We Rebuke the Devil: Public feud with Tamar Braxton and ‘The Real’ co-hosts continues
Article By Charli Daniels // EEW Magazine // Controversy
Wherever chaos, confusion, and discord are found, you better believe the devil is at work. Looks like it’s time to rebuke him and his efforts to stir up trouble with Tamar Braxton and the co-hosts of the daytime talk show, “The Real.”
The ladies’ three-year ongoing battle became a hot topic Wednesday when Braxton, 42, characterized her ex co-hosts as “catty” during a visit to “The Wendy Williams Show” on Sep. 18.
It all began when Williams, the gossip queen, asked the R&B singer if she would ever return to “The Real”—adding that it was a “cute show, but they need you,” and saying, “You were done dirty.”
The co-star of the “Braxton Family Values” reality show—which has been picked up for another season—responded, "Here's the thing, I don't want to be anybody's marketing tool this season. No shade, but I just wish everybody well. And I feel like sometimes God has to move you out of situations before you become more toxic to yourself."
The “Love and War” singer continued, “What if I was in a situation where I’m doing ‘Braxton Family Values’ and very stressed, and then I’m doing this other show where people are being catty behind my back? What kind of person would I be right now sitting on this couch? I wouldn’t be focused.”
Braxton, who professes Christianity, seemed to be showing the love of Christ just three months ago when she extended an olive branch to her former co-workers in the form of an Instagram apology.
Braxton saying “sorry” looked like a turning point in her relationship with Loni Love, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeannie Mai, and Adrienne Bailon, the four remaining panelists she had accused of getting her fired in 2016, or at the very least, knowing she would be axed and failing to inform her.
“The Real” co-hosts deny having any prior knowledge of, or having a hand in Braxton’s release from the Emmy Award-winning program in any way, shape, or form.
The tension among the five women heightened yesterday when Love, 48, used the chat fest to fire back, starting with a suggestion that Williams put some respect on their “cute” show’s name.
“First of all, thank you for calling us a ‘cute’ show,” said the comedian, hitting back at Williams’ earlier comments, which were perceived to be shady. “We are also an Emmy-winning show. Don’t forget that, sis.”
Christian co-host Mowry Housley, the 41-year-old former star of popular 90s sitcom “Sister-Sister,” didn’t take too kindly to Braxton’s “catty” characterization. “I have been in the business for over 20 years, and my reputation is not one of cattiness,” she said.
Then, in an appeal for unity among women, particularly black women, Mowry-Housley said, “It’s time for women of color to stop putting each other down.”
Love, who said Braxton is welcome to stop by “The Real” for an on-air chat to get things straight, also stressed that, “Black women have to stick together.”
Right now, there’s no telling whether or not Braxton will take Love up on her offer because she seems hyper-focused on getting in shape physically and mentally.
While opening up to Williams earlier, Braxton said, “I just feel like God has a lot in store for me. There’s a lot of things I prayed for, a lot of things I’ve got coming my way. I want to be mentally ready for it.”
True fans of all five women are hoping and praying they can resolve things soon.
We’re pulling for you ladies!