There’s no doubt that Mama Joyce has, oddly enough, become the breakout star of the “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” this past season thanks to her feuding with her daughter Kandi Burruss’ husband, Todd Tucker. And although many fans have voiced their disdain of Joyce, the outspoken reality TV mom has no plans of going anywhere. And in fact, she thinks she should be the next woman to hold a peach.
During a recent interview with Wetpaint, Joyce discussed the lingering question about which “RHOA” cast mates would return and who should leave. Recently, it was revealed that all six cast mates have been asked to return, and in Joyce’s eyes Bravo definitely needs to bring all of the ladies back.
“I like all the girls, so whoever they pick, I’m sure they’ll make the right choice,” Joyce said. “With the unbelievable season we had, I think everybody was outstanding. They can’t deny the success that we had last year with the show; it was unbelievable.”
Beyond the issue of who’s returning to the show, fans have also been wondering whether Bravo would add some new blood, or rather old blood, into the mix by bringing back Sheree Whitfield. Or, would they promote a housewife friend like Marlo Hampton to full housewife status. However, in Joyce’s eyes, she’s obviously the best woman to be holding a peach with the current cast.
“Well, me!” Joyce declared. “Maybe not a housewife, but something! I should have a peach, don’t you think? I think I was a very important part of this last season.”
Unfortunately for Joyce, fans haven’t been on her side at all in her ongoing feud with Tucker. And after her bizarre and violent antics throughout the season and at the reunion show, many fans question whether Joyce has a substance abuse problem. But according to Joyce, she’s not mean, drunk or high; she’s just crazy.
“For anyone that was misunderstood, that was my normal personality,” she insisted. “I’m a happy person. I’m happy all the time. Now, last year they may have caught me with a bad mood … So for those who thought I had been drinking, they are sadly mistaken. I do not drink, I do not smoke, and I have never done any drugs. That was just me being me. And in the future if they see me on the show, they’ll see me being me. I’m just kookoo crazy!”
Well, we can’t say that fans would disagree with that description. – nicholas robinson