Tamar Braxton says her family show The Braxton Family Values has been paid significantly less than other family reality TV shows, specifically Keeping Up with The Kardashians.
On Monday, a Twitter user wrote, “I wish y’all could work out a deal with a black-owned network. Anyone of them would be ecstatic to have the Braxton Family! #BET #OWNTV #bouncetv #tvonetv We ALL remember the ratings that #BFV_WEtv brought to #WEtv !! #PayThemTheirWorth #PayThemTheirRespect.” Braxton retweeted the user’s tweet with a post saying, “Are we going to talk about pay… I 100 percent wrote the theme song… where is the coin… our show is on Netflix… where is the coin… 10 years on The air… we make 75 percent LESS than the Kardashians. How come there are no villains on that show.”
Braxton Family Values aired on We TV for six seasons and a total of 142 episodes, The Blast reports. The hit continuously brought the network and producers very high ratings. However, the singer and reality star revealed that when white producers and execs control the narratives of Black talent, Black people suffer and are mistreated. As Braxton continued, she replied to the fan’s tweet, saying, “& STILL more DRAMA till this day! But that’s what happens when it’s all white executives having all the power & telling your black family stories🤷🏽♀ I WILL get justice for my family and all other black reality shows with the narrative of ABP & negativity. it’s TERRIBLE& I’m tired.”
She added: “Your post is exactly what I’m talking about. I, too, feel the same way. It used to be funny and fun. But some will say well you actually said or did the negative things. True, but now true. It’s the context. And that’s why they do it. To ruin your credibility.”