“Your Behavior Diminishes Your Message” Iyanla Scolds Tamar Before Exiting Braxton Family Values Finale
I’m waiting with baited breath for the day WE tv shows the meet up between Iyanla Vanzant and the Braxton sisters. To put it simply, the Braxton sisters have a lot of things to work out and Iyanla has the type of no-nonsense, honesty that the family could use a lot bit more of.
For the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing rumblings about what transpired on the season finale of “Braxton Family Values.” Tamar accused Vanzant of sex shaming her after she revealed she was molested by family members. (Vanzant mentioned that she could sue her for defamation of character.) Then, there was footage of Iyanla walking out of the session with the sisters—and their parents.
At the time, we didn’t know what that was about. But a new clip from We Tv seems to add a bit of context to the walkout.
Apparently, Ms. Vanzant felt that her time was wasted when the Tamar showed up late for the taping and Toni didn’t show up at all.
In sharing her feelings with the sisters, particularly Tamar, she said:
“Tell me what’s going on? Because the agreement I made with y’all was to be here at 11. Next thing I know, Toni has an appointment. This can’t happen, that can’t happen…I been sitting downstairs waiting for you. *Points to Tamar* They told me you wasn’t here. They said you was coming. They told me to be here at 4:20. I ate in the car, out my lap to be here to honor my commitment. Y’all stay here and participate in this. I don’t…I need order. I need clarity. I need honesty. I need respect. I’m not too good to eat in the car. But tell me what’s going on.”
Interestingly, enough, Trina seemed to agree with Iyanla and was happy that not only had someone else noticed the issue but they were willing to speak up about it.
When Tamar opened her mouth to respond, Vanzant said, “Your behavior diminishes your message.” And that’s when she shared what we’d already reported, “You can’t do what I do because I tell the truth and I show up on time and I’m where I’m supposed to be when I say I’ll be there. When somebody dishonors me, I don’t let it go on 55 times. I call it right then.”
Tamar argued that the crew didn’t tell the truth about why she was late. And Vanzant said it wasn’t about the crew it was about the spirit of “chaos and confusion” attached to Braxton Family Values.
You can watch the clip of how it all went down below.
The two-part season finale of “Braxton Family Values” airs Sept, 27 and Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. on WE tv