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Tamar Braxton Drops Videos For “She Can Have You” And “All The Way Home” With Vince As Her Love Interest
Last time Tamar Braxton released a music video, it was “Hot Sugar,” and the reaction was mixed from most folks, and even panned by Braxton herself, who went in on the photographers of the video on a very public forum–Rihanna’s Instagram page. You see, the duo, Gomillion & Leupold, photograph for Rihanna from time to time:
“I think you guys are Very talented. ..but the way ya’ll did ME for that #hotsugar video was pure F**KERY! Not only did u NOT shoot the treatment there were NO clear shots of 1 take.”
Of course, that rant went on and on, but you get it–Tamar wasn’t feeling it at all. But she’s stepped her game up and decided to release two new videos at the same time, which includes the visuals for “All The Way Home” from her Love and War album, and “She Can Have You” from her new Christmas album, Winter Loversland. In “All The Way Home,” the baby Braxton sister uses husband Vince Hubert as her love interest for the clip, and they battle it out because she feels neglected by him. In the end, the tables turn and he doesn’t appreciate the neglect so much either. They finally work things out and he puts a ring on it to say he’s sorry. The couple are pretty cute in the visuals, and Tamar looks great as well showing a little skin, even though there are moments when she’s doing a bit much (what’s with all that pelvic thrusting on the balcony!?).
The second video is a prime example of cuffing season gone wrong. Braxton and her on-screen love interest (not Vince this time) in “She Can Have You” break up and she’s all alone for the holidays. When she tries to step out with a friend (Rick Ross’s ex, Shateria Moragne-el), she sees her deadbeat boo in the arms of another woman. All hell breaks loose and innocent Christmas trees are sacrificed as Braxton lets all her emotions out. Very entertaining I must say.
Both videos are cute, and relatively short, so check them out for yourself and let us know if you’re feeling the them, as well as the songs. Say what you want about Tamar Braxton, but the girl can sing!
I never thought I would see the day that I would actually not be annoyed by Tamar Braxton.
She is probably the only person on television, who I actually, as Jazmine Denise Rogers says, took personally. In fact, I used to have a visceral reaction to her big mouth and her even bigger ego. And both (the mouth and the ego) were major reasons why I got turned off to watching “Braxton Family Values.” That’s why I am so surprised by how much I actually enjoy her spin-off reality show, “Tamar & Vince,” which is currently about 2/3 into its first season. Unfortunately, judging by the chatter in my social networks, It looks like I’m probably the only one.
It’s a shame because the show really has potential. There is something so familiar, so classic television, about this couple. It’s like I’ve seen their image before on television. And somewhere around the sixth episode, it hit me: this show is like a modern day version of the “I Love Lucy” show.
I know that this seems like the most unlikeliest, and somewhat dated of comparisons to make, but just ride with me for a moment. For those not familiar with the show, “I Love Lucy” was a black and white sitcom from the ’50s, which starred Lucille Ball as Lucy Ricardo and her real life husband Desi Arnaz as her television husband, Ricky Ricardo. Basically, Lucy, a bored newlywed housewife with stars in her eyes, tries to become famous in Hollywood, mostly through the unauthorized connections of her husband Ricky, who is an up and coming Cuban-American singer and bandleader. Through her zeal for celebrity, Lucy often finds herself in precarious situations (i.e. trouble), which usually keeps her at odds with her husband, who doesn’t take too kindly to his wife’s childlike and sometimes cartoonish behavior. Each episode usually involved Ricky, at one point, storming after his wife, fist waging and screaming in his Cuban infused English accent, “Luuucy…”
Like Lucy, Tamar dreams of stardom. And also like Lucy, she has considerable flare for clowning and getting herself stuck in drama. Like Ricky, Vince is a successful man in music who has to somehow balance his other work with his wife’s constant clamoring for the spotlight. Both have equally funny and dysfunctional best friends by way of LaShawn and April Daniels, a married songwriter and designer who are confirmed by the WE tv website to be the “Tamar & Vince” version of Fred and Ethel Mertz. If you can learn to not take Tamar’s over-the-top personality so, well…personally, you might just find yourself literally laughing out loud at the constant stream of one-liners, which this show delivers.
But besides the comedy aspect, both shows also showed us the difficulty of navigating relationships, particularly marital life, in the face of individual goals and ambitions.
As noted by the book, Encyclopedia of Television by Horace Newcomb:
“In episode after episode Lucy rebels against the confinements of domestic life for women, the dull routines of cooking and housework, the petty humiliation of a wife’s financial dependence, the straightjacket of demure femininity. Yet her rebellion is forever thwarted. By entering the public sphere she inevitably makes a spectacular mess of things and is almost inevitably forced to retreat, to return to the status quo of domestic life that will begin the next episode.
