Are you ready for some Hotlanta—Housewives style? Then hold onto your Georgia peaches because tonight (9/8c) Bravo launches the third season of its favorite Southern divas, the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’—and from the looks of the premiere, the drama is as sticky as grits!
Usual suspects Kim Zolciak, NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, and Sheree Whitfield are back to implode and explode for your entertainment via acting classes, bisexual encounters, marital strife, celibacy, and confronting “charitable martyr” Dwight Eubanks—along with the addition of newbie Housewives, model Cynthia Bailey and entertainment lawyer Phaedra Parks.
In a conference call with reporters last week, wigged-out Kim Zolciak discussed how life has changed for her post hit single Tardy for the Party, post Big Poppa, and post choking (thanks to NeNe). And hey, we even got girlfriend to come straight (literally) about her lesbianic encounter with DJ Tracey Young!
What’s life like for you now with this new-found fame?
My life’s really different. I mean I have a new wig. You know that’s Number 1. My hair looks a lot better honey, okay? That’s what happens when you have your own wig line.
You know, I used to be able to just go to the grocery store looking a hot mess, and now I really can’t do that anymore. Kids; they’re older now, so I have one in middle school and she’s dealing with, you know, the show and the press.
We heard that you’ve been working on a new song and that you rap on it.
Yes, I definitely did. I actually have a new song called Google Me coming out October 5. You know, I was actually pretty nervous about rapping on it.
I only had to do [it] one time and it was done. And I loved it. It’s fun, it’s catchy. It’s kind of like Fergie’s Glamorous. I mean I’m not comparing it to that, but it’s like spelling out, you know…
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How do you feel about the cast changes?
I was never close to Lisa, so I mean I’m not going to miss her. I was so over all the companies she said she owned. So it was fine for me when she left. But I think [Cynthia and Phaedra are] great additions to the cast. But I wasn’t nervous.
Any rivalries this season?
I think there’s not so much a rivalry as much as there is that we all have our own kind of personal drama going on. We all have like big moments in our lives that go on this season.
You and NeNe had issues last season. Are you guys cool?
NeNe and Kim will always be NeNe and Kim. You know, we have very strong personalities. And for some reason we just know how to press each other’s buttons. So you know it’s inevitable that we’ll just, you know, get in a little argument here and there.
At the end of the day we always find our way back to each other. And in times of need, I’m there for her and vice-versa.
What’s up with this new younger man of yours?
He’s a doll-baby. People keep calling me a cougar. But I’m 32, he’s 25. I’ve never ever, ever dated somebody younger than me. I mean my ex-husband’s five years older, so I really didn’t know his age, nor did I care. But we just have a great connection. I mean we’re still together and it’s been, you know, over five months. So he’s just fantastic. I’m really happy. I’m in a great place.
Rumor has it that you’re writing a book. Is it an autobiography?
I’m definitely not writing a book about my life right now. I’m writing a book on how to land your own Big Poppa.
How would you describe your momentary lady love for DJ Tracey?
Aye, aye, aye. I mean I have no regrets. You know, at the end of the day, I mean, sh-t happens. So I have no regrets. I don’t know that I would do it again. I mean I don’t have that answer. I’m really happy in my personal life and I just, you know, it happened and that’s it.
At the end of the day Tracy’s one in a million—we’re great friends and probably always will be. We connected on a music level initially and then you know, I mean there you have it.
Catch Kim and the rest of the ATL Housewives’ shenanigans tonight at 9/8c on Bravo.