Tamar Braxton breaks silence after suicide attempt and claims she was ‘betrayed’ in reality TV deal – The Sun

TAMAR Braxton has shared a moving statement in which she confirms the July 16 incident was "my attempt to end my pain and my life."

Thanking fans and family for their support, Tamar claimed that she was "betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked and underpaid" for the past 11 years by a reality TV deal, and alleged that a recent letter in which she asked "to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair" went ignored.

"Mental illness is real," she continued, writing that "the pain that I have experienced over the past 11 years has slowly ate away at my spirit (sic)" and that she "will do everything in power to aid those" who need help.

Tamar posted the statement alongside a picture with her young son, Logan.

Tamar's boyfriend called 911 in tears begging the dispatcher to "hurry" and help the Grammy-nominated singer whom he found unresponsive at the Ritz Carlton Residences in downtown Los Angeles.

Cops are quoted as saying they were called at around 9:45 p.m. to reports of a 43-year-old woman who had suffered a “possible overdose."



David Adefesco claimed Tamar, 43, had been drinking and had taken some pills, according to the 911 audio obtained by TMZ

He had also detailed the alleged suicide note Tamar left on her social media.

The message – obtained by The Blast – read: "I am a slave. I do not own my life. My stories. My pictures.

"My thoughts or beliefs. I’ve asked my massa to free me. I’m threatened and punished for it.


"The only way I see out is death. I will choose that before I continue to [live] like this. Please help me."

According to The Blast: "Tamar drafted a tweet which it appears she was preparing to push out to the world – but instead decided to send it to several family members instead."

At some point on Thursday, the mother of one also changed her Twitter name to "Tamar 'Slave' Braxton."

However, her family has been vocally critical of David, and have been questioning some of the things they heard him tell the dispatcher, as well as his "demanding and controlling" persona.

TMZ's sources claimed that David reacted poorly to the pilot of his girlfriend's new show Get Ya Life! and his reaction allegedly made Tamar very upset as well.

They further claimed they've noticed a change in Tamar since her relationship with the accountant and that her mood swings tend to align with David's feelings.

In the preview for the show, Tamar and David are heard having a fight with production having to intervene with Tamar begins screaming for him to "stop."


She tearfully told the camera: "I lost my family, I lost my dream. It's time to give myself a shot."

In another scene, Tamar could be heard shouting at her boyfriend, David Adefeso, behind closed doors.

She yelled, "David, stop!" before production appeared to intervene



Tamar, who had hits with Love and War and If You Don’t Wanna Love Me, has been nominated for four Grammys.

The singer has also made a name for herself in reality TV, currently starring on the WE TV series Braxton Family Values.

And she became the first African American to win Celebrity Big Brother in the US last year.

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.

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