Must See: Tamar Braxton Explains Lady GaGa Vs Akon Drama

Published: Thursday 20th Sep 2012 by David

Upon her debut in 2008, Lady GaGa was sold to the world as the protegee of ‘Lonely’ singer Akon.

Almost inseparable during the Canadian leg of ‘The Fame’s promo, the pair hit many an outlet declaring their creative love for each other.

Then, in what was all too obvious to her rising fan base, he disappeared from her cause- only rearing his head two years later  to weigh in on her ‘war of wigs’ with Christina Aguilera.

Now, GaGa‘s long time friend Tamar Braxton (whose husband discovered the singer) has revealed the sinister reason behind Akon‘s ‘exit’ from her camp, during an interview with ‘The Breakfast Club‘.

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When asked why GaGa no longer ‘acknowledges’ the singer, Braxton revealed:

“Why would she mention Akon for? He’s a liar and the truth ain’t in him. What was the story he told? Because I was there when [Vince] discovered Lady Gaga and Akon was nowhere near.

I’m just trying to be honest. I mean, from what I know, is that REDONE was his producer and so that’s how he got that credit.

You know how people be stealing peoples publishing and stuff like that […] and that’s how that happened, but he didn’t find her on Myspace like this one [points to Vince] did. He didn’t find her on the roller-skates with the bikini top.

I’m sorry I just don’t like it when people be lying like that. Just tell the truth.

He needs to sit down in all seats in Yankee stadium.”

Scenarios like these are all too telling of an industry dependent on smoke, mirrors and everything in between.

Sure, while we’re sure Akon is still yet to tell his side, it’s interesting he was credited for discovering Germanotta and was all too ready to accept the praise and acclaim that ‘story’ brought him.

When, as Tamar all but said, his actual purpose was to give GaGa the credibility his notoriety at that time could and did give her.

Pretty ironic, considering his current standing in Pop is a little… ‘Balloon Boy-ish’.

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  1. MJ Lover September 20, 2012

    you better read Tamar!!!! Yaassss!!! Spill that motherfucking tea!!!

    • JER September 20, 2012

      T b****. Spill the T. This aint no damn cup of chamomile b****

  2. IJUDGEFLIPFLOPS September 20, 2012

    A mess! Lmao.

  3. JOHNVIDAL September 20, 2012

    And here will come all the crazy stans who don´t know these celebrities and what really happens to them… saying all kind of stupid things as if they were there, saw it and lived it. Wait for it on this very post. Both the ones who will bash Gaga and the ones defending her
    You don´t know these people, so stop speculating and focus on the music, the only thing you really know about them
    People who likes artists only cos of who they are friends with or cos “it is a nice person”, or stop liking one cos “she is a homewreker cos I say so” just aren´t music lovers. If all people would be like that Xtina or Madonna wouldn´t have careers… and they obviously deserve to have one

  4. the real xoxo September 20, 2012

    its really weird, i remember when just dance dropped, and akon was more famous than gaga.
    how the tables have turned!

  5. THE GAME September 20, 2012


  6. Blue September 20, 2012

    this is not new no one thought he discovered her, we all know that he was just the name behind her much like jay is with rihanna or usher and bieber. Someone else pointed them out for them

    • HereForTamar September 20, 2012

      You clearly can’t read. Tamar exposed that he didn’t co produce Just Dance like he said he did.

      • evil blogger September 20, 2012

        read before u respond @Blue didnt say he co produced ot just said he was NAME… just like Usher is to Justin B. and jay is to Rihanna names they arent producers they are names to push an artist …so quick to jump but cant read

  7. MadameMonster September 20, 2012

    Just for this interview I’m gonna watch her show. This b**** is too much.

    • ENOUGH ONIKA September 20, 2012

      And this is why y’all wanna complain “real music” doesn’t exist anymore. So quick to support someone with drama and who’s messy (yes, Rihanna, Nicki), music like Elle and JoJo get over looked….

