Mama Joyce needs to eat her words. With news that Apollo Nida was arrested and all of Peter Thomas' shenanigans, it seems like Todd Tucker is a catch! 

In an interview with Essence, Kandi Burruss' mama discusses how she has been portrayed this season on Real Housewives of Atlanta, the truth about Chuck Smith, and her current relationship with Todd!

On how she was edited this season: 

"I felt that I was misrepresented because I’m not that type of person. I just want people to know that my main thing is that I love my daughter and I know my daughter loves me more than anything. There’s nothing I won’t do for her."

"They were making it seem like I was more worried about her taking care of me, which is not true because I take care of myself. My daughter will give me anything I want but I’m not the kind of mother that sits back and keeps my hand out and I never have been."


On her relationship with Todd now: 

"I haven’t seen him in a good while. I’ve never been angry with Todd, I just don’t feel that he’s the person that I would’ve chosen for my daughter."

"I just made up my mind that I was going to have to back off, for my health and our relationship. I’m just going to have to let her make her own decision, whether it’s good or bad, whether I’m right or wrong. If I’m right, I wont say anything but be there for her. If she’s right, I’ll be the first one to apologize. I’ll get on TV or whatever it takes to apologize." 

On who she would pick for Kandi: (This is so ironic!)

"I would say a policeman that's a detective or a fireman that's a lieutenant or someone that has been on the job for a long time. I wouldn't mind if she met a working man that would be a good stepfather for Riley."

"If he had a good income, like say he made $60-$70,000 and he wasn’t the kind that was just there for her money and he really cared about her, I wouldn't mind." Isn't Todd a "working man"? Ugh… Mama Joyce… 

On Chuck Smith's accusations that Kandi was a member of his "team": 

"He got on there and told the biggest lie he ever told. I was so shocked because I really liked Chuck. He was like a son to me when they were dating. I mean, his mother and father and myself all used to go out to dinners together. He took us out to Cirque du Soleil. I’ve even spent the night at Chuck’s house. Kandi had keys to his house. Would you let a jump offs mother keep your daughter over the weekend more that two times?"

"Every time I saw him he would hug me like 'Hey Ma, what’s up?' He bought me my first Louis Vuitton bag. He was so in love with Kandi he would call me even after she quit him. I don’t know what made him say that. I mean it was 20 years ago. I don’t know whether he was trying to get on the show or what but I’m so disappointed in him."

Money can't buy you class, Mama Joyce and just cause a man is a provider doesn't mean he's decent. 

Tonight is a brand new episode of RHOA. Tonight drama explodes over Cynthia Bailey's friend Natalie and her husband Christopher! A pajama party leads to a physical fight between Kenya Moore's assistant Brandon and several househusbands. Also, Kenya meets with a fertility doctor which should be illegal. 

In light of the news of Apollo being charged the timeline is interesting! The fight between Apollo and Brandon happened days after Apollo was served with a federal warrant. The argument is being painted as being about Kenya sexting Apollo, but I have to wonder if the real reason the fight broke out was Kenya and Brandon making comments about Apollo's legal issues? Of course, mere speculation on my part… 

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