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“Do The Grammy’s Have A Duet With Auto Tune Category Yet?”: Tamar Braxton Throws Shade At Big Sister Traci On Twitter
From the outside looking in, it would make sense for people to say that Toni Braxton is a major part of the reasons why her sisters are famous. If she hadn’t taken part in “Braxton Family Values” in 2011, there probably wouldn’t have been a reason for people to watch or the chance for the show to happen at all. And Tamar, Traci, Trina and Towanda wouldn’t have been able to take that spotlight and flip it into albums, business ventures and more. But when the sisters had a conversation on their reality show recently about what Toni knows about the business, and the impact she had on their careers, things got heated between Trina and Tamar.
When sister Traci decided to put her two cents in later by posting a pic of Toni, reminding EVERYONE that she paved the way for the Braxtons to be successful, Tamar didn’t like that.
This little lady right here, my big sis @tonibraxton is the reason I am here today! She paved the way for all of us to be successful!
A fan seeing the picture of Toni holding one of her Grammys told Traci that she would get one soon (“your going to get a Grammy Traci I can see it already”). Traci has already put out the song “Last Call,” which is off of her album Crash & Burn, and she has been doing performances to promote it. Some love it, others think it’s a little boring, and a few people have claimed that Traci used autotune in it. Even though she appeared in the video, Tamar threw quite the bit of shade at such Grammy hopes and dreams for her big sis.
When people on Twitter put her on blast for shading her sister, Tamar deleted the tweet, defended herself, and gave sister Toni her props. She also called out a guy who works for Toni and Towanda Braxton, who she claims lied to her sisters about statements she made.
As for the guy she tried to put on blast (she used the wrong Twitter handle), he threw his own bit of shade at Tamar on Twitter.
Traci had no response to Tamar’s comments on Twitter. But I hope that they don’t let their reality show, their fame or the people who come with it (like this Zo character) negatively impact their relationships with one another. Totally not worth it. Support your sisters!
Y’all know we want Traci to win. It’s no secret that all the women in the Braxton family have vocal abilities. And after she fought so hard to get back into the music industry, we really want her to do well. Plus her single “Last Call” was actually very good.
But unfortunately, we can’t say the same for her first live performance.
Last week, Traci performed at Howard University for “Concert for a Cause: A Night to Support Childhood Literacy,” an event co-sponsored by the NAACP and WE tv. The event, which featured musical performances from SWV, Erica Campbell and Braxton, was meant to raise awareness about the lack of reading proficiency within communities of color. So, as a vocalist, this should have been one of those stand and sing type of shows.
Traci took a different route.
Instead, she performed a new single while giving her husband, Kevin Surrat, what can only be described as one of thee most painfully awkward lap dances I’ve ever seen. Again, I really admire Traci for going after her dreams but this first performance proves that she may need to go back to the drawing board and re-work her choreography, lip synching skills and wardrobe too. The vocals are already there.
I will say that Kevin seemed to really be enjoying the lap dance. And perhaps this will represent the end of their recent marital issues.
Take a look at the video. What do you think of Traci’s performance?
Last week we reported that Traci Braxton had earned a record deal and her first single would be out later this month. Well, that time has come friends. And it’s time to show and prove.
In this mid-tempoed ballad, Traci sounds just like you think a Braxton sister would. Her voice is higher than Toni’s but lower than Tamar’s. In “Last Call,” she sings about her last ditch effort to salvage a strained relationship.
We can’t help but wonder if she’s singing about her marriage to husband Kevin Surrat. Many of you know that Traci and Kevin appeared on this past season of “Couple’s Therapy,” where they tried to address the infidelity (on both of their parents) in their marriage.
Take a listen to Traci’s first solo effort and let us know if you’re feeling it. Pass or play?
If you dig the song you can get it on iTunes today. It will be included on her album Crash & Burn which will be out this fall.
If you’ve ever seen “The Braxton Family Values,” you know that Traci always seems to be the odd woman out. Like most of her sisters, she had dreams of becoming a singer too. Sadly, all of that was halted when she got pregnant. But during an interview with Hello Beautiful at the Essence Festival, Traci revealed that she finally has a chance to live her decades-long dream.
She told the women of Hello Beautiful not only does she have a record deal but that her new music will be coming out this month.
