Grammy nominated singer Tamar Braxton is “feeling defeated” after feuding with her former co-hosts of The Real, particularly Loni Love.
Braxton was fired from the critically-acclaimed talk show in 2016 for reasons she claimed she wasn’t privy to at the time. She and the remaining hosts, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Houghton, Jeannie Mai and Loni Love, have yet to reconcile, and it doesn’t appear that will be happening anytime soon.
On Wednesday, Braxton appeared on The Wendy Williams Show and discussed a variety of things before Williams asked her if she’d return back to The Real.
“Would you ever go back to The Real?” inquired Williams. “[…] Cute show, but they need you.”
“I don’t want to be anybody’s marketing tool this season no shade,” responded Braxton. “I just wish everybody well.”
Braxton continued saying that sometimes God has to remove you from certain situations and questioned who’d she be if she was still working on a show with catty people behind her back.
Shortly after her appearance, the ladies of The Real directly addressed Williams’ questions and Braxton’s response during a live taping of their show.
Love kicked off the remarks reminding Williams that their “cute show” is an Emmy-award winning show — Williams’ show has yet to win a Emmy.
Afterwards, Love explained that Braxton was not being used as a marketing tool, and that she’d invited Braxton to appear on the show to mend fences. Each of the ladies addressed the situation for the first time on the talk show. And Love ended their comments saying that Braxton was still welcome to appear on the show.
Soon after, Braxton took to Instagram and escalated the situation by saying Love was the reason she got fired posting the text messages below in a now deleted post.
Love responded to Braxton’s post in her comments.
At the same time, artist Todrick Hall commented on Tamar’s post and suggested they help each other not respond to things on social media.
Braxton continued raising the stakes (in another deleted post) and shared the below video of Ts Madison and Khia body shaming Loni Love.
Love responded to her post with the following:
“I know you are scared Tamar,” said Love. “But if you are going to accuse me of something do it to my face… but you can’t handle the truth.. I thought your apology was sincere… that was why I wanted you to come on the show… I can’t wait for your next funny meme.. let’s go sis!!!”
Both women took to Twitter to express their final feelings. Braxton double downed on her belief that Love is lying about getting her fired and reaching out.
Love however said life is too short to argue, fuss and fight.
For the moment, there doesn’t seem to be any path of reconciliation for the women, but that isn’t the important thing. Everyone doesn’t have to be cool, but everyone should be respectful.