Kandi Burruss Blames Marlo Hampton TV Show Being Pulled
Back in May, theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reported Kandi Burruss was executive producing a new reality show called Hautelanta, which was to star talent an ensemble cast including Marlo Hampton and Funky Dineva.
The show never came into fruition and we broke the story later that it had officially gotten canned.
In an interview on Jenny McCarthy’s Sirius XM radio show, Kandi discussed what happened to the show and why it ended up on the cutting room floor. She explained,
We actually did have a show that I was producing and the show ended up being dropped right when we were about to get started filming. I don’t want to put the blame on anyone but basically, the talent was being a little difficult. They weren’t getting things done by the deadline, basically. The network got fed up and moved on.
It really sucked because this is something we had worked on for a couple of years. I had not even told anybody. It was in development for a while. So, to be able to keep that a secret for so long and they finally greenlight it and I’m super excited because they’re getting ready to drop the press release and I… The funny thing is, people didn’t really know Marlo and I to be great friends or anything like that. It’s not like we were great friends, it’s just the fact that I thought she was cool and it was during the 1 or 2 years after her and Nene fell out, she wasn’t really on Housewives. So, she came to Todd and I and was like, ‘I really wanna do TV again’ and so at that point, we started trying to develop something. We pitched it to a couple of networks. Somebody was interested and we went ahead and developed it.
Funky Dineva, who was also set to appear on the show, also had a few things to say, blaming Marlo for everything falling apart.
She f*cked up our show that we had on WeTV! So, now she got to be over there with the Housewives and Kenya ain’t there no more and ain’t too many people f*ck with her. She had to make sure she had people she could film with other than Nene and Cynthia — because you know Nene drop and pick her up like a hot potato and Cynthia go either way depending on the weather and what time it is.
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Earlier this year, we broke the story that #KandiBurruss created a #WeTv show with #MarloHampton & an ensemble cast. We later broke the story that sources blamed Marlo for the show being axed. Fast forward to the present day, #Kandi confirms that the show was happening & #FunkyDineva. See the full story on #theJasmineBRAND.com (who was a cast member) calls out Marlo. ***SWIPE*** (? @msfunkydineva @realhousewivesatlanta @jennymccarthy #rhoa)