Tamar Braxton and WE tv are parting ways following her reported recent suicide attempt. In a statement given to Variety on Friday, July 31, the network — which had worked for years with the reality star on “Braxton Family Values” — said it would “honor her request to end all future work for the network.”
The news comes just one day after Tamar released a statement on social media in which she claimed she was “betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid” by the network. The singer and songwriter then went on to share that two months ago she wrote a letter to We TV asking to be freed from her contract for her upcoming docuseries “Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!” because of the “demise” she was experiencing. She suggested that the network disregarded her feelings and that her “cry for help went totally ignored.”
Tamar’s new reality show was set to premiere on Thursday, July 30, but the network released a statement earlier this week and revealed that the show has now been pushed back to Sept. 10. According to the outlet, sources claim that the network is still planning to air her upcoming show as scheduled despite freeing her from her contract. As for “BFV,” Tamar reportedly will make a few appearances on the upcoming season, which apparently started filming before Tamar purportedly attempted suicide.
An ambulance reportedly rushed Tamar to the hospital on July 16 after her boyfriend David Adefeso called 911 to say he’d found her unconscious at The Ritz-Carlton Residences in downtown Los Angeles. The businessman told the dispatcher that Tamar had taken an unknown amount of prescription pills that she uses to treat depression, had been drinking, and was having problems with her network.
The mother of one’s ostensible attempt to end her life came just hours after WE tv dropped the trailer for her new reality show. Tamar, who has recently been expressing her dissatisfaction with her life in reality TV, took to social media on July 30 to explain further: “It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me.”
The Maryland native was reportedly transferred to a hospital specializing in mental health care last week. The Los Angeles facility contains top doctors in the field of mental health who specialize in depression, anxiety and sexual assault trauma. Tamar explained in her statement that she was healing through professional treatment for her and her 7-year-old son Logan Vincent Herbert’s sake and will continue to fight for ethical business practices in reality TV.