In March 2009, Entertainment Weekly reported that Burruss would replace DeShawn Snow in the second season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The introduction of Burruss, saw various storylines, initially she had recently become engaged to her boyfriend A. J. and expressed interest in reviving her music career. A feud developed between Nene Leakes and Burruss after the latter became friends with Zolciak and helped her record her single "Tardy for the Party". Burrus returned for the third season which saw, Zolciak and Burruss continue recording music together, although they clashed over their creative differences. A conflict between Burruss, Leakes, and Zolciak later ensued while the latter two women embark on a promotional concert tour. In later seasons, Burruss struck up a friendship with castmates Phaedra Parks and Porsha Williams, even starring the latter a role in her production of A Mother's Love, a play that Burruss and her husband created and produced. Sometime during her pregnancy with son Ace, a rift was shown between Phaedra and Kandi, eventually souring due to unpaid production fees that Parks owed Tucker.