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“Braxton Family Values” returns to WE tv Thursday, May 21 and we’re picking up with Trina Braxton finally deciding put an end to this long and drawn out two-step she has been doing with her estranged husband Gabe Solis. After years of trying, Trina has decided that she wants out of their marriage—for good this time.
Of course, her sisters were a little shocked by her decision considering how hard she seemed to be trying to make things work with Gabe.
In a preview clip of the upcoming season exclusively obtained by Madame Noire, the Braxton sisters waste no time questioning Trina about the circumstances that led to her more recent filing. A visibly shaken Trina, however, is reluctant about sharing, but her siblings aren’t having it.
Personally, I tend to shut down and not want to talk to too many people when I’m going through something, so I can honestly relate to Trina in this instance. Sometimes things are so bad, it hurts to even utter them aloud.
I also have to admit that I was slightly troubled by her sisters and their reaction to her refusal to speak. There are few things more frustrating when you’re in the middle of a crisis than someone who is hell bent on knowing the gritty details. Perhaps it was just the way the scene was edited, but the ladies come off as a little insensitive here.
Editor’s Note: This episode was filmed prior to the finalization of Trina and Gabe’s divorce back in April.
“Braxton Family Values” returns to WE tv Thursday, May 21 at 9 pm ET/PT.
Peep the clip below. What are your thoughts on all of this?
Unfortunately, yet another employee of Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert is accusing the pair of being funny with their finances.
According to Funky Dineva, a former nanny of the reality TV couple has hired an attorney because she claims that she has not been paid for her services. The woman alleges that she was hired to look after the couple’s son Logan during the Love & War tour. At the time of her interview, the plaintiff also says that she was not informed that the tour would begin three days later. Upon being offered the job, the former employee claims that the couple refused to draft up a contract or pay her on the books.
According to documents filed with the Department of Labor, the ex-nanny says that it was agreed that she would be paid $37.50/hour and $1,500/week. Judging by these documents, that didn’t happen because she’s now claiming she is owed $161,060.
We would hope that these allegations are false, but this isn’t the first time someone has accused Tamar and Vince of stiffing them out of paychecks. And then, of course, there was that time the singer screamed on her former stylist DiAndre Tristan for requesting a contract.
Just last month, reports that Vince was facing financial trouble began circulating but Tamar quickly took to social media to dispel the rumors.
So.. YALL blogs and validated radio stations etc getting your news from a BATHROOM blogger @SandraRose ?? If my husband owed 1.6, hell 4.6 million dollars I could pay that! Be very careful because you ARE sending me to the hospital with anxiety issues!! Maybe I Should talk to my Lawyer about the rumors you are spreading and how sick it’s making me… You did say that’s why I went correct.
So far, Tamar and Vince have not spoken publicly about their ex-nanny’s allegations.
“That man beat my ass.” Most of us remember the episode of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta,” quite well. The tears K. Michelle shed when she told Rasheeda about the abuse she endured at the hands of her ex-boyfriend were unforgettable. The tears were in response to Rasheeda, who with the straightest of faces, told K. Michelle that the story she had just shared with her probably didn’t happen.
At the time, we didn’t know who “that man” was. But people starting putting the puzzle pieces together and were able to surmise that she was talking about record-producer Memphitz. And it wasn’t long before he came forward, denying K. Michelle’s claims, attempting to tear down her credibility in the process.
The “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” scene with Rasheeda was hard to watch. One, because K. Michelle was reliving a real hurt. But mostly because Rasheeda, her castmate, another woman, should have been able to listen supportively. Even if in knowing Memphitz, she had reason to doubt her accusations, telling K. Michelle that she was lying was just not the right move.
Sadly, Rasheeda wasn’t the first or the last woman to tell K. Michelle they believed she was lying about the whole ordeal.
After her, there was Toya Wright, Memphitz’s current [estranged] wife. She quickly grew tired of hearing K. Michelle talk about her family and had some less than pleasant things to say about the singer turned reality star. After K. Michelle appeared on Wendy Williams talking about the abuse from Memphitz, Toya commented on Instagram saying “fuck K.” Then in an interview with The Jasmine Brand, Toya blasted K. Michelle for not having any proof of her allegations against Memphitz.
