Kandi Burruss Gives The Inside Scoop On Season 14 Of RHOA

Every franchise of "The Real Housewives" witnesses a revolving door of new housewives coming and going. With some of the franchises reaching their 15th season, this was inevitable. But one necessary ingredient to each show is having at least one or two OG iconic housewives in the mix. You know, someone that's been there from the very beginning and seen it all. "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" has arguably maintained the most OG housewives throughout their 13 seasons, with Nene Leakes and Sheree Whitfield coming and going. However, the longest-lasting cast member of "RHOA" has to be Kandi Burruss (via Fansided). 

She may not have joined from the very first season, but Burruss has held on to that peach and not let go ever since she joined the cast in Season 2, per Bravo TV. However, "RHOA" witnessed a drastic change during Season 13. New younger cast members joined the group, and a few originals left. With Season 14 of "Atlanta" on the horizon, things are only likely to change even more. Fan favorites Porsha Williams and Cynthia Bailey have both announced that they will not be rejoining "RHOA," which promises to cause quite the stir-up, per the Daily Mail

Bravo TV has since announced the new cast of Season 14: Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Drew Sidora, Shereé Whitfield, and Sanya Richards-Ross. Plus, Marlo Hampton will finally get a peach. Fans have been unsure of how this new lineup will play out, but Burruss has given fans the inside scoop on how Season 14 is looking.

Kandi claims RHOA will 'survive'

Kandi Burruss has a lot on her plate these days, with her very own spin-off Bravo TV show, "Kandi & The Gang," officially airing. However, that doesn't mean that "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" is any less of a main priority for her. In fact, Burruss spoke candidly with Page Six all about Season 14 of the show. "When I say the girls came to slay this season, they came to slay," Burruss told the outlet. 

When it comes to the loss of Porsha Williams and Cynthia Bailey, Burruss confidently claimed, "Listen, they are dearly missed, but the season will survive without them." She then added, "They are definitely loved by the fans, and coming into this, I was kind of nervous doing it without them. But it turns out that we needed this change on this show. We needed to mix things up and it turned out really, really great." 

As for the current ladies, Burruss shared her thoughts on the return of Shereé Whitfield. "She came back more transparent than she ever was," Burruss said. "She used to be really private. No doubt, she shared some things in the past. But this year, she just was extremely vulnerable with all that she was dealing with." 

She also discussed the very-polarizing Kenya Moore. "She pissed me off a little bit, but I think the thing about us [is] we will only go so far because we have a genuine love for each other," Burruss continued. But when it comes to longtime friend and new housewife Marlo Hampton, Burruss confirmed that the two of them get into an explosive fight during the season. "We're cool now. But there was a moment where I wondered how we were going to come back from the fight," Burruss added.