Tamar Braxton and Kandi Burruss have known each other for years, sharing a mutual friend—Tameka “Tiny” Harris. They also both acknowledge having a rocky relationship with one another, with Braxton saying the songwriter never liked her.
“I know Kandi. She’s in the music industry, right? We went on tour this time last year together and had a really big, successful tour. And with Xscape, and myself, and another singer—and, like, she ain’t never really liked me like that, you know what I’m sayin’?” Braxton shared on Celebrity Big Brother. “Like, I know her, but I ain’t never been to her house, you know what I’m sayin’? She ain’t never been to my house. Our kids ain’t never played together, you know? I was never invited to her stuff. You know, she just never really, you know,
Burruss, however, was a bit more specific, saying their relationship took a turn for the worse when Braxton invited guests onto their joint tour who previously disrespected her group, Xscape.
“We were on tour. It was The Great Xscape Tour with my group Xscape. We had a sold-out tour, and going into our New Year’s Eve show it was in Atlanta. This is 2017 going into 2018, Ok? So it was a year ago. On our New Year’s Eve show, everybody, of course, was, like, letting special guests come in that particular night. It was in Atlanta, so that was our home city for our group. And—sold-out show at the arena in Atlanta—and she invited someone to be in her performance that said a lot of negative things about myself and some other members of our group, and also people that we are close to.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star also claims Braxton was resentful of her friends who chose to appear on her former talk show, The Real.
“She also got upset once before then when she was no longer a part of the talk show she was a part of. A few of us that are friends with her—we were all invited at different times to be guests on the show. And when we became guests on the show—co-hosting or whatever—she got upset with us, and unfollowed all of us on social media. So that’s what I mean, like, throughout our
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.