“If somebody abuse you like that, where is the proof, where is the police report, where is the pictures, where is the messages that you said he sent threats to your kid and threatened to kill your child?…It don’t matter about love, you would be in jail if you threaten my kid…And she’s saying that I said all this stuff about her, pull it up, where is it?”
Then she took it a step further:
“Anybody that knows him for real just be like ‘what is wrong with this girl?’ And the crazy part about it is everybody say that you crazy and you hit them. You the abuser.”
Then Tamar, Toya and Memphitz’s friend, jumped into the mix. Subtweeting K. Michelle, but @ mentioning Toya, telling her to ignore the haters and enjoy her marriage. She’s also called K. Michelle a liar flat out, instructing her via Twitter, that it was time to tell the truth.
But this weekend, when Memphitz’s defamation suit was thrown out, it seemed that K. Michelle finally received public vindication.
After a years-long battle, during his deposition, while he was under oath, Memphitz finally admitted that not only did he smother K. Michelle with a pillow but also that he threatened to kill her son. Sounds pretty abusive to me.
And now that the truth has come from Memphitz’s own lips, I wonder how all the women who rode for him are feeling these days. Perhaps, quite salty.
I doubt that this will ever happen, but it really wouldn’t be a bad idea for Rasheeda, Toya, and Tamar to issue an apology to K. Michelle. Each of these women went out of their way to drag K’s name through the mud when she was telling the truth the whole time.
It’s incredibly mind boggling that Memphitz would attack K. Michelle for years in interviews, over social media and through others, only to eventually acknowledge that he did what she said he did. What was it all for? Surely, he didn’t go through all of this just to get attention. Either way, I’m sure homeboy is looking a bit unrecognizable to quite a few people right now. And perhaps this is the man K. Michelle knew all along.
I can understand that each of these ladies had other reasons to dislike K. Michelle. Hell, she’s not exactly my favorite either, but an apology is in order.
The notion that these ladies should apologize is not one I came up with on my own. The Shade Room reports that a mutual friend of Toya, Tamar and Tiny, Sabrina, who owns a business women-empowerment business called The Glam University, wrote an Instagram comment, saying the women treated K. Michelle horribly throughout this whole ordeal.
I agree with Sabrina not only because they called her everything but a child of God; but also because in claiming that she was lying and denying her right to tell her story, they also showed other women, who may share a similar experience, how their stories will be received if they decide to share. That unknown woman, perhaps with a smaller platform than K. Michelle’s, will be told she’s a liar, people will try to silence her and her character will be attacked.
Outside of the far off land called celebrity, we regular folk can all learn something from this. Just because you dislike a woman, even if you have good reason to, doesn’t mean she should not be allowed to speak her truth, without ridicule and degradation. As fellow women, sisters in the struggle against misogyny, we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss stories of abuse, especially when it could be, and in the case of Tamar, has been one of us.
Yesterday, we reported that the ladies of “The Real” had another serious conversation about bullying. Tears started flowing when Jeannie Mai asked Tamar what advice she would give to her son, Logan, if he was ever bullied. She said that she wouldn’t know what to tell him because she’s still going through it herself and then, with tears streaming down her face, she referenced K. Michelle likening her to a muppet.
The jab stuck with Tamar. So much so that she had to ask Vince, her husband, if she really did look like a muppet. I thought it was sad.
But it was you, our readers, who reminded me that it was Tamar and not K. Michelle who initially started the years-long (and ongoing) beef between the two R&B singers.
The fact wasn’t lost on K. Michelle and, in response to Tamar’s tears, she tweeted this yesterday.
Every action warrants a reaction. You can't go and start a fight with someone then when they reply cry and play victim.
