Tamar Braxton James Wright Chanel

Loyal reader Kevon Ja'mar writes:

This is a video of Tamar and James Wright Chanel (Patti Pies) singing Karyn White's classic "Superwoman", backstage on The Great Xscape Tour. They sound awesome! Tamar should totally cover this song, on record! Totally suits her. Karyn would be proud.

Tamar is currently on tour with Xscape and Tameka Harris' daughter Zonnique Pullins. The Xscape Reunion tour wraps up in January.

James Wright Chanel became an overnight sensation in 2015 when he sang Patti LaBelle's praises in a video review of her sweet potato pies.

What do you think? Should Xscape add James to the tour?

 

  • Shawty

    They did a great job with that. Tamar has a great voice.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    they definitely sounded good. Should add him to background vocalist

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Love it! He is very talented.

  • datATLboi

    hell yea add him

  • AJ

    She should definitely cover this song.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    that is my ish!!! Karyn White was the joint back in the day. It was Karyn White, Regina Bell, Deborah Cox, Heather Headley...NO AUTO TUNE NEEDED!!!

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    love James !

  • BeUtFullSoul

    okay! come thru, NEW BGV!

  • 2telldatruth

    Chills....

  • Ni Ni

    Speaking of Karyn White, she has new music out. I briefly heard her talking about it on Ralph Tresvant's radio show. They played some of the songs, but i missed it.

  • January Jones

    It's weird because ever since Tamar and Vince broke up, her voice sound more powerful and soulful.

  • IAmLegend

    Nah you just late. Tamar been killin those vocals since 1999. Get into her first album from 2000.

  • No Love Lost

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    "The building named after Williams will be the biggest on the campus and cover more than one million square feet and it is expected to open in 2019. The building named after Coe, the fitness center named after Krzyzewski and the new garage will open in 2018."

    Black girl magic ladies and gentlemen, and big congrats to Serena!! Such a legend and inspiration.

  • Rayne

    Straight killing!

  • You Could Never

    I still hate this song. I have hated it since it came out. I was 11. Fukk that dude in the song. He a selfish bastard <<< my 11 year old thoughts.

  • MissHarlem

    Giving you all this Friday love ??

  • free

    yaaaasssssssssss!!!

  • Jdove585

    Yessss

  • You Could Never

    I needs it.

    Wont the cat in this song an asshole Karyn originally was singing about? Nigga I like coffee. You should be getting ME a cup. I like my toast a lil dark and hey we need some new juice. You said yesterday it was sour.

    Like...smdh...

  • KcoolMuziq

    Karen's voice has deepened over the years.

  • MissHarlem

    Nah you not alone I always had pause with this song. Liked it because I felt her emotion in it but as a kid was confused. That and I'm going down ? but I sing both like I'm on stage ?

  • Luv Pitties

    Hell I thought about that song the other day and said i hope she upgraded and his ass is getting the blues

  • You Could Never

    Lmao

  • You Could Never

    I was 11 years old like why is she so pressed about this dude and his coffee? Maybe if you stop tryna be perfect, he would like you more. Sweater God.

  • MythCalledLove

    Emotion was in every note. Why does it sound good? She can sing however when your going thru some $h!t. And we all know what is going on in her life. She should remake Diana Ross "I'm Coming Out"

  • MissHarlem

    Bat signal for sis aka Yoni and twin Lurk ???

  • IAmLegend

    Faith Evans hired him as her background vocalist. He was back there sounding better than her lol.

  • Applebootay

    GUURRLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS WAS MY JAM....I WAS a teenager and had had my heart broken....when I tell you I sang this song everyday....I bought the cassette, yes, we were still playing cassettes at that time.....

    https://youtu.be/A4C4NiVKrXk

  • Applebootay

    It's to early in the day for your mess ,,,LOL

  • Applebootay

    EXACTLY....she been ON....that girl can sang....

  • xenaD

    I am the kind of girl that could treat u so sweet but ya gotta realize that u gotta be sweeter to me! Lovvvvve that song. They did good ?

  • xenaD

    Deadass

  • hottlanta

    Loving it and well deserved.

