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It pays to have friends in high places, especially on your birthday — something Fantasia Barrino knows well!


The American Idol alum, who is currently on vacation for her 30th birthday with her pals, including Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks, got some southern hospitality from her friends as the group relaxed on a yacht rented for the occasion.

The pals looked fierce in their swimwear aboard the boat, with Phaedra sporting a sexy black one-piece with fringe and Kandi rocking a white triangle bikini with a pink mesh coverup.

While the vacation may have started out as a group of mostly girls, it looks like they’ve added some men to the mix, likely much to the delight of Todd Tucker, who had been repping the XYs all alone just yesterday.

On Wednesday, Kandi apologized to her hubby for the heavily female dynamic, writing, “Uh oh! @todd167 is mad at me because this has turned into a girls trip! @shunmelson @phaedraparks&@thatshekinah brought the whole crew out!  sorry babe! You can hold it down for the fellas all by yourself!”

What do you think of the gang’s summer styles? Do you prefer Kandi’s outfit or Phaedra’s?

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