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“I Don’t Want A Friend Like That” Toya Wright On Tamar Being Upset She Appeared On “The Real”

October 24th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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Celebrities are so funny, especially on social media. For better or worse, mediums like Instagram and Twitter have the potential to really expose a person’s true character. We find out who is thoughtful, conscious, concerned about the world around them. We see which ones will tell you a lie to sell you a dream. (*cough* Flat Tummy Tea.) And my personal favorite, is that social media gives us the opportunity to learn each celebrity’s threshold of petty.

While public figures may think they’re slick with their post and delete, the liking of shady pictures and statuses, we know what’s up. And the ultimate sign of petty is the “unfollow.” Tamar Braxton found herself the topic of discussion recently when the internet discovered that she had unfollowed “friends” Toya Wright and Monica Brown. What made the situation even more interesting was that she did so shortly after each one of them appeared on “The Real.”

When people asked her why she’d done that, Tamar tried to clean it up, suggesting that she only unfollowed because these two were posting too much and too often on their timelines. No one believed her.

Well, on a recent sit down with “The Breakfast Club,” Wright spoke about her relationship with Tamar and offered another reason as to why she might have been feeling a bit salty.

Angela Yee: She was upset that you went on the show, allegedly, we don’t know if that’s what the real situation was?

Toya: That is.

Charlemagne: So she was blocking you from making appearances on “The Real”?

Toya: I mean, I will say this. I was out promoting— you know I came here when they did “My Super Sweet 16.” I did a promo tour for that. Somebody reached out about me going on the show and her response was they wasn’t allowing any reality stars on the show is what I was told. So I’m like, ‘Ok.’ Turn next week, Tiny, Shekinah’s on there. So I’m like, ‘Ok cool. It’s whatever.’ I ain’t tripping off that. I did Wendy Williams. After that, my publicist reached out this time for me to get on the show and they said they never heard about me coming on the show. So it was a like a first time thing. I did the show not to throw shade, not to be disloyal, to promote my project. I’m working. I don’t have a platform. I don’t have a television show that comes on every Tuesday. So any time I’m able to promote what I’m working on, of course I’m going to take that. And if you’re my friend you’re going to be supportive of that because you want to see me win, right?

So I’m like, I go and do it and then when I leave, the next day, it’s like all of this stuff all in the media like ‘Tamar Braxton unfollowed Toya and such and such’ because they appeared on the show. I’m like, ‘Is this real?’ So I make a phone call to someone just to make sure that it’s real before I even— my friend was like ‘Yeah, she just felt like you were going on the show and blah, blah, blah.’ And I was like, ‘Okay…but I wasn’t going on the show to take her job. I was just going on the show to promote my book.’

One thing my loyalty has never been questioned by a real friend. All of my friends that’s been my friends are still my friends. Industry friends, my old friends from back in the days are my friends. I don’t compete with my friends, I don’t hate on my friends, I don’t knock my friends. I want all my friends to win. If I consider you a friend, I’m happy for you. Anything you’re doing, I’m going to support.

And I have nothing against Tamar, she’s a cool girl. But in that situation, it shows me, you were never my friend. Because you would never get mad…First of all, I’ll clear this up, I hadn’t spoken to Tamar, it was like 8-9 months. We don’t talk all the time. We have a mutual friend which is Tiny. And Tamar and I became friends from Tiny. We were cool but not to where she’s like my best friend. I still consider her to be a cool girl. I done went to her house, she done came to my house. We done hung out together. So she’s a friend of mine. But for that situation to take place, that was a little petty to me.

Because when I had that situation going on with K. Michelle, I wasn’t mad that you performed with her. That’s your job! Like I would never. I’m not that type of girl, ever. And all my friends know that. I don’t expect you not to grace the stage with her if you do the same thing and this is how you promote your music. You have to do what you have to do. I don’t come in between your coins. And I feel like a friend shouldn’t come in between me trying to better myself. And then they like, ‘The network was being shady because they know y’all friends…’ I don’t even think it was that deep.

Yee: You’d been trying to get on the show.

Charlemagne: Why do you think they weren’t letting you on the show when she was there? You think it was her blocking?

Toya: I mean, I just don’t know. It just didn’t work out. It’s not my first book, this is my third book. I haven’t been on tv in a while but I did “Marriage Bootcamp,” I did “Untying the Knot,” I did my daughter’s “My Sweet 16.” I had things to promote. And I wrote a book before this book so why was I able to go on this book and not the book before.