  • hottlanta

    I was looking at their show and I saw him and the other guy on vacation with Tamar/Vince. Vince was annoyed and I don't blame him they was all over the place. They should have stayed at an hotel instead of staying in the private home and going on tours with them. It was a bit much.

  • imright

    i love the tone of Tamars voice ??

  • You Could Never

    I was a wee lass in 1988. I was 11 years old. Old enough to be irritated that Karyn was doing all of that for her guy and he was treating her like shit tho lmaooo.

  • Ajavee

    Still my jam!!!

  • MythCalledLove

    He is the type that might has to be all extra. Sequin jacket & matching head band. While the others just wearing plain ole black.

  • Nina Ross

    yep record it & sing it live... guys can sing backgrouund

  • pecancandy

    They sound great. Is that a housecoat Tamar has on?

  • A D N

    A moo moo lol. Grandmas wear them lol. I want me one...a long one.

  • Owww76

    Some sangin women! I just saw Heather Headley on She's Gott Have It, she looks great!

  • A D N

    What do you think about their relationship in regards to Tamar's needs and Vince's weightloss?

  • Owww76

    hey hey dont do my Fizzy, Brick City queen like that LOL! Faith SANGS down. I love when she get all churchy.

  • A D N

    Dang, you understood those lyrics at 11? lol.

  • http://bettybooplover.tumblr.com/ Berry Melon

    Nowadays we see more of Tamar than her sister Toni. But that being said she is the "background" vocal you hear on most of Toni's records and a few others and one of Lady Gaga's hit songs? She can sing - I won't lie. In honesty I don't know any of Tamar's single releases. Her music videos and songs are never played where I live but they play Toni on the "vintage/retro" music channel.

  • We Can Do This

    The creation of Baby face, LA. Reid and Daryl Simmons. Whiny song and just as annoying as the Apollo theme song..."And I'm Telling You"!

  • You Could Never

    Sadly

  • hottlanta

    I know if Tamar sucks the life outta me thru the tv screen I can imagine how she sucks the life outta folks in person. She knew Vince was with someone when he was fat and probably skurred he is gonna make up for lost sex life time when he gets to be skinny. She fought for Vince when she dated him/knew he was living with someone else and was a fool to think once he put a ring on it the fight was over. She might think she won the physical relationship battle but the emotional relationship battle is a mess and ongoing as long as she is with him.

  • hottlanta

    Cassette really and you are how old__________. Don't make me pull out my Terrance Trent Darby cassette. I be signing my name all ova the place.

  • Renee26

    I was wondering why he looked so familiar!! He's her "hairstylist"....whew chile I fell asleep with Tamar & Vince on the TV last night and had nightmares of that petty arguing

  • Renee26

    Chile she was in the toy store picking up all the stuff that will make him finish quick and the rubber massage thing that makes her work less....she said she is not for the 3 hour sessions! She is supposed to be his biggest supporter but she is against his weight loss. He probably used to be a 2 minute mf and now he has stamina.

  • Renee26

    She's mean and losing a guy who worships the ground she walks on. She has already mentally checked out and blows everything out of proportion now...he can't find peace in his happy place. She was allll over him when he was heavy and unhealthy and now that he's more health conscious she has a big problem with it....doesn't even want him to get the excess skin removed.....throw the whole wife away!

  • Renee26

    She brought them to cock block....she chose to argue with him at the table with friends and made it uncomfortable for everyone...She wants to live like a 26 y/o and have a sponsor to take her and her friends on trips and then pay the sponsor no attention. It's all about her and she doesn't care about Vince.....did you see how she blamed him for her being busy the whole work day and her not calling her dad?? Ummm it's a show day, you were supposed to be working nonstop....it happens when us regular folks have events too. She's a mess!

