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‘It’s Not My Business’: Toni Braxton Reveals The Status Of ‘Braxton Family Values’ Following Tamar Braxton and WE tv Controversy

Singer and reality star Toni Braxton gave fans an update on “Braxton Family Values” on Aug. 28 during an interview with “The Ricky Smiley Morning Show.”

She said, that although production came to halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic she and her family were filming the next season of the hit reality show. “We were filming, even during the pandemic, we’ve been filming. We came up with a clever idea and it’s been working out very well.”

(L-R) Toni Braxton speaks about whether or not Tamar Braxton will be on the new season of “Braxton Family Values.” (Photos @tonibraxton/Instagram @tamarbraxton/Instagram)

The “Another Sad Love Song” singer also told the hosts in spite of the recent hardship her family faced following her sister Tamar Braxton’s hospitalization, they are doing a lot better. “My sister Tamar had a little situation, but it’s not my business to tell her business,” Toni said. “But I can say that our family is doing so much better, we’re in a healthier place. And, I have to tell people that mental illness is not a joke.”

The “Love and War” singer was treated at a mental health institution following her suicide attempt in July according to the AJC. Tamar, 43, expressed what led to her attempt weeks after her hospitalization on Instagram. She said she felt she was overworked and underpaid. “Over the past 11 years there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave. I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid. I wrote a letter over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing. My cry for help went totally ignored. However the demands persisted. It was my spirit, and my soul that was tainted the most.”

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First and foremost, Thank you. Thank you to each and every individual who has prayed for me, thought of me, sent me their love and has showered me with their support. In this present moment, it is my only responsibility to be real with myself and to be real with the ones who truly love me and care for my healing. I have without fail, shared with you my brightest days, and I know that sharing with you what has been my darkest will be the light for any man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt just only a week ago.  Every one of us has a desire, whether small or big, to make it out of where we come from to an ideal future place that includes, freedom to be who we choose, security for our children and families, and fortune to share with the ones we love. We believe these things can co-exist with just being happy. I believed that, that as a black woman, as an artist, an influence, a personality I could shape my world, and with whom I believed to be my partners, they could help me share my world. Over the past 11 years there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave. I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid. I wrote a letter over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing. My cry for help went totally ignored. However the demands persisted. It was my spirit, and my soul that was tainted the most. There are a few things I count on most to be, a good mother, a good daughter, a good partner, a good sister, and a good person. Who I was, begun to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter. 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. Mental illness is real. We have to normalize acknowledging it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation. The pain that I have experienced over the past 11 years has slowly ate away at my spirit and my mental. (Swipe to finish )

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Tamar Braxton opens about what she was going through prior to her suicide attempt. (@tamarbraxton/Instagram)

Following her sister’s suicide attempt Toni took to social media to emphasize the importance of family. She shared a throwback photo of her hanging out with her sisters Tamar, Towanda Braxton, Trina Braxton, Traci Braxton, and their mother Evelyn Braxton. She wrote, “Family is everything! Especially sisters!” 

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Family is everything! Especially sisters!

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Toni Braxton shares post her family in happier times following Tamar’s suicide attempt. (@tonibraxton/Instagram)

We tv issued a statement regarding Tamar’s hospitalization and even delayed the premiere of Tamar’s new show “Get Ya Life” to Sept. 10 in regard to her condition. The company later released the singer from a working relationship.

“Tamar Braxton has been an important part of our network family for more than a decade. As she focuses on her health and recovery at what is clearly a difficult and personal time, we will work with her representatives to honor her request to end all future work for the network. We wish her nothing but the best.”

Toni Braxton give an update on “Braxton Family Values” and how her family is doing. (Rickey Smiley/Youtube)

Tamar’s six-episode show is set to premiere next week on We tv.

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