After the failed “sister bonding” which turned into “sister drama”, Tamar has returned to her press tour by co-hosting Anderson Cooper Live. However, all this comes at a price since Tamar won’t be able to make it to Toni’s big show in honor of Barry Manilow. BFVQuote: “Everybody wants me to grow up, huh? This is growing up. Take your pick.” It’s not like the sisters are making an effort to support Tamar while she is in NYC either, but after that blow up in Canada no one would expect them to haul their cookies anywhere near Tamar.
Back in the ATL, Towanda and Trina sit down to have a chat after not seeing each other for a few days. BFVQuote: “I have almost lost all of my patience with Tamar.” Towanda recaps the incident with Tamar for Trina since no one else has spilled the tea. BFVQuote: “That’s the behavior of an ambitious diva.” Beyond the “Tamar & Vince” secret, the sisters are also a bit fed up with Tamar’s criticism about their marriages and relationships. It seems like the sisters all need to get together in one space and hash out their issues with Dr. Sherry before this gets beyond their control.
Trina, Ms. E., and Traci attend the Barry Manilow event to support Toni and Trina is getting all sorts of attention with those Erykah Badu inspired braids. However, despite that short little number no one is paying her any mind once Toni steps foot on stage. She is the epitome of a true fan as she goes through the story of how her love for Barry Manilow has grown from the first time she heard, “Mandy” on the radio. BFVQuote: “Wow she’s still got it. She is sexy. I mean if I was into women I would kiss her in the mouth.”
It’s another long day in NYC for Tamar. BFVQuote: “It’s like running a marathon except she is running in Louboutins.” It seems like it is a lot of interviews about “Love and War” naturally, but also a lot of questions about Tamar’s success and its relationship to Toni’s success. BFVQuote: “That’s ok. We have the same DNA.” It must be hard for Tamar to constantly field questions that make it seem like her success is directly based on her sister’s success and reputation in the industry.
BFVQuote: “Why we always got to eat when we depressed or happy?” WE agree, Traci! But don’t the happiest family memories revolve around food? #fatkidproblems. The sisters are in L.A. for their Dr. Sherry session, although Tamar has a video shoot for “Love and War” scheduled. Let’s all remain positive! BFVQuote: “Whatever happens after that, then so be it.” At least this lunch isn’t going to complete shit, since the conversation has now been focused on whether or not Gabe gave Trina an imposter wedding ring! Juicy! BFVQuote: “Fraud. Bitchass!” And Towanda and Andre are having sex! BFVQuote: “Ooo he stirred it like coffee!”
Tamar and Vince are on the set of “Love and War”, and it is going to be a marathon day for sure so Tamar can make time for the Dr. Sherry session with the sisters. Tamar is a huge perfectionist and it is super apparent during the filming of this video (in case you didn’t catch it during the recording of her album on Tamar & Vince). The precision is bananas. Tamar will be filming in a bath tub, but before the Tamartians get their VS panties in a bunch Tamar will be filming in front of a stained glass window in the bathroom… not sitting in some stranger’s tube getting all soapy. Get your minds out of the gutters, people! BFVQuote: “She don’t do that!” It does look pretty shasty. Production could have at least cleaned their footprints out of the bottom before Tamar stepped in!
While Tamar wraps up her video shoot, the sisters and Evelyn start the therapy session with Dr. Sherry without the main source of discussion. Toni volunteers to catch Dr. Sherry up on the sister issues with Tamar, and Towanda fills Dr. Sherry in on their recent conversation. Kudos to Toni though for making sure Tamar’s feelings are still being heard despite her absence! She is definitely all for making sure everyone’s voice is heard, and things are resolved. Things quickly get a bit heated, and Trina gets extremely frustrated when Evelyn refuses to give a yes or no answer to whether or not Tamar neglected to involve the family in the filming of “Tamar & Vince”. BFVQuote: “I don’t think I’m anymore protective over Tamar than I am over anyone else.” With it being the best thing for everyone, Mama E decides to leave the session so the sisters can all talk freely.
Tamar arrives at the therapy session with the sisters, and WE are just hoping all five ladies can be open to each other’s feelings without being too defensive. BFVQuote: “I’m a listening ear tonight.” Tamar feels like she is at a dead end with her sisters, and she isn’t sure what has created the divide between herself and her sisters. Towanda recaps her feelings to Tamar regarding how the news of the “Tamar and Vince” show was presented, but Traci adamantly denies that being the cause of all the problems. Tamar gets increasingly loud and agitated when Vince’s name is brought up, and despite Toni’s best efforts to explain the sisters’ feelings on the matter, Tamar’s aggravation becomes too much and she walks out. BFVQuote: “I should have never come here. I should have listened to my gut.” Toni is right. Tamar needs to learn how to communicate better with her sisters. This is not the forum to just say “F*ck you” to everyone and then walk away. Unfortunately, this therapy session has turned into something even Dr. Sherry can’t control and poor Traci has just about had enough. BFVQuote: “Don’t test me. I am not the one. Don’t ‘Big Bad Wolf’ today.” Dr. Sherry urges the sisters to let Tamar speak the “untruths”, but Toni can’t take it anymore when Tamar thinks all of this is over sister jealousy. BFVQuote: “How they feel, how they feel about me I can’t resolve.”
Will Papa Braxton be able to resolve these sister issues? WE want to know what you think of all this sisterly nonsense!