Tamar Braxton & 'The Real' Ladies Reignite Feud On Live TV
By Peyton Blakemore
September 19, 2019
On Wednesday (September 18), while appearing on The Wendy Williams show, the 42-year-old singer appeared to fire shots at her former co-hosts, despite making amends with them over the Summer.
"Would you ever go back to The Real?" Wendy Williams asked Tamar. "I always ask you this. Cute show, but they need you. You were done dirty," she said, referencing Tamar's abrupt departure from the talk show, which some have speculated was a firing due to her relationship with her co-hosts, more than three years ago.
"I do not want to be anybody's marketing tool this season, no shade. I just wish everybody well and I just feel like sometimes God has to move you out of situations before you become more toxic to yourself. What if I was in a situation where I'm doing the Braxton's and it's very stressful and then I'm doing this other show where people are being catty behind my back?" Tamar replied. "What kind of person would I be right now sitting on this couch? I wouldn't be focused, I wouldn't be ready for my transformation, I wouldn't be ready for my elevation and that's where I've got to go. I've got to go up and up and up."
Hours later, the ladies of The Real — Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry-Housley — responded directly to Tamar's shade on their own live show.
"We were just watching Wendy live. First of all, thank you for calling us a cute show. We are also an Emmy-winning show, don't forget that. Tamar Braxton was your guest. We appreciate the fact that you brought us up. Full disclosure, it's been three years. I don't know why you guys keep talking about this whole situation," Loni said. "[I] invited her to come on the show for season six. It was a simple, public ask. I did try to call her privately. I've been texting her. I get no response. So I just put it out there. The show has reached out to her. Tamar, nobody is trying to use you as a marketing tool, sweetie."
"You are still welcome right here too at any time. It is not a big deal. Seriously, we as black women have to stick together," she continued. "We as women have to stick together. It's no pettiness. We need to have you come here so we can close the circle. You apologize, we opened it up to you and it is still there and it will always be there. We love you, Tamar. You are a powerhouse. You know us so that's it."
Adrienne then addressed Tamar's comments, saying, "When you apologized, obviously I didn't know that it was taken down, we were like man, that's all I ever wanted was an apology. That made us think you extended an olive branch."
Tamera was the last to speak her piece, choosing to address reports that Tamar was fired/pushed out of the show because of her co-hosts. "The fact is we had no idea. There was no ill intention. There was no meeting. There was none of that. And I can say that to that one up there," she shared. "So if anybody else believes anything else, that's on you. And I'm sorry, you know."
Later, Tamar took to Instagram to show "receipts" in an effort to prove that she was pushed out of the show because of her former co-hosts. "When the guilt settles.... Lonnie cut the BS!!!," she captioned a screenshot text. "Thanks @Wendy my sister, for having me!!! U may not have an Emmy YET, but the girls are SURELY watching... anyway, back to my transformation!!"
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