Tamar Braxton’s “Love and War” relationship with WeTV is officially over.
The network issued a statement on Friday, obtained from Page Six, which said it “will work with its representatives to honor its request to complete all future work for the network.”
Braxton’s recent suicide attempt and her previous mental health struggles have been – as revealed in both a network letter and Instagram post Thursday – inextricable from her battles with -network. WeTV currently has two series from Braxton: “Braxton Family Values” – now in its seventh season – and the future “Get Ya Life!”
Sources told Variety that Braxton, 43, has a jaw-dropping appearance on at least a few other episodes of “Braxton Family Values,”; which had begun production before its recent struggles. “Get Ya Life!” had already been delayed earlier this week based on Braxton’s situation, but Variety sources believe all six episodes of the show’s first full season will be airing as planned, starting from -10 September.
“Tamar Braxton has been an important part of our network family for over a decade,” the WeTV statement says. “As we focus on her health and recovery of what is clear and difficult for personal time, we will work with her representatives to honor her request to complete all future work for the network. We wish her nothing but the the best. “
Braxton aired a number of complaints against the network in a letter it sent to a WeTV brass weeks before its suicide attempt, which Page Six reported exclusively on.
Braxton responded to a note the network sent out describing its efforts to support the black community, with a keen missive comparing its TV masters to “masters of cruel white slaves who once brought our fathers, and the oppressive police forces that are now terrorizing our communities.
“I hope those ratings deserved it because you managed to destroy a big black family.”
She also accused them of revealing the secret of her childhood sexual assault and rape “in front of my entire family and 100 crew members,” noting that she had kept it a secret from even her mother and that shame which in turn forced her to think of ending her life.
A family insider told Page Six that Braxton was also worried about choosing “Love and Hip Hop” producer Mona Scott Young to lead “Get Ya Life!” And he said “Tamar felt embarrassed … [by the hiring of] the person who said she didn’t want to work with her. “
In her Instagram post Thursday, Braxton says she was “tricked, used, overworked and paid” by WeTV, adding that “Reality TV personalities have no union, no protective coating, no formal representation that protects our work, our rights, our voices, ”previously pledged to fight for ethical business practices in the reality of TV.
Variety notes that Tamar “was by far the second highest paid talent in the history of WE tv, after only her sister Toni.”
Tamar was admitted to hospital on July 16 for what was initially thought to be a drug overdose.