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Kandi Burruss Reveals Reason For Exit From 'RHOA' After 14 Seasons

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By Afouda Bamidele on February 9, 2024 at 4:15 PM EST

Days after publicly confirming her exit from the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" franchise, Kandi Burruss is ready to share the reasons behind her shocking decision.

The multi-hyphenate star recently reflected on her Grammys red carpet moment, where she announced her departure from Bravo's reality series. The former Xscape member addressed the matter on her YouTube series, "Speak on It," revealing her announcement didn't go as planned.

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Kandi Burruss Wants To Spend More Time With Family

Although Burruss made waves for her shocking announcement at the Grammys, she confessed that she never wanted to break the news at the music award show. The singer-songwriter noted the cat got out of the bag at the moment, which was why she decided to do a deep dive into her reasons for leaving "RHOA."

After spending 14 seasons, Burruss admitted it was time to test new waters and focus on her family. She explained that specific "mommy duties" became possible following her absence from the reality TV series.

"My mom had to get cataract surgery; I was able to take her and get her eyes fixed and be there for [her] when she came out of there," the 47-year-old began, adding that she also spent time getting her children checked out.

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"Riley had her eyes corrected because, child, we can't see honey. So I was able to take her. I was able to take Ace and Blaze to their annual appointments," Burruss continued before raving about enjoying her motherhood duties. In her words:

"Like I was doing real mommy duties, and I was loving it. I was like, now, I know this ain't got nothing to do with making money, but I probably wouldn't have been able to be there for every one of those things had I not had the little extra time on my hands."

The singer-songwriter's reference to "little extra time" on her hands was about the break Bravo gave cast members while they figured out what would happen to the housewives in the next season. However, Burruss grew bored of playing the waiting game and found more fulfilling things to do.

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In her Grammys announcement, she stressed that showrunners took too long to decide their next steps. This helped her realize her desire to spend more time with her family and work on projects outside the show, like the recently released Prime Video comedy "The Underdoggs."

Fortunately, Burruss hasn't completed her story on "RHOA" as she is open to returning to the franchise. While her Bravo future remains unknown, fans can enjoy all the multi-hyphenate star presently has to offer.

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Fans Are Excited For Kandi Burruss' Next Chapter

Burruss shared a snippet of her "Speak on It" episode on Instagram, generating several supportive comments from fans. Naturally, many were saddened by her exit from "RHOA," but they happily encouraged her to push forward.

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"Babe I'm so excited for all the new projects you have coming. You had an amazing run on RHOA. You've always been a class act, and that's why you'll continue to be blessed in all you do!" One IG user sweetly penned, with another writing:

"I'm happy for you!! You've done an amazing 14 seasons, and every year you gave us motivation to be female bosses and did so with grace and style. Salute to you for your work on the show. It won't be the same without you. #protectyourpeace."

A third echoed similar sentiments, adding: "So happy you left @kandi. You gave us everything that was needed to be given we would rather see you build your empire in a positive light. Blessings to you 'keep raising above.'"

"My fellow Tarus queeeeeen!! So sad you're leaving rhoa, but you onto bigger and better things. We are gonna sooo miss you on this show. My favorite housewife ever!!! @kandi," a fan declared, while another claimed: "I'm going to miss RHOA Speak On It episodes more than I'm goin to miss the show."

Additionally, the wave of support flowed throughout the comment section of Burruss' YouTube channel. One fan observed that "RHOA" executive producer Andy Cohen had allegedly never addressed any housewife's departure except for the Grammy winner.

"I've never heard Andy speak on ANY housewife leaving, whether Atlanta or any of the other franchises. He was genuine and sincere, and he was truly blessed to be around Kandi. Not only in business but also personally," the individual claimed.

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"You can tell that he really enjoys Kandi as a person. Kandi go be great as always," the fan concluded. Another YouTube user shared similar thoughts about Cohen's relationship with Burruss, adding: "I teared up when Andy was giving Kandi her accolades. You deserve it."

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