Braxtons: We're more Jackson than Kardashian
November 29th, 2011
04:42 PM ET

Braxtons: We're more Jackson than Kardashian

The Braxton family wants you to know they are not trying to be like the Kardashians, thank you very much.

Traci, Towanda, Trina, Tamar and their mother Evelyn recently spoke with CNN about the second season of the WE reality show "Braxton Family Values," on which they all star alongside the most famous Braxton, singer Toni.

The group says they are working on building their own reality TV legacy, one that is not at all like other families featured on the small screen. So what famous family would they most resemble?

"I would say the Jacksons," said Trina. "Because they are a musical family and that's what we do first. They are siblings, they are close, they fight, but at the end of the day they are a family – just like us."

Every Thursday night, fans get to watch the family dynamic, which at any given time can range from loving to fussing. Evelyn admitted that she needed some coaxing from her flock of beautiful daughters before she would agree to venture into the land of reality TV.

"I didn't know what to expect," Mama Braxton said. "I just was nervous about it, so they had to really convince me."

"The whole point of us doing the reality show was because it wasn't a lot of 'real' in reality TV," Tamar said. "I love reality TV, and that's pretty much all I watch. I just felt like, we are a family and we could bring something different to the table."

"We are just like any other family," her mother said. "There's the good, the bad and the ugly, but even throughout our trials and tribulations we love each other and we forgive each other."

Fans of the show know that Tamar is often in the midst of the drama. Outspoken in her desire to find success as a solo artist (the sisters began as a singing group before Toni hit it big, and over the years her sisters have sung backup for her), there was a bit of friction in the first season.

Tamar says this season she has pulled back a bit.

"First of all, I'm a work in progress and I'm not perfect nor do I want to be perfect," she said. "However, I do love my sisters and if I see something that's bothering me...I feel like it's my place to say something to them."

Tamar asserts that she didn't realize until watching the series that she was "popping off so much" – a trait which has had some label her as the show's breakout star.

But she insists that she's not nearly as outspoken this season as she has been - which is met by hoots from her sisters and lots of eye rolls. It's a typical Braxton family moment.

And do the others have an issue that so much attention has been showered on Tamar? Not at all, they said.

"It's just her season," Traci said.


soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. riiiight

    I've heard of the Jackson's... I've heard of the Kardashians... Never heard of the Braxton's. Do they have musical talent?? They are probably more Kardashian famous for absolutely no reason.. At least the youngest Jackson son had talent. These chicks who are nobody's that are allowed to think they are somebody because they have a TV show.. who else has had a Tv show?? The Duggars (woopie), umm.. Ohh there's a show where guys reposses people's cars! Hilly Billy Handfishing is a good one! (sarcasm) Come on.. I could take a giant crap and get a TV show.. does that make me somebody?? NO.

    December 1, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. derp

    A browner and tackier version of the Kardashians.

    Just what we need.

    December 1, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. CECE

    I REMEMBER WHEN ONE OF THE SISTERS WAS ON A REALITY SHOW CALLED "STARTING OVER"...."SHE" WAS HAVING ALL TYPES OF PROBLEMS...

    November 30, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. duh

    Comparing yourself to either family is nothing to brag about, esp the dysfunctional Jackson family who's meal ticket has passed away. I'm afraid they will pimp out the kids now since the others are no talent or washed up. Braxton is still attractive and talented but doesn't seem to smart with her money. And what's with the braxton all the way on the right? looks like a dude in drag. :P

    November 30, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Empress

    u have to love Americans...okay folks, their ethnic background is Armenian....go check a map of the world....btw, thought the Braxton were some very religious family? wat happen, mammon win out ....dem dresses certainly not for the three hour church service...unless dem want dem bodies noted as they sashay down the aisle...lol......didnt the only one who had any success file bankruptcy....and aren't they a bit long in the tooth to be still seeking fame...we say in the black community that 'black dont crack' but dang, aren't they trying to make it against youngster 30 yrs their junior?

    November 30, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesa

    Yuck! It's all about no talent Tamar. She sounds and acts like a ghetto broad, which she is. I don't understand why her husband continues to take her crap.
    I adore Toni and now I know why she is so successful. She has talent, is so giving, helps others when she can, and is so proud of her sisters. Tamar, only gives to herself and feels badly when her sisters can't buy what she can.
    Tamar, GO AWAY...PLEASE.

    November 30, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. courtney

    xD

    November 30, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. mejazzbo

    I can't imagine anyone wanting to be like the Ks or the Js unless money, at any price, is the only thing that makes your world go round. Pitiful...

    November 30, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. James Taylor

    They are siblings, they are close, they fight, but at the end of the day they are a family – just like us."

    November 30, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  10. Margaret

    there is only 1 set of Jacksons girls.

