Singer Tamar Braxton says a man must be gay if he ‘doesn’t touch his girlfriend for three days’ in bizarre rant
Tamar Braxton, the reality TV star, singer and less successful sister of Toni Braxton, said that if a man doesn’t sleep with his girlfriend for three to 10 days, it’s because he “wants d**k”.
Braxton was slated after unleashing a homophobic rant on Instagram.
“The truth is ladies that these dudes out here really be gay,” she wrote in a since-deleted story post.
“It ain’t enough money, beauty, hair, babies in the world to keep them!! They want d***!! Periodt!!
“It’s nothing wrong with you, but they will find EVERY reason in the world to make u not good enough!!
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“If he lays with you for 3, 4, 10 days and he don’t touch u, it’s NOT YOU!! HE WANT A MAN!! And that’s on my momma.”
Braxton’s words came as a shock to LGBT+ fans who accused her of disregarding the community she has pandered to for much of her career.
Tamar Braxton worry about how you emulated your whole personality off of black gay men. Without them you would be as dry as your scalp.
— Ms. Wanda Yikes over here (@superflyhuni) November 11, 2019
Another day, another tragic reminder that Tamar Braxton only sees gay men as disposable scapegoats that she can use to justify why women like her can’t find real love.
How tragic. The irony is that her problem is right in the mirror looking back at her. pic.twitter.com/Q9Wrb5idsx
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) November 11, 2019
— Jay Kentrell (@THEE_Kentrell) November 11, 2019
Tamar Braxton is the example of a “fag hag” who benefits off of gay culture but secretly despises the community
— D A S H ? (@iamkingdash) November 11, 2019
Following the criticism, Braxton addressed her comments on Twitter.
“Y’all know I’m going live…. If you are in ya bag [upset], ya shouldn’t be.
“I shouldn’t have been in My feelings, & ranted on social media based off a conversation with my friends.”
Y’all know I’m going live….If you are in ya bag, ya shouldn’t be. I shouldn’t have been in My feelings, &ranted on social media based off a conversation with my friends. I was talking about me but not me and David. I’ve been through a lot. This is why i stay on my fake page? https://t.co/qZ47f3GIXb
— TAMAR BRAXTON (@TamarBraxtonHer) November 12, 2019
She failed to apologise for her homophobia, instead clarifying that she had “been through a lot”.
“I was talking about me but not me and David [her boyfriend]. I’ve been through a lot. This is why i stay on my fake page.”
Tamar Braxton welcomes the pink pound.
Since returning to the limelight via Braxton Family Values, the reality show chronicling the lives of the singer and her sisters, Braxton has become a regular fixture at Pride events across the US.
In 2013 she released the single ‘Hot Sugar’, which reached a lukewarm 48 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts (it did not chart in the main Billboard 100).
The video for the track featured a number of queer men and borrowed heavily from gay culture, as Braxton generally tends to do for her public persona.
Braxton has also appeared as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race on two separate occasions.