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Kevin Hart responded after he was rudely dragged on social media for showing support to embattled daytime television host Ellen DeGeneres.

DeGeneres faces cancellation of her Ellen DeGeneres Show after suffering its worst ratings decline ever.

Hart joined other Black millionaires, such as singer Tyrese Gibson, in a show of support for DeGeneres after past and present staffers accused her of contributing to a "toxic" environment on the set.

Hart shared a message of support for DeGeneres on Instagram.com, saying, "It's crazy to see my friend go thru what she's going thru publicly. I have known Ellen for years and I can honestly say that she's one of the dopest people on the f---ing planet. She has treated my family and my team with love and respect from day 1. The internet has become a crazy world of negativity. We are falling in love with people's downfall. It's honestly sad. When did we get here?"

But his followers were less not impressed by Hart's message. They dragged him on social media for defending DeGeneres after Black staffers confirmed the troubling reports about her.

One IG user wrote: "Oh the millionaire treated the other millionaire with respect? May as well end the investigation here."

Another user wrote, "Stay out of the Ellen show toxicity issue it's not about you it's about the employees who worked under her. Workplace bullying happens and never discount the ones that were victimized!! If you want to support Ellen GIVE HER A CALL IN PRIVATE!! Of course She's not gonna treat big celebs horribly!"

In a follow-up video on Tuesday, Hart shared his frustration at users dragging his good name.

"This social media sh-t is getting out of hand, dude. It is truly getting out of hand," he said, before defending his actions.
 

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Singer Kelis Rogers is pregnant with her third child. The mom-of-two took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the big news, posting a photo of herself holding up a positive pregnancy test.

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"Chef Kelis - table for 5 please," the 40 year old wrote. "We're adding one more!"

"Happy to announce that I'm expecting and I'm partnering with @firstresponsepregnancy, as they are committed to supporting healthy, equitable pregnancy journeys and understand the importance of a nurturing environment for black women and mothers," she added.

"As a Black mother, there are so many things to consider during this time in your life, especially during the crazy times that we live in - from what we eat, to how we live and love.

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"This is the time we must take for ourselves without apologies, especially when we still live in a country where Black women historically have had the highest maternal mortality rates. So for me, self-care has become paramount, particularly in the beginning stages. Knowing your body and what it needs, being able to be still and quiet enough to hear what it tells you. That’s why I used a First Response Early Result test as it can tell you if you’re pregnant 6 days sooner than your missed period."

Bosses at First Response have made a donation to Black Mamas Matter in Kelis' name.

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The hip-hop star-turned-chef has an 11-year-old son from her marriage to rapper Nas and a four-year-old son she shares with current husband, realtor Mike Mora.
 

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Chef Kelis - table for 5 please. We’re adding one more! ??? Happy to announce that I’m expecting and I’m partnering with @firstresponsepregnancy, as they are committed to supporting healthy, equitable pregnancy journeys and understand the importance of a nurturing environment for black women and mothers. #Ad #BlackMamasMatter #Motherhood As a Black mother, there are so many things to consider during this time in your life, especially during the crazy times that we live in — from what we eat, to how we live and love. This is the time we must take for ourselves without apologies, especially when we still live in a country where Black women historically have had the highest maternal mortality rates. So for me, self-care has become paramount, particularly in the beginning stages. Knowing your body and what it needs, being able to be still and quiet enough to hear what it tells you. That’s why I used a First Response Early Result test as it can tell you if you’re pregnant 6 days sooner than your missed period.* Don’t be afraid to look for a team that looks like you and can relate with a level of care that will make you feel your most comfortable. It’s your right. It’s our right. And we must demand not only what’s best for us, but for our community. So, I’m so grateful to be able to work with First Response and to announce that a charitable donation to @blackmamasmatter will be made on my behalf. @blackmamasmatter is an organization that’s working to ensure Black mamas have the rights, respect, resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy. Together we can change these statistics, one woman at a time. *Early Result Pregnancy Test detected the pregnancy hormone levels in 76% of pregnant women 5 days before their expected period.

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Questlove and his band The Roots are in hot water after singer Jaguar Wright claims they were in the studio when R. Kelly seduced young girls a backroom.

