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“What If People Don’t Like It?” Adrienne Bailon Won’t Put Out Solo Music Because She’s “Scared To Fail”
“One, I’m scared to fail, so I’ve had this solo album that I’ve said is coming out for the last five years. I’m scared to fail. I don’t like the sound of my own voice, and that’s honest. In 3LW, I probably enjoyed the music side more because it was R&B, it was more of my thing. But I felt like in Cheetah Girls, they praised the fact that I sounded so young. And as a 31-year-old woman, sometimes I hear myself recorded and I still think I sound really young.
When I finished Cheetah Girls, I got a record deal at Def Jam and it didn’t go the way I thought it would go. There was so much more to music than just what I love about music. I grew up singing in church! I sing every day, nobody knows it, but I love to sing! I felt like the music business was different than when I got in the game at 16 years old. It was about music and talent and singing.
To step out on my own and let my voice be heard, I’m scared. What if people don’t like it? What if it’s not successful? I almost have been saying I would rather it not come out and just say, well, it never came out, than for it to come out and be wack.
It also felt like at a certain time when I was doing my music, every other door kept opening for me, but music.”
Her fellow co-host, Tamar Braxton, said that she could relate to Bailon’s feelings, because she felt the same at one point. But in order to really go after her dreams, Braxton said that Bailon needs to sing for the right reasons.
“Maybe the door has not been open for you because you’re not ready and you would be walking into it for all the wrong reasons. You have to fall in love with music. You can’t think about who’s going to buy it, if anybody is going to like it, you have to love it. That was my issue. I understand my situation. I understand why I wasn’t Mariah Carey at 18 like I thought I was gonna be. I was not ready. I was doing it for all the wrong reasons. I thought, I want to be a superstar, I want to sing–no, it wasn’t about singing. It was about the accolades, it was about the charts. Now, I don’t even look at that stuff because it taints the gift and the love and the passion that you have for it. You can’t do that. Who cares if 100,000 people or four people–her, her, her and me–buy your record? You be proud of your record! Because that’s what you wanted to do.”
And considering that Bailon has a great voice, we agree that she needs to get back out there. Just check out a rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” that she did during the run of her reality show, “Empire Girls.”
During a recent episode of “The Real,” Tamar Braxton opened up about an abusive relationship that she found herself in the middle of prior to meeting her husband, Vincent Herbert, and finding her way out of that situation.
“God really saved me from myself, because I was with the wrong person, and when I was with the wrong person, it made me feel bad about who I was,” the wife and mother explained. “He made me feel so bad about having dreams, having goals…and my dreams and goals was not the same as his. And because of that he used to beat me down, mentally and physically. It was just a really hard time for me.”
She credits her ex-boyfriend’s ability to get away with the abuse with her failure to realize who she was and what she deserved.
“The only reason why he got away with it then is because I did not know who I was, and I could not make the right decisions for myself because I didn’t know where to go…Yes, I do, and I did, have a real strong family background, but at that time, if you don’t know who you are, you don’t know where to go.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time that the singer has spoken of the experience, but it seems that she hopes that her story will serve as a cautionary tale to others, especially young women.
“That’s why I like to encourage all young ladies — I say it during my shows, I’m gonna say it here — get to know you.”
Hopefully, her story will help someone else in a similar situation.
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Great news for all of you Tamar Braxton fans! The reality star and singer recently announced that her next album will be in stores by spring 2015.
The forthcoming project, which will be the 37-year-old’s third studio album, does not have a title as of yet, but the first single “Let Me Know,” which features Future, is already creating quite a buzz.
“Right now I’m in a place where I’m really happy, and sometimes I’m overwhelmed, but at the end of the day I’m just trying to balance it all and understand myself as a woman,” Tamar told Billboard back in June regarding her process when putting together an album. “So those are the songs I’m writing right now, but I can’t say whether that’s going to be the end result.”
As a big fan of Tamar, I have to admit that I’m pretty psyched to hear that she’s working on a new album. Her sophomore project Love and War was everything.
