New Video: Tamar Braxton – ‘Love & War’

Published: Thursday 17th Jan 2013 by Sam

It’s finally here!

Tamar Braxton unwrapped the video for her blazing new single ‘Love & War’.

As ever, we have you covered. Check the clip for the LaShawn Daniels cut after the jump…

Simple, understated, and complimentary. We like. Do you…

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  1. Mr Bradshaw January 17, 2013

    it was solid. i love the song.

    LMAO @ Tamar and these hair flipping beauty shots throughout the video tho she is so funny

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 18, 2013

      Epic chile

    • Rah January 19, 2013

      I was cracking up at those hair flips too.

  2. MUSICHEAD January 17, 2013


    The song is already doing well so it didn’t need an expensive video to enhance the appeal. Love & War is the biggest growing song at urban radio right now so great job Tamar and welcome back!

    • girl no January 17, 2013

      the song isnt doing well on any of the relevant charts right now. it was number one on itunes but fell the f*** off two seconds later………

      • Alan January 17, 2013

        um no boo. you are wrong. the song is on all the major charts. CHECK AGAIN.

      • MUSICHEAD January 17, 2013

        When will there be an option to delete comments from haters and irrelevant people?

      • Dr.Collins January 17, 2013

        Tamar is wonderful and her vocals are superb. She is doing well on the major charts your need to check your info. Must be a Bey fan. SMH

      • ANTHONY January 18, 2013


      • Justin January 18, 2013

        I dont know what charts Anthony is checking but the song is sitting at #11 on the R&B Songs Chart on Billboard.

      • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 18, 2013

        @girl no u corrocive p**** b**** stop tryna tear her down…u stink p**** h**!! #teamtamar

    • girl no January 17, 2013

      um no boo. you are wrong. the song is on all the major charts. CHECK AGAIN.

      which ones boo?? what numbers?? [crickets]

      • Mr Bradshaw January 17, 2013

        why must yall always try and tear someone down? everything isnt about charts and numbers..

        its a dope song..dope video. the end. you children on this site get on my last nerve trying to turn every thing into a debate. Sit down somewhere !!!

      • Alonzo Wilson January 17, 2013

        This song is not on Billboard 100 chart. So it’s a complete flop

      • Deal January 17, 2013

        @AlonzoWilson Hush

      • Dr.Collins January 17, 2013

        Love you Tamar! All of the Beyonce fans are on here hating. I agree with Mr. Alonzo they need to go sit down somewhere.

    • chyna January 17, 2013

      what radio station u hear Tamar new song on i don’t hear no rnb female on radio but bey and rih Alica keys in maybe kelly once in a while i love Tamar new song it give me that 90s vibe they need to play more songs like this on the radio in i cant wait to bUy her album

      • MUSICHEAD January 17, 2013

        The song was just sent to urban radio last week. It debuted at #29, the biggest growing song at urban radio this week.

        U kids are always talking about charts and don’t even know how they work. Just because you see a song on itunes doesn’t mean the label has started to promote it at radio yet. Breaking a song takes time.

        Once the song goes top 15 at urban the label will start to push it at rhythmic and then MAYBE pop radio if they feel it is worth it. Now have a seat!

      • Dr.Collins January 17, 2013

        Musichead thank you for schooling the haters!

      • Music Soul Harmony January 18, 2013

        @Dr. Collins I hope ur not a rihanna fan talking s***….

  3. Pop Royalty January 17, 2013

    I feel the heat , but i don’t see the fire 🙄

    • MUSICHEAD January 17, 2013

      I wanna call you a hater but that was funny lol

  4. girl no January 17, 2013

    love her voice but her plastic surgeon should be brought up on charges……

    • ant January 17, 2013


    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 18, 2013


      • girl no January 18, 2013

        great comeback………

  5. KENKEN January 17, 2013

    Nice video, very simple with a 90s feel. When artist videos were about them and the song and not the gimmicks and theatrics behind them. Maybe a little more dramatic considering the songs lyrics but still good.

  6. trucie b January 17, 2013

    I actually like it. They didnt go overboard and kept it simple.

    • Anne January 17, 2013

      I think it was a little too simple. There’s a middle ground between boring and overboard and I think the video was on the boring side. Maybe if they would have acted out a little more ‘love’ and ‘war’ drama it would have been more interesting. I still like the song though, I think it’s good enough to stand alone. I’d only watch the video again just to hear/sing along with the song.

      • trucie b January 17, 2013


    • Music Soul Harmony January 18, 2013

      @Anne I thought it was boring too.

