YBF INTERVIEW: The Braxtons DISH On Having Classier Fights Than Other Reality Chicks
The Braxtons (sans Tamar who was called away to the hospital to check on hubby Vince) recently chatted it up with TheYBF.com. They dished on the rumors of jealousy amongst them and how to have a classy catfight.
Check out our convo inside....
The fabulous Braxton sisters chopped it up with TheYBF.com recently about Mama Evelyn hitting the dating scene, jealousy among the sisters, how their reality show has impacted the family, and why you won't ever see them tossing a drink.
Being thrust into the public eye wouldn't be easy for most families. Especially when the world knows all your drama--like the fact Toni makes a point to do her own promo separately. Hmm....
"Braxton Family Values" made us look at our issues," Towanda revealed to us. Before the tv show, we used to sweep things under the rug. But now we are forced to address the pink elephant in the room. We have to talk about what is bothering us and at the end of the day, it’s about love and mending what we have."
On often fussing and fighting as sisters:
Traci: We are going to argue, we are going to bicker and we are going to not speak to each other for a few minutes. But tv forces people to ask themselves what would you do? Would you hold a grudge or still love?
Trina: As sisters, we know everything about each other. We know what makes each other tick and how to push each other’s buttons. But we also know how to pick each other up. I think social networking is sometimes bad because people make bad comments and try to stir up negativity between us. Like, they will ask are we jealous of each other. Stop that! We are proud of each and shame on you!
On why the sister's are classier and different than other drink tossing hair pulling reality chicks:
Traci:I think it's silly for grown folks to fight and throw drinks. What kind of role model are you setting when you do that? You should not need Bengay after an argument. You must be an example.
Towanda: We don’t fight. We don’t throw drinks or pull hair. Our parents taught us to use our words. It’s too much when grown women fist fight! You are grown! What happens after you scuffle? Your hair is messed up, your makeup is smeared and you’re not cute anymore.
Trina: I think reality tv goes to far when people discuss bedroom activities. Bedrooms and bathrooms are off limits!
Traci on seeming displaced last season
Traci: I felt a little out of place. This season you will see why I didn’t sing with my sisters and my other career goals. I was a beauty school drop out twice. But you have to live your own life…can’t focus on other people.
On their parent’s divorce
Trina: It’s really difficult to not have that family home. But we have the love of both of our parents and we look forward to spending time with them over the holidays. But my mom is dating now. She still got her “hey hey what what. I want her to get with someone who takes her out on trips and will spoil her.
On how their show is different than other reality shows
Towanda: I don’t feel like it’s a competition. Our show is different because it's based on family and values. We don’t fight. We don’t throw drinks or pull hair. Our parents taught us to use our words.
Towanda: Sometimes we may need a moment when harsh words are used. Like, I don’t always agree with what Tamar says, but it’s about her delivery. Words hurt. For us, it’s about taking that moment and then coming back and saying, 'I didn’t appreciate what you said and how you said it'."
On what they want out of life for each other:
Trina: For my mom, I hope she finds a sugar daddy. For Toni, I hope she finds peace within a judgmental media. Traci, I hope “The Braxtons” album happens for her. I hope Towanda gets back with (husband) Andre. Tamar, I hope that she closes her mouth!
Traci: I want my mom to stay young and beautiful. I want Toni to stay successful and prosper in everything in life. For myself, I want to stay young, beautiful and sexy. I hope Towanda has happiness. I hope Trina becomes a 12-time Grammy winner. I want Tamar to have silence! Love you!
Towanda: For my mom, I hope she wins the $350 Mega Millions. Toni, I want her to be as successful as she ever was. Traci, I hope she opens her own beauty salon. For me, I hope to receive an Oscar! Trina, I want Trina to be successful as a singer. And I hope Tamar has a daughter just like herself!
Tamar would probably love a smart-mouthed mini-me! Tune in tomorrow for our exclusive with Tamar Braxton as she dishes up relationship advice for her sisters and her take on what really went down on tonight's premiere.
Season 2 of "Braxton Family Values" airs tonight (Thursday) at 9ET on WeTV.