In a livestream video, Wright, 43, claimed Questlove, real name Ahmir Thompson, was in a Philadelphia studio when the disgraced R&B singer seduced young girls in a back room.

In a video captioned, "Threatening me? I'm ready," Wright expressed regret for not speaking out about Kelly's alleged inappropriate behavior with young girls.

"Do you know how responsible I feel for all the women that I let get hurt because I didn't say nothing," she said.

"Look at R. Kelly... The Roots was around when that ni--a was in the A room, sending his mf driver off to go get girls..."

Wright went on to say "a member of The Roots" specifically told her to mind her own business if she wanted to keep her career.

The studio is about 5 miles from Simon Gratz High School, one of the schools mentioned by Wright in her video.

Kelly, 53, is currently in a Chicago detention facility awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Questlove, the 49-year-old famed drummer for The Roots who served as in-house band for The Tonight Show, was among the celebrities who opted out of Lifetime's documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly, last year.

At the time, Questlove claimed he was being asked to acknowledge Kelly's "genius" as the reason for his refusal to appear in the documentary produced by journalist dream hampton.

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Wright shocked fans of rapper Common when she alleged he tried to sexually assault her while she was on tour with him.

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Police arrested a man who crashed his Tesla into a red Ferrari in Beverly Hills, California overnight.

Emergency personnel responded to a 2-vehicle crash in the area of Sunset Boulevard and North Canon Drive around 12:09 a.m. Wednesday.

The driver of the Ferrari is Christian Combs, the 22-year-old son of rap producer Sean Combs and the late fashion model Kim Porter, who passed away in 2018.

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Video footage from the scene showed a red Ferrari with damage to the rear end. A damaged black Tesla is also seen.

Christian, an aspiring rapper who uses the stage name King Combs, suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized.

The Tesla driver was arrested at the scene. An investigation into the crash is ongoing. The Tesla crash was the second involving a celebrity on the West Coast.

Rapper Frank Ocean's 18-year-old brother, Ryan Breaux, was killed in a single-car Tesla crash early Sunday. Excessive speeding was a contributing factor in the accident.

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Dr. Dre's estranged wife Nicole Young officially challenged his prenuptial agreement after she filed for divorce from the mega producer after 24 years.

Dre surprised Nicole and her attorney by answering her divorce petition and revealing he had an ironclad prenup all this years.

In new legal documents obtained by TMZ, Nicole claims the prenup is "null and void" because Dre ripped up the documents two years after they were married.

In the court papers, Nicole, 50, said she was "reluctant" to sign the prenup and felt pressured and intimidated by Dre.

"I was extremely reluctant, resistant and afraid to sign the agreement and felt backed into a corner. Given the extraordinary pressure and intimidation by Andre, I was left with no option but to hire a lawyer (of course, with the help of Andre's team of professionals) and unwillingly signed the agreement very shortly before our marriage."

She continued, "Andre acknowledged to me that he felt ashamed he had pressured me into signing a premarital agreement and he tore up multiple copies of the agreement in front of me. Since the day he tore up the agreements, we both understood that there was no premarital agreement and that it was null and void."

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Nicole (pictured with Dre and their daughter, Truly Young) didn't keep the shredded documents as evidence to present in court.

Fans say Dre probably brought up the subject of a prenup 2 years after their marriage because his wife nagged him about it, and he told her he destroyed it to shut her up.

Men everywhere praised Dre for having a prenup to preserve his assets. The 55-year-old father-of-five has a net worth of $800 million. Nicole would have been entitled to half of his wealth if she'd thought to keep the shredded documents as evidence to present to a judge.

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Peter Thomas claims he tested positive for Covid-19 after he removed his mask to take photos with fans.

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta TV personality claims he suffers from diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramps and chills.

Coronavirus is a respiratory illness. But Thomas' symptoms sound more like food poisoning. "My stomach has been a complete wreck," Thomas said.

In an Instagram video from his sick bed, the 59-year-old Libra urged his older followers to wear face masks, "wear gloves, practice social distancing."

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Thomas, whose ex-wives include RHOA personality Cynthia Bailey, said he took the Covid-19 test 5 times before testing positive. He claims he contracted the virus after removing his mask for fan photos.

"People come up to me, asking for pictures all of the time. They want me to have the mask off and they want to hug me because they say they like me. And I took those pictures," Thomas said.

