Tamar Braxton Says She Still Loves Toya Wright, Has “No Reason” To Try And Hold Her Back
Earlier this month, Tamar Braxton and Tameka “Tiny” Harris seemed to mend a friendship that had been on the rocks for some time now. We don’t 100 percent know when things went south, but after Tiny shared a post celebrating her godson, Logan Herbert, on his birthday, Braxton responded with a lengthy post apologizing for her part in their issues. And even though it should have been a simple, heartfelt note, Braxton made an effort to throw in some shade about former friend Toya Wright and her book, In My Own Words…My REAL Reality.
It was slight shade, but still messy.
Ya know I've been thinking 🤔although I don't feel like social media is the best place to work out personal issues…sometimes it can be the most effective way to get your love ones attention. I love you guys and Tiny, you…since I was 19 years old. I would have never dreamed that NONE of us would be in this position. Against public perceptions we know it's NOT because of that show or lies that paperback Toya has said or anyone else who has had something to say about the disagreement you and I have had… because it's simply OUR personal disagreement. I love you and all my God babies (all the kids) with all of my heart and you know this. I also love your husband @troubleman31 because he is my family also. How about we ALL sit down and talk and declare our new Love and mutual respect for each other and I'll pay for and sing at your new vowel renewal ceremony. Life is too short and I'm ok with ignoring single, miserable hateful friends who WANT to see you and I at odds and instigating feuds with you and your husband. How about we all come together let it all go and bring you two who were the closest to me and two people who share so much love TOGETHER lean on each other to bring things back together again. 🤷🏼♀️who said it will be easy but Love and forgiveness is easier than being mad and full of hate. So with that all being said @majorgirl I'm sorry for my part in the hurt and want to have my best friend AND her family Including all of our kids and TIP all back together again❤️
Toya would respond with a very, well, let’s just say strong, expletive-laden clapback:
Paperback Toya?? Really B—h??! What does your non-sincere apology and fake a– public outreach have to do with me?? You are THE fakest b—h I know. You wrote all of that pathetic, attention seeking bulls–t but you conveniently forgot to tell them why ur REALLY mad?? Speak up l…tell em why you and your so-called best friend of 19 years fell out. Why didn’t you tell them how petty you really are? What type of b—h gets mad because a friend posts a birthday message about another friend?? I have your answer tho 👉🏾the same petty a– b—h that got mad At EVERYONE who went on the real talk show that she was FIRED from. I’m sick of you popping off on everybody and then playing victim with yo over the top under the table a–. You talk s–t about your own sisters! U a disrespectful, disloyal, jealous attention fiend. Your desire to be front and center and have all the attention even spilled over into to the church! People trying hear the Lord’s word and you want the people to watch u work! Fake a– praise! F–k You all days and all ways Tamar! Love always, Paperback Toya💋. My new book will be dropping in July!💰 #ihavetimetoday #iapologizetomyfollowers #shekeepplayingwithme #sometimethenolahavetocomeout
Braxton opened up about that uncomfortable Instagram squabble in a new interview with V-103’s Big Tigger, and to be clear, she says, “I don’t go back and forth with anybody, not even the devil. I don’t.”
She also said that she doesn’t want any of her friends, current and former, to think that she would ever make an effort to hold them back from anything, including from going on her former talk show, The Real.
“The whole thing came about because the day before it was Logan’s birthday,” Braxton said. “I got tagged on a ‘Happy birthday to Logan’ from Tiny, which is Logan’s godmom. Tip was saying on the Instagram that me and Tiny need to stop being a diva and make up. So, I just thought it was the sweetest gesture ever. That’s why I decided to send a public apology to my dearest friend, Tiny, on the planet. I felt like they made the attempt to extend an olive branch. I wasn’t trying to hurt anybody, definitely. I’m never trying to hurt anybody but I kind of just wanted to state the facts that it’s just been a lot of speculation that because Tiny and I had a friendship falling out, it wasn’t about what people had been saying. It wasn’t about that show. It wasn’t about the things Toya was saying because she did go on a media tour and wrote a book about how she felt like I was a horrible friend and that was hurtful to me.”
Braxton said she had no knowledge before Wright’s book and tour that they were no longer friends and said things went even more south when she couldn’t promote it on social media.
“That was the first time I’d seen it, which was on a radio station. I didn’t know we wasn’t friends,” Braxton said. “I never want anyone to think I’m trying to hold them back. I’m not even that kind of girl. I don’t even think like that. When I was on that show, [Toya Wright] never even reached out to me and said she wanted to be on the show. Now I’m not the talent booker, I’m the talent [laughs]. I have absolutely no power on who comes on the show, and that’s just how it goes. Come to find out, she also got upset because I didn’t post about her last book, but I don’t have to tell you Tigga, when you work for certain companies, they don’t want you to tweet about or Instagram certain things. And that’s in your contract, you know what I mean? Especially when you work for a corporation. And so you have to kind of run things by them. They didn’t really dig it. And I told her what they said and I guess she didn’t believe me or didn’t want to go with it.”
Braxton stands by the fact that she has no desire or interest in trying to stifle the efforts of other women, especially her friends, whether they want to go on her former talk show (which she wouldn’t name) or write a book.
“Toya, if you’re listening, baby, I have absolutely, positively, no reason to stop you from getting your shine on. I love you, I love Reginae, you know I love the whole clique,” she said. “I want everybody to win. I have absolutely no reason to hold anybody back. I am blessed beyond measure, and for me not to extend those blessings to my friends, which I do, I mean, that would be horrible for me. I’m not even that kind of person.”
As for comments from people that her diva behavior has also played a big part in the deterioration of her friendships, she said that’s false.
“That’s not what I do,” Braxton said. “I’m going to act like a diva to get what? I feel like I make a conscious choice every single day to be a good person. Because you can either be a good person or a bad person and I make the choice to be a good person. So, I don’t know where she got that from. That was hurtful. It was all hurtful. It was hurtful to know that it was a nice gesture that I went to her brother’s funeral and that I basically, economically, made sure all of her friends were there. That was hurtful. And it’s also very hurtful to feel that your friends think a certain way about you behind your back.”
Check out her thoughts on the situation, which start at the 2-minute mark and share your own below.