— K. Michelle (@kmichelle) March 25, 2015
Now, I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty much #TeamTamar but wrong is indeed wrong. And sometimes, if you find yourself in Tamar’s shoes, you just have to take that medicine, no matter how much it might hurt. Plus, everyone knows that K. Michelle is something like a wordsmith. If she comes for you, it won’t be nothing nice.
But seriously, at this point, with these two going back and forth at least since 2013, it’s time for them to just drop it. Enough already.
Yesterday’s lesson was about being careful with the words we hurl at others. And that’s still true. But today’s lesson, as I’ve since been corrected, is another good one, from the good people of Crime Mob: “Run Up Get Dun Up.”
You know we love the women of “The Real” for their honesty and willingness to talk about prevalent issues, in ways that other talk shows hosts can’t or won’t breach. And today, on their show the ladies discussed being bullied. Not as children but being bullied now that they’re adults, especially on social media.
Tamera said that her strategy is to love the hell out of people. She said that she finds when she looks at their personal pages, she’s able to determine that they don’t even really love themselves and the things they say to her are really just projections of their own issues.
The discussion was already weighty but it got emotional when Jeannie Mai asked Tamar what she plans to teach her son Logan about responding to bullies.
And that’s when Tamar got emotional.
Jeannie: I do want to ask Tamar, being a mother and being someone who still goes through it today, what advice, if it was maybe Logan or if you had a chance to say something to that person that was bullying you, what would you say to them? How would you deal with it today?
Tamar: Oh God, I feel like a terrible person. Cuz I don’t have any advice to give my son because I’m…
Tamera: …she’s still dealing with it.
Lonnie: You’re still a new mother so you’re still growing.
Jeannie: I get scared. You know they say fight or flight. I flight like crazy. I go and I hide. I think where is the bed that I can hide under to get everybody to just go away. I feel weak. This is really interesting that you say this Tamar because you’re so strong.
Tamar: I’m not.
Jeannie: You come off so strong. I didn’t know that you also have that you don’t know what to do.
Tamar: It’s so crazy that you think I’m strong. I would have never known that you’re bullied and that things that people say affect you because you move in stride like nothing’s wrong and everything’s good and the world is peachy cream and it tastes like strawberries.
I feel like right now in this moment I’m learning from you. So thank you for that Jeannie.
I was just asking my husband the other day…You know when you say Lonnie that you’re just not going to talk about my girls, I know exactly what you’re talking about because a particular person started saying that I looked like a muppet. And people say it so much that sometimes I start to believe it. And so I even asked Vince, “Do I look like a muppet?” And he’s like “Absolutely not.” But this person has the whole world calling me that. And it’s just so devastating because it takes me back to high school and there’s nothing I can do about it. But what I can do is what Jeannie does and thank you Jeannie. I can act like the world is all peaches and cream and tastes like strawberries. And so I’m going to take that with me today. Thank you. Thank you friend.
If you’ve been following our site or Tamar on Instagram or Twitter, you know that the person she’s talking about is K. Michelle. The two have had their fair share of nasty exchanges that K. Michelle has turned into personal attacks, on occasion, when she started likening Tamar to Miss Piggy. Though it seemed like Tamar wasn’t particularly fazed by the insult, the tears on the show, proved that she was.
I know many of you are tired of the bullying conversation. But if people like Tamar who have a little bit of money, a decent family life, talent and a successful career are still affected this strongly by the words of another, then hopefully this discussion and video will serve as a reminder to all of us to be more careful with our words on and offline.
You can watch the full emotional and teary discussion in the video below.
Late last week, there were rumors swirling about that Tamar Braxton was rushed to the hospital for hyperventilation caused by an anxiety attack. Still, there were very little receipts, so we didn’t exactly feel comfortable putting that out there.
But over the weekend, addressing an overzealous fan and all those following the story, Tamar confirmed that she was indeed in the hospital. But assured us that everything is fine.
First, a fan complained (under one of Tamar’s pictures) that when she went to a taping of “The Real,” while the other hostesses were warm and welcoming, Tamar was arrogant and aloof.
And since Tamar is known for comment creeping she not only saw but responded to the comment.