What about you? Do you plan on checking out Tamar’s new album when it drops?
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Tamar Braxton has said in the past that when she was a young girl, she was bullied in school, and it wasn’t easy for her.
“I walked different, I had a different attitude, and I was picked on because I wasn’t like everybody else.”
Unfortunately, she has also said that even after working hard to become a Grammy-nominated singer, she still deals with bullying, but this time on social media: “I was bullied as a kid, and so for me to get on social media and still have that is a problem for me.”
And it’s a problem that the youngest Braxton sister isn’t trying to keep quiet about. Just this week, the Instagram page for her show “The Real” posted an image of the singer with a mistletoe over her head, and followers were playfully encouraged to meet her underneath it. Two people in particular weren’t feeling the idea (or the holiday spirit), and decided to be less than jolly:
“No thanks she is not Pretty. Sowwy Lol”
“OMG NO! !!!How old is she . She look like she 45 years old. NO !!!!”
Somehow, Braxton saw their statements and decided to give both individuals a piece of her mind, and her resume, to let them know that at the end of the day, whether they think she’s cute or not doesn’t matter:
“@hollywoodbeelife @tyheerahj what chall mad for?? Oh…..I know why
@tyheerahj @hollywoodeelife Ok fine you THINK I’m ugly (feel better??)) I don’t care at all!!! Trust Me! I think I am amazing!! I’ve Sold out my OWN tour? (At 36) had a miracle baby (at 36) and now at (37 years old)…Put out MY OWN clothing line, Have an AMAZING family, 2 #1 reality shows that I created, started my OWN liquor line, writing a book, and u want to tell people NOT to watch this show because YOU both THINK I’m ugly??? Well I think the two of you are UGLY people as well so NOW we are even!! Cool??!!…HOWEVER.. the Question STILL remains….why are you SO mad??”
So in conclusion, don’t come for Tamar unless she sends for you.
What do you think about her response to her detractors?
So apparently, there was a nasty rumor floating around that Gloria Govan has been carrying on an affair with the very married Vincent Herbert. The rumors were fueled by a source claiming to have knowledge of the affair.
“Gloria REALLY wants to get back on reality TV since she’s no longer doing ‘Basketball Wives’ and Vince was supposed to be helping her with that,” a source told Bossip. “She’d been wanting to work with him for a while and things just escalated from there.”
“It’s true,” another source claiming to be a friend of Gloria added. “She’s mentioned before how much she thought he’d be able to help her. Money and placement are always a motivation for her.”
Yesterday, Gloria took to Instagram to dispel the rumors.
“Must be a slow media day… Smfh @balleralert @bossipoffical stop with the outrageous LIES!!! Y’all want tea go do your homework instead of making random sh-t up. I’ve never met @tamarbraxtonher or her husband day in my life! And I wish them nothing but the best in their marriage and beautiful family!!! Stop believing everything u read!!! #dry #stupidassmedia #dumbstories #lies #stoplying.”
Neither Vince or his wife, Tamar, have acknowledged the rumors.
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Blogger Sandra Rose is known for starting mess with her unsubstantiated, salacious and speculative headlines. Y’all remember how she came for Faith Evans’ son, claiming that he was gay during his high school graduation. Basically, she takes pride in being messy.
Everyday she’s coming for someone else. And yesterday, in addition to saying no one cared about Solange’s wedding (laughable), Rose also claimed that Tamar’s husband, Vincent Herbert, beats her.
Here’s what she tweeted.
Tamar doesn’t take lightly to much criticism; but she really wasn’t down for this sort, considering that she’s been pretty open about dealing with an abusive relationship in the past.
Here’s what she said in response.
Rose, being the troll that she is, was probably delighted to see that Tamar not only read something she wrote but took the time to respond. Naturally, she wanted to keep the conversation going.
And Tamar responded again.
Rose continued to respond. But fortunately, sometime during the night Tamar realized that Sandra Rose is nothing but a troll and deleted the tweets she screen shotted from her Instagram page.