  • Renee26

    She's resting her voice...you see she cursed him out every 5 minutes...she's the definition of toxic

  • hottlanta

    I never understood the need for a straight woman to have gay male friends around as an xmas ornament/status symbol or something. She got 2 of them. Vince is like it is toooo much for me but the minute he says something he will be accused of being homophobic. I have long term gay male friends and we don't roll like that. I don't treat them as one of the girls and they don't treat me as one of the boys. We stay in our lanes. Yet these are the same women always saying I don't have any real girlfriends but act as if it is some kind of status symbol to hang around gay men as if they are your girlfriends. Straight men don't hang around butch gay women like that and act as if they are one of the boys. Every black reality show got the straight black woman/gay black man combo meal. It's toooo much.

  • hottlanta

    In the words of John Witherspoon BANG/BANG/BANG. She knows the rules. New LIFE/new WIFE.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z9kkbUcwnY

  • SumthinSweeter

    Lol. Non-stop bickering right?

  • Applebootay

    Well I was a teenager, maybe 14 or 15...gurl, I was in LOVE...LOL

  • Soon2BWife

    Tamar sounds so good when she sings in her dressing room and being recorded with a phone. Wonder why she sounds different live on stage???

  • A D N

    I could have fixed Vince's and Tamar's relationship in 30 minutes tops, by just repeating what they both said, and what they both need, to the other. They just didn't hear the other, and both are afraid of change/growth, in the other. Tamar NEEDS to reach her dreams, yet afraid of the changes in Vince...she wants that to stay the same because his weight is her security in herself. Vince NEEDS Tamar to stay the same...by his side under his wing because he is afraid (insecure) of losing her, yet is growing personally in his new body and the way people are reacting to him. Tamar thinks Vince is holding her back...Vince just needs her near him so he can protect her. The answer...they both have to allow growth and changes (weightloss/career aspirations) in each other/ yet provide the security needed to reach their goals. And be mindful and encouraging of the other as they strive toward their successes. They should see it as a team effort although they are moving individually. Just because people need change, doesn't mean they will leave.

  • A D N

    Good points. Tamar is a Narc (condoned in her early development stage) in the extreme, with overtones of insecurity (created when Toni was the spotlight and the attention and catering switched from her). These are reasons why she find herself preferring very heavy men because she wants to always be "the one" everyone looks at and admires. I find when people are spoiled rotten and behavior wasn't corrected early (in childhood) attitudes doesn't change just because age does. Growing older means just that...but growing wiser is something taught. Her mom probably could not teach those traits due to her own battles with her ex-husband. And her father indirectly taught Tamar if you do not prefect looks, you could be replaced.

  • A D N

    lol. I'm with Tamar on this one...I don't want a 3 hour session...lol. I will do the hour thing...need a work out several times a week...but 30 minutes is good for me.

  • Trace da Ace

    im soooo mad at that fugly wig on her dome....no bueno!

  • A D N

    In a natural state in the dressing room. When she's performing...she's "performing"...and not entertaining the crowd. She's so insecure and has sooo many issues. I bet she's always suicidal in her thoughts, then again her narcissistic state wouldn't allow her to rid the world of someone as great as she is. Constant emotional battle. I mean, how would the world rotate without her? Tamar needs constant praise, reassurance and attention to overshadow those negative thoughts she tells herself. Actually, Tamar needs therapy. She was taught God fixes everything, and in addition she needs a professional human's, someone she greatly admires but do not feel intimidated of, feedback to highlight her issues.

  • Renee26

    She don't even want the hour...she wants minutes LMAO I personally enjoy a nice lengthy session; however long it takes to satisfy both of us. I don't think I could get mine in 30 minutes

  • Renee26

    I agree with this reasoning..she's definitely a brat and even though she says she wants him her actions scream different. She's not willing to communicate and he seems scared to communicate with her. He was very passive aggressive in his responses saying "when people" instead of speaking to Tamar directly...she was definitely direct with her delivery of tongue lashes

  • Renee26

    Yes...over the silliest things too

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Renee26

    She needs to keep them outta her business too... she has a gang of sisters she could hang with instead. I'm all for having time with friends but there needs to be a balance like Vince said work time/time with friends/time with family/ and time with your mate....she knows good a damn well why he didn't want to hang around and frolic with them. She should have been spending QT with her MAN on that trip and let her friends do their own thing.

  • nyla00

    They sound amazing! I’m here for this trio!