The Shade Room caught it.
And just before she had to get with that follower/instigator, she posted this picture explaining that she was doing just fine.
Interestingly enough, during a segment on the show where the co-hosts got to tell the others what they’ve always wanted the other to know, the ladies said that they wanted Tamar to slow down a bit and take some time to rest.
When they said it, she said that she was fine and that she’d waited so long to get to this place that she was determined to work hard to stay there. That’s an admirable mindset but the only way to do all things well is if she’s healthy and well-rested. We really do hope everything is good with Tamar and she finds the balance she needs to do all that she does well.
Chris Brown Talks Awkward Domestic Violence PSA At The Grammys, And Why He’s Ready To Impregnate, But Not Marry Karrueche
Anytime Chris Brown sits down for an interview, you can be sure that he’s going to say something very interesting or very crazy. I’ll let you decide which statements are what after you check out what he had to say on The Breakfast Club today. The singer, there to promote his tour with with Trey Songz and the Fan of a Fan album with Tyga, talked about why he falls out with Karrueche publicly, why he went in on Tamar Braxton and Adrienne Bailon, and people continuously bringing up his past. He definitely had a lot to say. Check it out.
If His Social Media Rants Get Him Into Trouble With The Judge Presiding Over His Probation
I wouldn’t talk about the judge because I’m not off probation all the way. So I would say that I don’t think it would make a difference. I think even if I was at church every day, it would be something to talk about. I think how media has kind of–not to say targeted me because I’m not here to be like “Woe is me,” that’s bullshit. But I feel like the only thing that’s highlighted in my career over the last five years is my negativity. Only thing I can do is put my positive music out and do what I do and be great at that. That’s the only thing that has been successful is the music. People can’t deny an undeniable hit.
The Percentage Of Blame He Would Put On Himself And The Media For His Image
It’s 50/50. I’m not going to sit there and say I’m a saint. But I definitely say that a lot of the choices I made in the past reflect now. So now, I don’t have the benefit of the doubt. “Oh, Chris didn’t do it.” People be like, “No, he did it!” It’s because of my past decisions.
Why Chris & Karrueche Always Fall Out Publicly
A lot of the times, I’m impulsive. I don’t have no filter. Whether it’s a relationship issue, whether it’s her or me, we don’t know how to communicate sometimes, to be able to be like, let’s talk about this before we say some sh*t and then we’re back together next week. Then you give everybody else the option to depict our relationship and set their own basis for how we live our life. It’s better for growth and maturity when you communicate and talk through a relationship and understand each other. I’d rather do that and not make my stuff as public because it’s not anybody’s opinion! And people’s lives is sh*t so they can’t comment on mine anyway.
Agreeing With Kanye Saying That Karrueche Probably Couldn’t Do Better Than Brown, And Bringing Up Rihanna
I feel what he meant by it. I’m not saying that as an arrogant statement…there’s nowhere else to go. Even with ol’ girl. The first one. Who else she gon’ go to? That’s nice, [Leonardo DiCaprio] is a good choice, but who else in this game she gon’ go to? Some corny singing rapper? You know what I’m saying? What she do now, I got respect for her and whatever her choice is, but at the time, not to toot my own horn, but who’s hotter than me?
Where Things Stand With Rihanna Now
We’re cordial. I respect her space. She respects mine. Too much talking leads to “Hey, what you doing? What’s up? What’s up? We gon’ hang out?” It just complicates things.
On People Bringing Up His Abusive Past
It’s not even about, “Oh, he doesn’t show any remorse.” How much remorse am I going to show? It’s been damn near almost 10 years. I just feel like, if you not going to get over it, you’re never going to get over it.
