Tamar Braxton knew she would share the limelight eventually, but she never thought that putting her feelings into her hit song “Love and War” would win people over. The love ballad has now earned her five Soul Train Award nominations and huge support from friends and fans alike. Vixen caught up with the songstress about her newfound success, mommyhood and if the possibility of a new catchphrase in the making. She also talks about her dream collaborations and the artist she feels is most like her.—Kandice Lawson
How do you feel about being nominated for five Soul Train Awards?
I feel numb to it. I just can’t believe it, this has been an amazing year and I never expected it. I feel honored and humbled and appreciative all at the same time, I really am at a loss for words still and its been a couple weeks for me to process it and I still don’t even know what to say that just means that people are paying attention and they love my music and they appreciate my music and honest to God you can’t really ask for anything more than that.
Who would you like to collaborate with soon?
I would love to work with Ne-Yo. I think he’s amazing. 2 Chainz. I love 2 Chainz, I’m a real big ratchet music lover actually!
What artist do you feel is most like you?
I think Drake is most like me, I think he’s really passionate about his music, he’s really melodic, he seems to be very adamant about the things he wants and he’s not willing to settle for anything or anyone else, and I think I might be the female version of that.