But, I think Kandi has good amounts of both IQ and EQ. She was born with a voice, but to turn that little gift into a million dollar empire takes both kinds of intelligence as well as a ton of determination. Kandi has each in spades, I think.
And, while no one will agree with me, I think Mama Joyce is no dummy either. I see a lot of Mama Joyce in Kandi in these ways. Other than the mess with Todd (which has nothing to do with intelligence) Mama Joyce as been pretty spot on in most things.
And her choice of words is telling. She may be "street" and use slang, but her words convey her thoughts and opinions clearly and succinctly (except for where Todd is concerned, of course). Same with Kandi.
The other think about Kandi I find interesting is that things seem to come easy to her. She starts businesses, puts on plays, weddings, etc. in a very effortless and non-stressful way. My humble theory is that people who can do that have clear and sharp minds. Who knows how they would fare on an IQ test, but they have what it takes in other areas.