Everyone’s got an opinion about who should and shouldn’t be back for Season 7 of Real Housewives of Atlanta, from Wendy Williams to the cast members themselves. While our say probably doesn’t matter — word is that all six Season 6 ladies are returning — that doesn’t mean we can’t have some new blood thrown in the mix!
From former full-time Housewife Sheree Whitfield to part-time pot stirrer Marlo Hampton, there have been a few names consistently thrown around as possible seventh season additions. When Wetpaint Entertainment spoke exclusively with Kandi Burruss’s opinionated mother, Mama Joyce, we took the opportunity to pick her brain on possible casting shakeups. She, of course, had plenty to say.
For one, Joyce is on the same page as the Bravo execs: She doesn’t want to see anyone leave.
“I like all the girls, so whoever they pick, I’m sure they’ll make the right choice,” Joyce told us, before bringing up the show’s killer ratings this year. “With the unbelievable season we had, I think everybody was outstanding. They can’t deny the success that we had last year with the show; it was unbelievable.”
It’s true. If it ain’t broke, why fix it? But what about adding someone new? Who does she think would be a good fit with the ladies?
“Well, me!” Mama Joyce quips. “Maybe not a Housewife, but something! I should have a peach, don’t you think? I think I was a very important part of this last season.”
And she’s not wrong. Kandi’s tough momma was a consistent storyline throughout the season — from her battles with Kandi’s fiancé Todd Tucker to her, well, battles with Kandi’s bestie Carmon Cambrice. She was even trending on Twitter week after week! Plus, did you see her at the RHoA reunion? Even Andy Cohen suggested she get her own peach.
Speaking of that reunion, Mama Joyce had one thing she really wanted to clear up: She was not drinking prior to the taping (despite what some were saying). In fact, she doesn’t drink at all!
“For anyone that was misunderstood, that was my normal personality,” she insisted. “I’m a happy person. I’m happy all the time. Now, last year they may have caught me with a bad mood … So for those who thought I had been drinking, they are sadly mistaken. I do not drink, I do not smoke, and I have never done any drugs. That was just me being me. And in the future if they see me on the show, they’ll see me being me. I’m just kookoo crazy!”
Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Wedding airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.
Do you want to see more of Mama Joyce on Season 7? Who do you want added? Tell us in the comments below.