Tamar Braxton Speaks on Skin Bleaching: "I Didn’t Feel Like I Was Beautiful"
As Tamar Braxton’s skin slowly became lighter throughout her reality shows—first Braxton Family Values and then its spin-off, Tamar & Vince—skin bleaching rumors were set ablaze. In a recent exclusive interview with Ebony.com, the singer sets the skin bleaching rumors straight once and for all, and even mentions she might get plastic surgery after her pregnancy. Details below.
On plastic surgery:
"I don’t have plastic surgery. I never had plastic surgery. I had a nose procedure done because I had to. I had no cartilage in my nose, I have a piece of cartilage from my ear put into my nose. I had a medical procedure done. I have no plastic in my nose. And when I shared that with the world, now I have Botox, and different kind of fillers. Now I touch my face, which I never touch my face…Everything is real on me."
"After I have my baby, I might can’t say that everything is real on me. I might get my breasts done. Who knows if my breasts gonna go down to my ankles—I can’t do that!”
On her Vitiligo diagnosis (skin disorder):
“Anybody with skin issues knows that that’s a very sensitive subject. And that’s why I’ve never shared that I have Vitiligo, because I do. I’ve always had it, since I was a young girl. It’s not as bad as others because everybody has it differently, but I’ve certainly had mine diagnosed. That’s why I tan. People say, “You bleach your skin!” But I tan just so I can have a better tone on my skin, boo!
It’s gotten worse since I’ve gotten pregnant. If you shake my hand now, to me it’s more noticeable. But when you get diagnosed with a skin disorder, it’s hard. It does weigh on your self-esteem. It really does. But I’m done defending that. I’m not bleaching my skin and if I was bleaching my skin and I felt like saying so, I would, but for the record, I am not.”
On her faith in God:
“A lot of people don’t get second chances. This is my sixth record deal. This doesn’t happen. I knew I could sing and I knew I could dance but nobody really believed that much (in me) so I (had to be) really strong in my faith and I know if it wasn’t for God, I would not be here. I couldn’t do this album without people knowing how I feel about it.“
Read the entire exclusive here.