In speaking about season 3 of “Braxton Family Values” Traci said, “There will be more of Traci stepping out. My single comes out in July. Yes honey! I signed with E One and everything, yes! I’ve got a deal!”
So, aside from listening to her harmonize and beat box, we really don’t know what Traci’s voice sounds like. She said, her music is “a cross of Mary J. Blige and Jill Scott.”
That doesn’t sound too bad. And judging by some of the big name talent who are set to help with this project, it sounds like it’ll be worth a listen.
She says, “Tank wrote a couple of songs on my album and Raheem DeVaughn is doing a duet with me. The single is out this month and the album comes out October 14.”
Nice! Well things certainly seemed to be going well for Traci.
And she’s not the only one, sister Towanda is seeing some results in the pursuit of her acting goal. She also told Hello Beautiful “I’m going to be playing alongside Bruce Bruce on a new sitcom coming up. I’m not doing the music thing. I haven’t done music in years. My passion is acting. I embrace that now. I went to acting school with Teri Vaughn. She’s my coach. She’s going to be in the sitcom alongside of me.”
You can catch up with all the sisters during season 3 of “Braxton Family Values” which debuts on August 21 at 9 pm on WE tv.
Those Braxton sisters stay with some drama, but have they finally reached the end of the road? WE tv recently debuted a teaser for season four of the popular series and it looks like the Braxton women have all reached their breaking point. For starters, Tamar basically quit the show during a super dramatic scene with the Braxton family therapist, Dr. Sherry.
“This is not who I am,” an emotional Tamar can be seen telling Dr. Sherry. “This is my last scene and season.”
Of course, we all know that Tamar can get really dramatic at times, so it’s hard to tell whether or not she was merely speaking from a place of hurt or if she actually plans on abandoning the show. So far, no announcements have been made regarding her future with BFV, but her departure wouldn’t be a complete shock. As you may recall, her WE tv spin-off, “Tamar & Vince,” caused a lot of tension and even seemed to stir up a bit of jealousy amongst the sisters. I suppose we’ll have to stay tuned to see what’s really going on.
The other sister who seems to have reached her tipping point is Towanda. In another scene from the teaser, Towanda goes into complete meltdown mode.
“Nobody cares! Nobody cares about me,” she screams before knocking a bunch of drinking glasses off of a table.
This season is definitely going to be an interesting one. “Braxton Family Values” returns to WE tv in August.
Watch the teaser below. Will you be tuning in?
Marriage is no easy feat and one of the prerequisites of a long-lasting one is being able to grow, change, and meet your partner’s needs. When looking at the Braxton sisters, the success rate isn’t so high and though Traci Braxton’s union looked like it wasn’t going to make it when she and her husband of 22 years joined WEtv’s “Marriage Bootcamp,” she assured us things are on the mend now.
When Tracie stopped by the office with her husband and another bootcamp couple, Tanisha and Clive Thomas, we asked the outspoken sister why she thinks her and Tamar’s marriages have lasted while Towanda, Toni, and Trina’s have not. Check out what she had to say in the video above and about how communication helped her and Kevin move on. What do you think?
“I Feel Like A Prostitute” Traci Braxton And Husband Talk Marital Issues In “Marriage Boot Camp” Trailer
Late last year, we reported that Traci Braxton and her husband of 17 years, Kevin Surratt were going to participate in WE tv’s “Marriage Bootcamp.”
Watching “Braxton Family Values” we could tell there was something awry with Traci’s marriage but we didn’t quite know what, aside from the whispers of infidelity and a love child. But in the trailer for the upcoming season, the couple run down their litany of issues. And though they have some serious hurdles to overcome, they still seem like they have a strong love for each other. They don’t look at one another with contempt and they’re still touchy feely.
But all that being said, they were very honest about their challenges and what they wanted/needed in their relationship. See what each of them had to say:
Kevin: There was some infidelity in our marriage.
Traci: On both sides. I can’t blame it on just one person
We also harbor on the past a lot so we need to be here.
Everything that he does, it gets to me. I want to poke him in the eye.
Kevin: I don’t listen
Traci: And I just shut down and walk the hell away from him.
Kevin: Traci shows a lot of affection to her sisters, brothers. I feel like that’s what I need and that’s what I want.
Traci: I need more than wham bam thank you ma’am. I almost feel like a prostitute.
We’re not each other’s best friends like we used to be. We’re not that anymore.
