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Dallas Bar Implies Tamar Braxton Was Kept Out to ‘Ensure Safety of Customers’

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Tamar Braxton was in Dallas as a guest performer on “The Great Xscape” Tour. (Mindy Small/FilmMagic)

An Instagram story by singer Tamar Braxton has led the Dallas bar she accused of turning her away to respond. On Monday, Dec. 11, Braxton insinuated JR’s Bar and Grill barred her from entering because of her race.

“Well, evidently I look like a gangster,” she says in the clip outside the restaurant she visited two days before performing as a guest on Xscape’s “The Great Xscape Tour,” Wednesday, Dec. 13.

In response to her viral post, JR’s Bar & Grill issued the following statement and acknowledged it did turn Braxton away but did not detail why.

“Our posted policies regarding entrance into JR’s Bar & Grill are to both ensure the safety of all our customers and to certify that our staff are in accordance with the law when serving alcohol — without exception,” the restaurant said in a comment to NBC 5 Tuesday, Dec. 12. “In this instance, we were simply following our published procedures. It would have been a beautiful experience and honor to add Tamar Braxton to the long list of celebrities who have enjoyed JR’s as a safe and inclusive entertainment venue. We are deeply saddened that she didn’t experience the love that awaited her inside.”

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On Twitter, a few people unleashed over Braxton’s experience.

Regardless, Braxton said she still had love for Dallas and her fans there, as she wrote a Tuesday Instagram post.

And more comments poured out against the bar.

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