'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Recap: Kandi Burruss' Mom Throws Some Major Truth Bombs

nene leakes I gotta admit, I have completely missed the beefing that comes with the territory on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. I also have missed chances to post GIFs of NeNe Leakes. I am starting to think that everybody's favorite HBIC knows how GIFable she is -- because this week's episode was the gift that kept on giffing (GET IT?). It offered some great NeNe reaction shots and so much beef that my lower intestines will be blocked for weeks. Because red meat does not go gentle into that dark colon.

NeNe, as she is wont to do, decided to bring all the girls together to try and deal with this whole Kenya Moore issue. I mean, one of the many Kenya issues. NeNe having sense brought her in to discuss one of the juicier issues as opposed to, say, dealing with her eviction -- let the courts deal with that noise. No no, today was all about Kenya texting Apollo Nida.

More from The Stir: Kenya Moore Has Lost Her Mind  

Good news everyone! Looks like Kenya is going to live to piss us off for another day -- as a free woman. She won her battle against her former landlord. Awesome, now we can all sleep at night -- except for me because of soul-crushing anxiety attacks, whee! In other beautiful-people-with-problems news, Cynthia Bailey had to go to the doctor because her tum bloating was causing people to start preggo rumors about her. Bet those people feel like assbuckets now, because Cynthia has uterine fibroids. WAY TO BE TERRIBLE, EVERYONE.

Can I just say that getting on Phaedra Parks' bad side seems like a wretched idea? With her hats and her funeral parlor and her breasts, the woman brings it. I was so glad NeNe cut the season's main conflict down to size in episode 2. Kenya and Phaedra kind of agreed to move forward -- but Phaedra is still holding on to the whole Kenya-Said-My-Husband-and-I-Have-AIDS thing. Gross. Don't diss someone by waging AIDS as a terror campaign -- that's tacky and small-minded, boo.

The last scene of the episode was the greatest -- by which I mean the most intensely awkward. Kandi Burrus' mom has issued her verdict on Kandi's fiance Todd, and the verdict is a loud and resounding 'no.' Although she seemed to like the guy well enough, now that Kandi and her dude are getting married, she's doing what she always does -- saying he's just using Kandi. Her mom was so screamy and mean that the end result was Kandi in tears. If you ask me, her mom's motives might be more than a tad selfish. If Kandi marries Todd, it could be the handouts for mama (like a big ol' house) could end. Whatever her motives, claiming Kandi's daughter doesn't like Todd was a low blow. 

Do you think Kandi's mom's intentions were sincere or selfish?

 

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nikag... nikagurl5889

I think Kandi's mom is being selfish. She seems to,be more concerned with being right all the time instead of being concerned with Kandi's happiness. So what Todd doesn't make as much as Kandi, if Kandi is,okay with his wallet, leave it alone!!! She's going to lose her daughter if,she keeps this b.s. up!

nonmember avatar Nat

Kandi's mom is a blocker. She is a very lonely, unhappy, insecure, ole hag. She needs to go find her own man or woman and give her daughter a break. Heads up Kandi, keep your daughter away from her.

Alonzo Lipscomb

yes kandis mom very selfish she to let kandis be happy.

Trinette Watts

Kandi's mom should be ashamed of herself. Her motives are purely selfish. I hope Kandi follows her heart and claims her own happiness. Her mother had her time to be married and raise a family. Why deny the same to her daughter?

nonmember avatar leay

She's both, but Kandi also seems desperate to have a man and it shows entirely.

nonmember avatar Sin112

Kandi's mom is VERY SELFISH and it's time for Kandi to start distancing herself from her mother. It will initially hurt Kandi to go to such extreme, but I believe Kandi will find some peace and be happier in the long run. Her mother is so concerned about Todd using her daughter and getting handouts because she's doing exactly that and is worried that her free meal ticket will be found out and come to an end once. He mother only has her own interest at heart and not that of her daughter.

nonmember avatar Sin112

Kandi's mom is VERY SELFISH and it's time for Kandi to start distancing herself from her mother. It will initially hurt Kandi to go to such extreme, but I believe Kandi will find some peace and be happier in the long run. Her mother is so concerned about Todd using her daughter and getting handouts because she's doing exactly that and is worried that her free meal ticket will be found out and come to an end once. He mother only has her own interest at heart and not that of her daughter.

nonmember avatar Sin112

Kandi's mom is VERY SELFISH and it's time for Kandi to start distancing herself from her mother. It will initially hurt Kandi to go to such extreme, but I believe Kandi will find some peace and be happier in the long run. Her mother is so concerned about Todd using her daughter and getting handouts because she's doing exactly that and is worried that her free meal ticket will be found out and come to an end once. He mother only has her own interest at heart and not that of her daughter.

nonmember avatar ShiningStar

I use to think that Mama Joyce was just concerned about the type of men that Kandi was choosing, but now it is clear that Mama Joyce don't want to lose out on having Kandi around as much and the benefits (money)that comes along with Kandi. She is putting her wants of having Kandi to herself so that she can continue to benefit from Kandi's wealth and she don't want any man that Kandi gets to interfere with that. And it doesn't matter if she makes Kandi unhappy in the process. Now that is a selfish woman. I feel bad for Kandi that she has to deal with a mother like that.

nonmember avatar shaun tower

Mama Joyce is so selfish, Kandi if u want to be happy, distance urself from ur mum. Just like Kim did, u ve sacrifice enough for ur mum. It,s time for u to move on, stand ur ground, go ahead with ur wedding plans wether she attends or not, cos u re not getting younger, ur mum will be fine. U are old enough to marry, do not allow ur selfish mum to ruin ur life nd happiness

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