Celebrity Big Brother spoilers say Tamar Braxton and Kandi Burruss have a beef in real life that may carry over into the CBB US house. In the first episode of CBB US 2, the ladies did not seem excited to see each other and Diary Room sessions revealed past strife between them. So what happened and why were these two throwing shade at each from the get-go?
Celebrity Big Brother: Kandi Burruss and Tamar Braxton Backstory on the Beef
Both Kandi Burruss and Tamar Braxton were shocked to see one another in the CBB US house and it showed. The two singer/reality stars quickly tried to mask their dislike for one another after the initial surprise. So, Kandi and Tamar have a past that neither can agree on. Being paired up and coming in dead-last for the first Celebrity Big Brother HoH competition might have re-sparked the old feud.
Here’s the backstory on why these two songbirds don’t like each other. Back in 2017, Kandi’s former girl group, Xscape were planning a reunion tour and invited Tamar Braxton along. Apparently, things were not as happy as they appeared and each celeb has their own explanation for their hard feelings. The one thing they can agree on is they’re not happy to be in the house together.
CBB US: Tamar Braxton Thinks She Did Nothing Wrong
According to Tamar Braxton, the singer did nothing to deserve the dislike that Kandi harbors for her. But, she does not like the Real Housewife in return because of it. In an extended Celebrity Big Brother diary room session, Tamar went deeper into the two’s rocky past. Tamar claims that Kandi Burruss “just never liked me like that”.
She admitted she has no idea why Kandi does not care for her but it seems that the feeling is now mutual. The two are acquaintances at best, frenemies at worst. They have never been to each others’ home or introduced their children to one another. All Tamar is worried about in the CBB US house is whether or not Kandi will be gunning for her.
— Big Brother (@CBSBigBrother) January 22, 2019
Celebrity Big Brother Scoop: Kandi Burruss Blames Tamar
Contrary to what Tamar Braxton claimed, Real Housewives star Kandi Burruss explains exactly what the singer did to get on her bad side. During Xscape’s New Year’s Eve show in Atlanta, Tamar invited a guest on stage that had previously bad-mouthed Kandi and her group. This obviously upset the star.
As if that was not bad enough, Kandi went on to say that Tamar was upset with her and unfollowed her on social media. That was after Kandi was on The Real – a show that fired Tamar. Ms Braxton felt betrayed when some of her friends showed up as guests and co-hosts on the daytime talk-show.
— Mel Brown (@melbrown0) January 21, 2019
CBB US Reportedly Pays a Fraction of UK Counterpart
In other news, Tamar Braxton, Kandi Burruss, and other Celebrity Big Brother cast were hit by a big pay cut. Each celebrity this season is making an initial $100k for appearing with a possibility for more if they come in first or second place.
But this payday pales in comparison to what CBB UK pays its celebrity contestants. Stars have earned upwards of $500k. Ray J earned the biggest payday at $1 million. If they funded a budget like that, CBS could have likely landed more notable faces. But the cast looks pretty engaging nonetheless.
On last night’s Celebrity Big Brother premiere, fans watched Tamar Braxton and Kandi Burruss throw shade but then swung together as HoH comp partners. Losing the competition didn’t smooth things over between the women. In fact, it seemed to make things worse.
Be sure to keep an eye out for more Diary Room sessions between Tamar and Kandi. The CBS live feeds turn on tonight and there’s sure to be more action between them once the in-house cameras start broadcasting for All-Access subscribers.
Watch CBB US for the second night of the two-night premiere tonight to see who’s on the chopping block for the first nominations of the season.
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