Kandi Burruss fought back tears as she defended her mom again and shared that the two aren’t on speaking terms right now.
The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star told “Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen that since last week’s talk show, featuring Cynthia Bailey and Sandra Bernhardt, Mama Joyce isn’t speaking to Andy or Kandi.
“My mother was upset with you guys last week…she’s not speaking to me right now because of you guys last week,” Kandi told Andy. “She’s not speaking to me because of that. She didn’t like the fact that you guys were saying that she needed me.”
Kandi responded to gossip that Mama Joyce’s problem with Kandi’s fiancé Todd Tucker has less to do with him being an alleged opportunist and more to do with her mom’s concern for her own financial security.
When a “WWHL” caller posed the question to Kandi, she set the record straight while fighting her emotions.
“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 Kandi with a cracking voice.
“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,” said Kandi who is bothered by viewers who suggest she needs to be more aggressive with her mom.
“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,” said Kandi.
Andy mouthed a silent apology to Mama Joyce who is being raked over the coals by social media since discouraging Kandi’s marital plans. On the latest episode, Joyce physically threatened Kandi’s girlfriend after expressing doubt that Kandi would ever even walk down the aisle.
Though she doesn’t know exactly when her mother’s attitude toward Todd changed, Kandi again pointed the finger at Wendy Williams.
“Last year, every week Wendy was coming on saying negative things about my relationship with Todd, and then my mom would come back, ‘Yeah, Wendy said…’ I was like, ‘I don’t care what Wendy said.’”
While Kandi continues to get unsolicited advice from Wendy and “RHOA” fans, she said she knows how to deal with her mom and she does so, but she will always do so respectfully.
“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,” said Kandi. “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.”