[RadarOnline] The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss said on Sunday night’s Watch What Happens Live that those who hate on her mother — Mama Joyce — can tweet all they want — she still loves her and has no problem financially supporting the woman who denigrates her fiance, Todd Tucker, on the hit Bravo show.
Kandi first told host Andy Cohen that her mother was angry because he and his guests last week — her RHOA co-star Cynthia Bailey and comedienne Sandra Bernhard — had joked about Kandi still being under the thumb of her mother while apparently paying her bills.
“She’s not speaking to me right now because you and Sandra and Cynthia — she didn’t like the fact that you guys were saying that she needed me [financially], whatever,” Kandi complained.
“She can be fine without my help, let me just say that. But I feel like as her daughter, it’s my job that she’s 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, that’s my mom.”
Starting to cry on Watch What Happens Live, Kandi said, “I don’t care what y’all have to say. That’s my mama! I’m going to make sure my mama’s good.
“She don’t have to talk to me. She don’t to have to say nothing to me. That’s my mama and y’all can Tweet ’til you get blue in the face, I don’t care! She can have whatever she wants ’cause that’s my mama!”
Kandi, who was joined by her friend Fantasia Barrino on the Bravo talk show, later calmed down and added, “Don’t get me wrong, I’m not agreeing with everything my mother says.
“Obviously we disagree on a lot of things, but it’s just the fact that I’m going to be respectful in the way that I tell her. No, she’s not respectful in the way she tells me how she feels, but people are like, you’re making money, this and that. So what? When I became the person who made more money, it didn’t make me HER mama. She’s still my mama.
“I’m going to approach her in a certain way and if she doesn’t like it, it’s cool. I just let her cool off. I still do what I want to do, bottom line. I just hope that eventually, things will be okay. She’s a little strong in how she gets her opinion across,” the housewife said.