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'RHOA' Mama Joyce denies she needs daughter Kandi Burruss to take care of her

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Mama Joyce wants to make one thing clear - she doesn't need money from her daughter, Kandi Burruss. In an interview with OK! magazine, posted on Friday, Jan. 17, Joyce denied speculation that she's harsh on her daughter's fiance, Todd Tucker, only because she's scared of losing her meal ticket.

Joyce has been blasted on forums for being so opposed to her daughter's relationship with Todd. Many viewers of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" believe that her behavior stems from her fear that once Kandi has a man in her life, she'll stop providing for her mom.

Joyce, who has finally decided to not get involved when it comes to Todd, said that she doesn't need her daughter to take care of her.

"My daughter doesn’t take care of me and that’s what really got to me the day that Cynthia (Bailey) and Sandra Bernhard were on ('Watch What Happens Live') and said, “Well how does Kandi’s mother make it?.” Cynthia said, “I think Kandi takes care of her.” Cynthia knows Kandi doesn’t take care of me. I’ve been on retirement and I have rental property and I’ve taken care of myself all my life," she said.

She added that she has bonds that she purchased with insurance money a long time ago.

Despite many viewers of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" telling her to cut off ties with her mom, Kandi has spoken up to defend her mother. She has said that she would never cut her mom out of her life.

"Everyone says stand up to your mama and blah, blah, blah, but believe it or not I do speak my mind to 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 don’t believe in cutting off your relationship with your mom," she wrote in a Bravo blog entry.

Considering that Kandi doesn't believe in cutting ties with her mom and her relationship with Todd seems to be the real deal, it's a good thing that Mama Joyce has finally agreed to butt out of the relationship!

Do you believe that Kandi Burruss will find her happiness ever after?

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