WE tv Parts Ways With Tamar Braxton After Singer’s Hospitalization

Tamar Braxton arrives at the BET Awards. (Credit: Shutterstock)

WE tv has agreed to cut ties with Tamar Braxton, following her suicide attempt and a scathing letter she wrote saying she had been working in “systemic bondage.”

“Tamar Braxton has been an important part of our network family for more than a decade,” WE tv said in a statement to the media on Friday. “As she focuses on her health and recovery at what is clearly a difficult and personal time, we will work with her representatives to honor her request to end all future work for the network. We wish her nothing but the best.”

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The announcement came one day after Braxton released a July 30 statement on Instagram, saying reality TV contributed to her mental health struggles.

As Urban Hollywood 411 previously reported, Braxton was rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles on July 16, after trying to take her life. In her Instagram post last week, Braxton said she was unhappy, partly because she believed her television contract was “excessive and unfair.”

“Over the past 11 years there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave,” she wrote. “I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid. I wrote a letter over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair.”

Braxton noted that the letter she wrote the network was “totally ignored.”

“I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporation’s gain and ratings, and that killed me,” she said, adding that she experienced “toxic, systemic bondage” while working in the television industry.

Despite agreeing to end its relationship with the singer and actress, WE tv said it still plans to air her new reality show Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!, according to TMZ.

The series had originally been scheduled to premiere on July 30, but was delayed until  Sept. 10 following Braxton’s hospitalization.