Kevin: Yeah, that’s true.
Aww how sad. But watch the video below and tell me if you’re picking up the same “this can be fixed vibe” I was getting.
Do you plan to watch this season’s reality tv stars edition of “Marriage Bootcamp” when it premieres next Friday, May 30 at 9pm?
“Braxton Family Values” fans will be excited to know that the popular series, which documents the life of Grammy Award-winning singer Toni Braxton and her sisters, has been renewed by WE tv for a fourth season.
“WE tv has become a true destination for quality unscripted originals on Thursday nights,” said Lauren Gellert, senior vice president in a press release.
The network has also announced that they will be renewing We tv newbie “SWV Reunited,” which documents the lives of 90s group SWV as “they attempt to heal old wounds and regain their standing on top of the music charts,” for a second season.
“These shows have played a significant role in expanding our audience, reaching new viewers, attracting advertisers and building momentum for the network, and we’re excited to give our viewers exactly what they want by bringing them back for fresh new seasons,” adds Gellert.
Season three of “Braxton Family Values” attracted an average of 1.4 million viewers, while “SWV Reunited” followed up pretty closely with an average of 1.2 million viewers.
Are you a “Braxton Family Values” fan? What did you think about “SWV Reunited”?
Traci Braxton Dishes On Losing Weight The Healthy Way: ‘When You Lose It Quickly, You’re Bound To Fail’
Traci Braxton is looking fabulous these days. In two years the “Braxton Family Values” star has dropped 64 pounds and she says that she’s feeling a lot better since shedding the weight.
“Within two years [I lost 64 pounds],” the reality star told News One Now’s Roland Martin.
“When it came down to eating, I basically ate anything I wanted to eat [at anytime]. And I thought, it’s okay, it’s fine, it’s healthy. I didn’t have my mind right. I was upset with myself because I was gaining the weight. I didn’t really feel as sexy as I wanted to feel and I wasn’t giving my family my all.”
Traci adds that drastic weight loss should be spread out over time and that she doesn’t advise anyone to use weight loss pills without consulting a medical professional.
“You never should lose that much weight in one year,” said Traci. “When you lose it quickly, you’re bound to fail. Failure is not an option for me. I’m like, ‘No, okay Traci, you need to show the world that you’re not the underdog. That you’re likeable too and that you can do it for yourself.'”
“You have to go to the doctor because me being borderline diabetic now and I have to take medication. I could kill myself. You can actually kill yourself taking these medications because it [diet pills] doesn’t mix with your medication.”
As for how she shed so much weight, Traci says it was combination of dieting and exercising.
“I went to the gym about three times per week, [I woked out] for about an hour or two [per session] depending on how I ate that week. I’d just go to the gym say, ‘Okay Traci, this is for you. This is for your life. This is for everybody who said that you’re going to fail.'”
Keep up the good work, Traci!
Catch footage from her interview on the next page.
If the current season of “Braxton Family Values” isn’t serving up enough drama for you, then maybe a second scoop of Traci Braxton will do the trick. According to In Touch Weekly, Traci and her husband of nearly 20 years, Kevin Surrat, will be starring in the upcoming season of WE tv’s “Marriage Bootcamp.”
On the show, which is scheduled to air in early summer 2014, Traci and Kevin will address infidelity concerns and the possibility of Kevin fathering a child outside of their marriage.
“Traci and Kevin have huge hurdles to overcome,” says “Bootcamp” director Jim Carroll. “They’ve made every mistake you can make, and infidelity would be poisonous to a marriage.”
Can Traci and Kevin survive “Marriage Bootcamp?” We certainly hope so! If you recall, on a recent episode of “Braxton Family Values” Traci confronted Kevin about rumors that he stepped out on her and had a kid. As if all of that isn’t enough, we hear that former “Bad Girls Club” star Tanisha Thomas and her hubby, Clive Muir, will also be bringing their problems to the show.
“Tanisha and Clive struggled throughout the entire boot camp both individually and as a couple. ‘Marriage Boot Camp’ was their last ditch effort to see if there was any life left in the marriage,” said Jim.
In a perfect world, all couples participating in this show will find ways to strengthen their marriage and walk away more in love than ever before, but unfortunately, reality TV doesn’t seem to work out that way.
Do you think that it’s wise for Traci and Tanisha to appear on a show that could potentially expose the flaws in their marriages?