*deep sigh* I think I'm gonna have to cut this show loose.
Reality TV destroys families, I don't care what anyone says. Would Trina or Traci have been alcoholics if they hadn't begun appearing on this show? Not saying that the stresses of life can't drive one to drink, but the cameras are totally exacerbating the situation. What's even more disturbing is that these very real, very damaging issues...are being used for STORYLINES? Is that where we are in life? "Oh Lord, Traci out here stumbling drunk...did you get it on camera?! You didn't? Okay Traci, get up, they're gonna have you stumble out the door again, they had technical issues and they didn't get the shot, up you get, come on..."
What's really turning me off from this show though, is the continued red-headed stepchild treatment of Traci. She needs to get some counseling STAT because at 40+ years old, she's STILL looking to be validated by the sisters...who are still looking to be validated by Toni. It's repugnant. It's like, seriously Traci? Were you REALLY being honored at an event, but you skipped it to make a 3-minute appearance at a jazz festival? Stop playing. Are we THAT thirsty to be up under Toni, to be seen with Toni under the extra-bright lights? There was NO reason why Traci couldn't tell Toni that she's doesn't feel supported professionally, but she could tell us in a talking head? Sad. She actually sit there and let Toni do the whole "I'm not judging, but I'm so judging" thing. "You lost weight!" Good job, phoni Toni. How often do you all think those two interact, one-on-one?
I was pissed with the whole trailer scene; you know your sister, and you know she's drunk--why not pull her aside, no camera, and talk to her? No, Trina and Towanda just sit there and give each other knowing looks, and even Antavius and Omarosa are in on the laughs! Let's all just laugh at the trainwreck! These heifers have NO loyalty...I would never IN LIFE let my folk appear on camera acting any old kind of way. And I for damn sure will NOT let you laugh at them in front of me. These chicks are so Hollywood with it, I can't even... Then you see Evelyn going out with her favored (read: rich and famous) daughters, and it's nothing but suppressed smirks when talking about Traci. Man...
With that said, I applaud Trina at their dinner and saying that Toni doesn't keep promises. It really appears to me that Toni ain't really doing a damn thing in terms of "support" unless those cameras are rolling. If you don't live close by, or are not a part of her "Get Fresh Crew", she could take it or leave it. Years of being Toni "the" Braxton, I guess. Even poor Denim is looking like a second-class citizen next to his younger, "special" brother.
I believe the "stalker" Tamar is talking about is Toni's (former) assistant who she was beefing with on social media. These sisters are so bizarre--the assistant was working for Toni or alongside Towanda for her Secret Squirrel agency, but actively beefing with Tamar. Like, in what universe does that happen? How are you working for me, but arguing with my sister? And I mean, the little back and forth that I saw between the two was very personal, very nasty insults. Said assistant was in the fold for a while, too, if he's not still involved with them. Again, these women are effing crazy. No real loyalty, it seems like.
Next week: a "sister-vention"! I have a remedy for y'all: get the fuck off camera and have a real conversation for once. And stop trying to butter up to Toni, y'all are adults now. She'll probably respect you more if you let her little ass have it one good time. And as obnoxious as Tamar can be, give her her props for using the show's platform properly and launching a career for herself. Nothing wrong with telling her that she is annoying, loud, defensive, insecure, a bit narcissistic and insensitive...because she is. But fucking let Tamar know that, don't just go silent and then start being passive-aggressive with her. Or pull stunts like having your assistant shade her for you on Twitter...