Tamar Braxton Had a Complete Breakdown About The Real Firing

Tamar Braxton is completely inconsolable in this scene from tonight’s episode of Braxton Family Values, which was shot after Braxton was dropped as a co-host of the talk show The Real. “I don’t understand. I could probably understand more if I know that I did something, but I don’t know what I did,” she tells her sister Toni.


The circumstances of Tamar’s exit from The Real, not to mention the sequence of events, are questionable at best. The show issued a press release on May 22, stating: “The Real and Tamar Braxton have mutually decided that Tamar will not be continuing with the show for its upcoming third season. She will be leaving in order to concentrate on her solo career.”

After the news broke, though, Tamar posted a vague reference to the firing on Instagram, writing: “I have been stabbed in the back by someone I stupidly trusted (not my man or my sisters).”

In the Season 5, episode 3 clip above—which is presented as if it must have been shot in the past two weeks (a WeTV rep said they couldn’t give a specific date)—Tamar totally breaks down and cries into Toni’s arms about the news. “I just feel like the rug has been pulled out from under me,” says Tamar, referring to The Real. “Everything just feels like a loss for me. This whole year sucked ass.”

“I spent a whole year on my album and I can’t promote my album and then the album comes out and it doesn’t do great ’cause I can’t promote my album,” Tamar continues, increasingly upset. “And then on top of that then I get a tour and then on top of getting a tour I have to cancel my tour. And then I’m doing Dancing With the Stars and then I have to stop doing Dancing With the Stars because I get sick. And then...this?! Really?!”

In her first interview since being fired, Tamar appeared on The Steve Harvey Morning Show today and said she still has no idea why she got fired. (A source claims she’d become unbearable.) “You know when you love your job? It’s no issues. You’re not complaining about much. You’re not fighting with anybody,” Tamar tells Harvey. “Me and the girls got along, so I thought. And we’d been on hiatus for about three weeks. So for this to come out of the blue was just astonishing.” She also wonders, “Is it just a personality thing? Is it me?”


Steve Harvey, Superman in an oversized pin-striped suit that he is, has come to rescue Tamar from hell. Harvey announced that his production company is giving Tamar her own talk show.

Culture Editor, Jezebel


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I can understand why she’s so distraught; I was once betrayed by the people I considered to be my best friends in the world, without any justification or explanation. I still don’t know why they changed so suddenly, as no one ever told me why they thought it was okay. And even though I would never be friends with them now, the not-knowing drives me crazy every once and a while.

I really liked Tamar on the show. I didn’t always agree with her or her behaviour, but she brought a spark to the table that I just don’t see there without her. And letting her go through the photo shoot process and plan for the Essence trip was cruel.