"Every time I took those pictures, I am just praying to God that I am not going to get [COVID-19].

He said he is on quarantine for another week. After that, he will take two tests until he is negative.

Thomas is known for spinning the truth. Some of his followers remain skeptical that he is Covid-19 positive.
 

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Jaguar Wright has accused rapper Common of sexually assaulting her. The Philadelphia singer, who is known for her collaborations with The Roots and Jay-Z, shared the shocking news in a recent interview.

The 43-year-old Philly native described an incident that occurred after a show with Common. The "next thing we know we go to bed and he says, 'C'mon Jag.' No, I'm tired, n***a. I was on the stage all night, I wanna lay down."


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Wright, pictured in 2005, said she slept fully clothed so as not to give Common any suggestions. However, she said things went left in the morning.

"This n***a tryin' to stick his d**k in my mouth while I'm sleep. Lonnie f**kin' Lynn. Rashid. Common. Whatever the f**k you wanna call yourself. That's why I stopped f**kin' with him. Because n***a, if you gon' try to stick your d**k in my mouth while I'm sleep, there ain't nothin' you won't do."

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Common's fans were shocked to hear Wright's allegations about him. Although Common is emotionally unavailable and has difficulty maintaining relationships with women, he always seemed like a gentleman.

The news comes as comedic actress Tiffany Haddish confirmed she and Common are a romantic item.

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"This is hands down the best relationship I've ever been in. Knock on wood!" said the 40-year-old Sagittarius. "I've lost 20 pounds since I've been in this relationship. I feel more confident in me and it's not him that's doing it. I'm just way happier and it's like knowing I got somebody that cares about me, that really has my back. It seems like he does anyways. And I love it. I love him."

Common has yet to respond to the allegations made against him by Wright.

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Rapper Desiigner called the Covid-19 pandemic as "fake" in a controversial rant on Instagram on Monday.

The 23-year-old rapper took to social media to share his thoughts about the virus, telling followers: "Yo, no funny. Corona is fake, gone, bro [sic]. No funny s**t. Enjoy life. No cap [no lie]. We ain't even on that type of vibe. Corona s**t, man. Honestly, that corona s**t is BS. You feel me?"

Desiigner added that he's convinced the pandemic is just a hoax because he has yet to fall ill with the virus himself, despite not wearing a face mask.

"I ain't get sick yet. I been outside, healthy," he said.

Desiigner isn't the only one voicing skepticism about the pandemic. Social media users shared their concerns about President Trump mobilizing the U.S. military to help distribute the vaccines when the injections become available.

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Despite his comments, Desiigner - real name Sidney Selby - teamed up with Anaheim business Mouth Masker to create his own mask earlier in the pandemic.

He is also donating some of the proceeds from his new single "Survivor" to a Coronavirus relief fund that benefits healthcare workers and displaced families.

Explaining why he felt obliged to do something to give back during an interview with Revolt last month, the "Panda" rapper said: "It's a lot of people on that frontline risking their life every day. A whole bunch of situations going on, we want to make sure everyone's protected.

"For the people who are really out there in the urgent care room, workers on the frontline putting down the work, it's only right to help them out through this time."

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Tiffany Haddish has confirmed her rumored romance with emotionally unavailable rapper Common.

The Girls Trip star was first linked to the rapper-songwriter at the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown, when they live-streamed a virtual date on social media. They were then spotted together at a Black Lives Matter protest in June.

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In a chat on Steve-O's Wild Ride podcast, Tiffany told the former "Jackass" star that she is in a relationship with the Grammy-winning rapper. She said she and Common, 48, are "twins" after she shaved her head a couple of weeks ago.

"I am in a relationship. This is my first time ever dating a celebrity. I f**ked one, but this is my first time dating one. Being in a relationship with one," said the 40-year-old Sagittarius.

"This is hands down the best relationship I've ever been in. Knock on wood! I've lost 20 pounds since I've been in this relationship. I feel more confident in me and it's not him that's doing it. I'm just way happier and it's like knowing I got somebody that cares about me, that really has my back. It seems like he does anyways. And I love it. I love him."

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Tiffany and Common, real name Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., first met on the set of 2019 movie The Kitchen, but they didn't take their friendship to the next level until much later.

