Candace and Jeremiah, along with their six castmates, had their phones confiscated upon entering their Florida "Shore" house, where they resided and filmed Season 2 for 70 days.
Upon regaining access to technology, Candace and Jeremiah told TooFab they were stunned to learn that the royal wedding was "a real-life occurrence" between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They were also shocked by the statement Kanye made during an erratic appearance on "TMZ Live," claiming that slavery was a "choice."
"When we finished filming, I was in the hotel, and there was this documentary for the royal wedding," Jeremiah explained. "I literally was sitting on the couch, watching this documentary for like three hours, and I'm like, 'I'm hooked. What is this about?' And then all of a sudden, I'm looking on my phone and was like, 'Oh, this is after a real-life occurrence!'"
Candance said she, too, was shocked -- but she was even more surprised to learn about just how far the interest in the nuptials had spread.
"I had flew back to Memphis -- and you know, in Memphis, people don't really care about things like royal weddings -- but the hood was talking about it!" Candace said. "They were like, 'Yeah, you heard about Meghan Markle getting married?!' I was like, this is a big deal. You got the hood talking about the wedding!"
Candace was also equal parts surprised and disheartened when she heard that one of her favorite rappers said on national television, "When you hear about slavery for 400 years -- that sounds like a choice. You were there for 400 years, and it's all of y'all. It's like we're mentally imprisoned."
Of the interview, Candace said, "I think [that happened] like two or three days before we finished filming, so when we got out and I got my cellphone back, I saw that everywhere. Kanye saying stuff like that?! How long was we gone?!"
Although she doesn't necessarily agree with Kanye's comments, Candace said she's a longtime fan of his and knows how to differentiate the music from the political beliefs of the person.