaction to Kris Kelli showing up, and gave more details about her situation with Block.
“I honestly never wanted this to be seen on the show,” Kandi stressed. “I hate the whole baby daddy/baby mama drama, but here he comes out of nowhere with this bullsh–… ”
Kandi immediately wondered “what the hell” Kris was doing. Since they’ve only met a few times Kandi found it “odd for her to just stop by.”
“I have nothing bad to say about her, but I didn’t know what her intentions were,” Kandi continued. “For the last few years Block and I haven’t really talked that much at all. So for his artist to just pop up out of the blue was strange to say the least. I didn’t even know they were an official couple.”
Kandi was also weirded out by Kris “trying to show so much concern for [Block’s] relationship with Riley,” adding, “I didn’t feel Block and Riley’s relationship was a conversation I should’ve been having with her.”
Considering that Mama Joyce is her mother, Kandi shockingly remained composed during the awkward visit. “She was really nice about it,” Kandi clarified. “So I was trying to be nice.”
Kandi was “tripped out” hearing Kris Kelli and Block claim Kandi has blocked him from Riley’s life. She blames her ex for telling Kris lies. “He’s clearly been giving her some bogus story,” accused Kandi.
Kandi’s pent-up frustrations all came spilling out to Sheree Whitfield at the gym.
“It’s an emotional subject for me. I never wanted her not to have a real father figure, but Block for whatever reason has never really stepped up to be the father Riley deserves,” Kandi explained. “He’s always been very flaky. He’ll call and say he’s going to do better and then you don’t hear from him for months at a time. Riley used to be sad about it, but now she’s just over it.”
In another odd occurrence, Porsha Williams also used to date Block, but Kandi insisted there’s no weirdness over their mutual ex. “Both Porsha and Block told me on separate occasions. It’s no big deal. She hooked up with him after me. She and I have had a full discussion about it.”
The situation between Kandi, Block, and Riley is far from resolved. In her emotional Instagram post, Kandi asked RHOA viewers for advice in dealing with the situation.
“I’m gonna be real and say I don’t know how to fix the situation at this point,” admitted Kandi. “My daughter is 14 and has put a wall up. If he wants to fix it then he’s gonna have to work and humble hisself to build a relationship with her. Have any of you been able to build a relationship after this many years have passed? If so how?”
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