Tamar Braxton Talks ‘Braxton Family Values,’ RuPaul and More — EXCLUSIVE Interview
Tamar Braxton has had quite the bit of success over the past couple of years.
Braxton Family Values — her hit show on the WE network — continues to be a smashing success she’s finally finding her groove in music, scoring a number one record on iTunes with “Love and War.”
Now she is expecting several other big things in her life. Like a new single, new album and oh yeah, a new baby. In the coming months she’ll give birth to her first child with her husband, music producer Vince Herbert.
We sat down with Tamar in person for a quick but EXCLUSIVE chat. Here’s how it went.
Braxton Family Values is in the midst of its 4th season. Any juicy tidbits you can let us in on?
Well, you know my sisters and I have come into a little pickle. It was very hard for all of us to kind of get along and how we really felt. We were holding onto things for a while and it all came to a head and exploded”.
You debuted at number one on iTunes with “Love and War.” How did it feel when you saw that?
It felt amazing. It was totally unexpected. Matter of fact I didn’t know what to expect and that’s the worst kind, but I am very surprised and excited that people understood that I could really sing and they appreciated my music.
You and Vince are on a reality show but you really are a real couple. You look at so many couples on reality shows lately that are divorcing and breaking up, how do you guys get past that and get people to see that you guys are for real?
Vincent and I are a very honest couple, and very honest with each other. Our situation is a little bit more unique than a regular couple because we work together and we communicate and talk about everything. So there is no secrets or surprises on national television and keep it honest and that’s how we stay together.
Rupaul’s Drag Race is a really big show right now…
Don’t you love it? Yes, yes miss Roxxy did it honey!
Ha! So I guess you saw the episode of “Snatch Game” where she played you and did it really well?
Yes. I thought it was hilarious!
We thought that might be offensive to you.
No, why would that be offensive to me? I love it. Once a drag queen does you, you have made it. So I thought it was just hysterical.
Let’s talk about the album’s second single.
Well the second single is called “The One” and its an amazing throwback record. It’s one of those summertime records that are so familiar to you and you just wanna rock out because you feel like you lived it. It kind of reminds you of the times you are in the car and jamming to your favorite records, that kind of a feel.
Love it. What about the upcoming album?
It’s definitely R&B driven. It’s called Love and War like the single. It’s not based off the single but its based off of relationships period. Sometimes you are in relationships you are all in love and then at one point you are fighting with each other and figuring things out, and to me that is what life is all about.
Tell me about being pregnant.
Well there are two sides to being pregnant. There is the beautiful, wonderful blessing side. The second side it sucks!
What are you ultimately hoping for in your career?
I am only hoping to stay happy, and this whole thing to stay fun. I just want to stay loving what I do every day, and that’s it.