The ladies of “The Real” brought in their 1,000th episode with celebrity guest appearances, drinks, and fan giveaways this past Monday. During the celebration, co-host Loni Love thanked former co-host Tamar Braxton for her contribution to the show.
Love told viewers, “I do want to say something. You know, I want to say to Tamar Braxton, you are still our sister. This is your 1,000th episode, too.”
Love’s message to Braxton comes days after Comedy Hype released an interview of Love’s ex-friend and comedian and writer Cookie Hull, telling viewers Love had Braxton fired from “The Real.” Hull said Love told her she wanted to be “the only ghetto girl on the show.” When Braxton missed a few episodes because she was sick and was participating in “Dancing with the Stars,” Love allegedly wrote the network and told the network they no longer needed Braxton on the show because the ratings did not change.
Fans took to social media to express how they felt about Love expressing gratitude to Braxton despite claims that Love is the reason Braxton was fired.
One ‘ The Real’ fan said, “Alexa play she’s lying.”
“Fake tears” a user commented.
“That whole damn show fake.”
“I see that shade you threw Loni. You know she don’t like you Loni 😂😂😂,” a fourth said.
“Tamar don’t even like ya’ll,” a fifth said.
In spite of the allegations against Love, Love has maintained her innocence. In an interview with Wendy Williams, Williams asked Braxton if she would consider going back to “The Real.”
Braxton responded by saying, “Here’s the thing. I don’t want to be anybody’s marketing tool this season. No shade, but I just wish everybody well. I just feel like sometimes God has to move you out of situations before you become more toxic to yourself. What if I was in a situation where I was doing ‘The Braxtons’ and it’s very stressful and then I’m doing this other show where people are being catty behind my back.
“What kind of person would I be right now sitting on this couch? I wouldn’t be focused. I wouldn’t be ready for my transformation. I wouldn’t be ready for my elevation, and that’s why I got to go, I got to be on the up and up.”
Love responded by saying, “Tamar, nobody’s trying to use you as a marketing tool, sweetie. You apologized to us over the summer and we just thought, to close the circle…to mend fences, that was the intention. That is it. You are still welcome, my dear.”
Love told viewers she did not have the power to get Braxton fired. Amanda Seales replaced Braxton on Season 6 of “The Real.”