Two weeks ago, Singer Tamar Braxton attempted to take her life and was found unconscious by her boyfriend in her hotel room.
Yesterday evening, Tamar made a post on Instagram, with an explanation as to what led her to that point. The reality star expressed that she felt “betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid.” She stated that she wrote a letter two months ago to WE tv, asking to be “freed” from what she thought was “excessive and unfair.” Tamar claimed that her “cry for help went totally ignored.” The Love and War singer expressed that her experience was like “witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight.”
The singer-reality star continues to stress the fact that mental illness is indeed real. “ We must normalize acknowledging it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation” said the singer. She also expresses that the prayers of fans and loved ones are the reason why she pushed above her “own personal demise.”
Tamar mentions that she will use her voice to be an “ally for every black and and brown person who has suffered from the continued exploitation of reality television.” She also included that reality stars have “ no union, no coat of protection, no formal representation that protects our labor, our rights, or our voices.”
She concludes that she is now learning to grow through her pain rather than trying to escape it. She acknowledges that she forgot about her son during her time of “distress and desperation.”
“I pray you will stand with me and be courageous enough to share your own truth” said Tamar Braxton.