‘RHOA’ Kandi Burruss Reveals Friendship Status With Phaedra Parks, Defends DonJuan Clark

The latest episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta hinted that Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks’ reconciliation may not last, due to Phaedra’s money dispute with Kandi’s husband, Todd Tucker, which in turn led to Phaedra being called out by Kandi’s employee and other friend, DonJuan Clark. As the episode aired, Kandi posted several tweets that shared her thoughts on what people were watching.

In one tweet, Kandi revealed how she and Phaedra are currently doing. In response to one viewer who asked if there was more that happened that people didn’t see to cause DonJuan to act how he did, since Phaedra said during the scene that they were fine, Kandi confirmed that she and Phaedra currently have no issues with one another. Kandi pointed out that the episode was taped a while ago. Kandi did admit, however, that when she and Phaedra were filming the season, things between them were up and down.

“We are cool. That was taped a while ago. It was a roller coaster during taping. You try to be cool then something happens. Over & over & over….”

Kandi explained that DonJuan reacted how he did because he was mad that Phaedra and Porsha Williams were saying negative things that could be overheard by bloggers and press members.

“The video party had a lot of bloggers & press at the event. That’s why @donjuannc was mad that they were saying negative things where other people could hear. I actually saw a post where somebody blogged about what they were saying. So I knew he wasn’t tripping for no reason.”

Kandi also defended DonJuan by saying that he, without question, has her back.

“People can say what they want about @donjuannc but I know for sure he has my back! If he feels there is shade thrown my way he checks it! ????”

DonJuan himself posted a tweet that seems to boast of his skills as Kandi’s manager.

On Sunday night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kandi Burruss and Demetria McKinney, who was a “friend of the housewives” last season, threw a party to premiere and celebrate their new single, “Unnecessary Trouble.”

While outside the party, Porsha Williams asked Phaedra Parks what was going on with her money dispute with Todd Tucker, who wanted to be paid in full for an exercise video that he produced for Phaedra. Phaedra explained to Porsha that she had already paid Todd thousands of dollars and didn’t owe him the full amount since she never got a finished product out on the market. Porsha agreed with Phaedra that Todd was in the wrong. Phaedra also told Porsha that she and Kandi were cool despite what was going on with Todd.

Upon hearing Phaedra and Porsha talk about the issue, DonJuan walked over to Phaedra and Porsha and lashed out at them since he felt that they were being negative about Kandi and Todd. Porsha and DonJuan started arguing with one another. Phaedra quickly walked away from DonJuan and pulled Porsha along with her. As they were walking away, Porsha commented that “DonJuan’s pink panties are in a bunch tonight.”

In an interview, Phaedra blasted DonJuan for getting in her conversation.

“DonJuan, you really need to take several seats and find some business of your own…I don’t owe DonJuan an explanation or even a response because I don’t fraternize with my friend’s workers.”

DonJuan will likely have lots to say when next week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs. Kandi Burruss may even decide that she and Phaedra Parks really aren’t as “cool” as she thought they were. That’s because a preview for next week’s episode shows Phaedra, after she has a face-to-face conversation with Todd Tucker about their money dispute, making fun of Todd’s career and saying that he gets an allowance from Kandi.

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