It’s no surprise that Tamar Braxton didn’t take too kindly to K. Michelle calling her a “muppet” last week (who would?), but I’m not sure anyone guessed that the youngest Braxton sister would answer the Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta castmember’s insult with a lawsuit.
“Braxton Family Values” star Tamar Braxton issued a “Cease And Desist” order from her New York lawyers yesterday over comments and threats she alleges “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star K. Michelle has made.
When “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” premiered last week, Memphis native K. Michelle made several allegations that her ex-manager and ex-boyfriend abused her mentally and physically. And also stole from her. Without saying record exec Memphitz’s name, folks knew exactly who she was speaking of since he played both roles in her life, and she also made similar allegations over a year ago on Twitter.
Tamar, at the same time the show aired, tweeted to fans that people need to just let the “girl” live her fairytale. While tamar is good friends with Memphitz’s wife, Toya (and also appeared on her show “Tiny & Toya”), many assumed she was taking up for her girl’s husband and accusing K. Michelle of lying.
K. Michelle then went on TT Torrez’s show and said she “jumps gates” and Tamar looks like a muppet and needs to fall back. Shots fired?
According to cease & desist letter, Tamar was actually speaking about Toya. Tamar claims she was defending her friend against people attacking her about her husband and their Paris vacation they were on at the time.
Now Tamar is demanding a public apology and money to hire a “reputation management firm” to clear up her good name.
Of course, no one believes that Tamar was referring to Toya when she tweeted to Toya: “#BEHAPPY IN PARIS while people still telling fairytales!” Tamar’s lawsuit said that tweet was a wish for Toya to enjoy her fairytale in Paris. HUH?! Further, Tamar publicly inserted herself into a situation that had absolutely nothing to do with her (essentially calling K. Michelle a liar in the process) and when K. Michelle publicly clapped back, now Tamar may file a lawsuit?
The way laws are written in this country, they prevent people from saying whatever they want about whoever they want and I think that’s a good thing. However, this doesn’t seem like a true defamation case, nor something that requires a reputation management firm. Tamar is definitely bringing an AK-47 to a thumb wrestling match. On the flipside, K. Michelle didn’t have to call her a muppet. Can women disagree without attacking each other’s appearance? And she also didn’t have to make the “jumping fences” comment. That definitely could be classified as a threat.
Still, this is something that is being blow way out of proportion. Tamar and Toya even went back and deleted all of their tweets. Why? This isn’t the first time Tamar got an incredible amount of keyboard courage (remember she got mad at Jill Scott for complementing Mary Mary’s reality show?). When you make a habit of throwing grenades online, why come out from behind the computer with bruised feelings and lawsuits? If Tamar Braxton is that fragile, then maybe she should consider minding her own business.
K. Michelle’s cryptic response via Twitter to the cease and desist letter?
Somebody’s not worried. What do you think about Tamar’ lawsuit threat?
Alissa Henry is a freelance writer living in Columbus, OH. Follow her on Twitter @AlissaInPink
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