Kandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has always been known as an stellar business woman. With a successful music career, awards, sex toy line, boutique clothing store it seems that there is NOTHING that she can’t do!
Failure is normally not an option for Burruss, but it seems that this time, she chose the wrong team to promote her stage play and now the entire 20+ city US tour has been called off!
Kandi hit her instagram account a few hours ago to announce the cancelation, stating:
I licensed A Mother’s Love to A promoter with high expectations of finally seeing my creation go on the road and I am very saddened and frustrated by the cancellation of the tour.
More details about the show canceling below…
In her statement, Kandi also sent out a heartfelt message to her the cast of the play, which included my boo FUNKY DINEVA and also thanked fans who supported the show:
More than that my heart goes out to the cast who all are AMAZINGLY talented. We really worked hard to put together an awesome show. It breaks my heart that we wont be able to put on this show for my fans who have bought tickets, & who all were looking forward to seeing it. I stand with them in disbelief and despair that this has happened and was caught off guard as well. I want to thank everyone who have supported all of the projects I have worked on.
I hope you understand that the cancellation was beyond my control. Please don’t hold it against me! I know that a lot of tickets were sold & from what I understand they will be refunded. Thank you to all the people who tweeted showing excitement for the show & sending love my way. I was suppose to be headed to Detroit this weekend & to find out that we’re not going kills me.
To all the fans who volunteered to be on the street teams promoting the show I promise to make it up to you! I love you guys! Thanks for your love & understanding. Much Love,
Funky Dineva also hit the net and also offered some insight on the cancelation, stating:
We successfully performed in 3 cities in Georgia. The shows were stellar, though attendance could have been much better. It is my assumption that the promoter was banking on the week one shows to sell out, to carry us into week two, and so on and so forth. Well , you can’t squeeze blood from a turnip. When the week once receipts were tallied, the bottom line was, we didn’t have enough resources to move into week two. Week two was subsequently cancelled. No tea no shade, I wasn’t trippin, because after the weeks of rehearsal and rigorous week one schedule, The Doll needed a break. I figured we’d pick back up with week three, which happens to be the present moment. However, once the sun went down yesterday, and I didn’t have any travel arrangements for Detroit, I knew some major bs was about to go down. Lo and Behold, I get a phone call stating Kandi wants to meet. Chile at that point I stopped washing clothes, stopped packing bags, and took my ass down to da bar.
I want take a moment and say thank you to all the fans for their unwavering support to the entire cast of A Mother’s Love. I can’t legally speak for Kandi, but know that was extremely upset and in tears when she broke the news to the cast last night at 10:30pm. Mind you I should be on a flight to Detroit right now, but that’s a whole other story. I want you guys to know and understand that the tour was cancelled due to no fault of Kandi & Todd’s. Everything was booked and handled through the promoter. With that, when the captain sinks, the whole ship sinks. I’d also like to take a moment and express my sympathy to the promoter as well. In all fairness, I don’t think that the promotion company set out to partake in any shady business practices. I simply think they overshot their gamble and bit off a little more than they could chew. The promoter is hundreds of thousands of dollars in the hole if I had to guess, and that is worthy of my sympathy and support as I see it.
All in all, its just a really f&cked up situation, but this is what it is. Keeping real, the way I always do, looks like I’m headed back to YouTube. LOL BYE
Awww man! That is so messed up. I was looking forward to Funky Dineva showing out all across the country but sadly, Kandi’s stage play will NOT be coming to a city near you.
There’s still some good news though. If you must see it, the DVD is still available on KandiOnline.