“I Made A Name For My Own Self Too”: Tamar Might Be Done With “Braxton Family Values” Because It’s Hurting Relationships With Her Sisters
This hasn’t been the best season of “Braxton Family Values” for all the sisters. And even though they’ve all made strides in their careers, we’ve watched the tension grow between them. One big issue this time around has been the fact that certain people feel Tamar does not give enough credit to sister Toni for paving the way for her current musical success. On the other side of the fence, Tamar acknowledges that Toni has opened doors for the family, but that she has worked hard on her own to build up her name outside of Toni. That drama spilled over to social media recently, and it was starting to look like the show was creating a rift in the relationships of the Braxton sisters.
In a new interview with Renada Romain of Ear Candy Mornings, Tamar and Vince Herbert talked about all the drama and why “Braxton Family Values” might not be a good fit for her anymore.
Renada: “Do you think you need to leave the show?”
Tamar: “I have not quite made up my mind yet.”
Renada: “But it is something you’ve been thinking about?”
Tamar: “Definitely. I feel like I really work hard for everything I have. Nothing has been handed to me, no matter if people want to contribute that to Toni’s success or Vincent’s success. At the end of the day, I have to get up early every day and bust my behind just like everybody else. So for me, I don’t want to be depicted as a person that I’m completely not. If I signed up for a reality show that’s one thing. But if I signed up for a scripted show, that’s another thing. I’m not into that.”
Vince: “It’s not worth Tamar’s relationship with her sisters. That’s what attracted me to this woman. She loves her family so hard. At the end of the day, Toni Braxton is Toni Braxton. The way they will turn…Tamar also said in that line, ‘and so much you have done for our family,’ but that line got cut off. It’s a little sad for me to watch my wife defend herself when I know how much she loves her family. Each and every one of them, including her mom and her dad. Because I know that 11 years ago, I saw this woman loving her family so hard. And for people to see THAT and make that decision, that’s not who they’re looking at because that’s not her and that’s not true.”
Tamar: “I don’t know if people remember, but last promos, I walked around with a Toni Braxton T-shirt! I’m trying to figure out when did Toni Braxton become a problem in my life? I look up to her!”
Renada: “Tamar, what’s the one thing that you think is the biggest misconception about you? Because a lot of people, I don’t think they knew that you had four record deals prior to the show. They think it happened overnight! But you’ve been grinding for a while.”
Tamar: “For a while…I think that now, the one that has been created is the saying that I have a big head and that I think I’m the diva. Or I think that I don’t owe anything to my sister, Toni Braxton. At the end of the day, yeah, she made the Braxton name very famous because she worked her behind off. I can’t take that away from her. But then again, you can’t take away from me the fact that, at the end of the day, I made a name for my own self too, and that’s okay.”
I would have to agree that it might be time for Tamar to move away from this show. Anything that entertains others but hurts the relationships with family that make you happy is simply not worth it. Besides, does Tamar really need to be on this show anymore?