Mama Joyce is sick of Bravo using her tension with Kandi Burruss to fuel ratings for “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Much of Kandi’s story this season has revolved around Mama Joyce’s disapproval of her fiance Todd Tucker. The singer-song writer’s mother has pegged him as an opportunist that may be cheating with Kandi’s good friend Carmen. Joyce has been such a huge part of the show this season that she believes Bravo is really taking advantage of her.
“I do. Look, I haven’t gotten a penny from Bravo” Joyce told Ebony when asked if she felt exploited by the network. “They got me [as] the main person and I done trended on [Twitter] two weeks in a row and every damn thing.”
She continued, “People keep saying, ‘You’re a celebrity,’ and I ask, ‘How the hell am I a celebrity?’ I’m the most unpaid celebrity there is. I’m looking in the Us Weekly and I have a picture and I say, ‘How am I getting all of this attention? I’m not a celebrity!’
As far as viewers have seen, Mama Joyce hasn’t ever really liked the last few guys that Kandi’s picked. Some speculate the disapproval may stem from Joyce’s alleged financial dependence on her daughter. Kandi’s “RHOA” co-star Cynthia Bailey even commented that the singer is supporting Mama Joyce, a statement that the volatile mama refuted.
“Cynthia knows that Kandi don’t take care of me, I’ve been on disability, Social Security, and plus I have rental property,” Joyce argued. And anybody that knows me knows that I’ve always had my own money.”