Most time, Lucy would get caught up in her own undoing, but sometimes it would be Ricky’s dominating hand, which would spoil Lucy’s attempt for glory and freedom. In fact, in some episodes, we literately see Ricky physically spanking Lucy across his knee after committing some form of disobedience (be it whine, speaking back or pouting). Despite the threat of violence and ridicule from a disapproving Ricky, Lucy would continue on, persistent with her quest for personal validation. That was until the second and third seasons of the series, which brought about the birth of Little Ricky. Then, the show stopped focusing on Lucy and her dreams of stardom, and became mostly about Lucy, the mother of Little Ricky (who wound up getting more shine with Ricky Ricardo’s band as an up-and-coming drummer than Lucy coincidentally).
I see this same kind of fight for independence within Tamar. She wants to be famous. She wants to put out a number one album, tour the world and basically get her Beyoncé-super diva on. Nothing wrong with that as a life’s goal (especially when you have the talent to back it up as such is the case with Tamar), however, her husband, a popular manager and record company executive, is mostly thinking family. Unlike Ricky, Vince is very accommodating with his wife’s professional ambitions and at times can appear to be the balance to all of Tamar’s extraness. But clearly the topic of children appears to be a sore spot for Vince, which we learn during this season, was put on hold so that they could focus on Tamar’s career.
And because of this underlying tension, he is often snippy and short with Tamar. And while he hasn’t put her over his knee, he does tend to walk away physically and shut down emotionally, thus alienating and invalidating her points in the process. The two never listen to each other. Instead, they compete and stubbornly stand their ground, even if it means at the expense of their relationship.
Back in the days of “I Love Lucy,” we might have seen a more accommodating and compromising Tamar. One that would say, “Oh screw it, let’s just have a kid” out of love for her husband and at the expense of her own desires. But in today’s culture, one which puts a little more value on a woman’s choice, Tamar is free to pursue the baby of her dreams – her budding musical career. Some may just see her, and her self-interest, as the main reason why they argue, thus another reason to dislike Tamar, however there is nothing wrong with her declaring her individual interest in a relationship. The biggest problem with modern culture is figuring out whether or not we are all ready to honor an unabashed, determined woman. In episode eight, Michael Braxton, father to the entire Braxton clan, spoke on a visit with his daughter and son-in-law about the importance of “respect” to a man in a relationship. To which, Tamar replied, “That just sounds 1959. Like, he tried it! We all want respect.” Ain’t that the truth.
The Insider.com recently spoke with Tamar Braxton to discuss details of her new spinoff series, “Tamar and Vince,” which is set to begin filming in March, but the youngest of the Braxton clan let out a few other gems during the interview as well.
Here’s a snippet of what she had to say about rumors that her new $6.9 million home purchase is just for the cameras, what people will learn about her marriage from her new spinoff, and what other ventures she may dip into soon.
Some people are saying maybe the new house was purchased just for the new show. Or that the show bought it for you.
Oh please! People can have a seat! Let me tell you, Vince is not even the kind of guy that would let anybody do anything like that. Number one, he’s a real man and number three (Ed note: Yes she jumped from one to three!) he’s not an opportunist like that. He bought the house because he loved the house.
Your new place is so big, will any of your sisters be living with you?
Absolutely no! Everybody is grown and has their own house. [Laughs]
So there are five bedrooms in the house. Any chance you got so many because you want to hear the pitter patter of little feet? And I don’t mean puppies!
Well … in the future maybe! We’ve only been married three years. We have time! We’ll get it out there! [Laughs]
What can we expect to see from Tamar and Vince in the new reality show that is different from Braxton Family Values?
Well, you know, everyone sees me as Tamar the loud mouth outspoken sister. Now you get to see me as Tamar, Vincent’s wife. I do have a different personality when I’m in the wife role. I think that’s important, you need that balance.
You do have a successful marriage and there are few married couple reality shows and even fewer geared at African-Americans. Why do you think that is?
I think that there are a lot of people who are just not married! And while it’s okay NOT to be married. It’s also okay TO be married! I just want to show the side. It’s great to have that foundation, but it’s also okay to be yourself too. And have fun with your life. You really can have it all and you don’t have to settle.
You have tons of different hairstyles, wigs, and colors. Is a hair care line an avenue you would explore?
It definitely is, but with everything it has to be the right situation. And it has to be affordable, and be a good grade of hair and please the audience who wants to wear it. All those elements have to make sense, otherwise it’s not fair to the people buying it! You don’t want to walk by a heater and it catches on fire! That’s not the move right there! [Laughs]
I definitely hear Tamar when it comes to her sisters living with her. Check out the rest of the interview on Insider.com.
Can you see Tamar as a mama? What do you think about a line of hair products inspired by her, would you check it out?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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Tamar doesn’t have to worry about being Toni’s backup singer anymore, or even just one of the Braxton sisters. Her overthetop.com antics have landed her and her hubby Vince their own reality show on WE.
The baby sister of the Braxton crew broke the news in the December issue of Sister 2 Sister and talked about the possibility of the show on last night’s episode of the “Braxton Family Values.” The spin-off is set to air next year, but there’s no word on whether taping has already begun.
It will be interesting to see more of the dynamic between Tamar and Vince—-his laid back demeanor and her loud personality are definitely an example of opposites attracting.
Will you tune in to watch Tamar and Vince in their own reality show?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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