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JubileeMag.com was invited to Kandi Burruss‘ exclusive Essence Magazine cover release party over the weekend in Atlanta. The soiree was star-studded and well deserved.

Kandi has been dominating the game for almost three decades. The new generation may know her from Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA), but long before that she established a solid career as a chart-topping singer, extremely profitable and iconic songwriter and proven entrepreneur.

I’m talking Whitney Houston – “Tell Me No”, Pink – “There You Go”, Destiny’s Child – “Bills, Bills, Bills”, and of course the classic TLC – “No Scrubs”. There’s countless others. And that’s exactly why it was overdue for her Essence cover.

Despite her many accomplishments, she’s humble about the cover.

“I don’t ever want to feel like I’ve made it,” she told ESSENCE. “When people feel like they’ve made it, they’re on the first step to falling off. Some of us are doers and some of us are dreamers,” she said. “I’m both.”

That’s exactly why Jubilee Mag was honored to be in the building to celebrate. Her reality co-stars Porsha, Nene, Kenya and Cynthia were all dressed to the nines to wish her well also. It was all love in the building!

Check out a few pics from the night and watch her emotional acceptance speech below.

Kandi and Todd on the carpet

Kandi and her husband Todd.

Kandi and her husband Todd.

Kandi and her husband Todd.

Kandi Burress Essence magazine cover
Kandi delivered a humble, emotional acceptance speech.
Kandi Burress Essence magazine cover
All of Atlanta reality was in the building.
Shamia of RHOA and Rasheeda of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.
Shamia of RHOA and Rasheeda of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.
Kandi, her manager and Tameka of Escape.
Kandi, her manager and Tameka of Escape.
The ladies of RHOA and Eva Marcille
The ladies of RHOA and Eva Marcille.
The ladies of RHOA in a deep convo.
The ladies of RHOA in a deep convo.
Rasheeda and Jazze Pha
Rasheeda and Jazze Pha
Producer Jazze Pha and NeNe's husband Greg
Producer Jazze Pha and NeNe’s husband Greg
RHOA
Supporters
Porsha and Kim zolciak
Porsha and Kim Zolciak.
Shamea of RHOA
Shamea of RHOA
Kim Ford and Porsha Williams
Love Porsha’s Beyonce dress.
Kim Ford and Rasheeda of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta
Rasheeda of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.
Kim Ford and Kandi Burress
Well deserved. Congrats Kandi.

Photos: Enrique Morgan