Kandi Burruss appeared on Watch What Happens Live Sunday after a new episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. During Sunday’s episode we saw Kandi’s mother, Joyce, lash out at her friend Carmon at a wedding dress fitting. Joyce accused Kandi’s friend, who also works with her, of having being “too close” to Kandi’s fiancé, Todd. A lot of viewers have had strong opinions about the way Joyce has acted towards Kandi’s relationship and Kandi finally spoke out about the issue during her appearance on WWHL.
Andy tells Kandi that a lot of people are saying she should “push back harder” when Mama Joyce acts out. “First of all I don’t care what people feel when it comes to my relationship with my mother,” Kandi responds. “Then on top of that I feel like she is my mother and I’m going to respect her at all costs. People don’t think that I tell her how I feel. I do tell her how I feel, I just don’t say it in an aggressive tone.”
Andy also brought up the topic of how Wendy Williams reportedly influenced Joyce’s opinion of Todd. Wendy said that she thought Todd was an opportunist and and shouldn’t be living in Kandi’s house with her. Andy asked if that really contributed to Joyce’s feelings about Todd. “I can’t pinpoint what it was [that made Mama Joyce start disliking Todd],” Kandi says. “I can say that last year, every week Wendy was coming on saying negative things about my relationship with Todd and then my mom would come back and say, ‘Well Wendy said.'” Kandi says that she does like Wendy but that she doesn’t like how she criticizes her relationship when they are in “similar situations.”
Kandi revealed that Joyce is currently not speaking to her for how Bravo made her look in last week’s episode. “She didn’t like the fact that you guys were saying she needed me,” Kandi said of opinions that Joyce is worried Todd will interfere with her access to Kandi’s money. “My mother, she could be fine without my help, but I feel like as her daughter it’s my job to make sure she is good. She made sure I was good growing up, I’m going to make sure she’s good. I don’t care if she doesn’t like my relationship.” An emotional Kandi tells the camera, “I don’t care what y’all have to say. That’s my mama and I’m gonna make sure my mama is good. She don’t have to talk to me. Y’all can tweet, y’all can do whatever, but that’s my mama. You can tweet until you get blue in the face but that’s my mama, she can have whatever she wants.”
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