  7. OMG Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens… January 17, 2013

    Beautiful #Enuf said …..i cant wait till Kelly Rowland kicks ass on Monday with her new single!!!! The first time Beyonce and Kelly was out at the same time,Kelly’s When love takes over kicked Sweet dreams to the curb in the whole of Europe,the second time Beyonce and Kelly was out at the same time,Kelly’s Commander kicked Beyonce’s Why dont you love me to the curb in the whole United Kingdom and the third time they were out at the same time,Kelly’s Motivation kicked Beyonce’s Run the world to the curb in the whole United States of America!
    And y’all called Ms.Kelly a flop? Go to your neighborhood mall and buy Kelly Rowland’ss TW Steel watch collection

    • Alan January 17, 2013

      What does Kelly have to do with Tamar?

      • OMG Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens… January 17, 2013

        nothing..i’m just ranting as usual….

    • Anne January 17, 2013

      Kelly’s handful of fans don’t give up do they? This is Tamar’s post in case you haven’t notice.

      • Alonzo Wilson January 17, 2013

        The lies you just told Sweet Dreams and Why don’t you love me became hits, unlike them two. And Sweet dreams sold more… Now you tried but fail.

    • OMG Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens… January 17, 2013

      @alonzo …do your research… When love takes over was #1 in 11 countries…Sweet dreams was #1 on the main charts in only New Zealand…
      2. Why dont u love me peaked #51 in the UK while Commander peaked #9
      3.I dont create useless lies like other bloggers
      4. i like beyonce,Im just stating facts
      5. Go to sleep

      • B2B January 18, 2013

        …but Kelly album still flopped with top contributors on both songs (Guetta & Lil Wayne) while Bey sold millions around the globe with 4 & IASF! You reached for that chile!

  8. IDK January 17, 2013

    Nice, Cant wait for the album.

    • MUSICHEAD January 17, 2013

      IDK always has good taste in music lol

  9. Janell January 17, 2013

    Tamar is SERVING hunny!!!!! YESSSS this video is everything! She looks gorgeous!

  10. NOBITCHASSNESS January 17, 2013

    I just have Trust & Believe in my head when I hear this song. I do like what Tamar’s doing though,

    • OMG Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens… January 17, 2013

      the beginning of Love and war is similar to trust and believe …The two songs also have similar rhythms but different pitches

  11. SHA (I have DESTROYED Rita WhOra now PAIGE THOMAS) January 17, 2013

    I’M BACK B****** MISSED ME!!!!!!

    • Deal January 17, 2013

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  12. Monstarebel (F** Boy) January 17, 2013

    cute for what it is…I enjoyed

    • SHA (I have DESTROYED Rita WhOra now PAIGE THOMAS) January 17, 2013

      Hey C*** missed me h**

      • Monstarebel (F** Boy) January 17, 2013

        can’t miss someone I don’t know…

      • You Wanna Bey Me January 17, 2013

        DAMN! Lmao!!!!! @monstarebel….OMG I can’t stop laughing.

  13. JER January 17, 2013

    I love it, but it’s a day late and a dollar short

  14. OMG Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens… January 17, 2013

    now back to this video, why does it remind me of mariah’s HATE U sooo much???

    • LIKEDBYMANY January 17, 2013

      I saw that too. But Mariah is her idol…and that rock in the background looks just like the one from mariahs video

    • Touché January 17, 2013

      You know I kind of thought that too but in Mariah’s video there was no man.

    • dom January 17, 2013

      I’m thinking love takes time

  15. OMG Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens… January 17, 2013

    but then again its cute and i guess not everyone gets a lady gaga budget video…

  16. credits January 17, 2013

    Dramatic black and white, slow motion feel….i like!!! Also i must comment on how good she looks with less makeup, it doesn’t seem to be caked up in this clip and she looks a lot more natural and s***, especially with the dark hair.

  17. Touché January 17, 2013

    Her voice is simply amazing and on top of that she’s absolutely gorgeous.

  18. LIKEDBYMANY January 17, 2013

    Dont yall try it cuz ….

    It it sucks then This video is just as BORING AS “BROKENHEARTED GIRL.”

    So have several.

    Dont tear Tamar down cuz she’s not your favourite

  19. dboy6 January 17, 2013

    love the song the video dnt match doe

  20. Spuddy January 17, 2013

    Nice. The visual complimented the song very well. The song is solid on its own. I was thinking that maybe she could have tributed our servicemen and women, as the song is called Love & War, and possibly had a husband going off to war and she doesn’t want him to leave type of context.

