Kandi Burruss and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle are giggling in the makeup room before their photo shoot. As they exchange playful barbs, surf the Net and talk business and fashion, it’s obvious that their bond extends beyond the frills of fame and reality of TV. It’s real, and it’s spanned nearly 20 years.
Tiny and KandiAlthough both of the former Xscape songbirds have found a new level of fame with their hit reality shows, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “Tiny & Toya,” they each remain decidely down to earth. Maybe that’s the reason their shows are No. 1 on their respective networks — they’re not simply egotistical reality stars, but easily relatable women who are going through the same things most of their audience is — from breakups to rearing their kids and struggling to maintain a sense of balance in their hectic lives.
Kandi, who is prepping to drop her new solo album in October (with features from Gucci Mane and Rick Ross among others) and Tiny, who is about to officially open her new upscale nail shop in an Atlanta suburb, are both fearless women with no qualms about sharing their experiences with the world.
Even so, their busy schedules haven’t kept them from making their friendship stronger than ever, and what’s more, it hasn’t deterred them from accomplishing their individual goals. Love them or not, they don’t really care. Just trust that they’re keeping it real. Read More…