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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.

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Singer Tamar Braxton broke her silence about the "toxic" reality TV environment that drove her to attempt suicide.

The 43-year-old R&B star was hospitalized in Los Angeles on July 16 after her boyfriend, David Adefeso, found her disoriented and lethargic in her hotel suite after she apparently swallowed a handful of prescription pills.

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She spent several days in a coma but has since regained consciousness and is currently being treated for mental health issues.

On Thursday, July 30, Braxton opened up about her suicide attempt in a candid post on Instagram.

Alongside a photo of herself and her seven-year-old son, Logan Herbert, Braxton began by thanking fans for their well wishes.

"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."

"In this present moment, it is my only responsibility to be real with myself and to be real with the ones who truly love me and care for my healing," she continued.

"I have without fail, shared with you my brightest days, and I know that sharing with you what has been my darkest will be the light for any man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt just only a week ago."

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Braxton explained life under the reality TV spotlight has slowly eaten away at her spirit, and blamed producers behind her family series Braxton Family Values of doing little to help with her mental health struggles, particularly over the last five years, during which she split from her now ex-husband and manager Vincent Herbert.

She claimed to have been betrayed by show producers, who "filmed the damage made, for monetary gain".

"Over the past 11 years, there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave," the singer added. "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.

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"I will make it my mission to establish the initiative that fights for ethical business practices in reality TV, fights the ownership of our businesses, promotes growth and evolution of our stories, and gives us 100 per cent equity in our freedom," she added.

The star's candid statement comes days after WeTV bosses chose to postpone the premiere of her new reality series, Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life, which had been due to launch on Thursday, July 30.

The series will premiere on Sept. 10.
 

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First and foremost, Thank you. 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. In this present moment, it is my only responsibility to be real with myself and to be real with the ones who truly love me and care for my healing. I have without fail, shared with you my brightest days, and I know that sharing with you what has been my darkest will be the light for any man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt just only a week ago. Every one of us has a desire, whether small or big, to make it out of where we come from to an ideal future place that includes, freedom to be who we choose, security for our children and families, and fortune to share with the ones we love. We believe these things can co-exist with just being happy. I believed that, that as a black woman, as an artist, an influence, a personality I could shape my world, and with whom I believed to be my partners, they could help me share my world. Over the past 11 years there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave. 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. I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing. My cry for help went totally ignored. However the demands persisted. It was my spirit, and my soul that was tainted the most. There are a few things I count on most to be, a good mother, a good daughter, a good partner, a good sister, and a good person. Who I was, begun to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter. 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. Mental illness is real. We have to normalize acknowledging it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation. The pain that I have experienced over the past 11 years has slowly ate away at my spirit and my mental. (Swipe to finish )

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Tamar Braxton's family is wondering why her boyfriend' brought up her beef with WeTV during his 911 call to report her apparent suicide attempt.

The family is alarmed by his negative influence over Tamar's emotions.

Sources connected to the Braxton family tell TMZ, Tamar's boyfriend, David Adefeso, was upset about WeTV's pilot episode and promo trailer that was sent to the blogs late last week for her new reality show, "Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!"

TMZ claims David got angry about the show's content, and how he was portrayed in it -- and his reaction, in turn, made Tamar upset enough to try and take her own life.

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TMZ broke the story: when David called 911, he took time to explain Tamar had issues with WeTV that came to a head in the hours leading up to him finding her overdosed on prescription pills in their Ritz Carlton Residences apartment.

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TMZ's sources say Tamar's relatives, including her mom, Evelyn (pictured right), find it strange David discussed details of her alleged network beef while she was desperately in need of medical attention. The family believes it is further proof David was the one who really had issues with the show's editorial choices.

Tamar's family noticed a change in her mentally since she started seeing David, according to TMZ's sources, who say Tamar's mood swings tend to align with how David's feeling. They also say he's "very involved" in her business decisions.

As for David's portrayal in the pilot, someone who's seen the episode says David comes off as demanding and controlling.

In the episode, Tamar decides to go on a spiritual healing journey, which includes no sex for 45 days, something that really upsets David.

During one scene, Tamar and David are arguing behind a locked door and Tamar yells, "David, stop!" before producers barge into the room.

"Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!" premieres Thursday, July 30 at 10pm only on WE tv.

Watch the promo trailer below.
 

Last night, Bossip and WE TV teamed up to celebrate the launch of their newest series "Bossip on WE" at the W Midtown's Elevate lounge. The star-studded night honored some of the industry's most stylish celebrities as they showcased their own unique fashion sense. Invited guests included (L-R): Towanda Braxton, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, Ms Juicy, Zonnique Pullins, and Trina Braxton.

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