Tamar Braxton Says She’s Been Exploited by Reality Television Executives in First Statement Since Her Hospitalization

Tamar Braxton is breaking her silence since her hospitalization in mid-July. The three-time Grammy-nominated singer admits that the perception of her from her work on Braxton Family Values and her We TV spinoffs are contributing factors to her unhappiness. Braxton is committing to fighting for the rights of other reality stars she says are exploited by their networks. She is also on a path to bettering her mental health.

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Tamar Braxton admits to wanting out of contract with We TV

Reports about Braxton’s unhappiness with the network are nothing new. She told Nick Cannon in a June 2020 interview that she no longer enjoys Braxton Family Values, blaming the show for tearing apart her family at times.

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To try and rectify her issues with We TV, she admits to sending the network an email. In the email, Braxton rips the network for airing too much drama, underpaying the family, and for revealing her secret of sexual abuse.

In a lengthy Instagram post, Braxton elaborates on her ongoing trouble with We TV.

“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,” she writes.

In the letter, Braxton says she asks “to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair.” She says her “cries for help” were ignored.

Tamar Braxton says she’s working to fight for other reality stars

Braxton isn’t alone in her frustrations with feeling reality television is exploitative and only shows a negative portrait of its stars. Nene Leakes is currently battling RHOA executives, accusing Bravo of making out her to be the villain of the show.

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In Braxton’s Instagram post, she explains reality television stars do not have adequate representation and are not part of unions. She’s promising to change the system by working to “establish the initiative that fights for ethical business practices.”

Braxton’s spinoff, Get Ya Life, was to premiere July 30. The network released a statement announcing it’s a delay to September amid Braxton’s hospitalization. 

Reports allege that Braxton felt blindsided by the release of the trailer for Get Ya Life and became unhappy with the edit. The new season of Braxton Family Values will air this fall. It’s unclear if plans for a premiere remain in motion.