Charlemagne: And you were able to go on Wendy, if you go on Wendy, you can go on “The Real.”

Toya: It just didn’t add up. But hey, it is what it is. I wish her the best. I just wish things work out with whatever. I was never trying to be shady, I’m not a shady girl. I don’t play those type of games. So if you work at Saks and you get fired from Saks, I can’t go to Saks no more? I love Saks.

Charlemagne: So you think she just wanted you to call her and say you got booked for “The Real”?

Toya: So…do you call me for stuff that’s work related?

When she came to my brothers’ funeral, I was actually surprised to see her. I thought it was a really nice gesture to come. But like I said, I hadn’t spoken to her in a long time. I remember I hit her, all of my friends posted my book but her. So I said, ‘Can you post my book for me?’ And she was like, she can’t post the book because her team is against whatever, because it’s called How To Lose a Husband. First of all, it’s not about how to lose a husband. And if my team tell me I can’t promote my friend, that’s shady. So I’m just like, that’s how she get down. And I just don’t— like I said, ‘When people show you who they are, believe them.’ I don’t want a friend like that.

Charlemagne: She unfollowed Monica too, have y’all talked about that?

Toya: No comment.

Yee: You’re like we wasn’t that tight.

Toya: I mean we was cool on the strength of Tameika and we developed our own friendship. But if you get mad with me for something like that and you don’t pick up the phone and call me, and you decide to do this big, public thing, you’re not my friend. That’s not cool.

You can watch the entire interview in the video below.


Veronica Wells is the culture editor at She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.

“We Got Lupus But Lupus Don’t Got Us!” Toni Braxton Hospitalized After Flare-Up; Nick Cannon Shows Support

October 4th, 2016 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Yesterday, Toni Braxton had to be hospitalized due to lupus complications. However, according to Us Weekly, her rep says she’s “resting at home and is fine” after being treated at a hospital in Los Angeles.

The 48-year-old singer was visited by her sons, Diezel and Denim, as well as little sister Tamar, who shared the news of Toni’s hospitalization on Instagram:

Sister Towanda then shared the news of Braxton being back home and resting to prepare for her upcoming tour, “The Hits”:

Braxton publicly revealed her battle with the chronic condition in 2010 while at a lupus foundation event. She told Huffington Post Live that the hardest part of living with lupus is balancing her family life and her career with her illness.

“Some days I can’t balance it at all,” she said. “I just have to lay in bed. When you have lupus you feel like you have the flu every day. But some days you get through it. But if I’m not feeling well, I tend to tell my kids, ‘Oh mommy is going to relax in bed today.’ I kind of take it easy. But it is challenging when I’m working. I have to put on that smiley face anyway, or I have to do a show and perform for an hour or an hour and a half. That’s the toughest part, when I have to perform. So often when it’s like that, it’s a lot of ‘You sing!’ to the audience. They kind of help me out a little bit without realizing it.”

Someone showing support to Braxton as she recovers is Nick Cannon, who also has lupus and has been hospitalized for flare-ups over the last few years:

Braxton’s health has sidelined her work pursuits in the past, and she even cites lupus as the reason she had to file bankruptcy the second time around. However, Braxton isn’t going to let it hold her back now. She’s set to begin rehearsals for her upcoming tour, “The Hits,” this week.

911 Call Confirms Story That Vincent Bit Tamar’s Finger

August 25th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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We’ve held off reporting this news about Tamar, Vince and their recent domestic dispute because there wasn’t a real way to confirm it. But anything done in the dark–or in this case–at the Atlanta Ritz Carlton on Peachtree– comes to the light.

I’m sure by now you’ve heard the rumors. The two got into an argument that culminated in Vincent biting Tamar’s finger.

And a 9-1-1 call, obtained by TMZ, seems to corroborate that story.

An unidentified man told the dispatcher:

“I’m having a domestic dispute between Mr. Vincent Herbert and Tamar Braxton. She claims that he bit her finger. He actually has left the property in a cab. He left but she’s here.”

The caller told the dispatcher that Tamar did not need an ambulance but he did request that an officer be sent to the premises.

You can listen to the audio in the video below.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” 

The Ladies Of The Real Clap Back At Negative Press

August 10th, 2016 - By madamenoire
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Photo Credit: Instagram

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From HelloBeautiful

The ladies of The Real TV show often made headlines for their engaging conversations, informative panels, and girl-talk sessions that felt like a group of besties gabbing at a slumber party.

