For months now, Mama Joyce has found herself looking like a major villain in the public eye thanks to her unending claims that Todd Tucker, her daughter Kandi Burruss’ fiancé, is an opportunist and cheated on her with her BFF Carmon. Although there has never been any evidence besides hearsay to support Joyce’s claims, she’s now revealing her reasons for believing Tucker cheated with Carmon.
In a new interview with Sister 2 Sister, Joyce claims that she doesn’t see Tucker as a man who’s worthy of her daughter.
“I would like a real man, a man that just looks at her and thinks that she’s the prize, the way I look at her.”
Joyce claims that it doesn’t matter what kind of job any man who dates Burruss has, but she then claims that Tucker’s job is a problem for her because he is a freelance worker.
“He could be a postman. He could be a police officer. He could be a fireman…As long as when she marries him, he don’t quit his job,” said Joyce. “If he was working a full job, if he was a full production person that has full benefits and all that, I’d be happy.”
Tucker’s job isn’t the only thing Joyce has a problem with. She also claims that, during a taping of “The Kandi Factory,” she saw Tucker getting suspiciously too close to another woman from “The Sisterhood,” another show that he worked on.
“I thought it was unusual for a woman to come visit there and talk to him,” she said.
As for Carmon, Joyce also claims that she once saw Tucker and Carmon getting cozy together at dinner.
“Todd and Carmen were sitting at a table, all head to head talking. I’m trying to figure out what they got to talk so much about that they got to be head to head,” she said. “They were eating off the same plate, drinking out the same glass.”
Although she didn’t see it herself, Joyce claims that she was told that Carmon was also spotted sitting in Tucker’s lap.
Since then, Joyce has been highly suspicious of Tucker, so much so that she even admitted that she did indeed offer her eyewitness money to set up Tucker.
“If you can get those kinds of pictures, I’d pay for that. I’d pay for that. Kandi would not believe it unless she saw the pictures,” she said.
Joyce says she stands by her thoughts on Tucker. However, Joyce does apologize for threatening to beat up Carmon at Burruss bridal gown fitting.
“I was so angry about [the rumors] and then for her to disrespect me, I forgot about the fact that I was on TV. I apologized to fans or anybody that thought of me as a mom or as an adult, I apologize for that. That was not me. I was so full and fed up. I did not have control of me. I do apologize for that. That’s not my normal character, but what I would say is that I love my daughter. There’s nothing I won’t do for my daughter.”
Well, Joyce may have vowed to stay out of Burruss’ business, but it looks like she’s still just as involved as ever. – nicholas robinson