Kandi Burruss is excited to show the world what she really does for a living, on her new show, “Kandi Factory.”
“Bravo is giving me the opportunity to do what I do, on television. I’m very excited about that,” Kandi told Sister 2 Sister.
On “Kandi Factory,” premiering March 4, the Grammy winner will be working to transform two wannabe singers into the next big things. For Kandi, bringing out others’ talent is something she’s used to, having worked with TLC, Alicia Keys, Usher and other artists.
“Musically, that’s near and dear to my heart. That’s what I do. I love being creative,” said Kandi, whose resume of #1 hits isn’t the only thing that helped her secure her own TV show. It was the work she did with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star Kim Zolciak that really persuaded the network that she was a musical magician worthy of a series.
On the popular Bravo show, Kandi wrote and produced two songs for Kim, who could barely carry a tune, and both singles became chart-topping hits.
“Ever since I did the situation with Kim, people come up to me on the street every day,” said Kandi. “Now, I actually have an opportunity to do it for normal people for real. We’re going to pick two for the episode and one may be a diamond in the rough and one may not be able to sing hardly at all. We’re going to show you what we do. We have our whole team. It’s not just me.”
While Kandi seemed confident that she could turn anyone into a star, she said “Kandi Factory” will put her to the test.
“I will put together the team to transform this person into someone hot. Can I do it? I made the statement on one of the episodes that I can make anybody hot, and in my mind, I really do believe that. But whether it’s true or not is going to be left for you to decide,” she said.
Get more from Kandi in the February 2012 issue of Sister 2 Sister.
See photos of Kandi with Toya Wright, Monica Brown, NeNe Leakes, Romeo Miller and more!
—Tracy L. Scott
Will you tune in for Kandi Factory? Based on what Kandi did for Kim, will she be able to create a star?