Kandi Burruss‘ mother Joyce unleashed her fury on the music producer’s fiance, Todd Tucker, in her continuing battle against the man she doesn’t think is rich enough to be with her daughter.
On Sunday night’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, mama Joyce didn’t hold back during a tense dinner with Kandi and Todd.
In the most bizarre moment of the night, after Kandi left the room, Joyce started singing the Diana Ross classic “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” but added her own lyrics.
“Ain’t no mountain high enough. Ain’t no ocean deep enough. Ain’t no desert hot enough to keep me off your a**, baby!” Joyce told a stunned Todd.
But nothing could be further from the truth, as Joyce has dissed Todd’s lack of money–and even intimated that Kandi’s friend Carmon, whom the music producer employs as an assistant, might be having a relationship with him. Kandi scoffed at Joyce’s suggestion.
Then mama continued to tell Todd the engagement ring he gave Kandi wasn’t good enough:
“You’re thrifty. She did not pick a $30 or $40,000 ring because she knows the way you are. She stepped herself down for you,” she said out of Kandi’s earshot.
“Men are supposed to be the providers,” Joyce told Todd during the one-on-one pow wow.
“And I do provide,” Todd insisted. “I provide love, happiness, stability.”
Mama Joyce objected, “What kind of stability?
“Hold up! Lights get cut out at the Kandi Factory. You go down to light the gas lights and say, ‘I have stability?’ They’re not going to take that. I look at a man as a provider.”
Joyce also said the prenuptial agreement situation was troubling her.
She wondered what Todd would think was fair if they wound up married only two years, and he told her he didn’t know.
“I feel you’re an opportunist,” she said, gesturing at Kandi’s lavish house.
“This house doesn’t impress me,” Todd said.
“I love her to death.”
But Joyce said he’d have to prove it to HER.
“You know, Mama Joyce, I want to marry Kandi and it’s tough, her not getting your support,” Todd sighed to his potential mother-in-law.
“She was excited buying wedding books and then after awhile, she was like, ‘Maybe we’ll just go away, maybe we’ll just leave,’ and I’m like, ‘No, your family means so much to you, we’ve gotta figure this out.’“
Mama Joyce is a mess this season.