Kandi Burruss is a boss, and those bagging on her for taking a month off from her son's life to do "Celebrity Big Brother" are a bunch of lame-os ... so says her hubby, Todd Tucker.
We got Todd and his whole brood Wednesday at LAX and he staunchly defended his wife for choosing to take part in the reality show.
If you didn't know ... the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star caught some flak over the weekend when some fans called her out for missing her son, Ace's school recital.
Todd is having none of it ... and wanted to make it perfectly clear that Kandi's decision to join the CBS hit show only came AFTER she sat down and talked to the whole fam. In fact, her daughter, Riley was at the airport, too, and co-signed on that sentiment.
Check it out ... Todd has got a message for the haters.
He's also got a prediction on who is gonna win when the 2-hour finale airs Wednesday night.