  8. ENOUGH ONIKA September 20, 2012

    See, Tamar run her motha f*ckin mouth too much which is why I will not be supporting anything she does solo. She is messy and that situation had nothing to do with her whether she’s GaGa’s friend (I mean Vincent’s artist) or not. Tamar thinks because she used and married that obviously insecure man who thinks he can’t do better, she has a pass in the industry to run her mouth, admit to the world she’s a self centered, arrogant, plastic surgery junkie with the last name Braxton, she’ll win regardless. News flash Tamar, no one outside the black or reality tv junkie community knows who you are, and the people that do, 50% don’t care for you. I could never take her music seriously after seeing how she really is or projects herself to be on tv (and she better not use no excuse about editing making her looks stupid). Once the shows over (hopefully after her show’s seasons up) her relevancy other than being Vincent’s wife or one of Toni’s sisters will be gone.

  9. Lashan September 20, 2012

    Gaga and Tamar…long time friends…interesting…

    • ENOUGH ONIKA September 20, 2012

      Another way for Tamar to make herself sound more “relevant” in the actual industry outside of reality tv. GaGa probably don’t call Tamar up and say “let’s kick it.” She’ll see Tamar at her manager “Vincent” events and Tamar SO HAPPENS to be there. Other than that….Tamar stop.

      • ENOUGH ONIKA September 20, 2012

        She reminds me of Natalie Nunn…”I dated Chris Brown.” Oh ok…..#ThirstyChicks

  10. Are You Serious? September 20, 2012

    What is she talking about? GaGa herself said on MTV Akon was the one who believed in her enough to promote her and get her out there when no one else would. Unless GaGa is a liar too.

    • MadameMonster September 20, 2012

      That is the point. It was all a facade because Akon was popular at the time.

    • Tika September 23, 2012

      She said that because her people told her to say that. It’s much like Diana Ross and The Jacksons saying that Diana found them when several other people presented The Jacksons to Barry Gordy before he finally signed them. Diana was used to get The Jacksons credibility even though she had nothing to do with them being signed to Motown. Which is exactly what they were doing with Gaga and Akon.

  11. theman September 20, 2012

    Tamar is always feeding off of Gaga for her own sake. She isn’t the superstar. She uses Gaga’s name to help benefit herself. Her lil quotes have become redundant.

  12. Suicide Blonde September 20, 2012

    Akon was famous before but not even close to Gaga’s fame now and honestly considering the music he makes, i don’t think he is responsible of Gaga’s music and success, i think he might help her but she became a star on her owm, it’s like Jay-Z and Rihanna, he help Rihanna but she makes the rest. Gaga should thank him for the little help, nothing else, anyway, she has lost me in recent months, She seems to have hit the point in her career where she lives in her own bubble, believes her own press, and thinks of herself as an infallible demi-god. She’s become so laughably artsy-fartsy, thinks everything she does is “an important artistic statement”, and her costumes have become a random mess of dead animal pelts, veils, bad wigs, and ugly shoes. She carried a purse last week with the word “c*nt” spelled out in rhinestones. I’ve been over her for a while now. There’s just nothing of substance there any longer, and her inflated ego is repellant and annoying.

    • truth tea (take a sip) September 20, 2012

      its not really like jay z and rihanna.
      rihanna doesnt write her own songs and has little input into her career, whereas gaga writes her own music.

      • Suicide Blonde September 20, 2012

        My point is that he’s ni responsible of her success, the producers are and Gaga should thank Red One and Fernando Garibey too, so is not like she is Quincy Jones, many artists co-write most of their songs, something different is to create the sounds.

      • prettigurlrockD September 20, 2012

        and yet when madonna thinks of herself as a god, you eat it up.

    • Are You Serious? September 20, 2012

      Actually that isn’t true. Akon is still one of the most paid entertainers world wide. He stopped doing stuff in America because he doesn’t want or need to. He pretty much has the entire continent of Africa wrapped around his finger. It might be hard to believe, but Akon still makes a lot more than GaGa does, world wide.

      • Suicide Blonde September 20, 2012

        Well maybe in Africa but Gaga’s fame worldwide is bigger.

