Peter Thomas better watch out. There's someone else who wants to hold a peach. In an interview with Wetpaint Entertainment, posted on Wednesday, June 11, Kandi Burruss' mom, Mama Joyce, said that she should be the newest star of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."
When asked who she thinks would be a good addition to the cast, Mama Joyce nominated herself. She said that she "should have a peach" because she "was a very important part of this last season.” She clarified that she doesn't necessarily need to be a starring housewife. Perhaps being a "friend of the housewives," someone who isn't in the opening credits but who goes with the housewives to group events and trips and has her own bio on Bravotv.com, would be good enough for her?
While some may disagree as to whether Mama Joyce is likable and compelling enough on her own to be an official housewife on the hit show, she's definitely right in saying that she was a big part of the show's season six. Her vehement opposition to Kandi's marriage to Todd Tucker often resulted in behavior that had to be seen to be believed, including almost coming to blows with Kandi's best friend/assistant Carmon while Kandi was trying on wedding dresses and verbally ripping apart Phaedra Parks for supporting Kandi's relationship with Todd.
Her outlandish behavior has continued on Kandi's wedding spin-off show. In the premiere episode, she even claimed that Todd's deceased father was a pimp and that his mother was his "working girl" who raised Todd to go after someone rich like Kandi. Mama Joyce clearly doesn't care about coming off as wicked!
A lot of people have tuned in to watch the drama and craziness that Mama Joyce brings. The premiere episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi's Wedding" received 2.4 million viewers, more than Kim Zolciak's and NeNe Leakes' wedding spin-offs.
Even if Mama Joyce doesn't get to hold a peach alongside the housewives, at least she's already holding a peach on her official website. She also revealed that she has been approached about starring in her own reality TV show.
One person who's supportive of Mama Joyce becoming a bigger star is her daughter Kandi Burruss. In an interview with Bravo, she said that her mom would make a great housewife because she's so dramatic.