Kandi Burruss, the latest addition to The Real Housewives of Atlanta, has just been revealed and she already has to be clearing up rumors that are flying over the internet.
It has been reported that her fiance is a drug dealer who does not take care of his six children.
Kandi tells S2SMagazine.com that her fiancé, A.J. Jewell (who “has some involvement in the music business”), isn’t the dangerous drug dealer other websites are reporting him to be.
“What he’s done since he and I have been in a relationship is like totally on the up and up,” Kandi said to S2S. “I don’t know whatever went on in his past prior to me.”
“He’s not a deadbeat dad. His kids come over to our house and hang out all the time,” Kandi said. “From what I’ve seen, he’s having a relationship with his kids.”
Kandi’s talked to all the mothers of A.J.’s kids, and she said none of them seem to have a problem with how he treats his children. Don’t expect to see any baby mama drama with her this season, either. “I have much respect for all of [his children’s] mothers, and they all have been nice to me,” Kandi noted. “They never seem to have a problem when they talk to me.”
She also says she will be making an album.
“I’m recording an album for myself, and I’m still writing songs for other artists,” she said. “Most recently I’ve been in the studio with Fantasia, helping her finish her project up.”
She was surprised when we told her we’d heard about her impending deal with The EMI Group. Kandi’s in talks with the EMI’s newly appointed head of urban music, Leonard Brooks, for a deal through her own label, Kandi Koated Entertainment. “I haven’t really signed any paperwork on my deal, but my attorneys are in conversation,” she confirmed to S2S.
She beat out Angie Stone, Christina Johnson (Cee-Lo’s ex-wife) and Ralph Tresvant’s ex-wife for the spot on the show.