Loni Love has addressed Tamar Braxton's controversial exit from The Real in her new book, I Tried To Change So You Don’t Have To. Comedian Cookie Hull accused Loni of getting Tamar fired from the show, an accusation that Loni continues to deny.
According to The Jasmine Brand, in a recent interview, Loni said, “Everybody gets their day in court and everybody gets to tell their side and everybody gets to tell their truth. That’s the reason why you write books — it’s to tell your truth."
She added that Tamar's firing was "above her pay grade" and she had nothing to do with it. She said,“None of the girls should have been blamed. None of us did anything.”
Loni also said that Tamar's exit "tarnished" the show. She explained, “You look at other talk show hosts. They get canned and contracts end all the time. This was the first show that was like, all women of color, and it really tarnished the show, I believe. It left this cloud of suspicion on the show. The show wasn’t meant for that. The show was really meant to uplift and show diversity amongst women.”
LONI SAYS SHE WASN'T ALLOWED TO DISCUSS TAMAR'S EXIT PUBLICLY
In the book, she says, “I used to be the person that was like, ‘You know what? It will all blow over.’ But we live in the age now of social media where it doesn’t blow over. It’s there forever, there are things that everyone on the show has said that are still living. So, you still have to continue to fight for your character, and I think there’s nothing wrong with fighting for your character and fighting for your truth.”
She added that she wasn't allowed to speak on the circumstances surrounding Tamar's exit and now she feels like the studio made some “mistakes” by not allowing Loni Love and her co-hosts to defend themselves sooner.
She said, “I’ve always been a strong person, and in the book, you will understand why certain things were said, why certain things weren’t said.”