  13. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 20, 2012

    *gets back to love AKON*

    *plays Oh Na Na Na*

  14. MC September 20, 2012

    Tamar is just a mess….lol

  15. mobwife: 4-Years-Old :-) September 20, 2012

    “HITS & HIP HOP” O_0 well damn really? Why are there so many NON-BLACK DJs & “Rap Analysts” in the HIP HOP world?

    Okat Tamar looks BUSTED! I don’t know what amount of surgery she has had but DAMN……SHE LOOKS PLASTIC!!

  16. Blue September 20, 2012

    Some ppl on here r so eager for a fight they dont read, its one thing to see the words but another to actually understand them.

    and yes akon is annoyingly huge in africa but they go for cheap s*** so…
    one good thing is that he is helping his ppl go ww

  17. mobwife: 4-Years-Old :-) September 20, 2012


    Tamar thinks she is Mariah Carey….. child please…..

    Vince seems like a good guy!

    • MC September 20, 2012

      This b**** really does…

  18. whocares September 20, 2012

    OMG Tamar needs to shut the f*** up and stop name dropping. Whether it’s to thell the truth that ain’t hers or not. Shut the f*** up b****. Your album betta sell with all that bs you talk. It betta sell and on a Beyonce level too b****.

  19. MRDIVABITCH September 20, 2012

    I looooooooooooooooove me some Tamar! That b**** be reading Akon to filth!

  20. Benron (King Of The Navy) September 20, 2012

    This is the same Jay-Z/Rihanna situation.

    Jay-z Barely did anything for Rih, stop funding her first album after 2 singles (it ull of demos) wouldn’t make her a second album till her manager got her S.O.S and it smashed, and even made her fund all the AGLM/ GGGB singles and GGGB reloaded album by herself (Or with endorsments). In 2010 after Rated R didnt to do well he tried to replace her and #TTT was doing better but not spectacular and her is trying to replace her again.

    I beleive Akon could be doing the same and did nothing for Lady Gaga but wil ltake all the credit thrown at him. What disjonest people in the industry

    • truth tea (take a sip) September 20, 2012

      its not that similar, considering rihanna doesnt write her own music and has little input into her career,
      whereas gaga is the opposite.

      • Benron (King Of The Navy) September 20, 2012

        Listen, you seem to brag about Gaga’s input like Rihanna doesn’t have any. Rih co-writes/picks her songs, helps pick her singles, is in charge of album artwork, lyrical direction and many more things. Rihanna is making those calls so if you don’t know what you’re talking about please shush.

        Also, was that even the topic? Did I say Gaga and Rihanna were similar in input of their career? No, stop bragging about Gaga’s alleged input like the whole world needs to hear it ten times, this is why nobody likes her pretentious ass with pretentious stans to match.

  21. prettigurlrockD September 20, 2012

    I love gaga but that pic is a hot mess.

    • MRDIVABITCH September 20, 2012

      GURL #BYE
      You don’t know s*** about high fashion and haute couture

  22. Monstarebel September 20, 2012

    Tamar is so extra at times it can be a lil annoying & over bareing Poor Vincent he gotta deal with that mouth 24/7

  23. MISHKA September 20, 2012

    Tamar needs to sit OUTSIDE the stadium. Akon and her are not in the same league.

  24. JER September 20, 2012

    Aint nobody discovered Lady Gaga, that b**** discovered herself

  25. theman September 20, 2012

    Does she really see her talking the way she does as appealing to everyone else outside of reality junkies?…. She isn’t that funny and just comes off as obnoxious. .

    • ENOUGH ONIKA September 20, 2012

      Thank you. Who wants to support an artist like that? You know they only care about themselves as she’s displayed it many times and thinks she’s Beyonce at that. Not flattering or cute. I can never take her music seriously. It’d come off phony as hell if she sang some slow song about hardships.

  26. MACHIAVEL September 20, 2012

    I’m Not Here For Reallity Tv’S Show And I Don’t Care For Akon With His Tiny Voice(Even If He’s From The Same Country To Mine) So………….

  27. December 16, 2014

    Que penser de ce billet qui ma litteralement scotchez … royale ?

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