Why He Lashed Out At Tamar And Adrienne Bailon
Mine is a roast. If you want to say something about me, let me just joke. But I don’t say the stuff that’s like, “Okay, yeah, he got her.” I say the stuff that’s going to hurt and feel like someone took a dagger to your veins. I’m getting smart now because I’m realizing that when people are in panic mode and they need to sell something or they need to get ratings, it’s “Let’s poke at Chris Brown because he’ll bite on it. He’ll say something and we’ll get a reaction out of him because guess what? It’s going to bring our ratings through the roof because he’s going to go all the way and then he’s going to look like the bad guy and we’re going to win.” I’m starting to realize it. It’s still fun to me because I like to entertain.
On The Domestic Violence PSA At The Grammys
I left before that came on. I didn’t even know until I looked at my Instagram and Twitter. My thing is, that’s great. If you’re going to focus on that, that’s great. But also talk about Mike Brown. Talk about all these injustices going on as far as politically, and all the things that’s wrong with our country. Don’t use the music to just talk about domestic violence, because ya’ll don’t talk about it on nothin’ else…Then you got other people in the crowd that are artists, I don’t know half these people because I don’t listen to their music, but I saw little tweets like, “Well then you shouldn’t have let Chris Brown come to the awards.” To me, that’s a slap in my face, because that has nothing to do with you. If you are in a totally different lane and you’re doing whatever you’re doing, your opinion shouldn’t be that valid. You should worry about what the hell you’re doing. Old Chris Brown would have come over and smacked you in your mouth, but the new one is like, “Cool, tell me how to get into them pearly gates since you’re perfect. I need to know how to get on that VIP list because I want to get there too.”
If He’s Ready To Settle Down With Karrueche
I’m too young for that. I can deal with babies. That’s different. I don’t follow the certain formula…I’m cool having a baby. The marriage thing? I’m not cool with giving you half of what I earned all my life. Prenups, all that, that’s cool. But in our generation, marriage has been distorted to our generation of people because it hasn’t worked. The older generation, it worked…as our culture, generations from being teenagers to now, it’s all about the turn up. I’m not promoting the turn up, but that’s what our mentality is. So it’s all about what’s hot at the time. Those values aren’t instilled in us right now. We don’t have leaders to instill that. I’m particularly not going to be that leader because I’m going to turn up with you [laughs]. As I progress and find out who I am more, when I’m more in my 30s, then maybe.
What He Thinks Of People Saying He Could Have Been The Next MJ, But Blew It
The funny thing is, I am on that level. I’m not saying I am Beyoncé and Michael Jackson. If you know you’re great, you know you’re great. When people say, “He’s supposed to be that,” it’s because they know I am that.
I can’t look back and say, “I wish I could have done it this way,” because I’ll be mad at my life because I didn’t get it to the fullest potential. All I can do now is say, “You know what, I’m just going to to kill everything I do.”
Last night Tamar Braxton announced via Instagram that The Real has been renewed for a second season!
Captioning a silly photo above) of she and her castmates with: “Yes!! We are coming back for season 2!! #wonthedoit,” the ladies are currently the number one new syndicated talk show on the air and can look forward to a season of trying to stay on top.
The news of The Real‘s renewal comes as no surprise with their competitor’s ABC’s The View’s ratings decreasing dramatically. Besides television The Real’s YouTube channel has received more than 65 million video views and their online coverage receives high ratings as well, reports Deadline.
We should also note Tamar along with Tamera Mowry-Housley are ranked among the most popular talk show hosts on Facebook.
Congratulations to the ladies on The Real, we can’t wait for what is to come!
This weekend we meet songstress and The Real co-host Tamar Braxton. She addresses the beef with Chris Brown that went viral, stepping out of the shadow of her big sister, Toni, and how she keeps the women away from her husband, Vince. Plus, her new album is going to be hot! And did she just kick off a clothing line? Tamar tells all to her The Real co-host Loni Love and Café Mocha.
Don’t miss it this weekend on Café Mocha Radio. Click here for show cities and times.
Did Ya’ll See? Segment
Did ya’ll see the story of singer Mya’s recent risqué performance and Bow Wow’s Facebook comments about it? Well, the ladies of MadameNoire aren’t pleased. Don’t miss Did Ya’ll See on Café Mocha Radio this weekend to find out what they had to say.
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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.”