Last year, Mama Joyce seemed to be turning over a new leaf when she claimed that she had “washed her hands” of her daughter, Kandi Burruss’, engagement to Todd Tucker, whom she has repeatedly called a cheater and opportunist. But it seems like Mama Joyce just can’t hold her tongue about Tucker anymore and she recently went back to bashing him again on camera.
During a recent interview on CBS Atlanta’s morning show, Joyce was asked directly why she has a problem with Tucker, to which she explained that it’s just a feeling she has.
“I just don’t feel him. That’s just been a feeling that I had for a long time,” Joyce said.
For months, Joyce has been saying that Tucker has been using Burruss to get to her money. But she now claims that Tucker is using her daughter so he can live an easier life and take advantage of more opportunities.
“I feel like this is a good opportunity for him because most producers when they go from one job, they go to another job, very few take a year off to get their lives together,” Joyce explained. “Now he says he’s working on something right now — and, sure, he is — but if he didn’t have her, he wouldn’t have this opportunity.”
Joyce also discussed her beef with Burruss’ best friend, Carmen, who she claims was sleeping with Tucker behind Burruss’ back.
“When all the men were on [‘Kandi Koated Nights’], he said, ‘That really bothers me when they brought up about me and Carmen, and Carmen has a lovely young son and it bothers me the fact that he hears these things about me and Kandi,’ ” Joyce stated, pointing out that Kandi’s daughter didn’t come up as a concern. “He brought up about his daughter but he never once said ‘I hate the fact that Riley …’ which is Kandi’s daughter. His future stepdaughter, he never mentioned one time.”
Joyce went on to say that Tucker said other things that have proved that he’s more concerned with Carmen and her family than he is about Burruss’ own daughter, Riley.
“He said, ‘Kandi, you need to do something about your mother, you need to talk to your mama because she’s disrespecting me, she’s disrespecting Carmen and you need to talk to her,’ ” Joyce recalled. “He never once said, ‘She’s disrespecting you, she’s disrespecting Riley, she’s disrespecting this house.’
“If people would listen to what he says, he should put Kandi first — Riley first — but he’s going to put a paid employee before you,” she added.
Clearly, Mama Joyce is clearly nowhere near trusting or liking Tucker. Unfortunately, without Mama Joyce’s blessings, Burruss has been hesitant to marry Tucker, and if this beef goes on any longer, Burruss and Tucker may never jump the broom. –nicholas robinson