On Monday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, “Tardy for the Party” singer Kim Zolciak took her show on the road.
After being invited to perform at the annual White Party – a bash in Palm Springs, Calif., that attracts thousands of gay men – Kim sprung into action, screaming at her assistant Sweetie while they packed what seemed like a dozen suitcases for her two-day trip. The pair rented a bright yellow Lamborghini for their ride through the desert, which included a terrifying stop at a roadside bathroom, before arriving at the hotel to Kim’s waiting and frustrated costar and producer, Kandi Burruss.
“Kim has one single,” Kandi said, watching Kim unpack a limo full of luggage, “and she thinks she’s Lady Gaga.”
From there, the diva behavior continued: Kim admired the white flowers in her hotel room, sipped cocktails and tasted chocolate before trying on outfit after outfit with celebrity stylist Charlie Altuna. At rehearsals, she flirted with her (gay) male backup dancers and botched the routine.
“I forgot I’m supposed to be working,” Kim said. “I just can’t focus.”
As Kandi, an experienced performer, rolled her eyes, Kim said, “You’ll save me. Don’t worry.”
At show time, Kim squeezed into a black party dress and constantly complained that her boobs would pop out of its bustier, but as she approached the stage, it was the wind that almost caused a wardrobe malfunction. So, as her stylist sewed the dress to her panties, Kim mentally prepared herself of the performance. “I feel sick to my stomach,” she said. “My nerves are shot.”
On stage, Kim hopped around and sang the lyrics. Although Kandi said she wasn’t a back-up singer, she came on stage to help her friend get the crowd pumped up.