Kandi Burruss has been a fan favorite on The Real Housewives of Atlanta since joining the show in season 2. 11 seasons later, she still remains. Already a successful Grammy-winning singer and songwriter before reality television, Burruss has expanded her entertainment resume with a production company, more songwriting credits, a stage play, an adult toy line, clothing and cosmetics, restaurants, and now has a booming acting career. For the Xscape member, she says her platform on RHOA is to thank for her brand expansion.
But that doesn’t mean Burruss isn’t thinking beyond reality television. Aside from the time filming takes up, Burruss says she’s constantly contemplating when her time on the show may end.
“It’s a constant change of cast,” Burruss told Access Hollywood. “It’s a constant change of where people are in their lives. I don’t know is really my answer. I’m always contemplating when is my time to make a move. It’s mutual choice. It’s the choice of the person if you want to stay but also it’s the choice of the network if they want you to stay.”
Luckily, Burruss has a great relationship with Bravo. She’s the only housewife from her franchise to have multiple spinoff specials. A new spinoff based on the daily operations of her successful Atlanta eatery Old Lady Gang is also in the works.
Burruss says even if she stops appearing on RHOA, she will more than likely still remain in the Bravo family.
“I’ve had a great relationship with the network,” she says. “I don’t think it would ever be a situation where it would be a bad thing. At least, I hope it wouldn’t be. It may be my time to say goodbye and it may be my time to say ‘Ehh I’ll stay a while longer.’ I’m still figuring things out.”
Bravo honcho Andy Cohen is always speaking highly of Burruss, recently pointing out all of her success.
“Kandi is the most entrepreneurial person that I deal with I think on all of the Bravo shows,” Cohen said during a recent episode of his late-night talk show Watch What Happens Live. “She never stops thinking of new ideas…one other thing that’s my impression of you is that you also don’t seem to ever stop writing…like you started as a songwriter and that seems like something that you’ll always be.”