  • hottlanta

    I have seen the loose skin on my favorite show 600lb life and it ain't no joke. Tamar keep talking bout him getting blood clots. She needs to educate herself on his health and realize if you are overweight the percentage for you to get blood clots are higher and we ALL can get them. She needs to look at him naked and get tired of that skin hanging off his body and all over her. She acts as if she is not having sex with him with the loose skin and she should want a thinner man in her life. He losing weight so he can play with his son the way a father would want to play with his son. Because from what I see, she ain't spending a lot of time with her son. He is always with the nanny even on vacation. She loves the attention and Vince losing weight will take the attention off her as if there is only room for one person to be in the spotlight. She is not doing her wifey duties by sticking my him through sickness or in health. A lot of women would give their right hand for a man who has the courage to lose weight the way Vince did. Calling them my teddy bear sometimes is a denial that he is really overweight to make it sound cute to ourselves.

  • hottlanta

    Friends male or female should have stayed HOME period. I know Vince got pissed you know she paid for everything. I was like dayum you gotta eat in front of them, go on tours and they in the house 24/7. I would have said something or if they were her friends they would have respected their time and said yall go and have fun. See ya when you get back.

  • NicoleZee

    WOW! Just WOW! Drama and antics aside, Tamar has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard! And James Wright Chanel sounds good too! Okay Tamar, when are the tour dates for your SOLO tour going to be announced??? Can't wait to see her again :)!

  • hottlanta

    Can't nobody do Superwoman like Fantasia. My favorite part is when Babyface looks at her and run back to the piano Go Fanny Go.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQBfkzuE5yQ

  • NicoleZee

    Huh??? I saw her in concert back when she toured for her Love & War album and she sounded the same on stage. Her persona and voice is always the same in person and on TV. However, singers have their days I guess where they might not sound as good.

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    thanks so much for sharing this. I wanted to see the performance soon as I read your comment. :)

  • LaffinatYOU

    Why is the bitch dressed up as micheal myers with a lacefront weave. Halloween is over

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Gotta give it to her tho.......she really can sing

  • hottlanta

    Folks were asking her how she felt about Fanny's performance she said she was honored. Fanny is the business. LOVE HER!!!!!

  • TheMove

    I beg to differ. Fantasia took that song to church and it didn’t need that. Actually she transforms damn near every rendition of a song into gospel. Plus she hollers too much. But to each its own

  • TheMove

    Tay did that! ??????

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    Ditto! She hollers too much for me She can sing she just does too much screeching

  • EMILY POST

    I actually like the way Tamar sang that particular song. Her voice was perfert for that song. but Fantasia Murdered that Elton John Song... Sorry is the Hardest word... Oh My She Did the Hell out of that. Song Selection. Good Black singers need the Good producers and writers that can write for their spectacular voices. They both have such beautiful voices.

  • Lolly Asher

    Amazing what happens when the right song meets the right voice. She needs better songs of her own.

  • hottlanta

    You betta say it. OMG she made Elton John cry. Her hook at the end was epic. I remember how young she was by looking at her face.but her voice ripped it to shreds. Go Fanny GO

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSQt_X2AUak

  • EMILY POST

    Just Beautiful......

  • hottlanta

    Every time I see that I cry. Fanny is a beast. I think it is a shame that the beautiful voices don't get the spotlight as the other voices but the good thing is we support them behind the scenes 100 percent. It is our job to keep them alive and quit relying on the music industry to do it.

  • It doesn’t matter

    Yeah I love both of them but Tamar's version was flawless & effortless. That song is more about the words so over singing it is worthless.

  • Lisa jones

    Yes Tamar!!!

  • It doesn’t matter

    I was happy to see her on the show

  • Oh Tommie

    She rocked her set...I think he is on the tour because he came out and sang a little doo wop

  • Oh Tommie

    She rocked her set...I think he is on the tour because he came out and sang a little doo wop

  • Luv R

    I just holllllllleeeerrred..?

  • ShWa

    Also Monica is on this tour.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    i thought that was Heather!!!

  • itsjismemelly

    she sounds amazin