  21. Music Soul Harmony January 17, 2013

    This video def reminds me of a Mariah video except more low budget. Great song but video bleh…

  22. Dane January 17, 2013

    Damn just enjoy the song and video… Everything is about charts and numbers with you people… Why can’t it just be about the music and vision….ugh….

  23. AmbeRussell January 17, 2013

    powerful vocals on a song, yet the video was missing a solid story line. it was too simple, it had to many pointless, beauty shots where a story could have went on that went along with the song. i feel ppl are hyping her up too much. she is far from bad, BUT she isnt as big as every one on this site is trying to act. she is only doing well on the rnb charts, she hasnt been requested on major shows yet. dont fool her, readers of tgj and yourself that she is on toni’s level back in the 90s. she is just an rnb singer who had brief iTunes success, thats it.
    AmbeRussell on YouTube

    keeping it real.

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 18, 2013

      B**** f*** u. Hater!

      • AmbeRussell January 18, 2013

        im a hater, yet i BOUGHT the song on iTunes, i watch the show as well. smdh. i spoke the damn truth. tamar 1st day sales were all hype and they went down. good song, nice voice, bland video with artificial hype, like most artist of this site. out side of black blogs, tamar name is not thrown around like this.

        AmbeRussell on youtube

    • Music Soul Harmony January 18, 2013

      People abuse these dislikes on this site. I just cant. I agree tho. And Not everyone is a hater. Smh.

  24. CHUDDS January 17, 2013

    A little late. The hype has died. Second single please.

    • RymeReason January 18, 2013

      You must be 13, did you take your ADHD meds today?

      • JACKSON360 January 18, 2013

        lol IKR.

        Didn’t this song come out like last month? How is this “late?” Seriously, these middle school brats need to have their Internet access restricted.

  25. Cream January 17, 2013

    Trust And Beleve me cause you going to need me I’m so over you go get lost who do you think you are my bad rong song *runs

  26. Monstarebel (F** Boy) January 17, 2013

    next single needs to be hype!!!!! no ballads please…

    • CHUDDS January 17, 2013

      Her first single was supposed to be Hot Sugar, but they decided to go with L&W. This song could’ve done well if they didn’t move like snails.

    • Stash January 17, 2013

      No one wants to hear that stupid ass F** s*** but you!

  27. HoneychildPlease January 17, 2013

    Toni said” let it flow” , but this said out my ass…

    • mob: That chick Nina Simone January 18, 2013

      LOL 🙂

    • Music Soul Harmony January 18, 2013

      I think she was referring to you.

  28. VANNY January 17, 2013

    its a no for me!!! now ya’ll know vanny gonna keep it real with ya’ll…. to many beauty shots i feel like she came across to conceded in the video and was to worried about the way she looked!! there was no chemistry with the male actor and the song was not relatable to the video well only on some parts… sorry love the song but i did not like the video!!

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 18, 2013

      Who gives a F*** what u think F**?! U a h** ANYway. #rollseyesghettostyle

    • Music Soul Harmony January 18, 2013

      I agree.

  29. You Wanna Bey Me January 17, 2013

    Cute for what It was…I think I like the song better than the vid. Maybe a few scenes acting out the lyrics and less slow motion. But that’s just my opinion.

  30. eric January 17, 2013

    Makes me think of Janet in the 90s. I’m likin’ it!

  31. ant January 17, 2013

    These f*** be killin me, whew. Go to your nearest men’s room stall and have a seat unload all that shady b******* there and flush. Then go have a seat somehwere else. PLS and THX

  32. NICK January 17, 2013

    i think it went well 4 the great song it is, cute boo-

  33. girl no January 17, 2013

    l hate videos that dont have a storyline. tamar isnt pretty enuf to pull off a plotless beach video with a bunch of close ups…..only bey can do that!!

    trust and believe [video] >>>>>love and war [ video]

    love and war [song] > trust and believe [song]

    • Music Soul Harmony January 18, 2013

      I agree with you about her not being as pretty as Mariah Carey or Bey to pull off just flipping her hair around in the video. But trust and believe has nothing on this song.

  34. linetta l January 18, 2013

    She wants to be so much like beyonce that album will not do well

    • Touché January 18, 2013

      I fail to see how she’s trying to be like Beyonce when Mariah Carey is the one who she admires and is inspired by as a vocalist.

      • mob: That chick Nina Simone January 18, 2013

        Yeah, I saw no Beyonce just a bit of MC! I don’t think she cares for Beyonce at least not to the point that she would attempt to emulate her IMO!

