Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Kandi Burruss’ spin-off show, ‘The Kandi Factory’ premiered Tuesday night and there’s already an unhappy contestant! Matthew Solomon, a 19-year-old college student had dreams of becoming a rock star, and won during the pilot episode Kandi’s show, but he’s telling friends his hopes have been crushed.
Solomon’s good friend Jamie Rose tells RumorFix exclusively, “Kandi really messed Matthew up emotionally. She promised him all kind of things like fame and that he was going to go far and make an album, and would even be opening for people like Nicki Minaj. Kandi promised him all this fame which he never got.”
“The show was not supportive of Matthew, and didn’t give him royalties he made from the song,” the friend says, adding that his song was taken off iTunes months after its release.
Matthew felt like he was “brain washed” just to participate in the show, with Kandi and show producers telling him, “We’re going to get you famous, this is what’s gonna happen, you’re going to go far,” the friend revealed.
Although Solomon ultimately got what the show “promises” in its description (a song and music video), he still feels betrayed, used and lied to as he claims he was promised much more when the cameras weren’t around. “He and Kandi built a very strong relationship. She told Matthew if he needed anything that he could go to her,” Matthew’s friend adds.
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