There’s still lots of speculation on what caused The Real to fire Tamar Braxton. But now, it looks like an episode that played a factor has resurfaced.
Word spread that Braxton was let go after she acted out after she lost a game that Pinterest sponsored.
In the clip, Braxton and her now former co-host Adrienne Bailon take on Loni Love and Jeannie Mai in Pinterest Wars while Tamera Mowry-Housley referees the challenge. After Loni and Jeannie were announced the winners, Braxton went over and hit one of the items while saying they should not have won.
When Mowry-Housley said they would be back next season, Braxton said she wouldn’t be playing that round.
Interestingly enough, that episode aired on Monday May 16 and news of Braxton’s firing hit the following Saturday, May 21.
Just two days after her firing, it was reported that the final straw was her actions during a Pinterset challenge.
“During the final tapings of ‘The Real’ in early May, the show’s executive producer had reached breaking point with Tamar, who cursed her out in earshot of other staffers on set after being upset she lost a game during the taping,” an insider told B. Scott May 24. “It was an ugly scene. Pinterset was sponsoring the segment and Tamar was genuinely upset she was losing the game. She really acted out during the taping in front of the studio audience and then exploded behind the scenes once the show was done.”
Apparently producers cut down much of the segment, but Pinterest representatives were still on set to see Braxton’s alleged meltdown. The source added that Braxton’s actions were nothing new.
“Let’s just say she was becoming unbearable to work with.”
Since the firing, Braxton has been given the green light to her own talk show under Steve Harvey’s production company.
See the Pinterset clip below.