Kim Speaks Up About 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'
The first season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta couldn’t have survived without the drama brought full-swing by Kim Zolciak.  In just a few months, we witnessed her turn her back on her best friend NeNe, find solace in Sheree, and face the wrath of the country music industry.  She also boosted ratings and her popularity with her romance with the mysterious millionaire Big Papa, while raised a few eyebrows with claims about her age and her hair. 

After hearing about her from a melee of sources, we finally get a chance to listen to what Kim has to say.  She recently addressed the rumors during an interview, beginning with the most heated topic of all: NeNe. 

Upon seeing the footage of NeNe singing about her on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kim claims that she dismissed it as a joke.  “I thought it was funny myself, but I was a little hurt by the stuff she said.  At the end of the day, had she not been drinking and not been out having a great time, I don’t think that would have happened.  I know her well enough.  NeNe has a really good heart.”

“Hopefully in the very near future, now that the show has calmed down and life is a little bit calmer, we’ll actually sit down and have a conversation.  I heard that NeNe was upset about the footage of her [singing about me] in the limo.  Her intention wasn’t to hurt my feelings.  With that being said, NeNe and I have been friends for a long time.  I think she’s great.  She’s funny and entertaining, and my older daughter (Brielle) just adores her.” 

Regarding her misinterpreted age, she said, “I’m not a liar.  You can put that in plain English.  Integrity is most important to me.  I’m actually 30 now, but I have to agree about some of the footage.” 

Kim continued, “I did not do my own makeup the majority of the time and there’s one instance where I was getting makeup done for a photo shoot and I looked 50.  It was terrible.  But you pound on that black eye shadow and big red lips, what do you expect?  I’m sorry they feel that way, but the reality is I am 30 — and you can take it or leave it.” 

Moving on to her new album, Kim announced that things will definitely push through.  “I’m actually working with WEJ Records, it’s an independent label, and they’re negotiating a contract for major distribution.  This all happened recently [after the show aired].  They have a new song for me, which I’m crazy about.  I’m not gonna tell you the name quite yet. It’s a little different, not country.  I hope I get the opportunity to show people I’m able to sing.” 

She didn’t disclose too much about the reunion special of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but she said: “There was definitely drama.  I’ve seen the clip and you know, I think “he said, she said” gets in the middle of everything. That’s all I’m gonna say.” 

-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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