But we’re wondering whether or not she’ll actually go through with this lawsuit business. It might be an exercise in futility but it would certainly teach Sandra Rose a lesson.
What do you think, should Tamar sue her?
When the ladies of “The Real” sat down to speak about the topic of friends dating shiesty dudes, referencing Chris and Karrueche’s on-again, off-again relationship, I doubt they thought it would cause so much of a stink.
But Chris Brown got word that the ladies were talking about him and his girl and he acted a fool.
He singled out Tamar and Adrienne, calling them all types of names and attempting to bring up Adrienne’s sexual history. Which was interesting considering Jeannie Mai was really the one coming for him. (And that’s not a diss toward Jeannie. Anyone with internet access has seen how Chris gets down. It’s out there.)
The issue is still Chris’ apparent disrespect of women.
Either way, Tamar already responded.
And now Adrienne’s chiming in with her two cents, just a little bit more quietly.
According to The Shade Room, Adrienne Bailon headed straight over to Chris Brown’s Instagram page with her response.
“Who said anything bad about her? I actually know her…We’re cool. The conversation was generally speaking of anyone who may “possibly” be in a bad relationship. Please don’t start drama that doesn’t EXIST. If she’s happy…So am I. And I certainly STARTED my career in a multi platinum singing group. Get your facts straight. You don’t need to freeload when you have your own Barbie. God bless. <3″
What do you think about Adrienne’s response? Personally, I admire the fact that she went right to Chris Brown’s page, instead of creating several Instagram posts.
Take a look at it in the image below.
Towards the end of last month, Tamar Braxton and Kenya Moore were engaged in a rather one-sided shade-throwing battle which started when Andy Cohen asked Tamar what she thought about Kenya on his show “Watch What Happens Live.”
Tamar was relatively nice, by Tamar’s standards. She said:
“I can’t lie, she’s not my favorite…I don’t know, something about the thirst of it all, you know? She’s a pretty girl, but I don’t know, the pageant thing kind of reeks.”
Which is a little harsh…but that’s Tamar. Either way, Kenya heard of Tamar’s comments and went off, saying at least she has edges.
Kenya was particularly disappointed because before Tamar sat down with Andy Cohen, Kenya appeared on Tamar’s talk show “The Real” to promote her new weave line. And Kenya felt that they had a nice, pleasant exchange. So she was surprised that Tamar would speak about her that way and doubly so because she did it on Bravo, her family and her home, as Kenya calls it.
Tamar took things a bit too far as she is known to do. But Kenya beefing with everyone is so tired at this point.
Either way, if your’e wondering how her appearance on “The Real” went, check out excerpts from Kenya’s appearance on the show and then the videos below.
Tamar: On the show [The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, you get a lot of mean girl rap. How do you handle like being the villain and the cause of everybody’s problems.
Kenya: Well I don’t think I’m the cause of everybody’s problems.
Tamar: Well, they say that, that’s what I mean.
Kenya: They try to make it seem like I am. I think that every show has to have a villain. And I think that my first two seasons, it came my way. I think I’m just a strong person with a strong point of view and opinions. I don’t start fights but I don’t back away from them either. And I think that I just become a target. ‘Well, let’s just team up on Kenya, let’s take her down.’ So it takes an army of women to try to take me down but it hasn’t been done so…
Then the ladies of “The Real” and Kenya played a game of Tug-o-weave.
So judging by their conversation, do you think Tamar was being fake or was she just keeping it professional, despite her less than fond feelings for Kenya?
Watch the clips below to see how it went down.
And then their game of Tug-o-Weave
If you’ve been keeping up with the Cuffing Season calendar, you know love and relationships are in full swing! But what if you haven’t found bae yet?
