Contrary to popular belief, Kandi Burruss says she is not afraid to confront her all-up-in-my-relationship-business mother.
The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star took to her Bravo blog to set the record straight after receiving harsh criticism during last night’s episode. If you missed the show, Mama Joyce went in on Kandi’s fiancé Todd Tucker. She called him an opportunist and said “ain’t no river high enough, ain’t no ocean deep enough and ain’t no dessert hot enough to keep me off your ass, baby!”
The former Xscape singer said the “episode was a little hard to watch,” but “believe it or not I do speak my mind to my mother.”
“So many of you tweet about how you think I should deal with my mom. I love my mom, and I will always give her the utmost respect. I know she can be a little tough, but I believe she really does want the best for me even if I don’t like the way she goes about it,” she wrote. “I’ve told her a million times that I’m not getting married without a pre-nup. Todd and I already agreed that we were doing one, but I don’t know why she feels like she has to be the one he negotiates it with.”
She went on to say that her fiancé did his best to be polite during their intense family dinner.
“Todd did his best to not be disrespectful to my mom no matter what she said to him, which I’m thankful for, but he is more than a little tired of the drama though,” she continued. “Everyone says stand up to your mama and blah, blah, blah, but believe it or not I do speak my mind to my mother. I just don’t say it in some crazy disrespectful way, because she is my mother. So to everyone who is screaming at me through the TV screen to ‘do something about my mom,’ I’m not sure exactly what you expect me to do. I can only say how I feel, and if she doesn’t listen to me, then what? I don’t agree with my friend Carmon on how she said she would handle it if it were her mom. I don’t believe in cutting off your relationship with your mom.”
“So for now,” she concluded, “I’m just hoping that over time things will work out for the best.”
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