After taking flight with Bluebird of Happiness, Tamar Braxton spreads her wings once again, opening up about a variety of topics on “The Breakfast Club.”
During the half-hour interview, the outspoken R&B songstress was candid about her final album, the ups and downs of marriage, and how she feels about infidelity. She also talked about reconciling with Tiny, feuding with Toya Wright, and her relationship with Monica.
Speaking specifically about her latest effort, Tay-Tay explained why it’s actually going to be her last hurrah. “This is all I have to say for right now,” she said. “Also, Vince [Herbert] and I work really, really close together and this is something that I’m most passionate about. This is the one thing we argue the most about.
“Throughout this whole process I’ve discovered what’s important to me,” she added, “and my family is most important. It feels complete and it feels right saying it.”
Next month, Braxton will take flight once again. This time, she will be joining Xscape, Monica, and NeNe Leakes on “The Great Xscape Tour,” which is set to kick off Nov. 22.
See highlights from the interview below.
On Marriage: “Marriage is great, but it’s hard as hell. Every day is something new. I’m not gonna sit up here and act like everything is peaches and cream every day because it’s definitely not. But [music] is what we bump heads on the most. I’m a real creative person and I’m really passionate about.”
On Infidelity: “Can he have a side chick? No, he can’t have a side chick, but if he has a side chick, I would hope that he’s respectful about it? A lot of people are not real with themselves. With successful men…comes certain things. This is what happens when a man becomes success, he buys jewelry, a big ol’ house, and he gets a side chick.”
On Record Sales: “That’s not gonna affect my day. What affects my day is how my son is doing. Is my mom well? Is my parents alive and well? Are my sisters doing amazing? Do they need anything? That’s what affects me.”
On Tiny Reconciliation: “I’m excited about the unity of it. Me and Tiny are stronger than ever. We have definitely reunited, especially as far as the kids are concerned. Tiny is not a crier but she cried. We both cried. It was stupid and crazy because so many people had so much to say, that had nothing to do with our relationship. That was our fault, because we allowed people to be able to have a say…That felt really good to know, that our relationship is real, at the end of the day.”
On Toya Wright: “I had no idea that wasn’t my friend. I had no idea, all the things that were coming out of her mouth, that she really felt that way. On top of everything that was really negative that happened last year…I’m not gonna cry…That’s just one of the things that hurt me the most. When her brothers died, that really affected me. Tiny and I were together at the studio with Tricky and we both called her. I found it hard to hear her say that was a ‘nice gesture.’ I’m not that girl.”
On DeRay Davis: “He said something and Lil Mama, bless her heart, we’re gonna put her in her place one day, she gon’ know her place one day, and stop talking, and egging things on. It wasn’t what people said that it was.”
On Monica: “I don’t really know her like that. I’ve never been to her house. I knew Shannon [Brown] before I met her. I don’t have issues. I can’t wait to really get to know her because I feel like we have a lot in common.”