      • Music Soul Harmony January 18, 2013

        ^Well she’s a fan of beyonce and I do think Tamar would get a bit of inspiration from one of the baddest chicks in the game.

  35. Gary C January 18, 2013

    Love the video. Tamar is giving me some Mariah Carey ‘My All’ here and there. Hopefully the song will start to spread more (now there’s an official video up online).

    It’s shame chart numbers and stan wars dominate the discussion on this site.
    Love & War is a great song and her vocal is amazing x

  36. BimeansBi January 18, 2013

    One word can describe the video. GARBAGE! !! but i love the song.

  37. RymeReason January 18, 2013

    It has a Mariah Carey ‘Love Takes TIme’ feel, but updated. That is how Mariah debuted. I’m just saying.

    I liked this video is was simple and charming. The shots, angles, and sharp lens is what made it look nice. Love the song.

  38. antertain January 18, 2013

    Bit to much love and not enough war.
    But then again love conquers all.

    My original vision was more Mr and Mrs Smith, but after preview I know was more subtle approach.

    Love the song and video is ok.

    • Music Soul Harmony January 18, 2013

      VERY TRUE.

  39. the truth January 18, 2013

    Pay attention ladies! This is what REAL TALENT looks like. No gimmicks , no cartooned body parts, no colored hair. Raw audio and beautiful video.

    • mob: That chick Nina Simone January 18, 2013

      But she did have plastic surgery and is wearing a weave so what are you saying? 0_o

      She is talented though on that we can agree!

  40. NAVI January 18, 2013

    nice!!! very simplistic. i can understand why the hood hive doesn’t like it. if you’re not twerking, patting your weave or doing wacky faces they’re quick to disregard it.

    • Music Soul Harmony January 18, 2013

      Um b**** beyonce has calm and subtle videos like if I were a boy, flaws and all, halo, best thing I never had, and 1+1, hatin ass b****. It has nothing to do with beyonce tho. Why did you bring that up. It’s just doesn’t match the video. You gonna tell me only beyonce fans think that? BYE. Lol.

  41. Hilly January 18, 2013

    A good video for a song, it fits perfectly

  42. SlayDeleAdkins January 18, 2013

    Great Video! Would have been more amazing if it shows split sides of the relationship. LOVE = intimacy, Laughter etc. WAR = Anger, Pain, Frustration, Tears etc! Would’ve been more powerful! Other than that i enjoyed the video and it is a good start! Well Done Tamar! (=

  43. danny b January 18, 2013

    Not every R&B ballad needs a Tyler Perry storyline for the video.

    It was cute. She looked beautiful. I just wish there were more variety of shots but it did its job. Now bring on Hot Sugar, get ratchet, and bring on that album Tamar!!! Love you. #ImATamartian

    • mob: That chick Nina Simone January 18, 2013

      LOL totally agree! 🙂

      I’m going to need her to enlist Debbie Allen or LaureAnn Gibson before she attempts to dance again either on video or in public! LOL 🙂

      *Hot Sugar is a hot song to me!!

  44. B Lamont January 18, 2013

    Video is cool. I just hate when theydo that slow motion effect. Hated it when Mary did it with You Are My Everything and still hate it to this day. It makes it look like it wasn’t edited well because the lips don’t really move in sync with the song. Other than that, it was cool.

  45. Hi5 January 18, 2013


    I like tamar’s song and the video is cool BUT ……………………………………..

    I LOVE ELISHA WARD’S RENDITION & VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ELISHA WARD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Check out Elisha Ward rendition everybody!!!

    That song is a heavyhitter and anthem especially with romance and valentines and spring love.

  46. B2B January 18, 2013

    Not what I expected & I love it. It has a “classic” look to it. I expected IIWAB 2.0, Nicki Minaj Right Thru Me 2.0. So proud of her for going her own route with this one, but she needs an urban hit & Hot Sugar is not it! SHE won this won y’all

  47. mob: That chick Nina Simone January 18, 2013

    I like it. She is serving up a little MC, Toni B., and Tamia in this video! I like the relatively quick turnaround between Single release and video release. Good job on doing that! 🙂

  48. Shanice January 18, 2013

    “Love living in the middle of a dream
    A dream with a little bit of fantasy”
    That’s what I got from watching this video
    Also got “Now I’m at a place I thought I’d never be. Living in a world that’s all about you and me”
    Look em up

  49. Candace March 28, 2013

    They play Tamar all the time in NY. I actually hear more of her then Alicia Keys right now.

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