Don’t worry! Tamar and MadameNoire will hook up one lucky Tamartian with the perfect date! All you have to do is create your very own cuffing Season’s greetings card to let your crush know you’re interested and Tamar might reach out to let you know you and your boo will be sent on the perfect date. Start here to enter the contest and make sure to use the hashtag #TamarCuffin when you share your greeting card on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
“All In All The Whole Sh*t Was Childish”: Chris Brown Explains Yesterday’s Rant, And Karrueche Tran Finally Defends Herself
In case you missed it last night, Chris Brown lashed out at “The Real” hosts Adrienne Bailon and Tamar Braxton over statements made about girlfriend Karrueche Tran during a recent episode. He called folks everything from a “trout mouth b***h” to a “muppet.”
Tamar Braxton responded, and in case you forgot the healthy dose of shade she threw both Brown and Tran’s way to defend herself, it went something like this:
#whenyourgirlhasatalkshowinsteadofcryingaboutyouwhileONone… you are asked to talk about certain things such as A.relationships B.family C.fashion D. Things that has to do with HER in life!@chrisbrownofficial @karrueche no one came at either of you but was simply using your relationship as an example of things us ladies go through in a relationship!! I do not know nor do I give a hot damn about your relationship personally…. honestly and respectfully I’m VERY sorry if you BOTH were offended about our girl chat…. however you WILL NOT think its ok to come at GROWN women and talk to either myself or @adrienne_bailon as if u have EVER has us each in your bed at ANY point in our lives! (Maybe your mind is clouded) NOTE TO SELF: u are NOT my MAN or my DADDY so you got me completely FUCKED up!…(like your reputation) I’m not 20 nothing years old and I am fine with all 3 #1 tv shows and making my dreams come true with Love&War and now #letmeknow…which is on iTunes you are only a few years older than my son and I will not tolerate your disrespect when no one was coming for you!!! so this RICH/BLESSED muppet who WAS always VERY nice to you and your girl will continue to work my ass of and make amazing records and positive television while YOU…In this very queenish mood you are experiencing…….Instead of coming on ig…and acting like a B.A.N!!…should have and could have picked up the phone!! …or watched the show for yourself!!! At least that’s what REAL men do! #thereal on fox and@bet #backtoworkigo #liveinyourtruth #wewouldbetheBESTJudiesEVER #letmeknowifkarruchiehasamouthsheshoulduseitnotYOU #dontfuckwithmefellasthisisnotherfirsttimeattherodeo #grown #stillyalltho #wenotbeefing
The hashtag, “let me know if karruchie has a mouth she should use it not YOU” must have struck a cord, because Tran decided to respond, but with a lot less vitriol than everyone else:
Braxton responded to Tran’s message by posting the original video of her statements (you can see it below), which actually defended Brown (Jeannie Mai was actually the one who called Brown “a bad guy”) and captioned it, “noneedtosayimsorryialreadyknowyouare” and “#teamNObeef”
Brown also reposted Tran’s message, saying “she’s a lot nicer than me,” and actually deleted his tirade against both women. But he did speak on his decision to speak disrespectfully to them earlier today:
“Yesterday’s roast was amusing to some and disrespectful to others. All in all the whole shit was childish. I could’ve have been politically correct and went about the situation more civilised but I’m not fake nor do I need to ever comment on anyone’s life. I felt the need to say what I felt. It seems everyone can always have an opinion on “CHRIS BROWN” and chime in whenever they want. The show was depicting relationships. They gave their views on my relationship by bashing my significant other for being with me publicly on national television. There are too many Pots calling the kettle black. I know that with me being a public figure and one of the best at what I do it’s more of a story to talk about. It comes with the territory. Like I said before, I say what I feel and what I want especially if anyone has an opinion about me and mine. Somedays I’ll be cool and then other days ima roast ya a**. So this isn’t an apology for yesterday. Just a reflection. People, live ya life, you’ll mess around and go blind looking at me all the time. #teambreezyaintwitthebulls**t”
The only person in the middle of this drama who doesn’t seem to have a comment about any of it is Bailon. Instead of throwing stones, she used the publicity to promote the episode that got her in trouble with Brown. Either she’s not bothered by any of this, or like the time she had drama with the Kardashians, she could be waiting for the right moment to clapback. Either way, everyone involved is a lot better than this…
Again, in case you missed it, the chat that started this whole mess is below: