Singer Tamar Braxton has been on a recovery tour after a particularly troubling summer. The Love & War artist, known for her voice, almost silenced her gift and her life after dealing with mental health issues and a debate with her network. Now, she’s sharing the reasoning she had for almost ending her life and it has to do with her only child.
Tamar’s stayed in the headlines due to the medical emergency, her issues with her longtime network WeTV and even with regards to her now ex-partner – after it allegedly got physical and more between the two.
After the news broke that Tamar had been rushed to the hospital, speculation began to fly about the cause. Eventually, Braxton took to her own Instagram to share her story to encourage others who may have been going through the same thing.
“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,” the singer stated.
Now, Tamar is giving more insight into her own ordeal. Appearing on Taraji P. Henson’s Peace of Mind with Taraji, Braxton reaffirmed that her son was also part of the reason that Braxton wanted to take her life. She didn’t want Logan to only see the portrayal of his mother on reality TV as being the “loudmouth ghetto mama.”
“Logan was the reason why I made that decision. I just felt like he deserved better. I felt like I was embarrassing him, being a fool on TV.”
Henson then asks her if she thought her son would be better “without her,” to which she replies, “I thought in that moment.”
“Because I knew that’s not what my whole life really was. That’s not who I was. I didn’t want him to be embarrassed in front of his friends. Here is this loudmouth ghetto mama.”
See the clip below.