The two became close At the start of the pandemic after they both got tested for Covid-19 while working on a charity project with Bumble.

That was when they started "f**king", as the South Central Los Angeles native so eloquently stated.

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She also revealed Common is a big fan of her new bald look, adding: "I've been talking about cutting my hair for years... He said it was beautiful. He's like, 'Wow, you did it man. You've got a lot of courage. You look so beautiful. I love it.' And I'm like, 'Ahh, put your head on my head'."

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Ryan Cameron returned to middays on Majic 107.5/97.5 on Monday, Aug. 3, months after heart valve surgery.

Cameron returned to host "Ryan Cameron Uncensored" middays from 2-6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Cameron, 54, suffered complications from sepsis, a potentially life-threatening blood infection that damaged a valve in his heart and his kidneys, requiring dialysis to clear toxins from his blood.

"I learned how sepsis attacks your body," he said on air in early June. "You realize that there's only a 50% survival rate, and you are on the right side of the survival rate. It puts you in the right perspective."

Rashan Ali, former co-host of "Sister Circle," subbed for Cameron while he recovered from surgery and dialysis. Cameron gave Ali her first radio job on his morning show on Hot 107.9 in the '90s.

Fans reacted to Cameron's return on Twitter.com Monday.

"That feeling you get when you hear @ryancameron on the radio again...best feeling EVER! We've missed you Ryan!" tweeted @creativelyash.

@Memme4life tweeted, "Thank God for the power in prayer and healing!"

And @TeamFIT365 wrote: "So happy to hear my brother @ryancameron voice back on the radio!"

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Caitlyn Jenner confirmed Kanye West is living alone in Wyoming -- away from his estranged wife Kim Kardashian and their four children.

Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, insisted that despite West's recent Twitter meltdown, the rapper is "a good person" with "a big heart".

The 70-year-old Olympian, who was married to Kanye's mother-in-law, and is the father of two of her 5 children, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, appeared on British TV show Good Morning Britain on Monday, Aug. 3, and voiced support for the "Gold Digger" rapper, who is determined to be the 46th president of the United States.

"Well, honestly I don't know," Jenner responded when asked about West's political ambitions. "Since all of this has come down, I have just kind of watched it just like everybody else. I haven't had a chance (to speak to him), he is living up in Wyoming most of the time.

"So, I just wish him the best. I made that as a joke about being his VP when he announced that. But I hope for the best for him. He's a really good guy."

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The male-to-female reality TV star went on to praise the 43-year-old rap producer, who suffers from bipolar disorder, for being "a good friend", especially during the years when Jenner underwent gender transition.

"The only thing I can talk about is really how he treated me through everything and he has been the most kind, loving human being and so good to me throughout the years and especially going through everything I've been going through in the last five years," Jenner said. "He's been such a good friend."

The former Olympic decathlon winner added "He has been extremely supportive. Kanye has got a big heart... he's a good person."

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And when asked about the situation in the U.S., Jenner insisted: "I don't even want to discuss or talk about politics anymore."

"It's a different world, I want to go back to the old world!... I think here in the U.S., a lot of it is political. We have an election coming up, it seems everything right now is politics, politics, politics."

Jenner, who previously supported Donald Trump, stopped supporting the President in 2018 due to his administration's lack of support for the transgender community.

The "I Am Caitlyn star" no longer politically identifies as Republican, and instead claims to be "economically conservative, socially progressive".

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Simone Biles made her rumored romance with NFL player Jonathan Owens Instagram official -- after scrubbing photos of her previous boyfriend from her social media accounts.

"It's just us," Biles captioned the image. Owens, 25, who signed with the Houston Texans last September, responded with red heart emojis.

Rumors that the two were dating sprang up weeks ago when Biles wished Owens a happy birthday, according to Instagram blog The Shade Room.

"Hope this year brings you everything you want & more," she wrote.

Almost immediately, the bisexual rumors started, as Owens looked a little too effeminate for The Shade Room's tastes. Neither Biles nor Owens addressed the bisexual rumors.

The 23-year-old Olympic gymnast spent weeks scrubbing hundreds of photos of ex-boyfriend and fellow gymnast Stacey Ervin Jr. from her accounts after three years of dating.

