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If you think Kandi Burruss is going to talk crazy to Mama Joyce just because her RHOA fans say so, forget it. While she wants you to know that she handles her business with her mom in her own way, that way does not include being disrespectful to the woman who brought her into this world.

“Everyone says stand up to your mama and blah, blah, blah, but believe it or not I do speak my mind to my mother. I just don’t say it in some crazy disrespectful way, because she is my mother,” Kandi wrote in her Bravo blog this week.

The former member of Xscape kept her reaction to this week’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” short and sweet. Fans of the show have been begging Kandi to handle Mama Joyce, who many believe is sabotaging her relationship with fiancé Todd Tucker.

As an adult, there are ways to set up boundaries in your relationship with your parents without getting crazy. And Kandi has no plans to get out of hand with her mama.

“To everyone who is screaming at me through the TV screen to ‘do something about my mom,’” Kandi wrote, “I’m not sure exactly what you expect me to do. I can only say how I feel, and if she doesn’t listen to me, then what?”
And don’t expect to see Kandi completely shut Mama Joyce out of her life (like her friend Carmon advised) either. Kandi asserts, “I don’t believe in cutting off your relationship with your mom. So for now I’m just hoping that over time things will work out for the best.”

Kandi may need to pray on it though. Joyce feels that Todd is an opportunist that is cheating on her rich daughter, but Kandi trusts that he is being faithful to her and that he has her best interests at heart. Despite her mama’s protests, Kandi still intends to marry Todd.

Do you think Mama Joyce took things too far this week when she threatened Todd during a family dinner and disrupted Kandi’s dress fitting with a brawl?


  • monique life coach

    I really hope this issue with her mom is more about sensationalism for the sake of the TV show and not real. However, if is is a real situation, there is a line between disrespecting your mom and giving boundaries to mom. Do they still have a mommy-child relationship even though Kandi is an adult? or Is mama really off? I will never disrespect my mother, however once mom disrespects others of my choosing she must be told that it is not tolerated and the behavior must stop at once, it is simply wrong. Wonder what his mom thinks of her attacks on her son? hummm. This is not Todd’s fight this is a mom-daughter relationship that must be adjusted. Kani’s best friend truly has a better insight on this issue because she’s been through all of her relationships with her so she has some objectivity that we nor even Kani does not. Again, I really hope this is just a ratings ploy.

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