“I Hope To God That I Am Wrong” Mama Joyce Talks Todd, His Questionable Background & Why She’s Done Fighting

January 2, 2014  |  

What do you think about all the negative feedback you’ve received?

I think people think that I was more worried about myself. I think they think that I was worried about Kandi’s money for myself. But if they knew that I had my own… Cynthia asked, ‘How does Kandi’s mother make it?’ But Cynthia knows that Kandi doesn’t take care of me. I don’t know how her mother makes it. I have rental property that I’ve had for years. My son was killed in a car accident and the insurance money was quite a bit. I put it in bonds. I put it up for Kandi. Now it’s put up for Riley. My mother always said, ‘A fool and money will soon part.’ And I’ve never been a fool with my money. Everyone that knows me knows that I’m only looking out for her. I love my daughter. I have been a good mother and I’ve always taken good care of my daughter.

What mother would want to watch their daughter build her empire and then watch someone come in and tear it down? I don’t think nobody’s mother would want that. I’ve seen pictures of his father and his mother and from the pictures I’ve seen of his father, his father’s background is questionable. I think people should check into his father and his mother’s background. Everybody’s worried about me but maybe they should check into him.

Is there anything Todd can do to make you feel like he’ll be a good husband?

At this point I have decided to step back. I told her if Todd makes her happy, I’m happy. The only thing I want her to do is to be happy. Whatever happens, I’m here for her. I’m not going to say anything or do anything right now. We were together yesterday. We all had a very good time. She knows I love her and I know she loves me. She knows I love her more than I love myself. I’m not going to say or do anything to try and break them up and try to come in between them. Whatever happens it’s going to happen without me because I’m through with it. I’ve made peace with it.

Will you be at the wedding? 

If she gets married and if she wants me there, I’ll be there. Hey, that’s my daughter. I love her and if she wants me there, whatever it takes for her. I love her unconditionally. And I’m gonna tell you, I hope to God that I am wrong about Todd more than anybody. God knows I hope I’m wrong. I will be the first one to apologize. I hope he’s the best husband that she could have ever picked in her life. I swear I do. I hope I am so wrong. You just don’t know how much I hope I’m wrong. I will be too happy to say that because I want her to be happy. I want her to have a husband and the father for her children that she didn’t have.

Are you seeing anyone right now? 

I have friend. I’ve known him for a long time.

Does Kandi approve of him?

She likes him very much.

Is there anything you want to add? 

I want people to look into his [Todd’s] background.


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