Toni Braxton Gives Update on ‘Braxton Family Values’ Status Now That WEtv and Tamar Braxton Cut Ties [Video]

Posted September 3, 2020
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Fans of ‘Braxton Family Values‘ were excited and ready for their upcoming seventh season slated to air on WEtv later this year, but now with the network severing ties with Tamar Braxton following her suicide attempt–it’s not exactly clear where the show stands.

As fans know, prior to her suicide attempt/hospitalization weeks ago, Tamar began expressing her unhappiness with We TV for months leading up to it. She accused the network of exploiting her family, instigating drama for ratings, and says they were underpaid, despite having the longest number-one-rated reality series for a predominately Black cast.

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Tamar was off social media following her hospitilization but as soon as she returned to Instagram, she resumed her critique of the network and made it clear that she still had resentment with them.

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First and foremost, Thank you. Thank you to each and every individual who has prayed for me, thought of me, sent me their love and has showered me with their support. In this present moment, it is my only responsibility to be real with myself and to be real with the ones who truly love me and care for my healing. I have without fail, shared with you my brightest days, and I know that sharing with you what has been my darkest will be the light for any man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt just only a week ago. Every one of us has a desire, whether small or big, to make it out of where we come from to an ideal future place that includes, freedom to be who we choose, security for our children and families, and fortune to share with the ones we love. We believe these things can co-exist with just being happy. I believed that, that as a black woman, as an artist, an influence, a personality I could shape my world, and with whom I believed to be my partners, they could help me share my world. Over the past 11 years there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave. I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid. I wrote a letter over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing. My cry for help went totally ignored. However the demands persisted. It was my spirit, and my soul that was tainted the most. There are a few things I count on most to be, a good mother, a good daughter, a good partner, a good sister, and a good person. Who I was, begun to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter. It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me. Mental illness is real. We have to normalize acknowledging it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation. The pain that I have experienced over the past 11 years has slowly ate away at my spirit and my mental. (Swipe to finish )

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As a result, the network granted Tamar her wish and cut ties by releasing her from her contract and all future work including her spin-off series that is still set to air this month, and future tapings of ‘Braxton Family Values.’

In a recent interview with ‘The Rickey Smiley Morning Show‘ to promote her new album ‘Spell My Name,’ Toni Braxton spoke on the status of filming prior to Tamar’s departure, and where it stands now.

“We were filming, even during the pandemic we’ve been filming,” she says. “We came up with a clever idea [for filming during quarantine] and it’s been working out very well.”

“My sister Tamar had a little situation but it’s not my business to tell her business,” she says. “But I can say that our family is doing so much better, we’re in a healthier place. And, I have to tell people that mental illness is not a joke. If anybody in your family is sad, you need to listen to them. It’s not always drama, sometimes is just sadness.”

Get into the full interview below.

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