Photo: Tamar Braxton Announces 2013 BET Award Nominations
‘Love & War’ wailer Tamar Braxton has battled her way to the top of charts with the first single from her forthcoming album.
As its follow-up ‘The One’ revs up to forge a similar path, however, the singer reveals that her life has recently seen her faced with another battle – against skin disease vitiligo:
As seen above, the over-the-top.com diva was spotted earlier today at the unveiling of the 2013 BET Awards nominations (of which she snagged two). When quizzed, the glowing mother-to-be revealed during the press conference that her long-awaited new album will indeed be released in September.
The announcement comes just a day after her tell-all interview with EBONY magazine hit the net where she shed light on abusive past relationships, her longtime battle with vitiligo, and so much more. Read excerpts below:
On Being Abused:
“…it happened. I’m not all the way comfortable with sharing a lot of what happened to me (yet), but what I said was true. When I’m ready to talk about my abusive past I will, I’m sorry that I’m not. But if it wasn’t for (God), I wouldn’t be here.”
“My husband (Vincent Herbert) definitely doesn’t abuse me.”
On her struggle with Vitiligo:
Anybody with skin issues knows that that’s a very sensitive subject. And that’s why I’ve never shared that I have Vitiligo, because I do. I’ve always had it, since I was a young girl. It’s not as bad as others because everybody has it differently, but I’ve certainly had mine diagnosed. That’s why I tan. People say, “You bleach your skin!” But I tan just so I can have a better tone on my skin, boo!
It’s gotten worse since I’ve gotten pregnant. If you shake my hand now, to me it’s more noticeable. But when you get diagnosed with a skin disorder, it’s hard. It does weigh on your self-esteem.
On Plastic Surgery:
“I don’t have plastic surgery. I never had plastic surgery. I had a nose procedure done because I had to. I had no cartilage in my nose, I have a piece of cartilage from my ear put into my nose. I had a medical procedure done. I have no plastic in my nose. And when I shared that with the world, now I have Botox, and different kind of fillers. Everything is real on me.”
On future plastic surgery plans:
“After I have my baby, I might can’t say that everything is real on me. I might get my breasts done. Who knows if my breasts gonna go down to my ankles–I can’t do that!”
You can read the intimate interview in its entirety here.