When Kandi Burruss is pushed to the point of tears, you know she’s had it.
That’s what happened following the outcome of Wednesday’s episode of “Celebrity Big Brother.” During the Jan. 30 airing, the contestants had to race through a haunted house, and whoever made it in the quickest amount of time became Head of Household and could put two others up for elimination.
Comedian Tom Green managed to escape in just over three minutes making him the HOH. He chose to put Burruss and actor Joey Lawrence on the block. Meanwhile, the contestants had also been awaiting the results of who gets the Power of the Publicist. That opportunity, which was voted by viewers, gives one contestant the chance to be protected at one of the next two elimination or veto ceremonies.
It turns out that power went to Tamar Braxton. But Green, who has an alliance with Olympic hurdler and bobsledder Lolo Jones, ex-NFL star Ricky Williams, and former O.J. Simpson houseguest Kato Kaelin, was unaware of that. As he asked around to figure out who has the PoP, he reached Burruss, who became so irritated by his questioning that she began to cry.
“Even if I did have the power, I would’ve never used it against you,” “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star tells Green as she wipes away her tears. “And this is the part that’s frustrating to me … ‘Cause at the end of the day, you put me on the block, and you don’t know what the ‘power’ is. And clearly, I have not won any vetoes. I have not won any HOHs. So, to put me on the block is basically to say, ‘Oh, I’m just throwing you on the block to sacrifice you just in case.’”
An annoyed Williams steps in to tell Burruss, who is now on the block for a second time, that she ought to just chalk it up to simply playing a game.
“This is a game. And part of the game is putting people on the block, and them getting evicted, so why are you guys acting all b—h-made? It’s part of the f—ing game?” Williams says.
“Learn from people that have gone before us. You didn’t see Ryan [Lochte] [getting upset],” Williams continues of the now-eliminated Olympic swimmer. “He just took it with a smile and said ‘OK’ and walked out. You gotta learn to win gracefully and lose gracefully. It’s a game, it’s a game, it’s a game … And part of the game is every single one of us except for one is going to walk out of that door.”
“If they keep coming to me about the ‘power,’ I’m still gonna say what I feel about it!” an irritated Burruss responds.
After the former football player said his piece he left the room. But Burruss wasn’t moved.
“At the end of the day, I was sitting here, chillin’. You guys come in here talking about the ‘power’ again. So I can say how I feel. I don’t give a damn what he talkin’ about,” she tells Green and Kaelin.
Once Burruss was left alone, she didn’t have much time to decompress before Williams re-entered to drive home his point.
“You’re not even out of it,” he says of the star’s place in the competition. “You still have ample opportunity. You still have ample opportunity. You have friends that’ll let you off.”
Still, Burruss, who by her own admission is an “emotional person,” said she’s simply “frustrated” and maintained she has the right to feel the way she feels.
Fans were largely on Burruss’ side.
“LEAVE KANDI ALONE and worry about how you’re giving people motivation to vote YOU off.”
“Yeaaaah Ricky can take is sorry self home now, I’m over him and his unkept beard.”
“Can’t wait until they back door him. Then he’ll eat those words. #shutupRicky #cbbus2.”