But that changed when it was revealed Tamar Braxton would not be returning to the show. The remaining co-hosts, Adrienne Bailon, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, and Jeannie Mai, found themselves the subjects of negative press, which dominated headlines for weeks.

However, with Season 3 approaching, Adrienne, Tamera, Loni, and Jeannie are optimistic. The ladies hosted their first live show at Essence Fest in New Orleans this weekend, where we caught up with the foursome.

Adrienne, Tamera, Loni, and Jeanie discussed how they deal with all the unfavorable press, what they have planned for forthcoming episodes, and how much they value their loyal fans.

Read more about The Real co-hosts over at

Still Mad: Tamar Braxton Wishes Co-hosts Of “The Real” Would Keep Her Name Out Their Mouths

August 8th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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Just when you thought things were starting to simmer down, that Tamar and the other hosts of “The Real” had moved past her firing, there’s more to be said. While the hosts who are still employed with the show would like you to believe that they’re all still friends, Tamar took to Twitter to let everyone know that that is not the case.

Recently, Loni Love spoke on the Tom Joyner Morning Show about Tamar’s dismissal and asked that people stop calling her names on social media because it wasn’t her fault. Then in a Periscope video, when asked if she and Tamar was still cool, Tamera said, “Absolutely! We’re very, very happy for Tamar and I can’t wait to support her on the sidelines. She’s a very, very talented human being.”

But Tamar didn’t share the same sentiment and while she was in Louisiana supporting Toya during the funeral for her two brothers, she took to Twitter to explain.


Source: Twitter

You may have heard reports that Tamar and Tamera ran into each other on a flight to New Orleans for Essence Festival. Well, apparently that was true. But Tamar let folks know it wasn’t a happy reunion. Instead, it was more of a photo op.

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She continued…

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Then someone asked about the fact that many of the women from the show, with the exception of Loni, were seen at her son’s birthday party. She had a response for that too.

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Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

Oh, Tamar.

Tamar Braxton Swears By This Product For Getting Your Edges To Grow Back

August 7th, 2016 - By Ashley Monaé
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Edges are a sensitive subject when it comes to black hair. Between being more prone to breakage and being an integral part of the health of your hair, no one wants to be without them. However, breaking edges is nothing new to many of us. Unfortunately, this is an affliction that many of us have experienced with relaxed hair, excessive straightening, and even with natural hair.

Many women are self-conscious of the thinning or breaking edges, but Tamar Braxton has been open about her struggle of experiencing shedding along her hairline after giving birth to her son Logan.


In a recent interview with Hype Hair, Braxton shared what products she’s been using on her hair. “The No. 1 thing I use is S.H.O. (Simplicity Hair Oil) products and I swear by them because that’s what got my edges to grow back,” she said. “I swear by it and I use it myself and it’s probably the most amazing thing on the market.”

Braxton also divulged that her favorite hairstyle this season is the top knot and our favorite protective style of braids.


The Ladies Of ‘The Real’ Finally Speak Out On Tamar Braxton’s Exit

June 22nd, 2016 - By Ashley Monaé
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It’s a been pretty gossip-filled month since the exit of Tamar Braxton from The Real. There’s been he-say, she-say about what really went down and why she was fired as a co-host, but nothing too concrete for us to comprehend. And from the looks of it, we’ll honestly never know.

However, today (June 22), in their first sit-down interview since all the drama, Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry-Housley shared their true feelings on Tamar not joining them for season three with Mario Lopez on Extra.

“First of all we want to let all of our fans know that we love them and we were totally taken by surprise when we found out that Tamar wouldn’t be returning to The Real, we love her,” Loni said. “We will miss her dearly,” Tamera added, after Mario noted that all five of the ladies seemed to get along from the outside looking in.

Well, with Tamar linking up with Steve Harvey for a show of her own and the ladies of The Real pushing on, it’s safe to say we can finally all put this issue to rest.

Press play on the video below and see what all the co-hosts had to say.

“The Real” Responds To Tamar Braxton’s Recent Interview

June 3rd, 2016 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Warner Bros., Patrick Wymore

Friday, a spokesperson for “The Real” issued an official statement in response to Tamar Braxton‘s recent interview with the “Steve Harvey Morning Show” during which she seemed to imply, yet again, that all or some of her co-hosts played a role in her firing.

