Last night's episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was definitely one for the record books. However, most of the controversy wasn't derived from any of the housewives. The drama award for Sunday night goes to none other than Kandi Burruss' mother, 'Mama Joyce'.
It's definitely quite blatant that the Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter's mother feels some kind of way, and the crux of the problem is Burruss' fiance', Todd Tucker. Now, for those who are avid fans of the Atlanta Housewives, it's no secret that Mama Joyce isn't one to hold back her opinion.
She and Burruss' have been at odds all season where the wedding plans are concerned as her mother is adamant about her disapproval of Tucker.
Like most mothers, Mama Joyce is very protective of her daughter, with no intention of hiding any disdain, which is why she flew off the handle last night. For those who missed it, Mama Joyce and Burruss' close friend Carmen got into a rather heated verbal altercation when she went to try on wedding dresses.
Mama Joyce is under the distinct impression that Carmen has a high level of underlying jealousy where Burruss is concerned. She also hinted that rumors of Tucker's alleged infidelity have been brought to their family by Burruss' employees. But, here's the kicker. It's rumored that Tucker is secretly involved with Carmen.
So, Mama Joyce definitely had no interest in entertaining the likes of Carmen. She also had no qualms about sharing her disapproval of everything with Burruss, and fans were appalled with the brash delivery of her message.
So, when Burruss appeared on Watch What Happens Live, with R&B singer Fantasia, a burning question was asked. In so many words, a caller asked was Mama Joyce's disapproval of her engagement about money? The caller wanted to know if her mother felt threatened by Tucker's presence because she'd no longer have access to her money.
According to S2S Magazine, the question caused Burruss to erupt, and she tearfully took the liberty of facing the issue dead-on in her mother's defense.
“I feel like as her daughter, it’s my job to make sure that she’s good. She made sure I was good growing up. I’m going to make sure that she’s good. I don’t care if she doesn’t like my relationship,” said Burruss tearfully.
“That’s my mom. I don’t care what y’all have to say. That’s my mom. I’mma make sure that my mama’s good. She don’t have to talk to me. She don’t have to say anything to me,” explained Burruss. “Y’all can tweet. Y’all can do whatever…You can tweet to y’all get blue in the face. She can have whatever she want."
“I’m not agreeing with everything my mother says. Obviously, we disagree on a lot of things. It’s just the fact of I’m going to be respectful in the way that I tell her. No, she’s not respectful in the way she tell me how she feels,” she explained. “When I became the person who made more money, it did not make me her mama. She’s still my mama. I’m going to approach her in a certain way.”
Burruss also addressed the status of her relationship with Tucker. The two are still engaged with plans to marry.
Image via Facebook | Kandi Burruss