LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Kandi Burruss on RHOA was under fire Sunday night for airing Mama Joyce’s despicable untrue statements about Miss Sharon on Burruss’ own reality show. Kandi Burruss and Mama Joyce for years have been the opposites of RHOA, one a lovable cast member with an infectious laugh and a warming smile, and the other a bitter mother with a obsession of ruining people’s reputations. Mama Joyce (photo above) has accused Kandi’s friend Carmen of using Kandi and trying to steal her boyfriend. Mama Joyce has accused Todd Tucker of possibly cheating, going after Kandi’s money, and seeking to kick Joyce to the curb if Kandi ever dies. All that, for good or bad, has delivered massive ratings.
But during last RHOA season’s early episodes, and the Kandi Wedding spinoff, Mama Joyce singularly drew massive ratings for her insulting, damaging and downright hurtful comments about her co-stars. Yet now viewers are growing tired of Burruss’ defense of Mama Joyce. Kandi says she is not defending her mother, but last night she clearly was, claiming that Miss Sharon was now being hurtful to Joyce. Last Sunday as RHOA’s episode aired, viewers took to social media with outrage about Kandi’s lack of interest to do anything about her mother. And yet, the backdrop to the story is filled with irony.
Kandi and Todd executive produced a show – Kandi’s Wedding – in which Kandi filmed, and aired, her own mother calling Todd’s mother a woman of the streets. And then when the outrageously false allegations drew massive ratings, Kandi celebrated her success. Later in the show’s run, Todd and Kandi put their mothers together, knowing that they did not like one another, to film their reaction. Instead, the elderly women threatened to beat each other up. And once again, Kandi praised the ratings the confrontation drew. Despite all that, viewers tolerated it.
That changed on Sunday, however. One single line “but my mama is still my mama” ended the debate for many viewers. Miss Sharon asked Kandi to stop Mama Joyce from insulting her and her late husband. Kandi refused to do so, blaming her mother as too old, too independent, and too stubborn. And then Kandi proffered the excuse “but my mama is still my mama”. But if Kandi can’t curb her mother’s insults, why is Kandi allowing her mother to film with her, why did Kandi executive produce and film scenes in which her mother tarnished Miss Sharon’s reputation, and where was the “I’m sorry Miss Sharon”?
Last night, Miss Sharon rightfully so called out Kandi Burruss of being untruthful to the Tucker family during filming Kandi’s Factory. On Kandi’s Factory, Kandi and Joyce filmed in the kitchen in the infamous scene in which Joyce called Sharon a former woman of the streets. Todd then asked Kandi if Joyce ever taped such remarks. Kandi said she did not. When the footage aired, Sharon was furious. And last night, Sharon revealed that she never got an apology from Joyce.