Kandi Burruss recently became the first woman to ever win The Masked Singer (season three). The singer, songwriter, and Real Housewives of Atlanta star excitedly took to Instagram to make the announcement on Wednesday (May 21).

“I finally can stop keeping secrets!!!!! I’m so thankful for this opportunity to be on [The Masked Singer] & I’m extremely excited to represent women & win the trophy!” Burruss wrote in the caption of her video announcing the news.

“I dropped a new single #UsedToLoveMe today so I would love for you all to download it now & add to your playlist! Tag me on your post if you post the song so that I can see your post!  Thanks for the love!!!!”

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“Yay! I won! I won! I won!,” Kandi said while doing a little celebratory dance in her video. She then received a call from her agent. “I am so excited. I did what I came to do,” Burruss said before also explaining why the win was so significant for her.

The Grammy Award-winning songwriter expressed that although she knows that everyone won’t necessarily like everything that she does, she was hurt because people have been saying that she can’t sing. Burruss got a little emotional while explaining that. Check out the video below.

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