PHOTO Kandi Burress on the cover of Jet magazine

Kandi Burress Jet cover February 7 2011

Accomplished singer/songwriter and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burress realized a childhood dream this week when Jet magazine chose to feature her on the cover of their February 7, 2011 issue!

The headline on the cover reads, “Her New CD and the Real Deal on Atlanta ‘Housewives’ – Plus: Check Out the Show’s Newest Stars, Cynthia & Phaedra.”

The new CD of course is called Kandi Coated, which was just released on December 14 and features 15 new songs from the former member of Xscape and writer of TLC’s smash hit “No Scrubs.” (There is also a deluxe version available via download with three bonus tracks)

Kandi hinted at the fact she would be on the cover as early as January 14 on her Facebook fan page writing:

Shooting a Great Magazine cover today! SHHHHH! Don’t Tell anyone!

I seems Kandi was too excited to keep the secret because she posted this later that same day:

I just finished a photoshoot 4 JET magazine! Wow! My mom has been subscribing 2 JET my whole life & now I’ll b on the cover! Childhood dream

On Wednesday people began receiving their copies in the mail and Kandi responded with:

Guess what hits stands hits Friday? My New Jet Cover and fans are already receiving it in the mail!! Thank you God!!!

On January 13th Kandi gave folks a preview of what the cover would look like and no one knew! Here’s the photo followed by her caption:

Kandi Burress for the Jet cover photoshoot with curly hair

“Check out my new look and make sure you go purchase Kandi Koated in stores and online now!! Tell me your thoughts!”

This is great for Kandi, one of the few seemingly genuinely nice people in reality television! You go, girl! As the rest of you, you go… to the store and buy your copy of Kandi Koated today!