According to the spokesperson, although the team will never fully address what went down with Tamar, they “felt compelled to correct some inaccuracies.” The statement reads:

Tamar Braxton’s contract was not renewed for reasons that will remain privileged and private, and that are between her and the studio. However, we would like to make it crystal clear that Ms. Braxton’s departure from the show had nothing to do with her former co-hosts; any suggestion to the contrary unfairly tarnishes them. As always, we wish Tamar and Vince all the best.

Since her initial Instagram post, which let fans know that things had gone south between Braxton and producers, the singer has suggested that she was betrayed by her co-hosts. This, of course, has resulted in her fans attacking her former colleagues on social media, which is likely why production found it necessary to speak out again.

Did Y’all See? Is Tamar Keeping It Real, Or Is She Really Wrong?

June 3rd, 2016 - By Brande Victorian
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If we’ve learned anything from this week, it’s that people love to talk about what they would do in a situation they’ve never even been close to facing. That’s true when it comes to criticisms of the parents of the 4-year-old boy who jumped into the gorilla pit at the Cincinnati Zoo, resulting in the death of beloved gorilla Harambe. And it’s also true regarding the continued public spectacle surround Tamar Braxton’s exit from The Real.

So who’s to blame in these situations and are we the only ones who feel there’s more than enough finger pointing to go around? Watch and weigh in on these topics with the editors in this episode of Did Y’all See?

Have You Been In Tamar’s Shoes? How To Handle A Public Firing With Grace And Come Out On Top

June 3rd, 2016 - By Ann Brown
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May 22 wasn’t pretty. It was on that day that Tamar Braxton was on the wrong side of a high-profiling firing when she was removed from her position as a co-host on the syndicated talk show The Real. Rumors abounded. Why was she left go? Was it because viewers didn’t connect? Was it a revenge firing? Was she stabbed in the back, as she posted on Instagram?

Braxton was hit hard. On last night’s episode of Braxton Family Values, she revealed: “I just feel like the rug has been pulled out from under me. I don’t understand. I could probably understand more if I know I did something, but I don’t know what I did.”

Despite feeling “humiliated” by her most recent professional downturn, Braxton has bounced back fast. On June 2, while being interviewed on The Steve Harvey Morning Show, she and host Harvey announced that Tamar will be launching her own talk show through Harvey’s production company.

When all was said and done, Braxton fared well, but how about you and me? Do you know how what to do to save your career when you’re blindsided by a firing? The key thing is to “Cover yourself with professionalism,” advised Corporate Trainer and Executive Consultant Chavaz Kingman.

“If you are the victim of public firing, keep a level head and stay calm. Politely and professionally remove yourself from the company’s premises when appropriate, and if you have questions regarding the termination send your questions to your former Human Resources department or manager in writing. This is to show that even when your boss acted like a bully you did not retaliate with immature accusations, violence, or a temper —  just in case you need to prove you were in the right for unemployment or other legal reasons.”

Part of staying calm is understanding the motive behind an unexpected or drama-filled firing. “You’re going to be hurt, but if you are being fired in a public forum, the goal is to humiliate you and to show who has real power. Honesty and professionalism are the best response,” shared Human Resource expert Pierre Tremblay. “It will garner respectability points from your employees and colleagues. Employees are by no means stupid. If they are even a bit perceptive, they will know that you were fired in a way that simply is unacceptable. It will actually lower the reputation of the person who is doing the firing.”

If your former colleagues aren’t so perceptive, you’ll need to be prepared for rumors to start to circulate about your departure. “When the other side attacks your reputation, one of your saving graces will be to have business contacts who can refute or contradict any ill word that your previous employer has stated. Never leave all your business contacts in or with one company. Develop strong, sustainable business relationships with others who are confident when providing you with reference letters,” Kingman said.

When asked about the firing, be as honest as you possibly can, without being messy, suggested Tremblay. “There is this underlying human component that really is part of the business world. Without that humanizing element, business doesn’t exist. If you’re able to reason with your colleagues using that humanizing element, where they feel empathy and have understanding, the ability to reset their expectations after being removed is so much easier. When empathy and understanding takes place, it has less to do about persuading somebody for forgiveness and more to do about logic–everybody involved knows what really went down.”

No matter what, don’t lash back and make it a she-said, he-said saga. Jim Webber, who conducts workplace training and runs a human resources advice blog called Evil Skippy at Work told CNBC, “The right thing to do is to take the high road and say, ‘Yeah, that was really crazy, but I’m just going to move on.'” After all, according to CNBC, “there’s probably nothing you can do to make your boss look worse. And for another, you always want to make sure you look like the saner party.”