If you’ll recall, last week Towanda Braxton had everyone talking when she publicly dissed Tamar’s husband, Vince Herbert, on Twitter. Tamar and Towanda have had quite the bumpy relationship this season of Braxton Family Values, with many people saying that Towanda has been jealous of her little sister’s success. So some fans of Tamar’s took to Twitter last week and blasted Towanda, saying she was jealous that Tamar’s man is a multimillionaire, while hers (who she’s separated from) is a “bum.” That prompted Towanda’s response about Vince, which was:
@mslady57 check the web boo! He also owes 3.3 million to the irs…guess I’m jealous of that too huh?
Obviously that didn’t sit well with many people. But in an interview with our sister site, BOSSIP, Towanda said that while her statements were out of character, she only made them because Tamartians were making vicious comments about her kids:
I take a lot. I have tough skin and usually I laugh things off. I just have to admit that a lot of the Tamartians, most of them are extremely disrespectful and I didn’t care that they were attacking me, I didn’t care that they were attacking Andre, what I cared about was when they started attacking my kids. They said ‘I wish Towanda’s kids got raped and run over by a bus.’ See people didn’t see that stuff. They just saw what I wrote. So after that I have to say that was 100% out of character for Towanda to respond, but I wasn’t thinking about what was right and what was wrong at that moment I was just reacting and responding.
Towanda also shared that Tamar was very hurt by her statements, but did defend her on Twitter:
She was pissed! Rightfully so. We always have have a sister thread in our messages, so we got on that and I was in trouble because it was totally out of character for me, until I explained, “Hey these children are attacking your niece and your nephew.” Then they understood. Like ‘Okay, we get it. We wouldn’t have done it that way but we get it.’
Despite all that, Towanda does say that while what she said was mean-spirited, the news about Vince’s finances is not private family business–it’s all over the web:
…a lot of people are like ‘Towanda, you just blasted the family business!’ I didn’t tell family business. That was already on the web. This was public knowledge before I said anything ladies and gentlemen. I didn’t divulge any secrets of the Braxton family. I don’t do that. It’s just like with the Traci situation, I didn’t say ‘Hey y’all this what’s going on, Traci told me blah blah blah.’ I don’t do that. Allegedly Traci’s husband had a kid out of wedlock — it was on the web, it wasn’t anything I found out from her.
And Towanda did clear up rumors about her relationship with Kordell. She said they are friends…but you never know what the future will hold:
I met Kordell at an event and I thought he was a nice guy. We’re just friends. Let me just make it clear. We’re definitely friends. Once I met him there, you know when it’s like the beginning stages and you’re trying to get to know a person, it wasn’t a love connection and I think it was partially because of my situation. [Being separated and not divorced.] A lot of guys are like that and that’s where he is.
Check out Towanda’s full BOSSIP interview (and it’s long) here, and share your thoughts on all she had to say.