Some shade lasts forever.
Ever since word got out that Tamar Braxton was fired from The Real, many fingers pointed to Loni Love as the cause of her abrupt departure. In a recent interview, the comedian explains she had nothing to do with Tamar getting the axe and is really hurt by the "bullying" she's experienced as a result.
Loni appeared on The Tom Joyner Show last week and talked how the ladies of The Real have been coping since Tamar's exit. “It’s been a hard summer on them. Send some love because it’s been hard,” she said of her co-hosts Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley.
The host and comedienne went on to reiterate that none of the ladies had anything to do with Tamar getting fired, and seemed to accuse Tamar of stoking the fire with her fans. “It’s totally different for all of us because we were such a good unit. Nobody knew. It was nobody’s fault. I want the fans to understand that,” Love said. “But I do know there’s been a lot of abuse toward my co-hosts and I want to make that known that we need to stop that. My girls, they’re good girls. And the only reason I speak out is because I’m on tour. I’m the only one that’s doing press. So that’s the reason why I’m speaking out on it.”
“I think a lot of people are confused about what happened [with Braxton]. I want to make that known — we need to stop,” said Love, referring to Tamar’s angry fans. “Stop calling me names on the internet… Since my ex-boyfriend, I’ve never been called that many [names]. I didn’t have anything to do with this. They’re calling me all kinds of names.”
Listen to Loni's full comments below. The part about Tamar and The Real starts around 3:50.
Well, this is at least the second time Loni has talked about Tamar on the Tom Joyner Show in less than a month, so we can understand Tamar's frustration. That said, it must be hard for her former co-hosts to avoid questions about the scandal — so a tough situation all around.
Hopefully all this drama will pass soon enough.
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