    November 30, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  11. sye

    the jacksons? please. never in a million years.

    November 30, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. JimDandy

    Just like the Jacksons, without any of the talent.

    November 30, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  13. shimmy

    Actually, they are like both: Screwed up and desperately seeking attention.

    November 30, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  14. Meh

    YO what up breeders?

    November 30, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  15. Rock

    Nice ho' poses, sistas

    November 30, 2011 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  16. SKY

    FACT: SO YOU WANT US TO WATCH YOUR FAMILY AND TAKE AWAY TIME FROM OUR FAMILY?
    THIS IS NOT ENTERTAINMENT. THEY NEED MONEY OK AND INSTEAD OF GETTING A REAL
    JOB THEY WANT TO ACT AT HOME AND GET A CHECK....MY MONEY STAYS IN MY HAND!

    November 30, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  17. @mr ed

    Ur sick get help

    November 30, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  18. ldstep

    Hope they don't let 'Toni' manage the money they receive from their earnings. If so they better start looking up a few good bankruptcy attorneys. Ridiculous with all the money entertainers make and they don't know how to spend their money or find reputable individuals to manage their funds. No excuse.

    November 29, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Jammer

    I dont feel like this article is news worthy

    November 29, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Nona Hendricks

    @PhilG.to late Toni has already had a boob job years ago and it was botched.

    November 29, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Curly

    @Evel back in high school we had a black girl that had more white d!cks than black ones...it happens.

    November 29, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  22. PhilG.

    Just do us an favor please.

    I see six very beautiful,very lovely black women that don't need ANY plastic surgery..

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE-DO NOT LET A DOCTOR MESS UP YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACES AND BODIES -PLEASE.

    November 29, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jupiter

      Toni has had botox and Tamar has had a nose job... just saying.

      November 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  23. PhilG.

    Without the psychotic megalamanic child forced labor father.

    November 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Zena

    Can we agree that there's dysfunction in all families and some of us can even spell and punctuate correctly lol.

    November 29, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Goatcap

      Your sentence requires a question mark at the end. LOL! Having said that, I do agree with your comment.

      November 30, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Sister Sledge

    Aspiring to compare yourselves to the Jacksons or Kardashians? Those are the people you want to compare yourselves to? Oh my, can we agree you"re disfunctional?

    November 29, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Bunny Blue

    Maybe the Kardashians had a black great grandmother,and as far as them having more black lovers i'm clueless.

    November 29, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Evel Knievel

    The Kardashians still have bigger a55es and have slept with more black guys than these broads. There's something wrong with that.

    November 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  28. JROCK

    Y is everybody AND there mamma always trying compare themselves to the JACKSONS...PLZ STOP IT PEOPLE...THERE WILL ONLY 1 JACKSON FAMILY........

    November 29, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  29. freddy j

    This show is Off the chain.com..ok? I love it! and I am WHITE baaabeeee. tamar is click click, klaka klaka. I mean its sooo funny, and real. it shows that drama and happiness happens even if you are successful. They have it all. I love them. You go Girls!

    November 29, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • averagejoe

      You're an idiot. And your comment makes no sense. Real? You wouldn't know what real was if it bit you in the butt.

      November 30, 2011 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  30. Teezy

    They're more Nubian Princesses and the Kardashians are more like white trash.

    November 29, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • James Tayor

      Since when are the Karda white. They look native American Indians or Hispanic Indians. But for sure not white European folks.

      November 30, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • James Tayor

      Since when are the Karda dumb chics white. They look native American Indians from the USA or Latin America. Or dark Hispanic who are also indians instead of white Hispanics.

      But for sure not white European folks. And these jokers comparing themselves to the Jacksons? LOL They gotta be crazy. Never heard of them except for the one time hit Toni and when she came out saying that she was broke.
      Most of the whole world knows about the Jackson 5 and MJ. But the Braxton LOL PLEASE get off the high horse before you land on manure.

      November 30, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • mddiva37

      The Kardashians' father was Armenian which is Europe but with some of it's people from various countries in the middle east. Their mother I believe is just your average white woman who colors her hair black because it looks good on her.

      November 30, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  31. JROCK

    THIS FAMILY IS NOTHING LIKE THE JACKSONS......

    November 29, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Mel Franklin

    No,you're not like the Jacksons more Kardashian from what i've seen.

    November 29, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest

      shameful to be compared to either family! they are all trash!

      November 29, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yama

      WHAT a STUPID thing to say..."We're like the Jacksons"?? THAT'S NOT A GOOD THING STUPID!!! lol

      November 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  33. blindy

    Towanda and Tamar. Dont sound like they are from around here. I wonder if they are asian people?

    November 29, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |

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