Kandi Burruss And Todd Tucker Talk Mama Joyce On The Steve Harvey Show


Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker appeared on the Steve Harvey Show this week and dished about their time on RHOA, Mama Joyce and more.

Steve wants to know if Mama Joyce is the only thing the couple fight’s about and why.

“Uhh My mother is very opinionated,” Kandi says. “Sometimes she can be a little abrasive with the way she lets people know how she feels.”

Todd says Joyce’s “delivery was a bit much. I understand that she wants to protect her daughter.” Todd adds that he can understand Joyce because he’s very protective of his own daughter, but it’s all in Joyce’s approach.

Next, Steve wants to know how Kandi handles fans bashing her mother on social media.

“It’s hard,” Burruss says. “Obviously you have to get tough skin being on the show and especially on social media because people will just say anything. People would say things like they wished my mom died. It’s crazy the stuff that people say. Of course it makes me emotional but at the same time, it’s like ‘I’m not going to give you my energy, I’m just gonna block you.’”

Thanks to RealityTea for the transcript.

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  • DebBrenn

    I wish Steve Harvey had given her some of his great advice instead of just interviewing her.

  • VaNonna

    Steve should have asked Kandi allows her mother to say such hateful things without any consequences. There is a difference between being opinionated and brash and being hateful.

  • true

    Yes so true – perhaps they should all go on Dr Phil…lol

    • starr sabga

      Agreed. Kandi’s mother is a very poor excuse of such a great name . She is not protective of her daughter, she is protective of her selfish, self absorbed nasty self. Evil as they come. Seems if she’s capable of love at all, it will be herself that she loves. There are “Mothers” & there are “Others”. She’s an “Other” without a doubt.

      • Karen

        Perfect description! And Steve was being very polite about Mama Joyce- as was Todd. Which is part of the problem, she needs to be “read.”

        • starr sabga

          100% in agreement. Too much tip-toeing. She has imposed enough guilt on Kandi to last a life-time. My opinion?! Todd is too good to tolerate this behavior.

          • Karen

            I agree, Kandi let’s bitty her Zmama and her staff treat Todd like crap- it’s really sad.

  • Sarah

    Kandi’s mother is opinationed and abrasive? Is that what we’re calling it now. Her mother that told her and anyone that would listen that Todd was having an affair with Kandi’s asst and that Todd’s mother was a prostitute and his father a pimp.
    I think Kandi just needs to get off the sex toys a bit and get a good dictionary. Her mother’s a crazy hurtful and hateful lying bitch.

  • Renee Jones

    Kandi your mother has turn Todd off and this is why his connection with you is not good. When somebody has no control of importantant situation it makes you look at you like you are a stupid ass, I’m just saying. But, to let you know the truth your mom has turned me off from you, to a point where I don’t even want to hear you talk better yet look at you on housewives because this is my show. Another thing kandi stop trying to fix other peoples situation clean up your own backyard before trying to clean up someone’s backyard. End of story rdjones5711@yahoo.com

    Love NeNe Pheadra ESPECIALLY Porcha. Kandi don’t lose. Stop this stupid mother love shit everybody love their mom the way you are with your mom is like you think that you owe her something and that’s what she’s holding on you. Kandi you don’t owe her shit it was her job and duty from the Lord to take care you for him. When Reilly success she wouldn’t owe you anything either it you job and duty to take care her for the Lord that why she is called a blessing. Tell you the truth your mother ways is rubbing off on Reilly I have noticed a little bit of stuff like your mom and its ugly. Please don’t ruin todd daughter because you’ll are dysfunctional.

  • Kandi’s mom is horrible! She is holding on to kandi money!! That’s all she wants!! Tod needs to get out !!!!

  • June prieto

    I feel for candi.