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Biles confirmed their breakup earlier this year after her followers observed Ervin was noticeably absent from her social media.

"It's hard being young and having that long of a relationship and then ending it," the 4-foot-8 gymnast told Vogue. "But it was for the best."

Biles' friends and followers warned her about plastering her love life all over social media even before the breakup.

Apparently Biles isn't aware that social media has been dubbed the silent relationship killer.
 

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Frank Ocean's younger brother Ryan Breaux died in a fiery car crash early Sunday in Thousand Oaks, California. He was 18.

Ocean, 32, is pictured above sitting alone on a curb overlooking the crash site.

The accident happened on Westlake Boulevard in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 2.

According to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Breaux was a passenger in a Tesla Sedan that veered off the road and crashed into a tree.

The Tesla's driver, identified as Breaux's classmate Ezekial Bishop, also died in the single-car crash.

First responders arrived to find the sedan fully engulfed in flames. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Photos and video of the fiery wreckage quickly spread on social media.

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Ocean was close to his younger brother, who at age 11 appeared on the song "Futura Free" from Ocean's critically acclaimed 2016 album, Blonde.

Family and friends of both victims took to social media to express their sorrow and condolences.

Paris Brosnan, actor Pierce Brosnan's son, wrote a lengthy, emotional tribute to his friend on Instagram:

"To my brother, who was talented beyond belief, possessed a heart of gold, had an energy that was infectious, a smile & laugh that lifted everyone’s spirit, and was a loyal and authentic friend to anyone he knew. You were just getting started and ready to show the world who you were..."
 

Musician Tre Samuels wrote on Breaux's last Instagram post: "I'm lost for words. Sending you my love bro."

"You gave us all love and laughter brother," wrote Brandon Thomas Lee, son of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. "Love you forever. I hope I get to see you again one day."
 

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Nicki Minaj's ex-convict husband Kenneth "Zoo" Petty has been granted permission to be by the pregnant rapper's side when she gives birth to their first child.

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Petty, 42, is currently free on bond as he awaits trial for failing to register as a sex offender in California after he and Minaj, 37, moved to the state last summer from his native New York, where he was convicted of attempted rape of a minor in 1995.

The terms of his pretrial bond release require Petty to stay in California and obey a curfew. But he sought permission to travel with his wife on business, serving as her manager, so he can be present when the "Starships" rapper goes into labor in a few months.

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According to TMZ, Petty had the terms of his release amended on Friday, July 31, enabling him to travel with Minaj "periodically on business trips as her manager," which will ensure he is present when she goes into labor.

Other pretrial conditions will stay in place, meaning Petty can't use illicit substances and will continue to wear an ankle monitor.

He was granted access to the internet and social media apps in March.

The news comes days after Minaj confirmed rumors suggesting she is expecting the couple's first child by sharing photos from a fun maternity shoot.

The couple tied the knot last October.

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Tamar Braxton and WE tv have officially severed ties, following Braxton's emotional open letter about the "toxic" reality TV environment.

In a new statement from WE tv, obtained exclusively by Variety, the network said, "Tamar Braxton has been an important part of our network family for more than a decade. 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,” reads the WE tv statement.

The decision comes just one day after Braxton said the network "betrayed, overworked, and underpaid" her.

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Until now, Braxton was the second highest paid star on the network, behind only her sister, Toni Braxton.

On Thursday, July 30, the 43-year-old R&B singer broke her silence about WE tv's betrayal that drove her to attempt suicide.

"First and foremost, Thank you," she wrote. "Thank you to each and every individual who has prayed for me, thought of me, sent me their love and has showered me with their support."

Braxton said producers betrayed her deep dark secret that she was repeatedly raped from age 6 to 16.

"Over the past 11 years, there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave," the singer said. "I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid."

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Braxton eventually appealed to network officials at WeTV two months ago to release her from her "excessive and unfair" contract, but stated, "My cry for help went totally ignored."

"Who I was, begun [sic] to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter," she continued. "It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me."

She went on to insist, "Mental illness is real," and credited "God's grace and His mercy" with saving her life, as she vowed to use her voice going forward to ensure no other reality stars face the kind of exploitation she insists she was subjected to for over a decade.

Braxton's new reality TV series "Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life" will premiere on WE tv on Sept. 10.