Details emerge surrounding Tamar Braxton’s shocking exit from “The Real.”
As previously reported, the singer and television personality was recently fired from the daytime talk show.
Braxton led fans to believe the big blow came shortly after being stabbed in the back by someone “close to her,” writing, “I love u all but I have been stabbed in the back by someone I stupidly trusted (not my man or my sisters) I am not about to be tried and tested to snitch (?) and it’s not in good taste to tell you who…… but as #tamartians you are very smart and can figure things out on your own. But know that everyone who smiles in your face is NOT your friend and is NOT cheering for you and will LIE and try and tear u down to TRY and dim your light. Thank GOD HE HOLDS MY FUTURE AND MY HAND! (Remember who u are) …. I am Tamar Braxton. And if you thought for 1 sec u played me….” via Instagram.
She added, “In the late great prince and the amazing Beyoncé voice you PLAYED yourself? to God be the Glory and I will be taking a short break from ALL social media…until then❤️ yourself and WATCH YOUR BACK (I put this picture up because this is the embrace I got from my sister and best friend that she ALWAYS gives when she knows I’ve been had).”
Still, there seemed to be more to the story.
The following day, Sunday, May 22, “The Real” (along with Braxton) issued a statement claiming that the split was mutual: “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. Everyone associated with THE REAL appreciates Tamar’s efforts and the contributions she has made to the show’s success, and we wish her all the best for the future.”
Meanwhile, a source tells the Daily Mail it was actually Braxton’s bad behavior that weighed heavily on “The Real’s” decision to part ways with her – for instance a recent temper tantrum: “‘It was an ugly scene. Pinterest was sponsoring the segment and Tamar was genuinely upset she was losing the game. She really acted out during the taping in front of the studio audience and then exploded behind the scenes once the show was done. Producers had to heavily edit the segment to make it presentable to air on TV, but the sponsor was on set for the segment and witnessed it all.”
The source went on to allege Braxton’s “ghetto” mannerisms didn’t exactly sit well with viewers either: “The focus group research showed that most educated and working women did not identify with Tamar’s show vernacular and her use of words known to be popular among drag queens and some gay men — phrases like ‘get your life,’ ‘where they do that at,’ and ‘have several seats.’ “
It was even said that the “Braxton Values” star seemed more suited to be a judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” instead of a talk show host: “The research went on to say that most educated and working women found her to be ‘ghetto’ and that her aggressive eye-rolling, neck-rolling, and the smacking of her mouth were indicative of ‘stereotypical behavior that African American women have worked years to overcome.'”