Kandi looks awesome on Bethenny. And for my ring checking commenter, I looked, she is wearing her ring. Bethenny says that Kandi is sassier the season. Kandi says she wasn’t trying to be, it just seemed like people were coming at her for some reason. Bethenny asked why she thinks that is. Kandi says when she looks at it, it seems all the new people on the show had something to say about her and her relationship. Bethenny says that’s ridiculous because they are the ones who know you the least. Kandi said at the time it seemed like a conspiracy that they were bringing two people on the show that knew either her or Todd fifteen years ago. It’s not a conspiracy, Kandi. It’s a storyline. Bethenny mocks Kenya and says, “they are coming for you and you did not send for them!”
Bethenny asks who this new girl is and where she came from, referring to Natalie. Kandi says she is a girl who is married or might be married to Christopher Williams. Bethenny doesn’t know Christopher. Bethenny asks how Kandi and Todd deal with the drama. Kandi says Todd is super easy going and doesn’t let the TV stuff interfere. It’s just all about them. Kandi says their relationship is good. Todd wishes that his relationship was better with Mama Joyce because they do not talk at all. She will not talk to him or come around him.
As far as the hustler comments go. Kandi laughs and says, “Well, I mean me personally, I’m a hustler. ” She says I’m the type that is going to get out there and make things happen. She says some men have money and lose it and have no hustle to get it back. When she met Todd he was already doing well for himself when they met. It bothers Kandi that people try to portray Todd as just some dude off the street that who didn’t have a job. He is doing well, and he was doing well before I met him. Kandi says it doesn’t matter who makes the most. As long as we can handle ourselves it is fine.
Bethenny asks Kandi what the odds are that she is going to walk down an aisle. Kandi doesn’t hesitate and says 100%! Kandi says they are putting things together now. Bethenny asks what she looks for in a man? Kandi says someone who she will not get bored with, meaning he has to keep my attention mentally. She likes the hustle mentality. Someone who is always coming up with great ideas. She says she and Todd do a lot of business together now as well as separately. She says and of course, good in bed! Bethenny asks if Todd feels threatened by the sex toy line. She reminds Kandi that when she did her test show with Kandi, Kandi said that African-American men feel that sex toys threaten their prowess. Kandi said that? That’s a Porsha level of stupid right there. Kandi can’t possibly believe that. Anyway, Kandi said Todd has no reason to feel threatened. Kandi says they bring toys into the bedroom all the time.
Holy crap! Mama Joyce is on the phone! Bethenny says next time we need to have you here in person to see if the two of you can get along on this couch. Mama Joyce say they will and they get along great! Bethenny gets straight to it and asks about Mama Joyce’s current feelings about Kandi’s relationship with Todd. Mama Joyce says, “Well, I’ve decided to step back and let Kandi do Kandi.” Bethenny asks if she will have a relationship with Kandi’s future husband. Mama Joyce says, “Well, I she to let Kandi do Kandi. Kandi said she likes a hustler but the thing I don’t want is anybody hustling her.”
Bethenny runs a clip of Cynthia discussing her busy life and tryin g to fit sex into it. She asks Kandi how often she thinks a couple should be having sex. Kandi says a least three times a week. Kandi says she is a good morning sex person.
Kandi is in a play in NYC right now called Newsical The Musical and she says she is getting great reviews. She will be appearing in the comedy show through January 26th. She also has a new single out called Let Them Love. It’s on iTunes today.
Wow, Bethenny is keeping Kandi on for a long time. She really is working the reality angle these days. It’s paying off because I’ve started watching!
Next Kandi is going to do a session of Bethenny in Your Business with Kandi. Out comes the Bedroom Kandi. Bethenny lists off all of Kandi’s business endeavors and then asks her what struggles she is facing in her business. Kandi says that she has multiple Tags stores, and when she opened her store in Vegas, she ran into some intellectual property issues. She says she trademarked the name a long time ago, but someone had a name that was similar and they wanted to sue her. So she changes the name from Tags Boutique to just T and the barcode at the Vegas location. She asks Bethenny if she should have changed the name of all of her stores so they would all be the same. Bethenny says that her entire brand has to have one basic name. Kandi replies that’s what I said.
Bethenny goes on to say that she thinks it should be The Kandi Store, and at the store you can get your clothes, your wazoo Kandi (Bedroom Kandi) all under one brand with her name on it. Kandi says that normally she includes her name in all of her brand endeavors. But when she first started the store she was trying to think of a business that was outside of music and entertainment that didn’t have to be based off her in order to sell. Bethenny says everyone knows who she is and that name recognition is important. Bethenny says that with Tags Boutique you are starting from zero. This seemed to irk Kandi. She said, “Well we do have a following.” Bethenny says, she is sure she does but she thinks that name recognition is important. Bethenny says to answer your specific question, I think they all have to have the same name. Bethenny says in the beginning it does matter but as the business grow it does. Kandi says that in the beginning they weren’t thinking about the business growing as large as it has. She just thought it would be cute to have a store. Now she has four stores. Bethenny tells her to fight the lawsuit. She says you have to fight in the beginning because if you don’t people will come out of the woodwork.
Bethenny moves on to ask about her cast mates. First up is Nene. Kandi says they are cordial. Bethenny tries to make that mean something Kandi didn’t intend. Kandi says that she and Phaedra are good friends on and off camera and that there is no friction between her and Nene, they are just…cordial. Kandi says that Kenya texts her a good bit. Bethenny asks if Kenya is texting Todd. See? Bethenny is good at this reality stuff. They laugh. Bethenny asks how she would handle that situation. Kandi says her temper and attitude is a lot different than Phaedra’s. She says Phaedra is very ladylike and has it all pulled together. Kandi says she tries to be pulled together but then she can just flip out. Bethenny says “You would rip a weave out for something like that?” Kandi says, “What? Yes!” Kandi is scrappy!
And FINALLY the interview is over. It was at least three segments long. I hope this makes sense.