Tamar Braxton appeared on “The Wendy Williams Show” Wednesday, and her attire caught the attention of the host and viewers alike.
Braxton walked out in a beige set of undergarments meant to smooth out the excess curves on women’s bodies. Noticing the shapewear on her pal, Wendy Williams asked, “where’s your dress?”
“Well, here’s the thing,” Braxton began. “Today marks my birthday, and it’s not my birthday but it’s my last day wearing my Spanx for life, period. I’m done. Everybody’s talking about Hot Girl Summer. I’m lying. I had a warm girl summer with a filter and I’m not doing that no more. I can’t. My stomach is having several seats on my lap. I can’t live like this because I gotta feel physically amazing to be mentally amazing and I’m not there.
“So what I have challenged myself to do and what I wanna challenge everybody else who has the same feeling as I do, is I started this 30-day transformation with this 30-day transformation team,” she continued, noting she’s not being paid to mention the program. “Under my clothes, I wanna feel amazing and I wanna feel amazing about myself no matter what … Why can’t I fall in love with my body, why can’t I fall in love with my mind? … I really did tap into myself and I challenged myself to become my best self.”
But despite Braxton’s empowering message, a few folks who caught the interview seriously questioned her choice to step out on stage on live TV in just underwear.
“She going mad im convinced cuz ain’t no way”
“In ya damn underclothes?!”
“She could have went on tv with some clothes on 🙄”
However, many more people applauded Braxton’s bold move.
“Not mad, I would’ve wore bra n panties ☺️🤷🏾♀️”
“She looks good only a hater would say she don’t 🙄”
“I don’t hate it. She looks good!”
“She walked out there like a boss 🙌🏽”
Braxton further explained her desire to wear shapewear and start the weight loss challenge on Instagram TV.
“I have let myself go,” she says in the Sept. 18 video. “Only because I’ve been through a lot these last few months and — I’m going to be honest — I could have been borderline depressed, if not full-fledged depressed. And I have just been eating and drinking whatever because I felt like I was self-medicating myself with food instead of feeding my mind, my body, my soul the food and the energy that it needs to create the positive energy and path that I really wanna go on.”